I’ve been looking at the LR Baggs Venue DI for a while now and decided to pull the trigger. I foresee a number of very helpful aspects to it including 1. Convenient boost from a pedal button; 2. Really good EQ, tone, and feedback control; 3. Onboard tuner; 4. Possibility for direct out into soundboard.
If it does what it says it does, this would eliminate three pieces of equipment that I now use separately. The fourth aspect – direct out – is not something I’ve experimented with in the past. I currently use an unnamed contact pickup through my Schertler David amplifier. Although the David has some pretty sophisticated tone control, I feel still felt the need to tweak the sound with a graphic equalizer.
One question does come to mind, however. Would it make a difference to use the Baggs direct out and plug that into the microphone input of the Schertler David, or should I just simply use the regular guitar cord input into the amplifier that comes from the stomp-box?
I’ve been pretty satisfied with my amplified sound so far, but this may really simplify what I want. Just checking to see if anyone uses this on a regular basis and whether you agree with my assessment.