Darkglass Electronics unveils the Microtubes 900 v2 Limited

(Image credit: Darkglass Electronics)

Darkglass Electronics has teamed up with British artist Christopher Lovell for a special limited edition release that sees the Microtubes 900 v2 Limited bass amplifier reproduced in a black finish with Lovell's art laser-etched on the top.

Lovell's illustration is one for all you classics scholars out there, featuring Euryale, sister of Medusa, in profile. 

"I wanted to give Euyrale a different spin to my Medusa piece, her snakes more in the form of tattoos, more punky/tribal," said Lovell in a statement. "There will be a few slithery critters sneaking around her though, which you might see if you can make sense of my scribbles."

Otherwise, the Microtubes 900 v2 Limited is unchanged from the regular model that was launched at NAMM 2019, and features both of Darkglass’ Microtubes engines: the powerful dynamic saturation circuit of the B3K and the classic overdriven tone from the Vintage Microtubes. 

The Microtubes 900 v2 has a lot of overdrive on tap and an onboard "studio-grade" VCA compressor to keep things in check. A six-band EQ offers comprehensive tone sculpting.

Full spec:

  • Unique limited-edition laser engraved artwork in striking black finish
  • 900 W RMS Class D Power Output
  • 8/4/2 Ohm load compatible
  • Analogue preamp with passive/active input switch
  • Switchable Vintage Microtubes and Microtubes B3K analogue drive/distortion circuits
  • Separate Distortion Tone control
  • Drive/Clean Blend control
  • Three speaker cab Impulse Response slots, selectable via the Cab Select switch.
  • Built-in adjustable studio-grade VCA compressor
  • Ultra-quiet 6-band graphic EQ
  • 3.5mm Auxiliary input 
  • Headphone output with cabinet simulation and separate volume control
  • MIDI - for remote switching 
  • USB to connect to free Darkglass Suite (for Mac/PC): 
  • Loads Impulse Responses
  • Control for the VCA Compressor (programmable on/off per channel)
  • MIDI configurable
  • Supplied with matching Intelligent Footswitch 
  • Intelligent fan control reduces noise when playing quietly

The Darkglass Electronics Microtubes v2 Limited is available now, priced £1069 ($1,304, €1,167).

For more details see Darkglass Electronics.

(Image credit: Darkglass Electronics)
Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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