Darkglass expands its lightweight bass amp offering with the Microtubes 500v2 and Alpha·Omega 500

Darkglass Alpha·Omega 500 and Microtubes 500v2
(Image credit: Darkglass Electronics)

Darkglass Electronics has expanded its range of compact bass amps with the launch of the Microtubes 500v2 and Alpha·Omega 500.

Compatibility is as chief as portability with these new 500W models. Both feature Darkglass-designed class D power amp modules, enabling their use with a wide range of speaker cabs and offering what the company describes as “the pinnacle of headroom”.

Both models also feature new internal cab simulations, which have been added in response to player demand and use an improved version of Darkglass's Cab Sim/IR module.

The Microtubes 500v2 features switchable vintage Microtubes and Microtubes B3K analog drive/distortion circuits, as well as Tone and Blend controls.

Features specific to the Alpha•Omega 500 include switchable Alpha and Omega analog drive/distortion circuits, a MOD control for blending between the distortion engines and a Drive/Clean Blend control.

Both models include an adjustable studio-grade VCA compressor, low-noise six-band graphic EQ, XLR DI Output with ground lift and an effects loop.

There's also USB compatibility for connection to the company's Darkglass Suite software, in which users can load impulse responses and control the amp's VCA compressor.

The Microtubes 500v2 and Alpha•Omega 500 are available now for $749/£745 each. For more information, head to Darkglass Electronics.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.