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Darkglass Microtubes 900W Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

Darkglass Darkglass Microtubes 900W Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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£925.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The Microtubes 900™ is a 900W amplifier equipped with an all analog preamplifier and a Class D Power Module. The first thing you will notice from the Microtubes 900 is its unusual control layout: On the right side you’ll find the clean section which is the foundation of your tone. It features Gain and Master controls an active 4 band EQ. Along with Low and Treble controls you will find Low Mids and Hi Mids control, each knob with their own 3-way frequency switch. On the left side you will find the Microtubes® Engine which acts as an extra channel that can bring your clean tone to the next level by helping you cut through the mix while adding anything from subtle tube break up, harmonics and natural compression to obliterating distortion.

 

Front Panel Features

 

Input

 

Connect your instrument via a standard ¼” mono cable.

 

Passive/Active

 

Switch from passive to active mode. Some active basses can have a hotter signal output which can make the amp distort early (feel free to use it on Passive move even with active basses if such additional distortion is desired).

 

Microtubes

 

Turns on or off the Microtubes Engine to add natural compression, organic harmonic enhancement, and saturation ranging from mild overdrive to high gain bass rage. 

 

The Microtubes Engine operates before the clean section (you can therefore use the 4 Band Active EQ for additional tone shaping in addition to the Tone knob described below).

 

Drive

 

Controls the amount of distortion that the Microtubes Engine will deliver. It will change from a soft warm overdrive to a massive modern distorted tone.

 

Tone

 

Controls the high harmonic content of the Microtubes Engine via a variable low pass filter: crank it up for additional attack and definition or dim it down for a smoother sound. This is handy if running bright clean EQ settings or cabinets with tweeters.

 

Level

 

Controls the Microtubes Engine’s output volume.

 

Blend

 

Mixes between the Clean signal and the Distortion signal (Microtubes Engine).

 

B3K/VMT

 

Selects between two overdrive voicings: B3K mode will deliver an aggressive, percussive sound while the VMT will bring up the mids for a warmer, more neutral character.

Gain

 

Changes the volume of the signal the Active 4 Band EQ. You can set it low prior to ensuring the cleanest operation possible or set it higher for more aggressive growl.

 

Bass

 

+-12dB at 80Hz. Changes the low content of the signal.

 

Low Mids

 

+-12dB of the selected frequency via the LOW MIDS ƒ switch (described below). Changes the lower mid content of the signal.

 

Low Mids 

 

Use this switch to change the frequency of the low mid band from 250Hz, 500Hz or 1kHZ.

 

Hi Mids

 

+-12dB of the selected frequency via the HI MIDS ƒ switch (described below). Changes the higher mid content of the signal.

 

Hi Mids 

 

Use this switch to change the frequency of the hi mid band from 750Hz, 1.5kHz and 3kHZ.

 

Treble

 

+-12dB at 5kHz. Changes the high content of the signal.

 

Master

 

Controls the overall volume of the amplifier.

 

Mute

 

Mutes the amplifier.

 

DIMENSIONS

 

26.7x23x6.4 cm (10.5x9.05x2.52 in)

 

WARNING

 

Do not open the amp. No user serviceable parts inside the amplifier.

 

Make sure the voltage selector switch on the left side panel is set properly (115V/230V) before plugging the amplifier on the AC outlet.

 

Never use the amp at a high moisture environment or near liquids.

 

The Microtubes 900 can deliver more than 115 db of power. Exposure to this level of sound can damage your hearing. Use proper hearing protection if you will be exposed.

 

The Microtubes 900 can deliver more than 900 Watts. Be sure that your speaker cabinet is able to handle that power. You can reduce the output of the amp by selecting the 2Ω mode on the rear panel (by the Speakon output jack).

 

Do not cover the vent holes. The Fan and vent holes are part of the cooling system of the amp. Covering the vent holes can produce overheating of the power amp damaging it.

 

Do not use an instrument cable as speaker cable. An Instrument cables are not design to deliver power signals going from the amplifier to the speaker.

Delivery

We offer FREE DELIVERY on ALL orders within the UK (excludes Highlands & Islands for courier items).

We aim to dispatch all orders placed by 2pm and in stock on the same working day.  If something is out of stock with us then we will order it from our suppliers.  If an item is also out of stock at a supplier, we will contact you with an estimated delivery date.

Standard free delivery orders are usually sent by Royal Mail unless oversize in which case they are sent by courier, and usually arrive within 3 working days.  Express delivery orders are sent on a next working day service.  For clarity, this means an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.  

Delivery to the Highlands & Islands or overseas will usually take longer. 

Returns

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.  We recognise there will be occasions when you wish to return an item.  We offer a no-quibble 14-day returns period.  If you wish to return an item, please contact us via e-mail with your order number and your reason for return.  We will reply within 48 hours providing full return instructions. 

All items returned under our no-quibble returns policy must be in an as-new, resaleable condition including all accessories and retail packaging.  Items where the packaging will be damaged through opening it are not eligible for no-quibble returns.  Hygiene items such as Talk Boxes, Harmonicas, Wind Instruments etc are also ineligible for returns under this policy if there is evidence they have been opened and/or used. Please pack returned items appropriately to ensure no damage in transit.  We reserve the right to refuse refunds for items that are returned in a state which renders them unfit for resale as new. 


Items that are found to be faulty on arrival or within 14 days of receipt will be replaced.  After this period we will honour the manufacturer's warranty period for repairs and items will be repaired or replaced as deemed appropriate. 

Transit Damage & Mispicks

We make every effort to ensure your order arrives complete, correct and in the condition you would expect. In the event that the package shows signs of damage, please mark this when signing for it. In this instance or if your order is incorrect for any reason, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery so that we can rectify the situation. 

CITES

CITES regulations concerning the export of items containing certain woods affect any guitar sold ouside of the European Union and which contains any quantity of either Rosewood or Bubinga.  In these cases, an additional charge of £80.00 will be levied per species after the sale to pay for the required re-export certificate.  There will be a delay in dispatching any guitar containing either Bubinga or Rosewood of up to 4 weeks while we obtain the necessary certification for export. As the charge is per species, where a guitar contains both Bubinga AND Rosewood, the charge is doubled to £160.00.  We will contact you following your purchase of any guitar containing a controlled wood and advise of the charge once you have placed the order.  You can make payment for the charge by sending a Paypal payment to us at: sales@fxpedal.co.uk. 

Note that CITES only applies to guitars containing Rosewood or Bubinga that are being exported outside the European Union.  Guitars being delivered with the United Kingdom or in the European Union will be dispatched as normal. 

You can find out more information about CITES here: https://reverb.com/uk/news/new-cites-regulations-for-all-rosewood-species