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    Join Date: Jun 2010
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    NPD: Treat Yo. Self bass rig style

    I've been wanting do some upgrades for my bass rig. In addition of consolidating 2 boards + a Keith McMillen 12 Step into one monster board, I've been wanting to upgrade my source of distortion. The Vox Satchurator has served me well for so long, but now I've been wanting something more.

    So I grabbed this on a whim.



    Darkglass has been on my radar for a while now, and once they announced the B7K Ultra, I zeroed in.

    Unfortunately, thanks to my tendency to catch the flu at the worst of times, I haven't had the chance to try this out yet. I'll report once I do, and this Thursday as I'm doing a session, that's where the real test comes. Can't wait! Damn flu.

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    i heard a mates one of those and it sounded awesome. not sure if it was the same model darkglass, but you're gonna have a good time either way
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    The bassist from one of my bands has the B7K, it's an absolute beast
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    Join Date: Jun 2010
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    Thankfully I'm feeling better now, but it's still a few hours before I can get to try this dammit. The suspense is killing me already.

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    C'mon, go try it anyway.

    I played with a band where the bassist used a satchurator and I was pretty damn surprised - the thing sounded so pissed off.

    Curious to hear your thoughts
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    Clips now!
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    Join Date: Jun 2010
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    I spent about 20 minutes on this last night, and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. This is Shub Niggurath in a box. It's gut punchingly nasty but clear, crisp and well defined, even in the highest gain settings. Every tickle and fondle of every knob and toggle gives wide tonal shaping that's given me great options for a bunch of stuff I've been involved in. Because I do 1 Up Octave solos every now and then, I naturally gave this the test and jammed it on my bass rig, and I can still get a huge sound without losing any body whenever I hit the whammy pedal. So yeah, this pedal not going anywhere anytime soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by budda View Post
    I played with a band where the bassist used a satchurator and I was pretty damn surprised - the thing sounded so pissed off.

    Curious to hear your thoughts
    I'm as surprised that I stuck with the Satchurator for so long, but it works so well on bass. It's easy to nail those Lemmy meets Nick Oliveri tones without losing bottom end like most guitar dirt pedals plugged into a bass.

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    Clips now!
    ...sadly I still suck at making clips. Didn't even have time last night... I'll get around to it eventually...

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    I haven't tried that version of the pedal. Glad you like it - the BXK pedals can be a bit polarizing and "brittle" at times but you can get some hammering tones out of them.

    Another great bass dirt pedal to check out for raunchier sounds is the Idiotbox Blower Box, which is a RAT derivative with a hugely powerful EQ section that is very touch sensitive.
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