JHS Pulp N Peel V4 as a Recording DI?

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  1. Big in Japan

    Big in Japan Supporting Member

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    Full disclosure: I'm a guitar player recording rudimentary bass parts on my song demos (I know, I know).

    Is anybody using the JHS Pulp N Peel V4 as a DI for recording a passive bass? If so, how is (or isn't) it working out for you? I'm looking for some simple outboard recording tools. The Pulp N Peel looks like it could be useful for bass (and maybe other instruments too). Is it worth a closer look?

    I'm open to other options too. The Pulp N Peel caught my attention first; so I thought I'd start there. Thanks.
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  2. electricity17

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    I’m using a tube preamp from Arkham Sound. I’ve got an older model but take a look at the Oracle.
    http://www.arkhamsound.com/

    I’ve also used an Aguilar Tone Hammer pedal which works well. Lots of options from Sansamp including the VT Bass, one of those models has an XLR out.

    I haven’t used much from JHS. Pulp N Peel should work but I’d probably want more control over the compression than just having one knob. Their Colour Box looks more interesting to me as a recording tool, but again haven’t tried it.
     
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  3. pale fire

    pale fire Supporting Member

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    I had one of the earlier versions (hand painted) and it was the only compressor that worked for me as it didn’t squash the sound much. Having said that , for recording bass d i I would highly recommend the sans amp bass driver. I had the pedal version. Now have the rack version for home recording - it is great
     
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  4. MartinCliffe

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    It should work fine, you might just need to tweak it in the mix if you're not satisfied with the tone. I tend to mostly record with an MXR M81 Bass Preamp which I find works very well. Occasionally with a compressor in front of it.
     
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