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Dark star and Tubes

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GeneralElectric, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Anyone here ever play a Dark Starred bass through a tube amp? Considering one but I've never played one through a tube amp.

    I use a Mesa 400+
  2. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I have a Glaub with a Dark Star strung with Chromes. I spent about 45 minutes recently playing it through an old V4 and the sound was glorious--fat and round for days, with a bit of grit even at a modest volume. I wish I could have bought it that day.:atoz:

    Also, at a mini-GTG, I had a chance to play the Glaub briefly through a B-15, another V4 and an SVT-CL. I also played my Fender P through the same amps. In each case, the high output of the DS appeared to push the amps into overdrive territory sooner than the "regular" P did. (But I don't know enough about tube amps to say that that's exactly what happened.)

    Will that be true with the 400 as well? I'd be curious to find out myself. In any case, I love the Dark Star, and it sounds great through my Walkabout.

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