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Those look fucking awesome. Like modernized mac minis. :lol:

Does Nolly still have anything to do w/these guys? His old Darkglass demo that sounded straight up incredible was the reason that I bought one of their overpriced pedals. It worked as advertised too, it sounded great. It's one of the only djent-era things that I can honestly say lived up to the hype.

How much are these things? The "BUY NOW" button on their website just leads me to other websites with no pricing.
 

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Those look fucking awesome. Like modernized mac minis. :lol:

Does Nolly still have anything to do w/these guys? His old Darkglass demo that sounded straight up incredible was the reason that I bought one of their overpriced pedals. It worked as advertised too, it sounded great. It's one of the only djent-era things that I can honestly say lived up to the hype.

How much are these things? The "BUY NOW" button on their website just leads me to other websites with no pricing.
I can only assume Nolly does, maybe similar (or perhaps not as upfront) way how Jon Stockman (Karnivool) is associated with every Alpha/Omega product.

I'm also guessing that the heads are similarly priced to their first head. That costs about 1400aud (with perpetual summer/nice beaches tax), so add a bit of upcharge to that.
 

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They look like they grafted their various preamp pedals into their amp head (nothing wrong with that; my Tone Hammer is basically the same thing).

The only problem I have with their stuff is the cost.
 

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Division's bassist has the original 900 that he bought last year, and I didn't think the price was outrageous. :shrug:

They also sound beastly.
 

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My previous band's bassist had a Darkglass pedal, which sounded pretty amazing
 

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All i know about these guys is basically every djent kiddie uses some emulation of them.
 

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All i know about these guys is basically every djent kiddie uses some emulation of them.
A lot of the djent cumsprouts certainly do. And in fairness the pedals certainly aren't cheap but I was surprised when I bought the original Microtubes at a reasonable price for what they are.

And then guys like Bryan Beller, Tony Levin and Billy Gould have jumped on the bandwagon. Hell, I'm browsing through their roster and I'm seeing some diverse names like The Strokes, Jamiraquai, etc. I should apply after my next album... :lol:
 

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All i know about these guys is basically every djent kiddie uses some emulation of them.
True, but to be fair they use them because of Nolly. And Nolly transcends all the things we don't like about the djent generation, because he can play his ass off and his tones are generally pretty fantastic. Plus he has a James Bond accent which is quite dreamy.
 

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If I ever put together a new bass rig (probably some day), I definitely plan on taking a good look at Darkglass heads and pedals. Too many of my favourite tones in the last few years have been from Darkglass gear.

Here's a solid non-djent demo of the pedal version of the Alpha Omega (Jon Stockman/Karnivool signature):

 

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Division's bassist has the original 900 that he bought last year, and I didn't think the price was outrageous. :shrug:

They also sound beastly.
They're on the pricey side on the amp spectrum; a few hundred bucks more than comparable offerings from GK, Aguilar, etc, and the pedals are expensive. They also do sound great, although not enough to make me ditch what I'm currently using on either the amp or pedal front.

Some of it is obviously a taste thing; I've spent a fair bit of time with the B7K and the Alpha/Omega Ultra and haven't had much luck getting tones that have sold me on the $500 price tag (although they're deep pedals with a huge range of options, and I'm sure given enough time I'd get something I'd want out of them).

That said, I also have a bass with their preamp, and it does sound quite good; instead of treble, there's a "high mid" knob that's centered right on the "aggressive clank" frequency so you can add or remove as much of that as you want.
 

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True, but to be fair they use them because of Nolly. And Nolly transcends all the things we don't like about the djent generation, because he can play his ass off and his tones are generally pretty fantastic. Plus he has a James Bond accent which is quite dreamy.
It is known. :yesway:
 

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Our last show, the headliner's bassist was using a Darkglass head (top one IIRC). He said he had issues repeatedly with his SVT, tried it out in store and took it home immediately. His whole rig (minus cab) is on his board.

Our bassist uses the B7K (I think) right now. He's not done sorting out the rig :lol:.
 

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If I was still playing in a band, I'd absolutely get one. From the prices I've seen on Reverb, they're a couple hundred cheaper than a Mesa Carbine M9 or even M6. Not to mention quite a bit smaller.

Not for nothin' but the setup of my Markbass LMII head, Tech21 VT Bass and Fulltone GT-500 pedals was pretty badass. Nice high end grind and enough low end to shake your fillings loose.
 

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True, but to be fair they use them because of Nolly. And Nolly transcends all the things we don't like about the djent generation, because he can play his ass off and his tones are generally pretty fantastic. Plus he has a James Bond accent which is quite dreamy.
We had a bass player try out last year who was such a huge Nolly fanboy, he had literally ALL the gear, the Dingwall, the Darkglass, the toaster oven amp (Kemper), had skipped over the last 40 years of metal and got into it like... right now, all the contemporary shit in the last 2 years or less, so none of our points of reference clicked or anything... Anyway, i was really eager to hear his tone, it sounded so sick when he fired up his rig, but once we all jammed as a band he just completely and utterly disappeared into a pool of mush :lol:
 

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We had a bass player try out last year who was such a huge Nolly fanboy, he had literally ALL the gear, the Dingwall, the Darkglass, the toaster oven amp (Kemper), had skipped over the last 40 years of metal and got into it like... right now, all the contemporary shit in the last 2 years or less, so none of our points of reference clicked or anything... Anyway, i was really eager to hear his tone, it sounded so sick when he fired up his rig, but once we all jammed as a band he just completely and utterly disappeared into a pool of mush :lol:
I have to assume that's probably a pretty common thing these days. People emulate tones that they hear from recordings and don't understand that tones for recording aren't the same as tones for playing with other people. If there's one thing the djent generation can do its spend money.

It's the 2019 version of scooping out all of your mids back in the 80s and wondering why nobody can hear you. :lol:
 

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I'm a Jon Stockman fanboy and his Alpha Omega pedal/head is fucking incredible sounding. I own a B7K and it shits on every SansAmp Bass Driver I've ever heard.
 

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I'm a Jon Stockman fanboy and his Alpha Omega pedal/head is fucking incredible sounding. I own a B7K and it shits on every SansAmp Bass Driver I've ever heard.
I'm a huge fan, too, and keep eyeing those.

Then I take comfort in the fact that all of his recorded tones that I love are from a Boss Bass Overdrive :lol: The Warwicks and Ashdowns help significantly, as well as his attack.
 
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