The custom art is evocative of a sense of thalassophobia. It depicts a creature reminiscent of Cthulhu, the subject and cosmic entity of The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft.
Besides the fresh look, The Squid retains much of the pedal’s guts, incorporating a microtubes dynamic saturation circuit as well as separate distortion and bypass footswitches that allow for engaging the onboard EQ independently.
Building on the sonic tenacity of its ancestor, The Squid delivers unrivaled versatility for bass tones. At the request of numerous players, Darkglass Electronics has included a balanced XLR output with switchable cabinet emulation.
The Squid combines an independently switchable overdrive, a powerful preamp, and a four-band EQ to provide enough sonic options. Grunt and Attack switches determine how the overdrive circuit affects the lows and highs, while toggle switches for the mid-EQ bands enable precision tone shaping.
Besides the toggle switches and footswitches, the Microtubes B7K Ultra V2 is also controllable using the Master, Blend, Level, Drive, Bass, Lo Mids, Hi Mids, and Treble dials.
Slated for release this week, the Microtubes B7K Ultra V2 retails for £399 and will be limited to only 1,000 units worldwide.