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di/pre for wurlitzer for live shows?
Old 14th October 2008
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di/pre for wurlitzer for live shows?

Hi all, this is my first post. I need to get a di or di/pre for my wurlitzer rig for live settings. right now the chain is: chopped wurlitzer 207 --> fostex 3180 spring reverb unit --> jbl eon 15 G2. I think I would want to put the di/pre after the wurli? here is what i came up with after some pretty extensive internet searching here.

1. summit audio td-100
2. countryman type 85
3. radial JDI
4. radial J48

The fundamental questions are: do i just need a good di box? should it be passive or active? should i go for di/pre combo's like the summit (and others in the $500 range)?

Another option was using an old silverface fender bassman head that our bass player doesn't need and putting a good di somewhere in the chain.

Thanks for any and all help! I've enjoyed reading the forums around here these past couple days as well. - Alex
Old 14th October 2008
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I use an adesigns reddi on my wurli, and love it.
Old 14th October 2008
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reddi

I've looked at the reddi as well and have seen some pretty happy reviews with it. just don't know about the $700+ price tag when one of the models listed above is considerably less and might be just as good for what i need...
Old 14th October 2008
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is the reverb part of your FOH sound or just for the wedge on stage?
Old 14th October 2008
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yeah, the reverb is part of the FOH sound. i usually run an XLR out of the JBL eon and into the board.
Old 14th October 2008
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so buy a radial DI(passive approx. 100 US$) if no REDDI
wurli-->reverb-->DI Input
DI output to board (XLR)
DI Thru to JBL EON
hope that helps.
Old 15th October 2008
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Speakeasy Vintage Music makes preamp boxes specifically for Rhodes (specifically the stage pianos without integrated amps), so you might ask around to see how they work on Wurlitzers. I imagine it's probably a flexible remedy...

Might be worth checking out, seeing how it's a preamp designed specifically for electric pianos.

Speakeasyvintagemusic.com
Old 15th October 2008
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I use the Brick on mine, although that might be overkill in a live setting.
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The REDDI is the bomb for this sort of thing, but maybe overkill for playing clubs. The Radial stuff is great and affordable. The JDI is great, but I might think about going passive so you do not need to worry about the FOH guy getting you phantom power.
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