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Your expirence with Darkstar pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 3, 2005.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hi

    For those with expirence with DarkStar pickups what was your impresion of them. Thanks
     
  2. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    You might need to ask this question at the Dudepit (or just lurk through the Darkstar posts). I think "Pitters" are the only bass players that have these pups ;) ...
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks i will check it out over their.
     
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Anyone try them Lately ?
     
  5. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I have a set on order. Should be here soon. It'll probably be another couple of months before I get the bass done hough.
     
  6. andertone

    andertone Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Southwest USA
    Hi:

    I just received a set of DS-3s, into a 34" scale
    bass. Will post full report when luthier finishes
    the project. It's going to be set up like the
    Joe Osborn Lakland Dark Star bass

    Phil Anderson
    Tucson, AZ
     
  7. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    anyone have any sound clips yet?
     
  8. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    There are sound clips on the Darkstar site:

    http://basspickup.com/
     
  9. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    Try this. One of my customers put this together along with a bunch of other bass and pickup combo clips.
    I believe this is of a butterscotch '51 P reissue that I modded a while back. It's since been pimped out to
    pale blue.... but you're interested in tone I think.

    '51 P reissue with a DS pickup.

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  10. duke2004

    duke2004 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Anyone tell me how the DS performs in real world stage condtions when solo-ed? the hum from lights etc is one reason i moved away from classic jazz style basses
     
  11. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I played the decade.. It sounded really really good. Extremely clear.. You just need to play one to understand.
     
  12. All i know is that as soon as the 5 string version comes out, i'm getting a stealth 51' P with two in it. ;)
     
  13. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Does Warmoth offer routing for the Darkstar pickups? :confused:
     
  14. Nope, but i'm fairly sure they have blanks with no pickup routs in them.
     
  15. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    I got a rather nice email from Ken Warmoth awhile back asking for the routing dimensions. They've got them now and have done at least one bass body for DS pickups that I know of.
    I've heard it's better to talk to people in the "custom" department about this as there may be an extra charge and some of the folks in the other departments may not have all the latest info. Try to talk to Ken if you can.
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I played the Lakland Decade with the Dual Darkstars at the NYC GTG and that bass tone has stuck in my head ever since. It's just awesome!!!!! That's the only way I can describe it. I can't compare it to any other bass sound I've heard before.
     
  17. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    Bless you for that Nino and thanks for posting your comments in the Dark Star Forum too.
    Please come back and visit anytime!
    I'm going to have to hear a Decade myself sometime...
    Maybe at the winter NAMM here in L.A.