Darkglass Alpha Omicron Bass Distortion

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Provides the distortion and flexibility of the alpha-omega in a smaller format
  • With the two distortions, it offers the same harmonically rich, various sounds as its big brother
  • Knobs: Blend - mod - level - drive
  • Buttons: Growl - bite
  • LED: Effect on/ off
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • True bypass
  • Input and output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pin inside)
  • Power consumption: 20 mA
  • Power supplied with 9 V DC power supply (not included - suitable power supply e.g. Art. 409939)
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 75 x 111 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 250 g
  • Made in Finland

Note: No battery operation possible.

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Great sounding dist with a hint of fuzz-vibe.
TrEr, 19.09.2019
After a bad experience with the Darkglass B3K I wasn't sure if should get the AO but I'm glad I did.

Darkglass calls it a "distortion" and I'm sure that's exactly what it is from a tech perspective. Soundwise it does however have a touch of a fuzz vibe to my ears, which I personally love. It's not insanely bright and sizzly like vintage fuzzes though. The AO is a lot more mid-oriented. Which may make it sound a bit duller when soloed but also makes it sit very nicely in the mix.

The controls are easy to understand and very versatile. The clean blend is a very useful feature and I love the ability to mix the two distortion engines. There's not TOO many controls to get lost in and the size/form factor is great on my pedal board.

I'm also relieved to find this pedal working great with passive basses. The same could not be said about the Darkglass B3K. I couldn't get anything useful out of the B3K with passive basses unless I used a clean boost in front of it. Luckily the AO works great with just a passive bass straight into it. I'm a vintage P-bass nut so this is an absolute necessity for me.

Build quality is excellent as always from Darkglass. Their pedals always have that "expensive" feel.

Any complaints? Well, I'm not too happy with the position of the power input. But I guess that depends on how you set up your board.

Highly recommended if you like this style of distortion. Basically, if you like the online demo clips you're probably gonna love it!
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Not just a OD but a modern tone in a box
Luke.A.Duke, 11.01.2018
In this case you truly get what you pay for. I always held off on darkglass as the price was to steep, then Christmas gift vouchers rolled around and all I can say is .. Wow
TONE.
One of my first thoughts about the pedal with the bite and growl engaged was 'this is a killer slap tone', it's not just a brutal OD it also is a fantastic tone sculptor.

I leaned towards the alpha side as I liked the tight punchy sound from it. However the omega side has this crispy open raw sound. I can explain it like the difference between using a neck and bridge pickup. Some people prefer the neck alone, others prefer the bridge and someone might prefer both. The exact same applies to this pedal when it comes to blending the two circuits.

USE.
If you want the pedal for a strong distorted sound be prepared to roll of the gain from your amp, or to do a lot of tweaking with the pedal's level as it clipped my amp when I didn't use a compressor, as the pedal can deliver a high gain sound. Combined with a compressor and a noise suppressor it created this beautiful modern punchy tone. Which ended the tone quest for me. I was told by friends that I caught the dragon.
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Soooooo Good!
NunoR, 29.02.2020
This is my favorite distortion pedal, i'm so happy i bought it.
It's easy to use, works great on heavy music but you can make it work on other styles too, it's very well built and sounds amazing! i like to use it before my sans amp.
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Amazing
Francisco5274, 31.08.2020
Pros:
- Amazing build quality: A tank with knobs
- Killer tone: Same options as its older brother minus the eq (which by the way I don't miss at all). It is the same bass tone as you can hear in the album Sound Awake by Karnivool
- Wet/dry signal blend (by far my favourite feature on this thing)
- Wide distorsion range, both in tone and amount (my personal setting is 50% on the Alpha-Omega knob, you get the best of both worlds)

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- Price (but is totally worth it)
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