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How is the Vintage Microtube as a Transparent Tube Overdrive?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassheart365, Oct 5, 2016.


  1. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    Well, I'll wait for the "package" to arrive and will give the BS a try and go from there....thanks all
     
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  2. Corbetta90

    Corbetta90

    May 7, 2018
    México
    I now is a old topic, but somebody can help me, this pedal (Dark Glass Vintage Microtubes) is Digital or Analog? Thanks
     
  3. Drgonzonm

    Drgonzonm

    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    @johnk_10 , I have a different point of view where DB ware not typically amplified through tube amps. Given that CL Fender patented his electric bass in 51, and there was a period that bassists had a choice of Dbs and p-bass, lots of Dbs were amplified, and run through early bassman's. I take exception to your comment that. DBers did not use tube amps. I believe your comment is too general and will not hold to scrutinity.
    If one looks at the history of the bassman, the amp came with15 inch speakers then was modified to 410 cab. The 15 inch speakers were failing. Ime, the higher predominance of fundamentals on a DB would result in quicker failure of the speakers.
    Until SS amps were available, only tube amps were available.
    I started on upright, so I know a DB sounds lower than a EB.
    Given a choice, and today's technology, I would not play an upright through a tube amp. Too much bulk, and too much iron.
     
  4. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    If you want a transparent overdrive pedal, the danelectro cool cat transparent overdrive or the way huge pork loin would be a good choice for that. the darkglass vmt is more of a tube-emulated bass overdrive pedal that isn't exactly transparent, but does provide warm overdriven bass sounds. I however play metal and I do own this pedal for about a few years now and it is one of the best bass overdrive I've ever used. it can be used for other genres of rock besides metal. you just need to find the right setting. it's still a good choice even if you don't play metal. I would suggest trying one out and see if it's the right pedal for you.
     
  5. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    It's analog. and it's an excellent choice for a bass overdrive if you play rock or metal music.
     
  6. mondo2501

    mondo2501

    Jul 28, 2018
    Philippines
    Sorry if I am hijacking the original post, but I couldn't find another more recent thread that discusses the VMT. So I just got mine today and I noticed that adjusting the drive throws the pedal off unity gain. I thought the volume was supposed to controlled by the Level knob only. Is this normal or did I get a faulty unit?
     
  7. Darkglass

    Darkglass Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 10, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Douglas Castro, Founder: darkglass.com
    In most circumstances, increasing the gain setting on a overdrive should also result in a output volume increase.
     
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  8. mondo2501

    mondo2501

    Jul 28, 2018
    Philippines
    Whoa, is this really THE Douglas Castro, owner and founder, of Darkglass Electronics?! I did not expect to receive a reply directly from you sir. Wow! Such an honor.

    This is my first DG pedal, and my first time using a dedicated dirt pedal. I've been using an MXR M80 for a long time. It was great but I eventually got tired of the sound and now I'm exploring other OD pedals. Anyway I was able to figure the gain thing with help of a few people. I'm all set. Great sound.
     
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  9. Darkglass

    Darkglass Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 10, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Douglas Castro, Founder: darkglass.com
    Thanks!
     
  10. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    It's my first darkglass pedal too. it's definitely my most treasured bass overdrive pedal. I've used it for live performances mostly, but I have used it in some of my recordings with some incredible results. it's a keeper.
     
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