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Pigtronix Pedals Donna 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.

Guitar Phonics
(956) 787-3941
116 W 10Th St
San Juan, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mr Music
(956) 787-4845
1800 N Main St
Mcallen, TX

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Antonio Strad Violin
(956) 687-9788
508 N 10Th St # 4
Mcallen, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Mozart House Llc
(956) 683-8838
1701 W Dove Ave Ste C
Mcallen, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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H&H Music Co.
(956) 682-2001 , (956) 682-2653 (fax)
924 E. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX
 
Hermes Music Of Mcallen
(956) 682-4341
830 N Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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Melhart Music
(956) 682-6147
3325 N 10Th St
Mcallen, TX

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Valley Keyboards
(956) 686-4863
900 Harvey St
Mcallen, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs

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Melhart Music Center
(956) 682-6147
3325 N 10Th St
Mcallen, TX
 
Enc Audio Solutions
(956) 992-8887
318 S Broadway St
Mcallen, 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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