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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

https://www.darkglas.../alpha-omicron/

Short vid for the moment, but no doubt more to come.





More detailed vids are below.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

Was always intrigued by the Alpha-Omega but don't have a need for the DI/preamp features. This, however, could be interesting.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

I've got the full AO - I suspect that I would have bought the smaller one if it had been available at the time as I don't use the DI stuff either.

No doubt I'll end up getting the small one as well for my small pedal board.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:16 AM

Bass direct has them (or at least are advertising them)

http://www.bassdirec...ha_Omicron.html

Very tempted to sell my VMT and VTBass DI now.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:26 AM

I actually don't know the track, but it's the unmistakeable sound of a Dingwall bass and probably an NG2 too. The drive sounds pretty nice. Doug does make some exceedingly good pedals.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

p.s. I'll see if I can arrange a review in GI.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:52 AM

View Postdood, on 04 September 2017 - 10:27 AM, said:

p.s. I'll see if I can arrange a review in GI.

Please dont, you've cost me enough already :-)


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

£245.

£50 over the B3K.

Ouch!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

Ive been agonising all weekend over getting a AO or sticking with my VMT. I decided to give the VMT another go (now with my BDDI v2). Ive never really gelled with the VMT on its own, but im hoping the BDDI will liven things up.
I felt the AO was too big and i didnt need all those features.........now things might have changed again.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

View Postdave_bass5, on 04 September 2017 - 10:52 AM, said:

Please dont, you've cost me enough already :-)

He he he he!!! Sorry!! :)

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

 fretmeister, on 04 September 2017 - 10:59 AM, said:

245.

50 over the B3K.

Ouch!

And therein lies the dealbreaker.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:46 PM

Yowser. In all aspects. Thankfully I can not afford one ;)

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

But doesn't it do more than the B3K? You wouldn't expect it to cost the same if it offers more IMO.

Still, not cheap i agree.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:55 PM

Not really - it does "different" to the B3K

Ok it blends 2 types of drive but so does the Duality.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

View Postfretmeister, on 04 September 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

Not really - it does "different" to the B3K

Ok it blends 2 types of drive but so does the Duality.

Different things cost different amounts of money. thats just logical. The B3K cost less than the VMT, which costs less than the Ao.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:58 PM

I know. I suppose I was just hoping it would be at B3K levels.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

View Postfretmeister, on 04 September 2017 - 02:58 PM, said:

I know. I suppose I was just hoping it would be at B3K levels.

Or less even. These things seem to be creeping up in price. I was surprised at how much the VMT now sells for.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

Seems to be the way the world is going.

Apparently the next iPhone is going to hit a grand at full retail!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

Yeah i read that as well. Well will see.

Anyway, I’m tempted to give this new box a go. I really don’t like the dark tone the VMT has, and having tired the B3K sim in my Zoom B3n i dont like that as well. I do love the B7K sim but cant afford to buy one of those. I’d hope the new Ao will get close to the B7K as far as bite and brightness goes.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:31 PM

Don't get your hopes up. The AO is much darker than the B7K, take away that EQ and it'll be darker still. I'm sure I've said elsewhere but if you want a brighter VMT, check out the latest VMTD with the attack switch, or the Pike Vulcan (which is available to rent from a certain pedal rental company).

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:56 AM

 dannybuoy, on 04 September 2017 - 11:31 PM, said:

Don't get your hopes up. The AO is much darker than the B7K, take away that EQ and it'll be darker still. I'm sure I've said elsewhere but if you want a brighter VMT, check out the latest VMTD with the attack switch, or the Pike Vulcan (which is available to rent from a certain pedal rental company).

Seconded you can get it having good attack but if you want the sharp high end in the b7k you be better of grabbing on of those.

The smaller a/o is cool but I think it shines with the eq
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:03 AM

Thanks guys. The lack of EQ has been on my mind, but with having Eq in my amp and BDDI i was hopin gnot to have to worry about yet a 3rd set of knobs (not talking about the band :-)
Ive had the VMTD, and the VMTD 2 (not the Ultra as i had thought) but i just cant bring myself to buy another one, as they were never quite right. SO i want to get away from the VMT tone.
I cant say ive been blown away with the demos of the big AO, although I haven’t with the B7K either, but its going to be the interaction with the BDDI that will be the real test.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

And one from Erik




FWIW - The bright switch adds a massive amount of high clank on the full AO - to the point where I tend to use it and then back the treble down a little - to get a sort of halfway position.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:27 AM

Gonna say something a bit controversial now,

I think there's an issue here in regards to the aomi being similar to the b3k a lot of ppl all of a sudden had the same bass drive sound, for me the aomi is great but it's still not on the level of the bigger ao

Would have preferred Doug to go down the route of splitting the two drives in to separate pedals for cheaper
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:32 AM

 0175westwood29, on 05 September 2017 - 08:27 AM, said:

Gonna say something a bit controversial now,

I think there's an issue here in regards to the aomi being similar to the b3k a lot of ppl all of a sudden had the same bass drive sound, for me the aomi is great but it's still not on the level of the bigger ao

Would have preferred Doug to go down the route of splitting the two drives in to separate pedals for cheaper

Close to my opinion. But I'd like an AO Ultra but instead of one clean one dirty, it's one A and one O, with it being cascadable of flip flop switching.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:36 AM

 nash, on 05 September 2017 - 08:32 AM, said:



Close to my opinion. But I'd like an AO Ultra but instead of one clean one dirty, it's one A and one O, with it being cascadable of flip flop switching.

This is also my thinking aswell but just don't have it priced as something stupid!
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:41 AM

 0175westwood29, on 05 September 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:



This is also my thinking aswell but just don't have it priced as something stupid!

They'll always be high in price which is a shame. Brexit seems to have added about 50 onto the Deluxe pedals from before Brexit prices.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:40 AM

Doug has 3 more product announcements coming this month so who knows!

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:47 AM

I'm going to guess

Cab
Ultra AO
Smaller foot print compressor
Another limited B7K with new graphics.

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