Demo clip for the Saturnworks Dark Matter Tube Overdrive Pedal.
A while back someone asked me to make a Valvecaster-type tube overdrive pedal. Powered by an EHX 12au7 vacuum tube, the Valvecaster produces a huge volume boost, but adds only a bit of tube overdrive. For me, the original design left some to be desired, so after playing with the design, I came up with the Dark Matter. The Saturnworks Dark Matter has much higher gain and warm tube grit than the original Valvecaster. This pedal is not like other incarnations of the Valvecaster, among other tweaks, the Dark Matter adds an extra internal preamp circuit, activated with a toggle switch and controlled with an overdrive knob, to push the tube much farther than the standard Valvecaster design. The pedal also has master volume, tone, and gain controls.
This demo was recorded by Toby Seeger if Coretex Audio and features blues guitarist Cedar Seeger.
The clip starts out with the boost engaged and up all the way.
At :30 the boost is turned off and the pedal is set with a bit of tube crunch.
At :45 is the clean signal and :55 is a clean boost.
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