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TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion pedal



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    Product Description

    For a high gain tube amp sound in a tiny box, check out the TC Dark Matter Distortion. We heard that this thing contains real Dark Matter, but TC won't tell us the ingredients that make the Dark Matter pedal have that tube amp distortion sound. We suspect that, whatever it is, there's something a bit special in here!

    The TC Dark Matter is a highly dynamic, responsive distortion that has gain for days, and retains all the bass and clarity of your signal when it's on. The result is a monsterous tone which rolls off into a crunchy just-breaking-up overdrive when you roll the volume down

    Here's what TC Electronic say about Dark Matter Distortion

    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 bass and treble knobs, 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.


    • Phenomenal distortion pedal with an extreme dynamic range gives you highly musical distortion covering a wide soundspectrum
    • Vintage-voiced distortion from analog circuits offers a full sound with lively response that can be instantly adjusted to a huge range of tones
    • Two-band EQ with active bass and treble knobs lets you really shape your sound
    • Voicing switch allows you to toggle between extra bass for a more modern sound or filling your tone with retro vibes
    • Four-knob interface for extensive tonal tweaking while remaining highly intuitive to let you focus on playing
    • True bypass allows for optimum clarity and zero high-end loss when the pedal is off
    • Easy one-screw battery compartment access
    • Compact format fits on any pedal board
    • High-quality components to give you absolutely pristine tone-twisting distortion
    • Sturdy die-cast metal case designed for life on the road
    • 3-Year Warranty Program*
    • Designed and engineered in Denmark
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    Customer Reviews


    61 reviews





    Dom Swift27th Jun 2022

    Well, wasn’t this a surprise? A wolf in sheep’s clothing, looks like a metal box but is a very useable distortion pedal across the full range - very highly recommended especially given the frankly silly cheap price

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Jamie Griffiths25th May 2022

    Great little pedal to give some edge

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer31st Jan 2022

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer11th Apr 2021

    This is the second Dark Matter distortion I am adding to my rig. It has pushed a much more expensive pedal off my board. Fantastic: Dynamic, high headroom, brilliant snarly heavy crunch tone but also does cutting mid/low gain very well. I have one pedal covering each tone, high and mid gain. Stacked I get a wicked lead tone. What a great pedal and a excellent price.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Tams7th Apr 2021

    My son loves it, really enjoying trying out new sounds

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Jimmy Whyte3rd Apr 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer15th Nov 2020

    A major upgrade on my previous Mooer. Love the tone and the ability to fine control the sound. Not for metal heads but a well designed, robust and flexible pedal. Looking forward to gigging with it.

    Mariavittoria Scala30th Oct 2020

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr John Lewis28th Oct 2020

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 4

    Trusted Customer14th Oct 2020

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 4

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