NAMM 2019 Video: Seymour Duncan releases Dark Sun Mark Holcomb signature

This is a delay/reverb unit that offers outstanding configuration options.

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Seymour Duncan has teamed up with Mark Holcomb of Periphery on a delay and ’verb unit dubbed Dark Sun.

This stompbox aims to deliver warm and clean digital delay, as well as a lush hall reverb. What’s unique about it, however, is its ability to route the two in whatever configuration you desire. Designed under Holcomb’s direction, the Dark Sun features a routing system governed by a four-position switch that creates vastly different sounds according to how it’s set.

You can set delay first to create new reverberations with every repeat, or set reverb first for a more natural dramatic repeat of the ’verb trail. You can also set the effects to left/right channels for stereo or as two solo pedals in one.

Apart from that, the Dark Sun also features a healthy dose of gain, filters and modulation controls. More details here:

  • Low Pass Filter: Soften and warm up sound
  • High Pass Filter: Cut low-end repeats, so you can use high mix settings without overpowering your sound
  • Saturation: Adds gain for lo-fi effects, tape-like saturation or shoegaze-style distorted repeats

Note that the modulation section can be applied to either of the effects, or both.

Watch our video above to learn more about the Dark Sun from the Periphery man himself, Mark Holcomb.

More information at seymourduncan.com.


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