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Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

Darkglass Electronics Microtubes X and X7 Pedals

Darkglass Electronics has once again expanded their line of bass pedals with the Microtubes X series, including the Microtubes X and Mictrotubes X7 pedals. Each of the units employs a multi-band distortion for affecting the high and low frequencies of your tone accordingly.

“The Microtubes X series brings the studio method producers have been using the years to cover the whole bass distortion spectrum: from articulate high gain to punchy mild overdrive, raw and gnarly fuzz and everything in between,” the company says of the series.

The Microtubes X treats the high and low frequencies differently with a low-pass filter for retaining low end and a high-pass filter for setting the cutoff frequency to be distorted. High Pass and Low Pass knobs let you set the thresholds for each filter. A mix control sets the blend between the two signals while a Mids knob controls your mid-range.

Darkglass beefed up the X7 to include compression for the low pass signal, separate level controls for each signal, a 4-band EQ, a parallel output, and a DI with ground lift. Check out this gnarly demo of the X7 by Or Lubianiker:

The Darkglass Microtubes X and X7 are expected later this month with prices of $199.99 and $299.99, respectively.

Darkglass Microtubes X Multiband Bass Distortion Pedal Specifications:

Controls:High-pass Frequency, Low-pass Frequency, Level, Mix, Drive, Mids
Input:1/4″
Output:1/4″
Output Impedance:1k
Power:Center negative, regulated 9VDC only.
Current Consumption:30mA

Darkglass Microtubes X7 Multiband Bass Distortion Pedal Controls:

Controls:High Pass Frequency, High Drive, High Level, Low Pass Frequency, Low Comp, Low Level
Sliders:Master Volume, Low Shelf, 500Hz, 1kHz, High Shelf
Input:1/4″
Parallel Output:hard-wired copy of the input via 1/4″ connector.
Output:1/4″
Direct Output:Balanced output via XLR connector
9VDC:Center negative, regulated 9VDC only.
Current Consumption:70mA