Darkglass Harmonic Booster - who's got one?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by scubaduba, Oct 26, 2011.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I'm looking for reviews.
     
  2. kester

    kester

    Mar 9, 2011
    What do you wanna know?
     
  3. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I had one, its a nice pedal, very well built, but it had way too much of an inherent mid-scoop that you couldn't dial out for my liking. That said the B3K is the shizzle.
     
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Thanks Mark. That was helpful. I was afraid of the mid scoop being an issue.

    Anybody else use one of these in a live situation? Passive vs active basses. How does the thing sound?
     
  5. kester

    kester

    Mar 9, 2011
  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    From the Youtube videos and these samples, I prefer the bypassed tone.
     
  7. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Me too. Not impressed.
     
  8. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache In Memoriam

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Mine should be here soon-ish for another opinion
     
  9. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Problem is the TB sale expires real soon.
     
  10. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache In Memoriam

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    True - I just plain took a gamble
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Anybody else have one of these?
     
  12. kester

    kester

    Mar 9, 2011
    I think this pedal is useful when you have a pedal that may sound too shrill or harsh and you want to tame the high frequencies. Or if you have a pedal that cuts low or low mid frequencies you can use the harmonic booster to boost the bass frequencies. I basically used it as a low pass filter with a volume boost. My personal setting is with the treble at 9 o clock, bass at 3 o clock, volume at about 12 o clock, soft mode, attack boost off.
     
  13. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Just to expand on that, I think this pedal actually cut the midrange out and gave you the ability to boost the bass and treble quite a bit. FOr my needs, I loved the amount of gain on tap and the attack swtich (which gave you the ability to get a little bit of subtle grit to the signal). If the bass and trebble were boost/cut and not just boost you could have cut them, made them ids stand out and had a wonderful booster, but to my ear the mid cut was just way to significant and it really made the tone of the bass too brittle for my liking. Peoples tastes will vary though - I can imagine for turning a bass into a "slap machine" clicking on this pedal would be great. It wasn't for me though.
     
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Apparently not a lot own this pedal yet. I think I'm going to pass on ordering one based on feedback so far.
     
  15. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Anybody else?
     
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