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TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Pedal

Add the depth of dark matter to your riffs and solos with this deep distortion pedal. Its dark and punishing distortion tones are unforgettable. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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The TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion aims to give you that powerful, super-musical roar of an early plexi - a sound that will satisfy even the pickiest players out there. TC Electronic is confident they have achieved just that, and this is one of those pedals you have to try to believe what it can actually do for your distorted sounds.

From cleans with an attitude and warm bluesy tones to a crunch with grit for days and fully saturated lead sounds full of harmonics and overtones, it's all here in spades and instantly available by riding your guitar's volume knob. Dark Matter distortion is built from the highest-grade components, features an easy-access battery hatch and has a conveniently small footprint.

At TC Electronic, they love great and musical distortion. As guitarists, they know all about the pure bliss an A-power chord through an amazing overdriven amp gives, and as world-class guitar pedal manufacturers, they know exactly how to obtain that sound through a pedal.

So, TC decided to focus on a distortion sound that brings your tone to life. They want to give you distortion sounds that spice up your riffs and solos in a way that makes you feel like you are playing the 'Enormodome'; distortion sounds so mean you should really have a license to operate them.

This video from TC Electronic gives a great rundown of the amp-like Dark Matter Distortion:


A whole bunch of crunch

Dark Matter Distortion defines instant gratification and will become the go-to pedal on your board for distortion. Initially, you simply plug it in and start rocking, but its many great sounds will have you playing with it for years to come. From bluesy crunch to full-on vintage cranked, but always very musical distortion sounds, this pedal was designed for the guitarists that like things a bit (or very) dirty. Featuring an all-analog circuit, dual-band tone controls, level and drive knobs and a voicing switch to tweak the bass response, you are set from creamy leads over riff-heavy stadium rock to modern, angst-ridden grunge.

By ramping up the voltage to more than 3-4 times the amount of your typical drive pedals, they achieved a dramatic increase in terms of headroom and dynamics, giving you a pedal with a range of sounds matched by none out there. There is plenty of gain to suit any kind of musical style, but the sound always stays very open and clear and it will never get muddy or cover up your playing.

Instead, Dark Matter Distortion has a very open character, no matter if you use it as a slight 'AC/DC-ish' crunch or as a full-blown, fire-breathing dragon, this pedal will always let your playing shine through. All Dark Matter Distortion will do to your sound is add degrees of distortion and leave your precious tone alone.

Features

- True Bypass - zero loss of tone
- Gain, Level, Bass and Treble controls - total control of your distortion sounds
- Voicing switch - for an awesome shift in bass response
- Easy battery access - makes changing batteries fun! (well, almost)
- Small footprint - save precious pedal board space
- High-quality components - only the best will do when it comes to tone
- Road-ready design - ready to follow you wherever your playing takes you

zZounds is an authorized dealer of TC Electronic and TC-Helicon products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 519-745-1158
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "A very musical distortion"
Overall: This well-made pedal provides a very dynamic, articulate type of classic rock distortion. Every note in a chord and nuance of playing remains intact. Although the name "Dark Matter" might suggest extreme metal madness, the gain knob has a useful range from bluesy crunch through more classic metal tone. Separate bass and treble controls are a nice touch, and an additional voicing switch provides either classic low-mid emphasis (for thick, warm sound) or high-mid emphasis (for certain recording applications, solos where cut-through is key. It sounds phenomenal with my SG, and by turning back the guitar's volume knobs even more sounds are possible. The only things the Dark Matter can't do, at least without another gain stage, is ridiculous extreme distortion, octave effects, or raunchy fuzz.
Style of Music: Rock
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