Pigtronix Pedals Joliet IL

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.

Brandolino West Side
(815) 723-3718
1009 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL
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Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Lockport Music Shop
(815) 838-2301
1014 S Hamilton St
Lockport, IL
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Midwest Percussion
(708) 499-2314
19027 S Jodi Rd
Mokena, IL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music Solutions
(630) 759-3033
431 N Bolingbrook Dr
Bolingbrook, IL
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Pro Am Music Center
(630) 972-1999
2528 Dewes Ln
Naperville, IL
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Acoustic Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Geo Kays Music Studio
(815) 727-4656
822 Plainfield Rd
Joliet, IL

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Sitars Studio
(815) 485-2507
1401 Grandview Dr
New Lenox, IL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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All About Music Inc
(708) 479-0440
19108 Wolf Rd 1F
Mokena, IL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Axes Music Inc
(815) 464-8710
47 E Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL

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(815) 210-7651
925 Lambrecht Dr
Frankfort, IL
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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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