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Darkglass Vintage microtubes - favorite settings

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mosfed, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Mont Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Hi guys

    Just got my first Darkglass Vintage Microtubes.

    What are some people's favorite settings to start out with? Would love some ideas as to where to start.

    Many thanks in advance
  2. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I used mine as an always-on tone-shaper and light overdrive. My bass has a low output, so I can set the Gain up between 10-11 o'clock without a lot of drive unless I dig in. I set the Blend to 100% wet, Era to around 2 o'clock and Volume to taste (I use mine to push a tube amp a bit, so my Volume is always boosted above unity). With the Vintage Deluxe I just got the EQ makes it far more versatile, but of course also much less plug-n-play...
  3. HugoBazZ


    May 12, 2013
    i have just the other day found a new sweet setting. i keep the blend 100% wet. the drive and era is both at around 11 and the level is a little over unity.
    this really gives me a dynamic light drive that gives me that nice light breaking up sound!

    just so you have something to compere with:
    The setting i had before was blend and era at 12 ish, the drive set at 2 and the level at 11.
  4. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Request for recordings/samples
  5. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Mont Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Where do you guys put the Vintage Microtubes in your chain?

    Do you put it where you would normally put drive or fuzz? Or somewhere different?
  6. Chamber


    Jul 9, 2011
    I'm using mine as an always-on light overdrive, last pedal in my chain.

    Currently I have it set to:
    Blend: 10 o'clock
    Era: 1 o'clock
    Level: 1 o'clock
    Drive: 12 o'clock

    Really liking it around this setting...

    I used to set it up differently with my old bass (again as an always-on light overdrive), something like:
    Blend: 4 o'clock
    Era: 1 o'clock
    Level: unity
    Drive: 8 o'clock

    Really it just depends on what bass I'm using.
  7. jimmybc91


    Oct 8, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I use mine stricly as an OD, does a fine job. I have EBS Valvedrive always on as a tone shaper with a bit of drive when I dig in. So when these too are stacked it can be a bit aggresive.

    Scale is 1-10
    Blend: 6
    Era: MAX
    Drive: MAX
    Volume: 6

    What I have noticed, whatever way I set the dials, it sounds freakin awesome all the time!