Dark Sun
Guitarist|Summer 2019
Dark Sun

Delay and reverb ambience designed with Periphery’s Mark Holcomb

Trevor Curwen

Pedal designers may know their jobs, but the input of a pro guitarist in the design process ought to ensure that a pedal ticks the right boxes for players. So it was that Seymour Duncan enlisted the services of Mark Holcomb from djent metallers Periphery to help create the Dark Sun. What they’ve come up with is a pedal to provide space and ambiance by putting reverb and digital delay in one box with plenty of adjustable parameters, a choice of options for combining the effects, and 128 onboard presets.

The Dark Sun is capable of full stereo operation as well as mono in/mono out and mono in/stereo out. There are actually four routing options available. You can choose the traditional method of putting delay before reverb, or you can switch that around so that the reverb feeds into the delay for a more diffuse effect. The other two are parallel routings that split the reverb and delay into the L and R outputs with a choice of which goes where.

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Summer 2019