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Darkglass B7K into powered cab ?

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

  1. sifi2112


    Feb 5, 2009
    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 ...


  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Might work. Many of those preamp pedals do work to drive a power amp. I'd ask in the effects section.
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    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. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I would also look at the Tone hammer or Rusty Box as cheaper alternatives.
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    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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