Darkglass Electronics debuts “beautifully brutal” Alpha Omicron dual-voiced bass distortion pedal

Darkglass Electronics’ Alpha Omega bass distortion, co-developed with Jon Stockman of Aussie prog heroes Karnivool, won plenty of plaudits when it was launched back at NAMM, and now the company has launched a downsized version in the Alpha Omicron.

The Alpha Omicron features the same dual-distortion engine as its big brother, but ditches the DI and active EQ sections to produce a smaller, more affordable stompbox.

Controls include blend, level, drive, mod (which chooses between the punchy, tight Alpha and raw Omega side), Bite switch (boosts 2.8kHz high-mids) and Growl switch (a shelving bass boost).

The Alpha Omicron is available now for £245. Head over to Darkglass Electronics for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar. image
We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar.
Subscribe for star interviews, essential gear reviews and killer tuition!