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Extremely noisy Sans Amp Bass Driver
Old 22nd January 2009
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Extremely noisy Sans Amp Bass Driver

Am I the only one who finds the Sansamp BDDI incredibly noisy for studio use? If I use treble/presence and raise volume it hisses like an angry snake, but if I maintain mixer and bass settings and go straight into the Emu-Tracker it's noiseless. What am I doing wrong? Should I invest in an Ampeg SVX. I'm not a fussy bass player, I just don't want peripheral noise in my mix. Opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Old 22nd January 2009
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Dav Iridium's Avatar
🎧 10 years
I find that keeping all your knobs an hour or two only from 12 o'clock and using your desk preamp cures my Sansamp woes. Making sure you've got your line/instrument levels set right, if you have a newer model. And using the XLR out whenever possible.
Old 22nd January 2009 | Show parent
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Space Nugget's Avatar
🎧 10 years
The bass driver rocks...
I only get the hiss you described if I turn the presence knob past 12:00.
I use phantom power for it too. Dont know if that has anything to do with it...

Maybe you have some electrical interference or a defective unit?
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