Darkglass Tone Capsule 9V or 18V suggestion

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bass4scott, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. bass4scott


    Jan 6, 2019
    Going to be putting a Darkglass Tone Capsule in a new bass build and looking for suggestion from users whether to run as 9V or 18V. Bass will have a single Nordstrand MM4.2 pickup (Musicman Humbucker). Let me know your experience and pros/cons for each.
  2. Lenny JG

    Lenny JG

    Aug 3, 2019
    Bump. I too would like to know about this
  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Start with 9V. If you notice any compression or distortion coming from the bass (and not from your amp/pedals/cabinet/etc.), move to 18V. You can temporarily try 18V for testing before making permanent changes to your bass.
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  4. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Try 9v and record yourself with a DI. Play like you regularly do. See the recorded wave sound. If you see any signal clipping, go to 18v and check again.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2021
  5. Demole


    Jul 8, 2011
    Why not install it for 18v from scratch? Is there any disadvantage from using it on 18v?