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TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal aims to give you that powerful, super-musical roar of an early Plexi - a sound that will satisfy even the pickiest players out there.
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Overview

The TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal aims to give you that powerful, super-musical roar of an early Plexi - a sound that will satisfy even the pickiest players out there.

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 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.

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, a dramatic increase is achieved in terms of headroom and dynamics. 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
  • DC adapter sold separately
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TC ElectronicDark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Darker than Matter?

Great distorted sound that is versatile in many forms of music. Im mostly a blues mixed with rock and experimental. Tc makes some great gear.

Great distorted sound that is versatile in many forms of music. Im mostly a blues mixed with rock and experimental. Tc makes some great gear.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not that good

I think is a great pedal of distortion maybe for genres like Rock or something that doesnt uses a very big amount of distortion; but for people who plays metal is not very usefull...Read complete review

I think is a great pedal of distortion maybe for genres like Rock or something that doesnt uses a very big amount of distortion; but for people who plays metal is not very usefull in effect and distortion,

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5.0

Awesomeness!

By Jim the runner

from Nc

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Sexy
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Too perfect :(

Best Uses

    Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Awesome product. Does what it does. I say a 12 pack of Budlight goes good with this effect pedal.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My principal Distortion

    By Edi Gamez

    from Laredo, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Set Up
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • LIve Performances
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Worship

      Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      this the perfect pedal to rythm guitar, and some solos.
      Profesional sound and a tasty gain.

       
      5.0

      Having fun with this!

      By Stevo

      from Reno nv

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        sounds excellent with single coils or humbuckers works really well with your amps dirty channel. I have a hard time finding distortion boxes that don't overtake the amp tone. this is not a one trick pony. dial the gain back & up the boost and you more sonic possibilities. (yes I own a few dirt pedals) this thing rocks!

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not that good

        By Waldo

        from Block at orange

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Not versatile

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I think is a great pedal of distortion maybe for genres like Rock or something that doesnt uses a very big amount of distortion; but for people who plays metal is not very usefull in effect and distortion,

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great pedal!!!!

        By Gman

        from Missouri

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Awesome solid pedal does what it says it would do and beyond.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Will be using a lot

          By E

          from Alabama

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Very smooth sounding distortion.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Pedal

            By Doc Art

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I've tried a lot of pedals as a new player but this distortion is great. Great crunch all the way to nice bluesy addition. Easy to use and this one I'm keeping.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best distortion pedal out there

                By Butch

                from Hurley ms

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Great all around use for any situation

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What a great distortion pedal

                  By Neddy Baez

                  from Malvern, Arkansas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    What a great distortion pedal, I love how make my amp tone get rich and silk. The eq section is awesome, I can get different tones and what is better the price.... Really for 50 bucks you can get anything better. Get one while you can.

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Pedal

                    By Hughes Maine

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      This pedal sounds good,it is built very well and excellent at cutting thru in live performances.I use it as a cleaner sounding distortion,which i like.for all beginner guitarist,i highly recommend this as a core more modern sounding distortion,it wont be super gritty but you can also pair it up with another distortion pedal. To all experience player, give this a shot ,you wont be disappointed.

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