Ode To Distortion
Dark Matter is the kind of pedal that you wanna go play for half an hour and end up spending half a day with. It's musical, covers a super-wide range of sounds but stays true to its base, an all analog-drive circuit that reminisces plexi sounds with both a classic and modern edge. Dark Matter delivers in spades thanks to a very low compression and a lively response that reacts to your playing at every turn.
- Vintage-voiced distortion with extreme dynamic range
- 2 band EQ
- Voicing switch
Kicking Things Old Skool
Hard to imagine now, but there was a time before digital. If you think about it, many of the best distortion sounds stem from that era. Why? Well, it's the analog circuits, they sound great and got a little more to give when you really punish them - it simply sounds more real, fuller and better. That's the sound we love: dangerous, on the edge yet thoroughly musical. The sound that begs you to play harder, louder, faster and more.
Set for Tone
Distortion is great, but control is key. No one wants the ice-pick to the ears or a mushy bass-laden goo. Dark Matter delivers with a bass- and treble knob, perfect for dialing in sounds precisely and lightning fast.
Channel the Gods of Rock
Dark Matter distortion adds extra versatility via a voicing switch that either adds bass for a more modern sound or fills your tone with retro vibes for an old school vintage throwback that oozes classic rock on steroids.
Backstage Pass - All Access
For a pedal that draws from such a wide range of sounds, great controls are essential - Dark Matter nails this by seamlessly switching between a 90s Seattle sound, an early AC/DC crunch and nailing a Van Halen tone in between.
- True Bypass
- Gain, Level, Bass and Treble controls
- Voicing switch
- Easy battery access
- Small footprint
- High-quality components
- Road-ready design
Artists Using Dark Matter Distortion
With the Bassman already set for natural break-up and the Les Paul driving the whole rig, the Dark Matter was crystalline and singeing. (...) The Dark Matter is fantastic for huge power chords with the Les Paul into a cranked head. Response was tight and the clarity remarkable.Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
This is classy Brit overdrive/distortion sounding fairly natural and valve-like, with a range running from an amp just starting to break up through to a full throaty roar.Check out the full review by Guitarist
Stronger gain levels roughed up the hair considerably, creating a very fat, harmonically rich lead distortion with a quite decent amount of midrange and great saturation.Check out the full review by iHeart Guitar Blog
Dark Matter sits in between a Plexi and a JCM 800. Perfect for AC/DC, Guns N 'Roses, Iron Maiden, ZZ Top or anything in between. I can't find a single flaw, and therefore I rate it at five out of five!Check out the full review by Delamar
Dark Matter convinces with authorithy, with an open sound character. Its huge amounts of tasty distortion make it the perfect pedal for stinging leads and killer hard rock sounds.