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Bass PodXT vs. SansAmp BDDI?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by SickBoy, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. SickBoy

    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    I did a search but haven't found any comparisons here...
    Those of you who used them both, which one do you prefer and why?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sparkyness

    sparkyness Explore The Space

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    I have a BDDI and an original Bass POD which has been sitting in a cupboard for over a year. The only tones I found useable on the Bass POD were the SVT's and Octave drops, but since I've had the BDDI I've not bothered. It's a fantastic little unit and I'm able to dial in a great tone within minutes. The general "colour" of the unit is fantastic...great low end response, distortion without mud, etc. Simply amazing little box.
     
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    they're not mutually exclusive... you can run a BDDI in front of the POD and get a different flavor.
     
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    Both are good, but I prefer Sansamp (I have both).
     
  5. SickBoy

    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    Well, if the original Bass POD compared to B.PodXT is as bad as the original guitar version is, then it's not even fair to compare it to BDDI. ;)

    Well, that's more of an opinion I wanted to hear... I thought so myself, but had no chance to compare them. I figure I can't go wrong with BDDI, thanks guys!
     
  6. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    The POD does lots of things ok and the bass driver does one thing fantastically. It really comes down to what your needs are.
     
  7. everybody's x

    everybody's x My name is Damage

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    +1

    sansamp
     
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    Actually I have the Bass Expansion Pack from PODxt, but it sounds like the BassPODxt.
    Anyway, I can post clips for you, but the Bass POD have so many options that´s difficult to show in a couple of clips how the unit sounds (it has like 30 amps, many cabinets, fx, eq, etc, etc). And yes, it can sound GREAT, but lacks my favourite type of bass tone (the growly heavy driven ones)... and Sansamp do the job with 4 knobs (bass, treble, drive and presence) like a fuckin miracle box. If Sansamp GT2 did for guitar tone what BDDI do for the bass there would be world peace.
     
  9. SickBoy

    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    And that one thing is? :)
    I play in two bands, one plays old school HM and the other a mixture of styles, mostly punk and thrash metal. I intend to use it to record other bands as well, but I'm mostly seeking something for my bands recordings. Oh, and if it means anything one player uses the pick and the other his fingers.

    Wait a minute, you want to tell me that by purchasing a $100 Bass Expansion Pack for my PodXT I have a whole BassPODxt at my disposal? o_O
    If so, then I'll get both the expansion and BDDI :D
     
  10. whitedamp

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    That´s right : )
    Actually it´s even better, because you can mix the amps, cabinets and fx from both units (BOD and POD).
     
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    Mat Laperle RedDuskStudio

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  13. SickBoy

    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    Then Bass PodXT is a redundant product in their line... :cool:
    Great, then I'll have both XT and BDDI, woohoo!
     
  14. Matt Crooks

    Matt Crooks www.fools-game.com

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    I own a Bass POD XT, and a Sans amp.

    Short story: the sans amp, is sitting on my console right now, the bass pod is in a box somewhere and I'd have to go searching to find it.

    Long story: the bass pod had some useable tones, but like the guitar pod, none of them had any life in them. You could always tell that there was something artificial about the bass tone with the pod. With the sansamp, the bass feels more organic, and life-like. It's very hard to describe without hearing it. Now, if I only had the bass pod, I could certainly make a great sounding record, no question about that. However, given the choice, I'll use the sansamp.
     
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    Amen.
     
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    Goddamn you guys make me want to buy that goddamn sansamp ;) I need clips!
    Usually I use Ampeg SVX and it's great I think!
     
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    PODxt with bass pack or SVX plugin. Both are great.
     
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    I prefer the sanasamp 100,000 out of 100,000 times.
     
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    A short clip

    Bass -> BDDI -> DAW (no plugins, comp, eq, etc at all).
    Note that the strings on my bass are OLD, ANCIENT, ELDER.
     
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