Help with recording bass...

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by manosaurus, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. manosaurus macrumors 6502

    manosaurus

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    I am going to record some bass tracks and the bassist wants to use his bass head (the ampeg VST classic) as the preamp. I have just plugged bass into my firepod directly before so I am not sure how to put the head between the guitar and the firepod in the chain.

    Can I bypass the firepod preamp or will I have to gainstage both the bass volume controls, the vst classic head and the firepod?

    Couldn't find any photos online of the back view of the VST classic but the front appears to have two inputs, one reads, "input" and one, "-15db." I don't suspect either of those would be how I connect the head to the firepod.

    Here are the specs:

    RMS Power Output (2 Ohms): 300-Watts
    RMS Power Output (4 Ohms): 300-Watts
    Preamp: Tube (2 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AU7)
    Driver Tube(s): 2 x 12AU7, 1x 12AX7
    Power Amp: Tube (6 x 6550)
    Tone Controls: 3-Band
    Mid Tone Control: 5-Position Selector
    Ultra High/Low: Yes
    Balanced Line Out: Yes
    Preamp Out/Power Amp In: Yes
    Slave Output: Yes
    Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 24 x 11.5 x 13
    Weight: 80 Pounds
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    take that to a line in on the firepod.

    fwiw, i like to record 2 signals from the bass: one direct (which the above counts as) and the other through an amp. i'll usually use the direct, but sometimes will blend the two @ mixdown.
     
  3. mpw Guest

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    These guys record bass, they might be able to help
     
  4. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    Ah mpw. You never cease to amuse me.


    OP, I'd suggest that you follow zimv20's advice. :)
     
  5. mpw Guest

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    You think I'm funny? funny how? funny like a clown?


    I have a 'winter sports' joke that's been known to do the trick;)
     
  6. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you make pointless posts and everything.

    Great film
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You haven't met him yet, have you?
     
  8. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    His real name doesn't happen to be 'Tommy', does it?
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    As a matter of fact, you're right, it's not.
     

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