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I may have TRULY found the best bass for metal...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MDBass, Oct 29, 2018.


  1. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    You be the judge :cool:

     
  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    It's a Dingwall!
    No wonder!
     
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  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Even on my cell phone speaker, that one note sounds great. I dismissed the X7 as just another DG variant, but wow. I may have been wrong about that. Perhaps a DG improvement?
     
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  4. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Dingwall and Darkglass go together like peanut butter and jelly, but even better: more taste, less fattening ;)
     
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  5. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Definitely an improvement: for my money, it's pretty far and away the best thing they've ever made. Seems like the final realization of the original tone goal that @Darkglass had in mind when he first started building pedals.

    To get tones like this you used to have to run parallel tracks in your DAW with a half dozen plugins or so on each, or dual amp and pedalboard chains: to be able to get the same result straight off the DI of a single pedal is just crazy.
     
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  6. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    @wvbass, the same pedal can also be used for more traditional lower gain tones like this as well:

     
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  7. Darkglass

    Darkglass Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 10, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Douglas Castro, Founder: darkglass.com
    You nailed it with that assessment. Both the X and BK series were made with the same tone in mind.

    The main difference between both is a decade of experience in electronics engineering and hanging out with audio engineers.
     
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  8. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I got to listen to both on something better sounding than an iPhone. Two great sounds with a good bit of distance between them.

    Once I have a place for that kind of tone for more than a song or two a night, I might just have to upgrade my B3k.

    Thanks for posting these! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    And dat bass tho... wow

    What do you use for strings?
     
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  10. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Happy to spread the word!

    For the Dingwall? I use Dingwall Long Scale Nickel: the bass is usually tuned BEAD, but I tuned up a half step for this one.
     
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  11. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    How about this fanned fret beast?
     
  12. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Webster’s definition of “Gank!” :):):)
     

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