Pigtronix Pedals Hibbing MN

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.

C E Rupar Music Inc
(218) 263-4286
313 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Risen Drums
(651) 603-0900
9131 34 1 2 Ave N
New Hope, MN
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Band & Orchestral

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Heilicher Bros Inc
(952) 544-7600
850 Decatur Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Castle Accordion
(612) 821-8766
3252 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

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Mr Mark Music
(763) 421-5455
1921 2Nd Ave
Anoka, MN
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rupar Music Inc.
(218) 263-4286
313 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
 
Guitar Rodeo Company
(952) 546-0885
4151 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN

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Music Outfitters, Inc.
(218) 365-2889
134 N 1St Ave E
Ely, MN
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Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
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Lessons: Yes

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Crippa Music & SPD
(218) 326-5330
512 N.W. 4th ST
Grand Rapids, MN
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Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, Karaoke Equipment, DJ Equipment
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Instrument Rental: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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All Instruments
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Monday-Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am to 12:00pm
Sunday Closed

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Schmitt Music Center
(952) 435-2454
14150 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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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