But there is something to be said for single-purpose tools. Good clean DI and I like the distortion for occasional use. No, create an account now. Posted August 18, Print Topic Switch to Threaded Mode. The m80 does and it’s pretty nice.

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Have never played the m but I have the three channel sansamp and I absolutely love it.

If you are looking for a pedal, according to Musicians Friend “makes gear sound fantastic” I think you’d be grabbing this for wrong reasons. So the Ashdown isn’t really even the same thing as the M or SansAmp.

SansAmp Bass Driver DI or MXR M80 DI+

Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. Fewer controls and simpler circuits is a good thing, if the box does exactly what you want. You’ll never have to fiddle with extra controls, wondering whether you set them “right”, to get mzr sounding like a sansamp would.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I’ve pqra the programmable version, and I’ve got three very different sounds dialed in.


MXR M-80 vs Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI.

But the one I tried had always a kind of annoying artifact a couple of millisecond after muting my sound when using the distortion Resist the urge to start “gig pic” “bass face” and “family photo” threads. It’s my “go to” pedal Sign in Already have an account? The most useful thing I’ve found about the Sansamp besides the DI is that you can turn down all the knobs and use it as a mute switch. Sign in with your GC ,80

Sansamp Tech 21 vs MXR M Bass DI’s : Bass

Add to your Watched Users. The Sansamp to me really got lost in the mix because of the mid scoop.

I was considering the Sansamp but have read good things about the MXR and like the fact that it has a mids knob and distortion switch. Then I discovered the MXR Anyway, just a thought. Join the HC Newsletter. Check the sidebar, the FAQ, and search for your answer before making a post.

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MXR M80 V.S Sansamp BDDI – Effects – Basschat

Both really good preamps and ultimately a matter of personal choice. If you want something more versatile, you could also cast your net a bit wider and look into things like a Bass Pod or the Behringer pod knockoff which is surprisingly goodor all kinds of stuff these days. Its one of those pedals that, once you have it, you don’t want to be in a situation where you don’t have it.


The SansAmp is the way to go but, it’s rather limited. I’ve been thinking about getting the programmable. FlorinDec 27, The M80 has ended up being a rather expensive but high-quality direct box. Go for the programmable one. However like others have mentioned gs lacks features that the M80 and VT Deluxe have.

I feel very empowered knowing sv sits on my board. Had both also, DI’d into large PAs and infront of my rig.

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