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Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets
Amps

Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

Darkglass Electronics has a new rig to offer after announcing the Microtubes 500 bass head and expanding into the realm of cabinets with the DG210C and DG410C. The new head unit is the smaller brother of the Microtubes 900 and carries many of the same features at 500 watts and a lower price point. The unit matches a solid-state preamplifier...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal

Earlier this year, Darkglass Electronics unveiled a new dual distortion pedal called the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve unveiled a new take on the circuit with the Alpha Omicron. “With the Alpha Omega’s popularity and momentum, we decided it was time for an uncompromising option to those in search of the same bone-crushing sound and flexibility but in a smaller, more...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omega Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omega Distortion Pedal

Darkglass Electronics wowed NAMM attendees this year with a brand new pedal called the Alpha Omega. Co-designed with Karnivool’s Jon Stockman, the stompbox is a departure from their previous circuits and preamplifiers. “[The Alpha Omega] is fully operational amplifier based and has two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega) which can be selected or blended using our Mod knob,” Darkglass...

Darkglass Electronics Launches Microtubes 900 Bass Amp
Amps

Darkglass Electronics Launches Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

After showing a prototype at the NAMM Show this year, Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their first bass amplifier. The Microtubes 900 offers several upgrades from the prototype including extra power and an intuitive footswitch. Its design includes an all-analog preamplifier matched to a Class D Power module that dishes out 900 watts. Darkglass explains that the amp has an...

Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal

After unveiling the Microtubes B7K Ultra at NAMM this year, Finland’s Darkglass Electronics has given the Ultra treatment to the Vintage Microtubes. The new Vintage Ultra is described as “super portable preamp which enables on one side a massive clean sound, and from the other side, a tasty saturated sound.” The pedal’s overdrive section has a Level control, Drive control,...

Darkglass Electronics Announces Microtubes B7K Ultra
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Announces Microtubes B7K Ultra

Finland’s Darkglass Electronics will be kicking things into overdrive at NAMM this year with the new Microtubes B7K Ultra. Based on their B7K, the Ultra expands the pedal’s flexibility with a dedicated footswitch to engage the overdrive section, a Master volume knob, and switches for the mid control frequencies. “Whereas the Level Knob controls the output of the overdrive section...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces Super Symmetry Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Introduces Super Symmetry Compressor Pedal

Darkglass Electronics has expanded their pedal lineup with the Super Symmetry, a compressor they describe as state of the art with a classic feel. “It sounds modern in the way that it doesn’t color your tone while compressing, but the way it reacts to your playing is simply natural and seamless,” they write. Designed and built in Helsinki, Finland, the...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces Vintage Deluxe Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Introduces Vintage Deluxe Preamp Pedal

Darkglass Electronics is expanding on their vintage pedal concept this year with the Vintage Deluxe Preamp. A riff on their Microtubes Vintage, the pedal revolves around an ERA knob that interacts with the drive control to dish out different tones from the ’70s through the ’90s. The Vintage Deluxe takes the Drive, Level, ERA, and Blend controls from its predecessor...

Darkglass Electronics Announces Duality Dual Fuzz Engine
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Announces Duality Dual Fuzz Engine

Darkglass Electronics has unveiled the Duality, a fuzz pedal that offers up two separate fuzz circuits that can be used individually or blended for a wide variety of textures. The first side is a saw-tooth shape shifting circuit for an old school vibe while the second circuit is a 4-stage CMOS high gain distortion for a more brutal tone. The...

Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Microtubes Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Microtubes Pedal

Darkglass Electronics has unveiled the Vintage Microtubes, a unique overdrive pedal aimed at creating classic rock and roll bass tones from the ’70s through the ’90s. “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,” said Darkglass founder Douglas Castro....

Custom Shop: Darkglass Electronics
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Darkglass Electronics

We first heard about Darkglass Electronics by way of the company’s flagship distortion pedal, the Microtubes B3K [check out our review here], and soon met proprietor Douglas Castro. Castro, who hails from Chile but is now based out of Finland, builds all of the pedals by hand. A bass player himself, Castro couldn’t get the sound he wanted from all...

Gear Review: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K

Finland-based Darkglass Electronics, a company focused on bass effects and boasts handmade pedals, is the brainchild of Chilean-born Douglas Castro. Castro started the venture to create effects and tones that he heard in his head but couldn’t get with other pedals. The company’s flagship is their Microtubes B3K Bass Overdrive, a compact pedal featuring hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages....