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Name of Darkglass competitor based out of Seattle?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Direct Box Rox, Mar 3, 2018.


  1. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    USA
    What was the name of that other company that makes pedals exactly like Darkglass but is based out of Seattle? I only remember they were red in color. Thank you :)
     
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Pike Amplification
     
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  3. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    USA
    Thank you.
     
  4. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP

    Hmmmmm. I get what he is asking but having owned every darkglass (except the latest) and the Pike Vulcan I can assure you the only thing the same is the enclosure and layout.
     
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  5. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Oh no, not this again.
    Let's keep it civil.
     
  6. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Seems pretty civil so far...
     
  7. Jonny5bass

    Jonny5bass Supporting Member

    May 3, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    The day is young.
     
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  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Oh, I know. I just figured I’d give him the name of the company.
     
  9. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    Yeah . I agree .
     
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  10. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Yes, exactly why I said "Let's keep it civil".
     
  11. DiMarco

    DiMarco Guest

    Feb 4, 2010
    3leaf is the same guy as Pike, right?
     
  12. inanimate_carb

    inanimate_carb

    Aug 11, 2016
    Yes. Brilliant products all around in both brands. I recall 3Leaf used to build for Darkglass at some point in the past but the relationship ended on unfavorable terms.
     
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Agreed. If not I’ll just close the thread. No need to rehash it all again.
     
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  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Both great pedal manufacturers in their own right. One makes red and silver enclosures, the other black and silver. Both make fantastic sounding products, though different flavors on a similar tonal space. Nuff said.
     
  15. cableguy

    cableguy

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    While I know what the OP asked, but technically aren't all OD/dirt pedals DG competiters...... I know Capt. Obvious. Never did have any DG, but I did like my Vulcan while I had it.
     
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  16. Antisyzygy

    Antisyzygy

    Dec 8, 2014
    Washington
    Nice, didn’t know about these guys and I’m in the area.
     
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  18. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    USA
    It's like when I was in a band in Seattle. Our guitar player at the time thought that Crate was the apex of guitar amps. We were recording in the studio and they happened to have a Soldano Hot Rod 100 Plus in there. We literally had to force him to plug into it to see what it sounded like. A month later, he had his own Soldano. But he was born & raised in the area and never heard of Soldano.
     
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  19. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    USA
    The one big difference I see with DG & Pike is that DG does a ton of marketing. I've never even heard of Pike until a few months ago. So I'm not sure how Pike is trying to be competitive.
     
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  20. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That's part of the "let's keep it civil" conversation.

    When Pike was first announced the Darkglass fanboys noticed that the pedals looked a lot like the DG offerings. It came out that they were in fact left over enclosures from the 3Leaf/DG partnership.

    Torches and pitchforks were deployed. Cars were set on fire, houses leveled, an entire city lay in ruin.

    Spencer was pretty heavily ridiculed for using the enclosures and he really hasn't been around TB much since.

    The end
     

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