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whats a darkstar?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by uncle dnx, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. uncle dnx

    uncle dnx

    Apr 11, 2007
    ive heard so much about them and dont know what they soundlike. where one purchases them, or how much they cost please inform me:confused:::crying::crying::confused:
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Well, did you search on them in the pickups forum or on Google?
  3. this site is so awesome you don't even need to search. i swear to god everytime i have a question about something, or am wondering about something or other someone comes along and posts something about it or bumps an older thread to the front page. :)

    i kinda really want to get a darkstar for my italia mondial.. but thats $200, and i need to save up money for two trips to montreal, one skiing trip, and a weeks vacation in california :help: not to mention $70 for pyramid flats!
  4. uncle dnx

    uncle dnx

    Apr 11, 2007
    jdieh1 thanks for the link...now i feel like im in the know. i have a a74 guild js coming this week in need of pup replacement and these ive heard match up nicely thanx
  5. No problems...

    I am GASing for a set of these pickups also, but I haven't been bothered to get any...
  6. chicagodoubler


    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
    dark star is what luke skywalker blows up at the end of episode 4.

  7. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Lakland still has soundclips of its Decade with two Dark Stars (ignore the pic that shows the bass with their new pickups, the Chi-sonics--the clips are of the DS). Enjoy.

    I have one in a P bass and it sounds fantastic.

  8. thats the death star
  9. Due to their potential sonic destructive power, you need a special permit to own them. :bassist:
  10. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    They sound sweet in this:


    I love this bass.
  11. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    These are great sounding pickups that were reverse engineered from the originals that were made by Hagstrom - Mr. Hammon did a great job.
    I was lucky enough to grab this bass off ebay a few years ago. It's a Coronado IV with the original Hagstrom pickups. Guild also used them early on in their very desirable M-85 basses. These pickups sound huge.
  12. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Dark star crashes, pouring its light into ashes.
    Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis.
    Searchlight casting for faults in the clouds of delusion.
    Shall we go, you and I while we can
    Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds?

    Anyway, many people swear by them as a vintage replacement pickup.
  13. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    As long as we are kicking some dumb answers, how about:
    A song title from the seventies by Stephen Stills
  14. It won't work, I'm wearing my tinfoil hat :spit: :p
  15. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    What is a Darkstar? A darkstar is positively bad@$$, and my favorite pickup


    This is my new favorite bass, largely because of the Darkstars.
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    It's a pickup. And we have a Pickups forum as well.:meh: Moved.

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