Wampler The Low Blow vs. Darkglass Alpha Omicron

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hi-End Basses, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. The Low Blow

    6 vote(s)
  2. Alpha Omicron

    5 vote(s)
  1. Hi-End Basses

    Hi-End Basses

    Apr 20, 2015
    Does anyone have experience with the Wampler Low Blow? Wampler's only dedicated Bass pedal. And would be willing to compare it to the Darkglass Alpha Omicron (eq notwithstanding). Thinking about pulling the trigger on the Darkglass, but don't need two distortion pedals.
  2. I can't speak about the Alpha Omnicron, however I have owned the Low Blow & a Darkglass Vintage Microtubes.
    Between the two of them, I think the blend on the DG was better. On the LB it felt like I couldn't get the balance between the clean tone and the dirty tone.
    Tone wise, the LB is more old-school, the DG more modern/grindy.
    Depends what sort of tones you like.
    I liked the LB for what it is, but I ended up selling it as I preferred other drives (not the DG either)
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  3. jumbo_steelie

    jumbo_steelie Supporting Member

    I preferred the low blow to my b3k, and the low blow has some versatility. To me it was like having a b3k and vmt in one, though I have never tried the vmt. The omicron on the other hand, sounds like a different beast. Use the low blow for low gain and the omicron for higher gain tones.
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