Pigtronix Pedals Cookeville TN

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.

L&M Musical Center
(931) 528-8516
26 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Custom Fretted Instruments
(931) 657-2398
400 Fire Tower Rd
Sparta, TN

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Webb'S Guitar, Etc.
(931) 823-0239
199 Southwood Rd
Livingston, TN

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Laupps Band Emporium
(615) 790-6843
213 London Ln
Franklin, TN
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Band & Orchestral

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Rmc Audio, Inc
(865) 531-8070
1645 Downtown West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
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Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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C & G'S Mountain Music
(931) 935-5299
1071 Idlewild Dr
Sparta, TN
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Print Music

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Earl And Theresas Music Mart
(931) 837-7676
109 W Bockman Way
Sparta, TN
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Customs Fretted
(931) 657-2398
400 Fire Tower Rd
Sparta, TN
 
Green Hills Music
(615) 386-7088
4113 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN
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(615) 251-8884
115 17Th Ave S
Nashville, TN

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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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