Pigtronix Pedals Charlottesville VA

The ARIA ($189 RETAIL/$149 STREET) is a hand-painted distortion pedal that, like all Pigtronix products, takes a somewhat different tack. For starters, it boasts an active 3-band EQ that lets you cut frequencies as well as boost them (+/-12dB), resulting in considerably more tone-crafting power than you get with the typical “Tone” control, or even multiple passive tone controls.

Stacy S Music Shop
(434) 974-1555
1816 Rio Hill Ctr
Charlottesville, VA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Charlottesville Music
(434) 973-5859
1710 Seminole Trl
Charlottesville, VA
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music & Arts Center #84
(434) 973-2805
1512 Seminole Trl # 29
Charlottesville, VA
 
Stacys Music Shop Inc
(434) 974-1555
1816 Rio Hill Ctr
Charlottesville, VA
 
Guitar Studio
(540) 667-2716
247 Sunset Dr
Winchester, VA

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Heinz Musitronics
(434) 977-2797
2171 Ivy Rd Ste 8
Charlottesville, VA
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Heinz Electronics Ltd
(434) 977-2797
2171 Ivy Rd Ste 8
Charlottesville, VA
 
Music & Arts
(434) 973-2805
Shoppers World North, 1512 Seminole Trail (RT. 29)
Charlottesville, VA
 
Orchard Springs Dulcimer
(276) 952-1865
105 S Main St
Galax, VA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Virginia Music Co
(804) 282-4261
305 Sweetbriar Dr
Richmond, VA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Pigtronix Pedals

gp0510_gear0310The ARIA ($189 RETAIL/$149 STREET) is a hand-painted distortion pedal that, like all Pigtronix products, takes a somewhat different tack. For starters, it boasts an active 3-band EQ that lets you cut frequencies as well as boost them (+/-12dB), resulting in considerably more tone-crafting power than you get with the typical “Tone” control, or even multiple passive tone controls. When boosted, Low packs a tight, punchy buzz with a hint of synth-like edginess; Mid emphasizes the lower end of the toothiness range, adding a little cocked-wah articulation;and High ladles on sizzle and a touch of rasp, but without harshness.

Next, the Aria’s diode-clipping circuitry has a somewhat different character than that of many distortion boxes—on some settings reminiscent of the inter-modulation distortion generated by the Crowther Audio Prunes & Custard (one of my favorite pedals). That said, the Aria easily nails fat classic rock and blues tones, including a great tubeamp-like crunch on lower gain settings, convincing early Sabbath metal sounds, and womanly Claptones using a neck humbucker with the guitar’s tone control rolled back. This little piggy is also very responsive to playing dynamics, frighteningly quiet even when cranked, and fitted with true-bypass switching. Sooey!

KUDOS Produces classic and modern sounds. Active tone controls. Quiet operation.
CONCERNS None.
CONTACT Pigtronix, (631) 331-7447; pigtronix.com ...

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