Seymour Duncan Dark Sun Digital Delay and Reverb Pedal

Take your tone to atmospheric levels! The Seymour Duncan Dark Sun delay and reverb is based on Mark Holcomb of Periphery's favorite ambient guitar tones.
As part of the three-guitar assault that makes up Periphery, Mark Holcomb might be best known for bombastic riffs and liquid leads, but he's no stranger to the atmospheric and ambient side of guitar. The lush clean passages, accented by crystalline reverb and chiming delay tones, that break up Periphery's aggression are part of the formula that makes the band so special -- meaning the bar was set high when we set out to create a pedal that could meet Mark's expectations.

The Seymour Duncan Dark Sun was crafted based on Mark's favorite sounds from the Andromeda Dynamic Delay and the Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb. Dark Sun combines a warm and clean digital delay algorithm with a lush Hall reverb, and the ability to route the two in just about any configuration you could want. And, you can shape the EQ of the effect, add saturation, or lush choral modulation, or use Dynamic Expression to control the mix of the effect with your playing.

Mark wanted the ability to change the order of the effects on the fly and assign them to either the left or right channel -- so we designed the routing control; a 4-position switch that can create dramatically different sounds depending on how it's set. Running delay first means new reverberations are created with each repeat -- while putting reverb first will create a less natural and more dramatic repeat of the reverb trail. Setting Delay and Reverb to the left and right channels allows you to use Dark Sun's two effects in stereo or as two separate read more pedals in one.

A complement of filters, gain, and modulation round out the feature set. Applied only to the wet signal, they can totally re-shape the character of the effect. Use the Low Pass Filter to soften and warm up the sound, or the High Pass Filter to cut big low-end repeats, allowing you to use high mix settings without overpowering your playing. Saturation adds gain for pleasant lo-fi effects, tape-like saturation, or shoegaze-style distorted repeats. And, the modulation section can be assigned to the delay, the reverb, or both.

Dynamic Expression has been distilled to one purpose for this pedal -- to control the mix of the effect with your playing. Turn it on and play hard and the mix control is automatically ducked, so the delay and reverb get out of your way. When you play softer or let a note ring out the mix level will rise again, swelling in ambient trails.

Dark Sun has 4 tap divisions available -- quarter notes, dotted eighths, eighths, and triplets. You can set the tempo via the tap footswitch, Time control, or MIDI -- and the time can be displayed in milliseconds or beats per minute (which you can toggle by holding the trails switch while powering up the device). It is fully MIDI capable, and features a micro-USB port for firmware updates and preset management.

Like all Seymour Duncan pedals, Dark Sun was dreamed, designed, and built right here in the US, and features true-bypass switching.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY 11900017
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP SEY11900017
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 805-964-9610
(2 ratings)
Submitted October 9, 2019 by steven b in anchorage, AK
"cool pedal but i returned it"
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so, this pedal is really fantastic if you don't have other nice delay and reverb pedals. it is both a reverb and a delay pedal and it does a pretty great job at both duties and has some really cool features like high pass and or low pass filters for your repeats. with all of the options you can pretty much dial in a version of any kind of delay sound you've heard in other pedals. however, my main issue with the pedal is that with my mediocre 46 year old eyesight, the print on the pedal is impossible to read unless i am sitting cross legged on the floor across from the pedal in a well lit room. all the text and labeling of knobs is in black writing on top of a medium gray surface. this made it extra work for me to try an dial in sounds. the sounds i found where pretty good but not better then other pedals in my arsenal. for example my specular reverb v3 or my tc electronic arena stereo reverb units sound better to me in the reverb realm and my boss dd200 and my ehx grand canyon pedals sound better in the delay realm. i was hoping for a super vibey rich tone reminescent of the old memory man deluxe pedals which my grand canyon does a pretty great job at, but i was unable to achieve it on this pedal. i think this pedal is pretty cool though, so don't get me wrong. i love that is made in the usa and is true bypass and it has features i've never even thought of like being able to have reverb on one out and delay on the other or to put reverb before delay or conversely delay before reverb.i read more would recommend this pedal if you would like one pedal for all of your delay / reverb needs and if you have stellar eyesight.

Musical Background:
nationally touring performing songwriter / musician / pro sound man and recording engineer. i play all fretted instruments

Musical Style:
ambient guitar, indie rock, folk music, bluegrass, old timey music
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