Go direct, sound great!
The MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box with Distortion is more than just a direct box. It's got so many features, you may wonder how you ever did without it! It includes a distortion channel with gain, volume, and blend controls; ...
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At 13:04 In this "RIGGED" episode from Gear Gods, Devin "Ghost" Sola guides us through his touring rig. He lists off the pedals he uses and in what order starting with his Ernie Ball VP JR Volume Pedal, to a TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Polyphonic LED Guitar Tuner, into a Boss ODB-3, into a Boss GEB-7 Bass Equalizer, and finally connecting to his Bass Innovations MXR M80 Bass D.I.+. All of his pedals are patched together using the Livewire Advantage Series of patch cables.more
“One of those goes into a Sansamp pedal and the other one goes into an MXR Bass M80 DI. I take directs off both of those and send them to the front of house, which takes care of any phasing issues you’d have if you were using amps. The chain is really simple and very clean and precise, without any extra crap in it.”more
Go direct, sound great!
The MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box with Distortion is more than just a direct box. It's got so many features, you may wonder how you ever did without it! It includes a distortion channel with gain, volume, and blend controls; a noise gate to help keep it clean; a Color control; and 3-band EQ control that lets you dial in any tone you need. It also provides phantom power, and sports a parallel output jack for flexibility in routing. Whether you like it sweet and clean or hot and nasty, this DI does it all!
with a 3 band EQ, gate-able distortion channel, adjustable clean volume with a 'color' switch, can be used as a DI, in-line, or both with a phantom and ground switch... a price of 150$ is MORE than reasonable for this pedal.
This has been in my arsenal for 10 years, and has been the most badass pedal I have ever had. Durable as a tank, and full of features, I always tell bassists they need this pedal.
For about seven years now this pedal has been the base of my bass sound. Excellent tone, very easy to set, nice equalization, lots of different possibilities and great performanace with any amp. Also to gate and distorted channel are very usefull. Nowadays I use the distorted channel only as a clean boost, since I have a dedicated distortion pedal on my board. Must have for any bassist.
There is always a fight between which is the best pre, and without detracting from the rest I choose this MXR m 80, warm and versatile, with the additional of a beautiful distortion for your bass.
When I was looking for a DI, a few things were important. Of course, you want something that is flexible in case your signal is lacking somewhere. This DI towards the end of my chain keeps everything organized, and I can add whatever may be lacking with the EQ.
The pedal itself is dead simple. You have your DI out, an output, and then a parallel out. Use the left foot switch to turn on the EQ, which has treble, mid, and bass knobs. The volume knob can give you a bit of a boost, and the "color" switch gives you an Ampeg sort of tone.
Use the right one to turn on the Distortion, which has very usable tones and a wide spectrum of gain. Use it for a little overdrive to give a bit more bite to your notes, use it as a volume boost, or get tones not unlike the opening bass line in Muse's "Starlight." The noise gate and blend knobs are nice features as well if you have a bit too much noise in your chain or want just a little bit of distortion blended in.
A really versatile little pedal with a small footprint.
For my bass guitar. Includes EQ, distortion, and noise gate. I try not to pile many extra effects on this just to keep the bass sound simple and consistent, bus sometimes I will add a little reverb or chorus.