Pigtronix Pedals Coppell TX

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.

Brooks Mays Music
(214) 631-0928
136 Levee Pl
Coppell, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Guitar Center
(972) 960-0011
4519 LBJ Freeway
Farmers Branch, TX
 
Troys Drum Shop
(972) 245-6666
1818 N I 35 Ste 104
Carrollton, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement

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Michaels Music
(972) 436-7367
506 S Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Cross Roads Audio
(214) 358-2623
2623 Myrtle Springs Ave
Dallas, TX

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Church Organ Assoc
(972) 446-8262
1610 N Interstate 35E Ste 204
Carrollton, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Van Hoose Vintage Instruments, Inc.
(972) 418-4863
2722 Raintree Dr
Carrollton, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Murphy'S Music
(972) 554-6030
940 W Airport Fwy
Irving, TX

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Piano Gallery
(972) 490-5397
13520 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Earmark Inc
(972) 458-2660
15561 Wright Brothers Dr
Addison, TX

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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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