When I look for pedal deals, the first criteria is obviously price. If it’s a good price… it’s a good deal. But sometimes I look at the bang-for-the-buck option as well. Sometimes you’ll see really nice deals with bundles. Basically, I like to see price on the pedal bundle to match the pedal cost alone at other stores. With a bundle you’ll get free items with the pedals. Usually cables, etc. Well, I found one, and this time it’s the TC Electronic Dark Matter pedal bundle.
In this bundle you will get the TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion, 2 10′ instrument cables, 2 patch cables and pick card for only $129.00 at Amazon. Normally, you find the pedal alone for $129.00, so you can think of it as free cables and pick card. This also ships free with super saver shipping.
So here is the official description of the TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion pedal:
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.
Here is a video by tcelectronic talking about the Dark Matter Distortion: