Inspired by Darkglass B7K, a bass drive that features all the versatility and sonic possibilities of the craved B7K, with the ability to sculpture your tone even further.
The world of bass pedals has changed in recent years. Bass players became more creative with their sounds, but they also became more demanding when it comes to their equipment. To keep up with this trend, we are offering you the option to build your own Black Mirror Seven. In numerology, seven is deep, intuitive and perfection-seeking, that’s why we believe it’s the best name for this version of Black Mirror series, as it’s an upgrade of an already fantastic model, the Black Mirror B3K.
The Black Mirror Seven comes equipped with all the goodies you know and love from the B3K version, but makes it more versatile. With its DI output, it allows you to skip your amp altogether and plug your bass guitar straight to the PA, if you’re playing a gig, or to the audio interface, when you’re in the studio, or trying to record your next big hit in your bedroom. In case you run into problems with ground loop causing noise in your signal, the Seven is equipped with a GROUND LIFT switch that instantly removes the issue. Just like its older brother, Seven comes with the GRUNT switch, which allows the player to choose how much of the low end gets boosted before the clipping stage. The ULTRA-HI switch does the same job as the GRUNT switch, but on the other end of the frequency spectrum, allowing you to fine-tune the presence and clarity.
This version of Black Mirror comes with… SEVEN potentiometers for the ultimate sound design capabilities. These pots are DRIVE, LEVEL, BLEND, HI, HI-MIDS, LO-MID and LO. With DRIVE you dial in the exact amount of saturation you wish to have in your tone. Then you set the overall volume of the signal with the LEVEL control. BLEND is a super useful option which lets you add some of your clean signal to your distorted one in case you need some extra clarity. the EQ section contains 4 pots divided by the frequency spectrum they impact. LO is responsible for the lowest of the frequencies, HI for the highest. LO-MID allows you to change the center frequency between 500Hz and 1KHz, while HI-MIDSdoes the same to the frequency range of 1.5KHz to 3KHz.
With the amount of control the Black Mirror Seven gives you to shape your tone, it’s a crime not to give this at least a try. Even if you don’t intend to create a massive wall of sound with your trusty four-string, the Black Mirror Seven gives you all the tools to improve your sound and even more. Trust the numbers and make seven your lucky number!
- Ultra Hi
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