There are no rules and no limits, so dig in and unleash your tone.
Introducing the bass player’s newest secret weapon, the Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K CMOS Bass Overdrive Pedal. This black beauty may be small, yet it delivers loads of thick, juicy overdriven tones that are anything but small.
With the ability to dial in light overdrive for minimal textural grit to the need and desire to get incredibly dirty and nasty, the Microtubes B3K can easily cover all bases, with an emphasis on the latter. The 3-way Attack switch helps shape the amount of treble content where the Grunt switch boosts levels and aids in rounding out and shaping the saturation amount of the low frequency. Using the Blend knob mixes the clean input signal with the overdriven signal for incredibly smooth and dynamic tone control and shaping. The clean signal gain remains in unison while the volume of the overdriven signal is set by the Level knob, allowing for further fine control of the blend ratio.
Handcrafted, designed and engineered in Finland, the Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K delivers defined and powerful saturation in an intuitive format.
The perfect combination of brutality and clarity — you won’t believe your ears!
Little dude, Big attitude
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: Sets the amount of low frequency content to saturate by selecting between three different bass boost levels before the clipping stage.
Attack: Sets the amount of treble content to saturate: The “Boost” setting emphasizes the treble content extra clarity and presence. The “Flat” position leaves this register untouched while the “Cut” 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!
Dimensions: 11.3×7.5 cm (4.45×2.95 in)
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.
“This is the first time I’ve used an overdrive pedal (The B3K) in my live rig. It’s been working great for me, makes me wish I’d done it sooner. Truly bone crushing overdrive pedals. Seriously, this is the heaviest sound I’ve ever had. Beyond stoked.”
Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
“Love the crisp character in the B3K. The minds at Darkglass are creating some magic in the frozen north”
Paul D’Amour (Lesser Key)