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Re: bass amps:emulator vs real tube

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Posted by splatbass on August 07, 2001 at 21:51:56:

In Reply to: Re: bass amps:emulator vs real tube posted by Jackster on August 07, 2001 at 14:14:42:

: : : If you're experienced with bass amps PLEASE help me with your opinions. Replacing a Roland cube bass as I can't get good tones out of it. Thought I wanted tube amp but I'm hearing that emulator effects (Line6 )OR solid state transtube amps (Peavey) sound "good enough" to amateur.

: : I've been using the Line6 Bass Pod for about a year now, and really like it. I can get any sound I need out of it (actually more than I need), and it sounds great. I use it into a carvin power amp and carvin 2x10 cabinet.

: :Thanks for info. Now, could I plug it into a Roland Cube without blowing it up? If so, does my bass then go into the Line6? I'm also considering moving to a Polytone mini brute 4. Any feedback ;-) welcome.

Does the Roland Cube have an effects loop? If it has an effects loop, then go into the effects return with the bass pod, bypassing the Rolands preamp (yes, the bass would go into the Pod). If it doesn't, I wouldn't recommend going into the regular input. It just doesn't sound very good that way. If you have an adequate PA system, with good monitors, you can go directly from the Bass Pod to the PA. Or go direct to the PA and use the Roland as a stage monitor, using the PA for the sound out front. The Bass Pod also has a headphone out, handy for practice for those of us that live in apartments. By the way, one of the amp models in the Bass Pod is the Polytone. It (along with the real Polytones) has a very clean sound, but not very warm. I don't know if the Bass Pod (sometimes called BOD) would be right for you, but it is perfect for me.

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