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  • Session DI in loop chain

    Hey all,

    I am looking to buy a Session DI but am concerned that it may not work well as a lone preamp with an acoustic pedal board.

    I've been a holdout as far as pedals go, but am at the point where I am ready to put something together. Would using a small amount of compression at the beginning of the chain, then running the pedals, and finally the Session DI and compressing again a good approach if i want to use pedals? I'm still sort of unclear why I couldn't run the Session first and then straight into the rest of the pedal chain and into the mixer. If anyone can help me out here I'd greatly appreciate it.

  • #2
    I use my Session DI at the end of a small pedalboard, and I love it!

    I run an active pickup into an EQ pedal, a delay, reverb, looper and then the DI. It seems like you should be able to get similar results pretty easily.

    What pickup are you using? I ask because some lower-output or passive pickups do work best when a preamp is earlier in the signal chain.


    • #3
      Hey thanks Caleb, that is very similar to the setup i have in mind.

      I have an active Fishman pickup that came with the Martin, but am saving for a Baggs pickup as well


      • #4
        Those usually have a pretty strong output level, so that should work great.


        • #5
          Yes it has a very strong signal, thanks for you insight... much appreciated