Darkglass Electronics, Microtubes Vintage Pedal, pre amps :: For sale, UK, EU, On offer Accessories at Bass Direct: Warwick


Vintage Microtubes: A tribute to classic tone (list £225)


“What we did for this one was to study the greatest and most legendary bass tones and all the components involved in creating them; amplifier brands, recording techniques, etcetera.

The result is one of a kind experience. In addition to the mandatory Level and Drive knobs you can mix the clean signal in with the Blend knob. However, without any doubt the control that makes this pedal so unique and versatile is the ERA knob: This unique Knob unlocks some of the greatest tones characteristic of Rock & Roll throughout the ages!  It interacts brilliantly with the Drive knob in order to recreate everything, from the smooth, warm and naturally compressed tone of the 70's to the aggressive and punchy growl of the 90's, plus everything in between!”

Useful tip:

•If you want to get Fuzzy tones out of the Microtubes, you can do so by rolling down the tone control of your bass, if it´s passive, or treble if it has an active preamp, and set the Grunt switch to Fat mode, this will provide some mean , hysteric, woolly tones!


•Level: Controls the level of the Overdriven Signal.

•Blend: Allows to mix exactly how much clean signal you want to mix with the Overdriven.

•Drive: Sets the amount of gain for this pedal.

•Grunt Switch: Choose between 3 different Bass boost levels before the gain stages. This interacts with the Drive knob, so you can choose how much of bass you want to saturate

•Attack Switch: This switch features the same “Ultra Hi” option in most tube bass amps. And it allows you to choose how much treble content you want to saturate. The Boost setting gives more clarity, presence and definition. The Off option will round up your sound, making it a bit warmer and less sharp.

•For ecological reasons, non of our products will ever again include battery snaps! The B3K can be powered with a  regulated 9V power supply (center negative). You can also experiment with 12V power supply for extra headroom.

•True Bypass

  1. Original Design featuring Hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages for a natural dynamic response.

  2. See also;

  3. EBS Multidrive

  4. EBS Metal Drive

  5. EBS Valve Drive

  6. Carl Martin Bass Drive

  7. Creation Audio Holy Fire

  8. Mark Bass Distortion

  9. XOTIC RC Booster

  10. Darkglass X3B


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