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Darkglass Darkglass Microtubes X Ultra Bass Preamp Pedal - New

Darkglass Darkglass Microtubes X Ultra Bass Preamp Pedal - New

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Darkglass Microtubes X Ultra Bass Preamp/Distortion Pedal - New


The Microtubes X Ultra greatly expands on the already immense versatility of the Microtubes X7. Featuring all the great controls that its predecessor has that allows users to select exactly what frequencies they want to compress and saturate for the low and treble respectively, but with four major additions providing an additional layer of flexibility, while maintaining the same compact footprint, making it an extremely complete tool for the modern bassist.

Features:

  • Free shipping, delivery within 2 to 3 business days or less.
  • Bass preamp/overdrive pedal
  • Direct output and parallel output for flexible routing options
  • Splits your signal to 2 variable filters for tone shaping
  • Lowpass-filtered signal remains clean for maximum punch and fundamental impact
  • Highpass-filtered signal goes to the drive circuit for adding harmonic saturation
  • Variable frequency controls allow you to choose where your signal is split
  • Level controls for high and low filters allow you to create your ideal sonic combination
  • 6-band graphic EQ with high- and low-shelving bands, 250Hz, 500Hz band, 1.5kHz band, 3kHz band, and master level control
  • Aux input allows you to plug in a music player for practice sessions


Low Comp

Controls compression amount for the low band. Both threshold and makeup gain are controlled to maintain a constant level. This control is also used to control the compression amount when the compressor is enabled for clean signal in Darkglass Suite.

Low Level

Sets the output volume of the low-pass signal.

Low Pass Frequency

Controls the cut-off frequency to be mixed back to the high-pass side. Ranging from 50Hz (for only sub-bass) and 500Hz to preserve some clean mids.

High Level

Sets the output volume of the distorted high-pass signal.

High Drive

Sets the amount of distortion for the high pass side.

High Pass Frequency

Controls the cutoff frequency to be distorted, ranging from 100Hz (for thicker, fuzzier saturation) or 1kHz for ultra-sharp definition.

Master

+-12 dB. Sets the overall volume of the unit.

Low shelf

+-12 dB @ 80 Hz.

250 Hz / 500 Hz / 1,5 kHz / 3 kHz

+-12dB.

High shelf

+-12 dB @ 5 kHz.

Direct Output

Balanced XLR output for connecting the pedal to a microphone preamp, PA system, etc.

Ground lift

Disconnects the signal ground on the Direct Output to break any ground loops. Set this switch to either position that has less noise. The switch does not affect the ¼” output.

Cab Sim

Toggle the cabinet simulation on/off on the Direct Output. This switch completely bypasses all digital circuits and allows you to get a zero latency signal when needed.

Headphones

Microtubes X Ultra has a digitally controlled headphone amplifier with a 3.5mm stereo jack output. Digital volume control is available in Darkglass Suite. Headphone volume can be controlled directly on the pedal with the master volume control when the preamp is enabled. When the pedal is on bypass, the master volume does not affect the headphone volume.

USB

A Micro USB B connector allows you to connect the pedal to PC/Mac to load cabinet simulation impulse responses to the pedal and control various other settings. Download the free Darkglass Suite software from to configure the pedal, load new impulses and download firmware updates.

Auxiliary Input

Perfect for quiet practice, you can now connect your PC or mobile device to your pedal to play along with your favorite songs, and backing tracks while using the headphone output.

DIMENSIONS

125x96x57 mm (4.92x3.77x2.24 in)

WARNING

WARNING: When the pedal is on bypass the master volume does not affect the headphone volume. In this case, the total volume is adjustable in Darkglass Suite. With sensitive headphones, the bypass volume can be very loud if not adjusted.

The Microtubes X Ultra has a current draw of 200mA. Only use a regulated 9V DC adapter with a center-negative plug. Due to ecological reasons, it does not accept batteries. Unregulated power supplies and/or higher voltages may result in suboptimal noise performance and even damage your unit, voiding the warranty

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