I never followed this up!TPJ wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 amMaybe try mic (one or two different ones on the cab at the same time, and mic the room too), DI from the pedals and a dry signal. Then you can mix and use all or none.Stan_da_man wrote:Update to this -
Tried both of these DI boxes in the shop and preferred the VTDI. I still prefer my Blueberry for drive settings though. Was thinking of also trying out the MXR M81 DI and putting it straight after my Blueberry.
This also leaves me in a pickle for recording next month. I've always done 50/50 DI and Mic blend but I'm not starting to lean toward just micing the cab. Won't make much difference if I have bought an additional DI box by then.
From what I understand, the M81 is very clean, almost like a channel strip but it may fatten up the BBOD nicely.
For recording, my signal went: Jazz bass (DR Fat Beams) > Caline Orange Burst > Fender Bassman 300 > Ampeg 4x10
Mic on the cab, DI out the head, both signals blended 50/50. Orange Burst gain was at around 10 o clock (point of break-up).
Very pleased with the results. I did end up getting a TC Spark Booster to go alongside my TC Polytune a month later and I think the Spark Booster is even better than the Orange Burst for valve type break-up sounds.
Here is the final product: https://secondsout.bandcamp.com/album/telluric