ALPHA · OMEGA
Codesigned with Jon Stockman
Karnivool bassist and all-around sonic adventurer Jon Stockman got together with the engineers at Darkglass Electronics to create the Alpha Omega. Because Stockman regularly goes from thick lows for filling out the bottom to grinding, effected tones that jump out front, he knew that he needed a pedal that would deliver any shade of low-end grit he may need at a moment's notice. So while the Alpha Omega can definitely nail cutting, overdriven bass tones to the wall, it is equally at home as a clean, tone-shaping preamp. As Darkglass puts it, "Alpha Omega is the most flexible among our designs."
Powerful set of controls
The secret to Alpha Omega's encompassing personality is its bevy of tone-shaping controls. The Level, Drive, and 3-band EQ are easy enough to figure out. But the real fun comes when you start manipulating the Growl and Bite switches, the Mod knob, and the all-powerful Blend control. The Growl and Bite switches affect the low- and high-frequency saturation of your signal, placing your tone's teeth right where you want it. The Mod knob is a variable way to select between punchy and tight tone or an all-out raw sound. And you can always blend in your original signal to taste.