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Darkglass Alpha-omega...

Discussion in 'Bass Pedals, Effects & Preamps' started by Nachobassman, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Nachobassman

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    Is it that different from what Darkglass already offers, or is it just the same B7K/Vintage microtubes thing in a new package?

    I´ve heard demos and, TBH, it sounds the same to me. I´m no Darkglass expert nor I have own/use any of their pedals (yet), so I´m asking you guys that use their products for an informed opinion. :)

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  2. Henrythe8

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    @DiMarco ! I'm sure you has the answer !
     
  3. DiMarco

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    It is blue.
     
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    But seriously, if you do not own a Darkglass distortion pedal yet this is the one to get.

    Why? Well for one it has a larger tonal palette in the distorted tones so you can find the sweet spot that works best in your mix.

    Secondly, its design is purely op amp based thus more responsive to your playing then previous DG distortions. While you can only "feel" this and the audience might not notice you are more in control of your tone while playing so you can put in more nuance and therefore power.

    That said, the B3K and VMT distortions inside the M900 are different sounding from the pedal versions too (better!) so I most probably won't be buying the Alpha-Omega myself anytime soon.
     
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  5. Nachobassman

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    I thought it was 42.
     
  7. boston asphalt2

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    What the M900? Is that their amplifier?
     
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    Yes sir, that it is.
     
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    The play through doesn't give you a great idea what it does for upper range. He went high for that one bit but all I could hear were the guitars. Most of it he stays super low
     
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    Thanks Marco, much better idea there. Like it better than my duality
     
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    The duality is a way different beast. I got my new one today as my other fuzz died.
    Alpha Omega is somewhere between b3k and vmt but sounds richer. I think I might get one after all. Not sure yet.
     
  13. A.G.E.N.T.E.

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    Dammit... it shure sounds and looks tasty ... but also very pricey :confused:
     
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    They are high quality pedals... I sometimes wonder however, how much of a hype factor may be at work with Darkglass products.
     
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    Before the B3K there were zero proper sounding bass distortions on the market. Ones with a blend function were very rare plus not sounding as good and we were mostly having to use guitar pedals instead of ones specifically designed for bass.

    Once Darkglass became succesful Doug had to decide where to take this. Mass produce in asian countries? Nope. For a while 3leaf built pedals for DG in the U.S. but they doublecrossed DG and immediately after that deal was canceled they came out with copycat pedals. Check this garbage out:

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    The rest of the market responded to Darkglass' success and nowadays there's a wide choice available when seeking dirtboxes for bass, but none can really compete with the DG pedals yet in the metal and prog end of the musical spectrum.
     
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    Well, I can understand the price tag... all the investment, tests a inovations, building all this pedals from scratch, proper salarys insted of low cost labour, quality materials. All this must be payed.
    I call hype, to those pedals with circuits allready reinvented 2000 times which they just put a trendy layout on the box and sell that as the ultimate snake oil.
     
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    Trusty business partners those guys at Pike. o_O I guess after this, no one will ever want to make another partnership with them.
    Fortunatelly for Doug, he`s five steps ahead and keeps creating new and better stuff ...which is great for us players :)
     
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    Holy crap, that's a stab in the back. o_O
     
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    Pike Amplification/3Leaf Audio can eat all the dick. I e had it out for them ever since I found out about this. I talk to Doug at DG somewhat regularly, and he really is light years ahead in everything from development to business practices.
     
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    Oops I did it again...

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