Pigtronix Pedals Lumberton NC

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.

Milligan Music Center
(910) 863-3802
Po Box 334
Bladenboro, NC
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Acoustic Piano

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Artley Inc
(336) 449-7257
213 Burlington St
Gibsonville, NC
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Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Music Freight
(704) 644-5965
10311 Seasons Ct
Charlotte, NC

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Dickson Record & Gift Shop
(336) 786-5240
124 Franklin St
Mount Airy, NC
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Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Center
(704) 861-1037
2040 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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McFadyen Music Co.
(910) 618-1819 , (910) 618-1380 (fax)
3467 Lackey St.
Lumberton, NC
 
Band Co
(336) 591-7700
3439 Nc 89 Hwy E
Walnut Cove, NC
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Drums & Percussion

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Muncy Woodwinds
(828) 963-7087
Po Box 1274
Boone, NC
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Band & Orchestral

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Bulldog Music
(704) 434-8383
Po Box 497
Boiling Springs, NC
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Ensley Electric Music
(828) 586-4215
88 Asheville Hwy
Sylva, NC
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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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