Effects Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Bass Preamp Distortion Pedal

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Latest version: 1) Relay bypass for ultra transparent buffer bypass (same as currently used in B7K's and VMT Deluxe): We decided to replace the relay merely for reliability reasons. The relay worked great most of the times, but it wasn't completely silent and also all the failures we've had in the past have been in pedals using this system.
We've replaced it with a smooth JFET switching using the same buffers that the B7K and Vintage Deluxe already use. We also replaced the foot switch for an on board tact switch with a spring actuator: The result is the same transparent switching, but with increased reliability and robustness. Specially considering that the switch we'll implement now is rated for 1 million cycles (yes, 1 million!).
2) Attack switch: We also took this revamp to implement an upgrade that was long overdue, removing one of the Boost options ("Boost 2") adding a "Cut" position for the Attack switch!
From Darkglass: The newest Microtubes B3K revision features great upgrades! Same tone, greater reliability, Relay true bypass and 100% handmade in the USA. The B3K delivers an immense amount of sounds, from warm, clear, and punchy tube-like Overdrives, to devastating Raging Bass Distortions, all without losing a gram of low end or definition! Doesn’t matter if you play pop, rock or metal. This is the Bass Distortion you’ve been always waiting for. Useful Tips: 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!
The newest Microtubes B3K revision features great upgrades! Same tone, greater reliability, Relay true bypass and 100% handmade in the USA. The B3K delivers an immense amount of sounds, from warm, clear, and punchy tube-like Overdrives, to devastating Raging Bass Distortions, all without losing a gram of low end or definition! Doesn’t matter if you play pop, rock or metal. This is the Bass Distortion you’ve been always waiting for.
Useful Tips:
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.
  • Indestructible Relay True bypass! Still True bypass, except that it won’t break. Ever.
  • Original Design featuring Hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages for a natural dynamic response.
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