Darkglass Vintage Deluxe V3 Bass Preamp Pedal


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  • Description

The upgraded version of the Vintage Deluxe features the warm, tube-like tones of the Microtubes Vintage and adds a 4-band active EQ, Low and High mid frequency switch, parallel output and balanced line driver. It delivers the natural dynamic response and organic compression of classic tube amps and tape machines, fitting four decades of legendary tones into a package that will fit in your gig bag.

 If you're looking to supercharge your bass tone with the natural dynamics and organic compression of vintage tube amplifiers and tape machines in a compact package that fits in your gig bag, Sweetwater recommends the Darkglass Vintage Deluxe bass preamp pedal.

Grunt, Attack, 4-band EQ, and Blend
In addition to Level and Drive controls, the Darkglass Vintage Deluxe bass preamp pedal gives you four secret weapons. The Grunt switch lets you select the amount of low-frequency content to be saturated with three LF-boost levels before the clipping stage. The Attack switch, conversely, lets you set the amount of high-frequency content to be saturated. With the switch set to Boost, you emphasize treble content for optimized presence and clarity. The Flat setting leaves highs untouched, while the Cut position reduces the amount of high frequencies to be saturated. By giving you control over the treble portion of your signal, the Vintage Deluxe lets you compensate for variables like new bass strings or tweeter-equipped cabinets. To shape your tone to perfection, there's onboard 4-band EQ that offers 12dB of boost or cut at 100Hz, 500Hz, 1.5kHz, and 5kHz. Lastly, for instant onboard parallel processing, the Vintage Deluxe offers a Blend control that mixes the clean input and effected overdrive signals.


  • Vintage Microtubes classic overdrive circuit  
  • Attack and Grunt frequency emphasis switches 
  • Clean to Distortion Blend control
  • 4 Band EQ, 4 selectable mid points
  • Parallel output
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Switchable ground lift
  • Input impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output impedance: 1k Ohm
  • Powered by optional 9V PSU (9V DC, centre -, 2.1mm, ~30mA current draw)