Omega amps

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  1. Xk6m6m5X

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    anybody played one yet? they have 2 models the obsidian and iridium, apperently some inovative cab designes as well. im curious because mick thomson left rivera for them and as far as i am aware he was with rivera for 10+ years...they have to be good
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    @Aso is the only one I know of that has one on here. there's a few decent clips on youtube:

     
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    oneblackened Tube Amp Dork

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    Yup. Really nice sounding amps... But from what I've been told kind of a pain in the ass in terms of customer service.
     
  4. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah heard they had some issues delivering product.

    And endorsements mean nothing when it comes to what things sound like, it's a business.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    Mick isn't even endorsed by them afaik, he just tracked the latest record with an Omega. I don't know if he used it live when I saw them in Chicago (they had the amps backstage from what I could tell), but man did their live sound have a lot of grind/growl and cut to it.
    EDIT: Mick said in Guitar world that he's using the obsidian live, and blended the iridium with the obsidian for the guitar tracks.
     
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    axxessdenied Arium Addict

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    Omega is more focused on dealing with artists than regular consumers from my understanding.
     
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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Bobby from Fit For A King was using an Obsidian when I saw them a few years ago at Warped Tour. It sounded good, but honestly not that different from other times I've seen them using EVH, Kemper, 5150, etc.

    I'm definitely curious about Omega amps, though also a little skeptical given the customer service stories I've seen. Same as anything else, I'll likely trust it more once there are more out there being used and reviewed by regular people rather than just artists and the usual YouTube channels
     
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    I had no idea about the actual amps themselves but the kemper profile's I have of them are just killer! I purchased the D.I pack and it has been my main go to for everything now. This was all tracked with the Obsidian profiles I have. No extra EQ or post work, I just boosted the Highs and mids and cut the bass slightly.

     
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    Aso Single Hum Zealot Contributor

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    I have the first Iridium built and I like the amp but I am just a bedroom player with more gear than talent. I also have a 4x12, 2x12 and 1x12 built buy them. Front-loaded cabs are my preference and they build a great cab.

    They have been good to work with and customer service has been pretty good. Was a few hiccups in communication when they moved the shop from Cincinnati to Detroit a few years ago. Since after the move, I have had no problems with communication with them.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    FYI that's not how the endorsement stuff works
     
  11. Xk6m6m5X

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    Could you elaborate ?
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    People change endorsements for money.
     
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  13. Xk6m6m5X

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    I thought it was just free gear and preferance:shrug:
     
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    From what I’ve heard the circuit boards come from KSR.

    I have a 112. Best cab I’ve owned. Solidly built. It’s super mean with an EM12 in it. Bought it during the move. It was a month late. Mike offered to give me an extra grill surround to be able to change the look of it when wanted.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Rivera isn't a super big company, but I'm pretty sure they're much bigger than Omega.
     
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    you mean they outsource to KSR? or that they traced KSR's circuits?
     
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    IIRC Kyle helped with the design and they are outsourced to KSR from the last thing I heard. Not sure if this is still the case since Kyle has been tied up with the new pedal line.
     
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    Yes I believe the Obsidian is part KSR. Iridium I'm not sure though.
     
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    With the KR7 and Rivera, essentially Mick's endorsement was not selling amps since they were not touring for several years. I asked what was happening with the new KR7 revision that Mick mentioned a few years ago and that was the reasoning I was given as to why it never came out.
     
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