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[quote name='chriswareham' timestamp='1464966112' post='3064237']
The printed sheet that comes with the pedal has the sample settings for the lead guitar version, but the online PDF on the Beringer website has the bass settings.
[/quote]right, that clears that up then, thanks, bit naff though, how much effort is required to enclose the right instruction sheet?

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Mine arrived today. I'm a bit worried I've got a duff one as the drive knob does very little - it seems to act as a volume control until the very last turn of the knob when a heavy (and quite unpleasant) farty overdrive kicks in.
Surely this isn't normal?

Edited by Cosmo Valdemar

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[quote name='Cosmo Valdemar' timestamp='1464995969' post='3064607']
Mine arrived today. I'm a bit worried I've got a duff one as the drive knob does very little - it seems to act as a volume control until the very last turn of the knob when a heavy (and quite unpleasant) farty overdrive kicks in.
Surely this isn't normal?
[/quote]mines the same now you mention it

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[quote name='Cosmo Valdemar' timestamp='1464995969' post='3064607']
Mine arrived today. I'm a bit worried I've got a duff one as the drive knob does very little - it seems to act as a volume control until the very last turn of the knob when a heavy (and quite unpleasant) farty overdrive kicks in.
Surely this isn't normal?
[/quote]

Mines pretty much the same, no drive at all until 3 o`clock, then if hit hard there`s a bit of drive. Anywhere onwards it`s a bit buzzy. But then this is home use, not tried it at band settings yet.

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to be fair bass overdrive circuits do get fuzzy when turned up, I've got a Rumble 500 with an overdrive section, that sounds bloody awful IMO anyway

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[quote name='casapete' timestamp='1465037129' post='3064830']
Am guessing I should have arranged a commission deal with Amazon....
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Possibly so. :)

They were out of stock when I placed an order a couple of hours ago.

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[quote name='cybertect' timestamp='1465051748' post='3064975']


Possibly so. :)

They were out of stock when I placed an order a couple of hours ago.
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Give me £20 and you can have mine. 😉

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Moderators! Get this in 'Effects'....

Good discussion BTW

Edited by visog

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[quote name='MacDaddy' timestamp='1464983248' post='3064478']


Anyone want to post some settings? :)
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I mean it! The examples in the instructions are for the guitar version.

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[quote name='MacDaddy' timestamp='1465066146' post='3065115']
I mean it! The examples in the instructions are for the guitar version.
[/quote]there you go courtesy of tauzero https://media.music-group.com/media/PLM/data/docs/P0294/BDI21_P0294_M_EN.pdf
the instructions in the box are a complete f*** up

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I bought one a few weeks ago. It does what it says it does for a very low price. I'll always carry mine in my gig bag as an emergency DI box.

I didn't read the instructions, it's a fairly straightforward pedal, I just play around with it to find the sound I want. It certainly adds depth and warth to my signal. A keeper for me.

EDIT. Mark me down as not disappointed :)

Edited by Marvin

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We`re doing a preamp/DI pedal shootout tomorrow at the Herts Bass Bash, the BDI21 being one of the pedals included. I`ll link the results to this topic.

Here we are, links to the shootout below:

http://basschat.co.uk/topic/284022-herts-bass-bash-2016-preampdi-pedal-shootout/

Edited by Lozz196

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[quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1465068039' post='3065132']
We`re doing a preamp/DI pedal shootout tomorrow at the Herts Bass Bash, the BDI21 being one of the pedals included. I`ll link the results to this topic.
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Great, thanks.

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[quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1465067384' post='3065123']
there you go courtesy of tauzero [url="https://media.music-group.com/media/PLM/data/docs/P0294/BDI21_P0294_M_EN.pdf"]https://media.music-..._P0294_M_EN.pdf[/url]
the instructions in the box are a complete f*** up
[/quote]
Ta! And tnx 2 'zero!

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[quote name='BottomE' timestamp='1465067410' post='3065124']
Is the overall opinion tipping towards "disappointing" rather than "positive"?
[/quote]it's a good pedal for £20, adds a bit of overdrive which I like, and works as a DI box if you think you'll need it, but I'll keep using my Zoom B1on which does the same thing and a lot more besides, but I'll be keeping it, you never know when it'll come in handy, so a positive I suppose

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[quote name='Cosmo Valdemar' timestamp='1464995969' post='3064607']
Mine arrived today. I'm a bit worried I've got a duff one as the drive knob does very little - it seems to act as a volume control until the very last turn of the knob when a heavy (and quite unpleasant) farty overdrive kicks in.
Surely this isn't normal?
[/quote]
[quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1465026888' post='3064707']
mines the same now you mention it
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[quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1465034142' post='3064780']
Mines pretty much the same, no drive at all until 3 o`clock, then if hit hard there`s a bit of drive. Anywhere onwards it`s a bit buzzy. But then this is home use, not tried it at band settings yet.
[/quote]

Mine's the same, but not just the drive - all the controls seem to work that way to a greater or lesser extent.

[quote name='BottomE' timestamp='1465067410' post='3065124']
Is the overall opinion tipping towards "disappointing" rather than "positive"?
[/quote]

I've been using my Sansamp BDDI for the last 9 years and I can't see me retiring it any time soon, but for twenty quid you can't really be too disappointed with the BDI21. It sounds alright and it'd get you out of a fix - errant beer doesn't distinguish between cheap and expensive pedals, after all! Personally I plan to keep it in the emergency spares box and offer its services to bassists from other bands who rock up to gigs expecting (misguidedly) to use my amp.

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Used mine at band practice tonight.
Best £20 I ever did spend.
Matched with my Harley Benton bass, a giggable rig for less than £100.
Crazy.

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I have one living permanently in my gigbag as a "get out of jail" tool. As said before, for less than £30 you can't go wrong, and its bound to save my bacon one day!

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Mine arrived a couple of days ago - I bought second hand and it's in 'like new' condition, with all instructions, box etc. Only gave it a quick whirl to make sure it wasn't goosed, but noticed that it instantly beefed up my sound. Heftiness! Also, I now have a DI box. Win/win, and only £16. I don't imagine it will have the toneshaping capabilities of a more expensive pedal, but it's a welcome and useful addition to my rig, for sure.

Edited by Funky Dunky

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