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Darkglass Microtubes X7 Multiband Bass Drive/EQ/DI Pedal

Darkglass Darkglass Microtubes X7 Multiband Bass Drive/EQ/DI Pedal

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£289.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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Microtubes X7

Multiband Bass Drive/EQ/DI

Distorting bass has always been a very challenging engineering endeavour. In

order to achieve a punchy and aggressive distortion, that is also full and fatsounding,

you really need to reconcile two contradicting conditions.

The tightness comes from attenuating bass frequencies before saturation,

which will also result in a very thin signal, however boosting the lows can also

result in additional, unwanted fuzz. To solve this paradox, audio engineers have

been using multiband distortions in the studio for a few decades now.

The Microtubes X7 is our solution to this issue, but in a compact yet flexible

form, just right for any touring or home bass setup.

The audio is split by two variable low-pass and high-pass filters at the very start

of the signal chain. The high-pass signal (mostly the mid and treble tones) is

distorted using CMOS circuitry, just like our other Microtubes pedal circuits.

The low pass-signal (all bass) is left clean and then is processed by the variable

built in compressor. This lets the high frequencies be all crunch, attack and full of

rich harmonics, all while mixing back in the undistorted lows to add gargantuan

size to the overall mix. The result is virtually unlimited fullness, size, aggression

and definition, regardless of how old the strings are or even if your instrument

is just boomy or thin sounding.

Microtubes X7 offers all of this plus a 4-band graphic equalizer with perfectly tailored mid controls for maximum tonal flexibility. In addition,

with regular parallel, affected and balanced XLR direct outputs, you’re sure to find a way to hook up the pedal that fits your rig perfectly.

Plus when the pedal is engaged, it features a low pass filter to perfectly sculpt the distorted signal for direct applications.

Controls

• High-pass frequency:

 controls the cutoff frequency to be distorted, ranging from 100Hz (for thicker,

fuzzier saturation) or 1kHz for ultra-sharp definition

• High Drive:

 Sets the amount of distortion for the high pass side

• High Level:

 Sets the output volume of the distorted high-pass signal

• Low-pass frequency:

controls the cutoff frequency to be mixed back to the high-pass side Ranging

 from 50Hz (for only sub-bass) and 500Hz to preserve some clean mids

• Low Comp:

 Sets the amount of compression for the low-pass signal

• Low Signal:

 Sets the output volume of the low-pass signal

• Master Slider:

 Sets the overall volume of the unit

• Low-shelf Slider: +-12dB @ 80Hz

• 500 Hz Slider: +-12dB

• 1 kHz Slider: +-12dB

 

Specs

• Input: 6.5mm / ¼” Jack

• Main Output: 6.5mm / ¼” Jack

• Parallel Output: 6.5mm / ¼” Jack

 hard-wired copy of the input

• Direct Output: Balanced output via XLR connector

 with switchable ground lift

• Output impedance: 1k Ohm

• Powered by optional 9V PSU

 (9V DC, centre -, 2.1mm, ~30mA current draw)

• High-shelf Slider: +-12dB @ 5 kHz

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