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Darkglass Electronics Tone Capsule Preamp

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Chris_K, Mar 31, 2015.


  1. Chris_K

    Chris_K

    Sep 8, 2014
    Athens,Greece
    Endorsing Artist: 39 Custom Guitars, Darkglass Electronics, Delano Pickups, Dsm Noisemaker, Hipshot Products, Red Sound cables, Taurus
    Hey everyone!
    This is a brand new video for the presentation of Darkglass Electronics Tone Capsule preamp.
    The Tone Capsule is unique in the way that it doesn’t have a Treble control.
    Using 5 different basses to check the effect on each one of them.


    For more info : Tone Capsule
     
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    I like the idea of a high mid instead treble. Priced a bit high for me though.
     
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Nice to hear it isolated, with a variety of basses and different playing styles. Thanks!
     
  4. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    detroit
    So am I right in thinking that this has built in overdrive? It sounds a lot like the b3k, if so, is there a gain control of sorts? There's no pot for it.
     
  5. AdamR

    AdamR

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    No built in overdrive. Just a 3 band eq. Low, Mids and high mids.
     
  6. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    detroit
    Hm, guess that was coming from somewhere else in the video
     
  7. AdamR

    AdamR

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    The pre amp is hot and if he;s dialing in a bunch of mids its gonna get gritty.
     
  8. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    detroit
    Yeah, I was thinking about the vid on the website. That's prob a b3 or 7.
     
  9. Chris_K

    Chris_K

    Sep 8, 2014
    Athens,Greece
    Endorsing Artist: 39 Custom Guitars, Darkglass Electronics, Delano Pickups, Dsm Noisemaker, Hipshot Products, Red Sound cables, Taurus
    Actually the sound might get distorted due to increasing each band at full range. The preamp is crystal clear.
    The video of the site includes the built-in preamp of Nolly's signature and a B7K in the chain.
     
  10. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    detroit
    So that killer drive is from the b7k then?
     
  11. Chris_K

    Chris_K

    Sep 8, 2014
    Athens,Greece
    Endorsing Artist: 39 Custom Guitars, Darkglass Electronics, Delano Pickups, Dsm Noisemaker, Hipshot Products, Red Sound cables, Taurus
    Yeap, it's the combination of the Dingwall NG-2 and the B7K.
     
  12. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    detroit
    Its funny, i had a b3k and I though it to be too fuzzy as opposed to driven. I've kicked around the idea of the B7K.
     
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  13. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Texas
    Nice voicing on this preamp. Think I'm going to try this with my Nordstrand PJ5 pickup set. Alder P-bass body with Brazilian rosewood board and DR nickel round wounds.
     
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  14. AciDBatH666

    AciDBatH666

    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Part of it is also the fact that the NG-2 has stacked pickups at the bridge. Similar to how a Warwick Thumb has "THAT" tone that defines it as that "Thumb" tone, the NG-2's stacked pickups in the back help give it a certain tone that's accented even stronger with the Tone Capsule.
     
  15. cromag31

    cromag31 Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    orange county New York
    i just purchased this pre! will update when installed! going in an american deluxe p bass fiver..
     
  16. Dash Lashes

    Dash Lashes Banned

    Feb 20, 2015
    Thanks for posting :woot:!
    First place i hear about these and I'm interested! I might want one in my LTD D-6.
     
  17. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Thanks for taking the time to do this.
     
  18. are the frequencies on this the same as the bass, low mids and high mids on the B7K preamp?
     
  19. cromag31

    cromag31 Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    orange county New York
    i dont think so....
     
  20. roger that - thanks
     

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