Pigtronix Pedals Cocoa Beach FL

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.

East Coast Music
(321) 784-2420
6976 N Atlantic Ave
Cape Canaveral, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Island Music
(321) 459-5000
465 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL
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Print Music

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Johnson Music Inc
(321) 777-3995
302 Wimico Dr
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Fiddlers Dream
(321) 259-1149
805 Renner Ave
Melbourne, FL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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The Horn Section
(321) 255-4676
1408 Highland Ave
Melbourne, FL
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Brass & Reed Music Ctr
(321) 453-2700
23 S Tropical Trl
Merritt Island, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lauts Family Music
(321) 453-6424
2275 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Piano Man
(321) 632-8823
2201 Iona Dr
Cocoa, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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J Michael Instruments
(321) 254-3033
3040 Venture Ln
Melbourne, FL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Florida Discount Music
(321) 254-5645
454 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL
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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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