Darkglass Tone Capsule & Dingwall Combustion pickups?

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  1. lewis

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    oooh i 100% prefer the NG2 pickup placements.

    Im tempted to just go fan fret bass myself. opt for this pickup placement, with the preamp and the Dingwall pickups haha.

    Its the next best thing to a Dingwall but will be cheaper.
     
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    Insomnia Needs more strings!

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    Well, it's a modified version of the 'Heavy Grind Bass' preset on the AxeChange. I'm afraid I can't remember exactly what I changed, but I believe I just tweaked the amps and EQ and cabs and drive and compression just a bit till it was more punchy and bass-sounding.

    I'll happily share all my settings with you, if you like!
     
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    if you could please. That would be great.

    I can transpose the settings/amp choice etc to the POD HD as best as I physically can \m/
     
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    otheres aready said it, but for bass the main thing is the type of pickups (soapbars, humbucker, single coils, P or J or MM, ect) and its placement. Then comes the rest.

    the tone capsule its jsut a pre-amp, its not a dirt. I know its says "Darkglass", but a lot of people tend to confuse the name of the brand with what they are know for, so when they read a bass has "darkglass tone capsule" they think it comes with a dirt integrated or something lol.

    but yeh would give you a very nice clean tones with a nice EQ.

    But if you wanna get "Nolly sound" then you already are on your way off with the correct patches fx/amp settings. Other than that would be to get the right scale lenght so you could have a thinner string for a better clarity
     
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    On the pickups point with regards to this topic - has anyone found that a pair of single coils gives you a more powerful tone than a pair of humbuckers in the same bass?
    I'm considering a swap for my custom dingwall-like bass...
     
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    yeah I think this will be the only difference in the end.

    regards to the TC, yeah I know its only an EQ. But it seems on paper that it will be a large improvement over the stock preamp/eq. We defo dont need it for dirt so I never believed thats what it would do.
     
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    yeah I know you know, just taking the opportunity to rant a bit about it, becuse I have seen ppl posting in facebook groups about it :p

    and yeh, deff would be a big improvement in sound
     
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    I can certainly understand that.
    Social media is the feeding ground for Ignorance. haha

    Defo thinking about saving for a multiscale bass myself. Something that goes like 37 inch long or something. And I will just let him use it for band \m/
     
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    If the preamp is shit, why not just get rid of it and go passive ?
     
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    The stock one isnt shit. I never said that. I just envisaged the Dark glass to be better?.

    Long term that would be at least my plan. I.e swap to Dingwall combustion pickups and pair with the darkglass preamp
     
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    Yet another +1 for the NG-2 placement. Did you record the clips with the pickups in series or parallel?
     
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