Darkglass Microtubes 500 gives you 500 watts of power in a compact
package. All the same features as the bigger 900-watt model. Includes
the drive circuits from the Vintage Microtubes and B3K pedals. V2 has a graphic EQ, custom-made Class D power amp and impulse response cabinet emulations in the DI and headphone outputs.
Passive/Active Switch: The signal from some active basses is so hot that amplifiers run out of clean headroom quickly. In a situation like this, turn this switch to Active and it drops the gain of the signal going into the preamp. Choose the setting which suits your bass and your tonal needs.
Microtubes Switch: Turns on the Microtubes Engine, ie. the overdrive side of the amp, which is in front of the clean channel in the signal chain. Gain levels go from light saturation all the way to high gain sounds.
Drive: Sets the amount of gain on the overdrive side.
Tone: Tone control for the overdrive side.
Level: Sets volume level for the overdrive side.
Blend: Mix control which allows you to set the mix between the dry (clean) sound and the overdrive sound to your liking.
B3K/VMT Switch: Chooses between two different overdrive sounds. B3K is more aggressive and percussive, VMT is warmer and more neutral.
Gain (clean channel): Controls the input gain going into the 4-band EQ. Keep low if you want to have a clean sound, turn towards 5 o'clock for more aggressive sounds.
Bass: Bass control. +/- 12 db at 80 Hz.
Low Mids: +/-12 db control for the frequency chosen with Low Mids f switch.
Low Mids F: You can choose the Low Mids control frequency with this switch. Options are: 1 kHz, 500 Hz or 250 Hz.
Hi Mids: +/- 12 db control for the frequency chosen with High Mids f switch.
Hi Mids F: You can choose the Hi Mids control frequency with this switch. Options are:: 1,5 kHz, 3 kHz or 750 Hz.
Treble: +/- 12 db:n control at 5 kHz.
Master: Master volume for the amp, sets output volume level.
Mute: Mutes the amp
- Measurements: 19.2 cm x 24.7 cm x 7.1 cm
- Weight 1.7 kg
- Balanced DI output with XLR
- Headphone output
- You can switch the channels and mute the amp via a footswitch (sold separately). Connects to the amp with a regular mono instrument cable. The amplifier does not work with other channel switchers than Darkglass's own models.
- Input voltage 100-250V AC, can be used anywhere in the world without step-down or step-up transformers. Choose the correct voltage from the side of the amp.
- Made in Finland