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Darkglass B7K into powered cab ?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by sifi2112, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. sifi2112

    sifi2112

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    Hi all,

    I'm interested in maybe going down the preamp / active cab route. Do many of you do this ? What would you recommend etc ?
    I quite like the GK growl so was thinking of perhaps getting a Darkglass Microtubes B7K.
    I mainly want it for recording (thru Line6 POD HD Bean I have for guitar if that would work) but thought I could also use it to drive a decent PA type powered cab for live, sending DI to FOH/PA etc I'm not gigging at the moment & no plans to but things might change so this is really just for recording ...

    Any thoughts / opinions most welcome ...

    thanks

    Simon
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Might work. Many of those preamp pedals do work to drive a power amp. I'd ask in the effects section.
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Not sure about the B7K as it is more of a overdrive pedal than a preamp. It has an EQ, but I would personally use it as a pedal thru a preamp such as a Sansamp, Alembic, Monique, etc. YMMV.

    In any case.... the first page of their web page says:

  4. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I would also look at the Tone hammer or Rusty Box as cheaper alternatives.
  5. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    The B7K would work just fine it was designed to do just that and the B3K is more of the "pedal" of the two.

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