American Musical Supply
American Musical Supply
1-800-458-4076
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American Musical Supply

Solid alternative to a Sansamp
By: Aaron C Ramson from La Quinta, CA USA, anonmyous55595      Submitted: 3/21/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Iv'e owned it and played with it extensively for 7 years. From stomping on it so much Iv'e had problems with buzz and bad grounds; the pots on the inside that connect to the input jacks came undone. I had to bring it to my local repair shop to sauter it back together, and unfotunately the problem reared it's head again after about a dozen uses or so. I do realize that Iv'e been stomping on it for a number of years now, but come on, isn't that what a stomp box is made for. I still use it but I don't switch channels; I find a tone I like and keep it throught the set. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? 2 channels, color and noise gate buttons, distortion and blend knobs on channel 2, bass, mid, and treble knobs. Sound How is the tone? I used a bass Sansamp for years before it got stolen; I actually bought this is a replacement because it was on sale at a music store and saved me about $60 oiver buying another Sansamp. Iv'e gotten very used to the sound of this pedal and would be hesitant to go back to Sansamp. Much like a Sansamp, be judicious with your use of the tone controls. A little goes a long way. The distortion of a Sansamp is more agressive, while the MXR is more transparent and is sounds better blended in as an overdrive than a pure distortion unit.
Pristine DI unit with additional capabilities
By: jellybobob from California, anonmyous55596      Submitted: 9/5/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Built like a tank. Great pots with glow in the dark markers. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Bypassed tone for DI is dead silent, no hiss or hum. Two channels are quite flexible (one could be used as a mute for example). Distortion is on the "RAT" side, but it has a wide range of control and helps cut through a mix when used judiciously. I use it phantom powered and don't bring my rig to practice or gigs when I have good PA support. Sound How is the tone? Great tone. Color switch is a bit on the extreme side, but eq can tailor it nicely. If you like the sound of your bass, this is the DI to get. If you don't, try the sansamps.
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