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Darkglass Microtubes B7K v2 Bass Overdr.

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Effect Pedal for Electric Bass

All the features of the craved B7K, with the ability to better sculpture the tone. On the Low Mids the center frequency can change from 1 kHz to 500 Hz, and on the High Mids from 3 kHz to 1.5 kHz.

  • Overdrive
  • Delivers punchy, dynamic sound of the B3K plus a four-band EQ and a DI Out for even greater studio and live versatility
  • Controls: Blend - Level - Drive - Low - Low Mids - Hi Mids - Treble
  • Buttons: 1 kHz/500 Hz - 3 kHz/1.5 kHz - Ground Lift
  • Switches: Attack - Grunt
  • LED: Effect On
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • True bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack) - output (6.3 mm jack) - direct output (6.3 mm stereo jack) - parallel output (6.3 mm jack) - power supply connector (coaxial jack 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 20 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power supply (not included - matching power supply: Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 106 x 120 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 350 g
  • Made in Finland

Note: No battery operation possible.

Effect Types Overdrive
available since November 2017
Item number 424383
£259
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You don't need a tube amp
Profond 17.11.2020
After a lot of consideration I got this pedal to dial in some warmth into my sound. And it really does the trick. You can go for a more aggressive sound (if that's your thing) and shape it to your heart's content. I combine my amp's EQ settings with the EQ from the B7K, then you can blend how much 'dirt' you want (basically mix the clean and distorted signal).
You can shape it to be subtle but the warmth and that classic gritty tube sound is noticeable and really lovely - you don't need a tube amp. It's also silent and feels smooth. I'm sceptical when it comes to distortion and was extra wary due to Darkglass' 'metal' reputation but the quality sound you can get from the B7K is genial. Not cheap but I think you really get what you pay for.
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modern versatile overdrive, no tubes
onetwothree 18.10.2021
very good modern bass overdrive that can go from a little crunch to heavy distortion. main point: it does not kill your low frequencies. lots of options which is good because different bass guitars deliver very different things and i could adjust anything from a p-bass with flatwound strings to a BEAD-tuned modern heavy bass. i particularly like that you can blend distorted and clean signal, extremely useful when playing together with high gain guitars. this is most probably the best overdrive i've come across in more than 20 years of playing electric basses. haven't had it long enough to judge sturdiness, but the quality seems good.
reason i gave it four stars overall is because there is one thing it can not do: despite the name, there is no tube in it, therefore you will not get tube saturation/sound. you can of course add just a little dirt to your tone and most people in the audience will never even think of the difference, but if you are looking for tube sounds, this is not your gadget. buy something with a tube in it, the darkglass has it's strength elsewhere.
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Trying not to be too enthusiastic here...
jDV B∆SS 20.01.2021
...but d@@@@mn how this B7K is good.
I've been using it for over a year now and it really does the job.

The preamp is really top notch and really helps finding the wanted tune if, like me, you've always been struggling going for a compressor.
I'm no specialist of EQs so I'll let others detail their experience with this 4 bands one : overall, this v2 of the B7K brought some low and high-mids filters that are quite impressive but, yet again, not the best to talk here.

Now - let's talk overdrive, 'cause that's where this Darkglass stuff is masterpiece. Let me get this straight, I have no use of big fat distortions in the genre I'm playing so I was looking for a sweet growl-y and polyvalent sound to add to my clear tune and it all comes to one word : BLEND
This function is magic and allows to find EXACTLY what you want by blending you clear sound to the overdrive. Magic.

I could recommend this Microtubes only for its high manoeuvrability and for the quality of the sound all over its range.
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Add a compressor and you good too go!
Phillie 28.12.2019
Only pedal i really need and use, aside from the standard chromatic tuner and compressor. Has alot of features and gives that nice extra. I use this with a p-bass, probably cuts even harder trough with a j-bass coils or humbuckers. Alot of bassist compliment this one, saying/thinking the same as me.

Only thing i disliked, the metal seems cheaper than other pedals i own. it feels different, less quality or not that thick, maybe some parts are plastic? not sure. The finish makes it feel like it can't take a real hit while other pedals really do. yet, this is a great piece of art. worth every penny
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