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|
|Power:||Center negative, regulated 9VDC only.|
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|
|Parallel Output:||hard-wired copy of the input via 1/4″ connector.|
|Direct Output:||Balanced output via XLR connector|
|9VDC:||Center negative, regulated 9VDC only.|