Darkglass Tone Capsule Bass Preamp

Onboard Bass Preamp

  • Provides the transparency of the Microtube B7K EQ as a built-in pre-amp
  • Control: Bass + -12 dB @ 70Hz - Mids: + -12 dB @ 500Hz - Hi Mids + -12 dB 2.8kHz
  • Including potentiometer
  • The Tone Capsule can be used with one or two batteries in series for 9 V or 18 V operation (battery clips not included)

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Most transparent bass electronics seen so far
wayfa, 27.07.2018
pros: Installed this on a ESP D5 bass and the sound improved considerably compared to the stock electronics.
Specially noticeable on trebles/mid highs.

cons:-The knobs were a little thicker than the previous ones, so I had to file out the wood to allow them trough.
-is obviously not cheap
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Very clean and transparent
Scoffe, 13.02.2020
I've been looking for a transparent bass preamp and decided to try this one. I installed it on my Warwick LX Jazzman replacing stock mec 3 band eq and I'm happy now! The passive and active mode are almost exactly the same and controls are more sensitive and alot more usable.
pros: the sound is very close to passive and frequencies are a lot more usable.
cons: the price, but for me it worth it
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Darkglass rocken ...eigentlich
Friesemuth, 19.05.2020
Ich bin ein riesen Fan von Darkglass, weil sie in meinen Augen die besten Bass Verzerrer überhaupt bauen!

Leider wurde ich mit der Tone Capsule nicht warm. Allerdings muss ich erwähnen, dass ich auch absolut kein Fan von aktiven Bässen bin. In einem Selbstexperiment habe ich einen 90s Sandberg von seiner grausigen Elektronik (keine Ahnung was da schief gelaufen ist - eigentlich wissen die Jungs wie man einen Bass Preamp baut) befreit und stattdessen den Darkglass Preamp eingebaut.

So konnte ich:
A mit dem Bass direkt ins Interface und noch ein bisschen den EQ am Instrument nachregeln und
B in Verbindung mit meinem B3K auf einen B7K aufstocken. Schließlich hatte ich nun den Darkglass Preamp und den Darkglass Verzerrer.

EIn Freund von mir hat tatsächlich einen B7K. Diesen zusätzlich zur Tone Capsule zu nutzen hat den Sound eher verschlechtert.

So ...Problem:
Ich bin kein Fan von aktiver Elektronik in Bässen. Ich habe gute passive Bässe und ebenso gute Bassverstärker. Da ich nicht innerhalb eines Sets mehrfach am EQ meinen Sound nachregeln muss finde ich es eher lästig, dass sich die Potis im Gigbag verstellen können und dass mir irgendwann der Saft ausgeht.
Letztendlich habe ich den Preamp wieder ausgebaut und die Löcher mit Hutmuttern verschlossen.

Der Preamp ist kein magisches Instument um einen Einsteigerbass nach Dingwall Custom Shop klingen zu lassen, aber es handelt sich um einen soliden Preamp, in Darkglass typischer Klangqualität.

Effektiv bekommt man eben den Preamp aus dem B7K und dem B7K Ultra ...nur ohne Overdrive und ohne die ganzen Miniswitches.
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Super, une tuerie !!!
Pierre Etienne, 27.01.2019
Installée dans une Jackson CBX David Ellefson, avec les micros d'origine EMG HZ 40, c'est vraiment une tuerie. Son parfait pour se faire entendre dans un mix, pas forcément chaleureux dans mon cas (EMG Humbucker céramique, faudrait tester avec des micros Alnico), mais très présent, sans faire "synthétique". Egalisation très efficace.

Franchement, je n'en reviens pas du son de ma Jackson avec, et pourtant j'ai d'autres beaux sons de basse pour comparer (Ric 4003, Sandberg Masterpiece, Spector Euro 5lx, PBUS, JB US...).

Pour l'installation, attention il a fallu agrandir les trous dans le corps de la basse.
Pas besoin de faire 50 soudures, les fiches et câbles sont de bonne qualité mais il faut quand même être délicat (faut par appuyer comme un barge pour enfoncer les fiches, par exemple). Sur une basse pas chère, prévoyez de remplacer les potards de volume et de blend :)
Attention aussi, l'électronique est à nu, elle n'est pas dans une coque avec de la résine, donc faut pas renverser sa bière dessus lors du montage.

Mis à part ces quelques précautions, ça se monte assez facilement, et ça sonne d'enfer. Possible que j'en commande une deuxième un de ces jours...
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