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Pigtronix Pedals Keene NH

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.

Retromusic
(603) 357-9732
38 Washington St
Keene, NH
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Fiddlers Choice Music
(603) 563-8800
Po Box 410
Dublin, NH
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Hanover String Instrument
(603) 643-3143
34 S Main St
Hanover, NH
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Fiddlers Choice Music
(603) 563-8800
Po Box 410
Dublin, NH
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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North Conway Music Shop
(603) 356-3562
2988 White Mountain Hwy
North Conway, NH
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Full line repair department on premises
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Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm
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Cheshire Music
(603) 357-4277
20 Main St
Keene, NH
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lnrmusic
(603) 899-9986
30 Danforth Rd
Rindge, NH

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Vintage Fret Shop
(603) 968-3346
30 Riverside Dr
Ashland, NH
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Catello & Son Music
(603) 752-2033
Pob 188
Berlin, NH

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(603) 772-5440
135 Water St
Exeter, NH
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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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