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Darkglass Microtubes B3K Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Microtubes B3K is an unusual tool - a perfect combination of brutality and clarity. It delivers defined and powerful saturation in an intuitive f...Click To Read More About This Product

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High-quality CMOS bass overdrive for even more versatile low-end crunch.

The Microtubes B3K is an unusual tool - a perfect combination of brutality and clarity. It delivers defined and powerful saturation in an intuitive format. There are no rules and no limits, so dig in and unleash your tone.

Controls
Level: Sets the volume of the overdriven signal.
Drive: Sets the amount of saturation in the overdriven signal.
Blend: Mixes the clean input signal with the overdriven signal. The clean signal remains at unity gain while the volume of the overdriven signal is set by the Level knob, allowing for fine control of the blend ratio.
Grunt Switch: Sets the amount of low frequency content to saturate by selecting between three different bass boost levels before the clipping stage.
Attack Switch: Sets the amount of treble content to saturate: The œBoost setting emphasizes the treble content extra clarity and presence. The œFlat position leaves this register untouched while the œCut position will reduce the amount of high frequencies being saturated. This new addition helps to keep the treble portion of the signal under control, specially useful when playing with new strings and/or cabinets with tweeters.

FEATURES
  • WARNING: The Microtubes B3K has a current draw of 20mA. 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.
  • Dimensions: 11.3 cm — 7.5 cm (4.45" — 2.95")

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DarkglassMicrotubes B3K Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

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4.0

pretty sweet pedal

By denyyourdan

from West Jordan, UT

Pros

  • blend
  • doesn't kill the low end
  • solid knobs
  • well built

Cons

  • hard to adjust toggles with my toes (nit picky)

Best Uses

  • Lemmy inspired madness

Comments about Darkglass Microtubes B3K Guitar Effects Pedal:

Great overdrive pedal for bass! I find this especially useful for a rig that is composed of a SS head or hybrid head, as I am using the B3K with my Genz Benz GBE600. It turns it almost Ampegy SVT-CL'ish. You can also get downright Lemmy angry if you would like, simply turn the beast all the way up and Ace of Spades will be your playground. I have used this with both my American P w/Bartolini passive P's as well as my MusicMan StingRay. Haven't had a chance to use this in a band setting, so no clue if it will get lost in the mix like most overdrive pedals on bass (at least those of us in metal bands....).

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5.0

Definitive Bass Overdrive

By Normbass

from Bklyn,NY

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Pros

  • Retains low end.

Cons

  • Pricey, so get it on sale.

Best Uses

    Comments about Darkglass Microtubes B3K Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This thing rocks. I've been searching for an overdrive / distortion Bass pedal for years that really does sound like a real tube amp. However, while this pedal does get tube sound, it does something most tube amps don't. It adds the evil factor to your bass guitar sound. Especialy when using a plectrum.

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