TC Electronic Dark Matter

Electric guitar effects

  • Distortion
  • Control: Gain, level, bass, treble
  • 2 Different voice settings
  • True Bypass
  • Power supply: 9 V DC power supply or 9 V battery (both not included)
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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

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Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal Yes

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For the price it is a crime not to buy it

08.03.2017
I am not 'into' boutique pedals, but then again I am also not into 'cheap and cheerful' pedals, but the quality of this pedals makes the price gap between the two even bigger.

Since this is now being sold at 1/3 of the price which originally came out as, the pedal is bargain. The distortion goes from a slight overdrive to an all out distortion, but not clipping to take it into fuzz.

The bass and treble controls give a wide range of tones, and the switch, I now is supposed to be subtle, but to my ears it is so subtle I personally can't hear the difference (maybe also due to years of blasting my ear drums with similar pedals).

Based on the price, you will find pedals which are 3 to 4 times the price of this, but will not sound significantly any better. I don't think it would be my only distortion pedal but for a beginner it is a great starter into the word of distortion, or a player who only dips now and again into the 'dark' world then also a nice to have.

It is very well built, as I have found all of the TC pedals are and are made to last.

But as I say for the price, drop it in the gig bag and one day you might be surprised and find you use it quite a bit for fun. Anyway, it is a common fact that you cannot have too many overdrive or distortion pedals!

Highly recommended
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Amazing!

MalteseGuitarist, 17.05.2018
Can't believe you can get such quality at such a reasonable price!

The range of distortions you can get is wide, maybe the real metal-heads might desire something else, only. The voice switch makes a subtle difference by adding the lows for a more modern sound.

The pedal is relatively silent, the amount of hiss and hum you get is reasonable for the level of distortion you are using at any level,

Case is robust and well built.

If you are looking for a quality affordable distortion look nowhere else!
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