Bo Hansen DI Challenge

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Ricardus

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I posted this over in the Bo Hansen thread in "The Lab" subforum, but I don't know if anyone is seeing it there. I figured this would be an appropriate place also. User Whoops asked me to do this, so I had some time last night and I did it.

This is my Avalon Jacques Stotzem Signature Model guitar played through 4 different Bo Hansen DI's, with 4 different transformer flavors, and one wildcard DI. They are simply labeled 1-5. There is no compression or processing of any kind. I just edited the clips to clean up the front and back, and exported and normalized.

Signal path is Guitar>DI>SSL 9000 500 Series Preamp>Tascam DA-3000

It has a Fishman pickup system in it, and this might be the first time I have ever used it. I always just play it as an acoustic, so I didn't fool around with the settings too much.

DM me here after you've listened and want to know which was which.

https://soundcloud.com/ricardus/sets/di-challenge
 

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I know this is an old thread now but I really liked no4, which one was that?
 

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btyreman said:
I know this is an old thread now but I really liked no4, which one was that?

Lemme look.

And while I'm looking, I haven't looked at this thread in months. Did some Mod delete a bunch of posts from here?

That was the passive DI with the Lundahl LL1530.
 

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4 of the 5 samples were done with active Bo Hansen's with different transformers, and there was a 5th passive wildcard.

Not sure if that info was posted on the Soundcloud page.
 

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What are Bo Hansen’s? I only know that name via he composer that wrote Lord Of The Rings music in the 70’s  and choral pieces he did later.

Ryan
 

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FarisElek said:
What are Bo Hansen’s? I only know that name via he composer that wrote Lord Of The Rings music in the 70’s  and choral pieces he did later.

Ryan

Bo Hansen active DIs. They're awesome:

https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=36569.0

http://www.hansenaudio.se/techpage.htm#active%20DI-box,%20my%20work%20horse%20from%201975
 

FarisElek

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Wow, it’s thee Bo Hansen that designed these too?! I think I smell a project on the horizon.
 

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That’s two different guys, Bo Hansén is a technician in Gothenburg and the one who came up with this famous (at least here) DI-box. Bo Hansson was a composer and organ player from Stockholm who in 1969/70 wrote music inspired by the Lord of the Rings books.
 

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Sredna said:
That’s two different guys, Bo Hansén is a technician in Gothenburg and the one who came up with this famous (at least here) DI-box. Bo Hansson was a composer and organ player from Stockholm who in 1969/70 wrote music inspired by the Lord of the Rings books.
Funny (or not), notice the accent mark over the e in Bo Hansén's name...  Recently while trying to ship a package to Sweden using USPS website, it kept rejecting the package address with no explanation why... on my third try I manually typed over the  é and replaced it with an unaccented  e.... Then the address was accepted... cut and paste is accurate, but apparently too accurate for USPS.  ::)

Stupid computers.

JR
 

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Incredible DI, I too built a good bundle of them fitted Carnhill/St. Ives transformers instantly became my favourite active DI especially for Acoustic Guitar. Certainly better than most commercial DI’s in my humble opinion of course. I
 

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