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New Darkglass Bass Heads (Microtubes V2 and Alpha Omega)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lammchop93, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Wow, these looks amazing! love the extra features on the V2 compared to the V1. The cabsim headphone jack is a nifty tool to have.

    Alpha·Omega 900

    Microtubes 900v2
  2. Man! @Darkglass Doug never stops does he? :)
    The Rage and Lammchop93 like this.
  3. megaboogie


    Jan 14, 2014
    Very cool! would love to hear some demos soon.
    smtp4me likes this.
  4. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World

    Nov 25, 2008
    That AO is a monster. Midi control?!?! Cab sim?!?!
  5. amper


    Dec 4, 2002
    Just got the email from Darkglass.

  6. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Is it too soon for me to ask for an x series amp?? That's my favorite darkglass pedal, and I've owned one of each of their pedals at one point or another.
  7. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Just my thoughts on initial look:
    PRO: I like that fact that the MT900 v2 has the USB, headphone out w/cab selectors, and AUX IN!!.
    PRO?: A compressor! One dial....hmmm....likely will not replace the compressor on my pedalboard.
    PRO?: Additional Speakon, so no need to daisy chain...not a huge deal...but nice!

    CON or PRO??: Slightly less flexible EQ compared to the MT900 v1 (750-1000 kHz). On the other hand, having the EQ with sliders is much easier than on the v1 with the tiny switches (almost impossible to read).

    CON: Smaller power switch. I know this may seem small to some, but I love the big meaty power switch on the v1.

    Overall, I think this is a great upgrade to an already excellent amp! I think I will hold on to my MT900 Medussa for aesthetics alone.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
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  8. 92aceshigh


    Feb 11, 2017
    These look cool, but does anyone know if the cab sim is active on the post-DI? Or just the headphone out? The manual seems to imply it's headphone out only but isn't completely clear.
    Ethereal Thorn likes this.
  9. Darkglass

    Darkglass Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 10, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Douglas Castro, Founder: darkglass.com
    Thanks guys! Cabsim is on the Post DI and headphones.
    GBBSbassist, Axstar, TrentB and 13 others like this.
  10. 92aceshigh


    Feb 11, 2017
    Awesome! :D
  11. Bassram


    Dec 30, 2018
    Darkglass Pedals, Pyramid Strings
    I'm getting one.
  12. FloydianAnimal

    FloydianAnimal Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    Awesome! I'd love to get the Alpha-Omega 900 and run a dual amp setup with the Microtubes 900 I already have
    Nick von Nick likes this.
  13. sifi2112


    Feb 5, 2009
    Does the master volume affect the DI ?
    ie will turning master up (or down) to adjust stage volume affect FOH ?
  14. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I was curious about that too. The USB connection can be used to “load different cabinet impulses or change different parameters on your amp (midi, compressor, etc)”. Maybe “etc” allows for setting the DI volume. :)
    Lovep likes this.
  15. Nick von Nick

    Nick von Nick Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Inevitable Fry Meme...
    But seriously, this is exactly what I've been looking for in one package!
    ~Nick von Nick

    If only there was a rack kit...hmmmm...
  16. rsint


    Mar 26, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Sooooooooooo.....how much?
    Will one barely used soul do?
  17. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I don't see why it would. The master volume knob controls the power amp section.
  18. amper


    Dec 4, 2002
    For me, I'd prefer the original EQ knobs. I'm disappointed in this change.
    Lovep likes this.
  19. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    2 ohm min oh shiiiiiiiii-
    mikewalker likes this.
  20. From what I gather, the Pre DI output is a direct copy of input, so therefore not dependent on master volume. The Post DI is affected by drive, eq and master, and could have the cab sim. So yes, master volume will control the post DI. Best bit is being able to send both simultaneously to FOH and let them blend them together!
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