Pigtronix Pedals Chehalis WA

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.

Larsen Music
(360) 740-8977
1679 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA

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Fandrich Piano Company, Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S. Tower Avenue
Centralia, WA
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Acoustic Piano

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Rosewood Guitar
(206) 297-8788
8402 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitar Center
(425) 814-9640
12608 120th AVE. N.E.
Kirkland, WA
 
Rockit Guitars
(425) 252-7929
2818 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Great Music Co.
(360) 736-6400
1616 S Gold St Ste 4
Centralia, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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Fandrich Piano Co. Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S Tower Ave
Centralia, WA
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Print Music

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Enumclaw Music
(360) 825-1191
1515 Cole St
Enumclaw, WA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Rafael Carrabba Violin
(206) 283-5566
405 W Galer St
Seattle, WA
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Band & Orchestral

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Hammond & Baldwin Music Ctr
(509) 826-5054
Po Box 96
Omak, WA
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Acoustic Piano

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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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