Pigtronix Pedals Marion IN

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.

Marion Music & Sound
(765) 664-1115
110 E 4Th St
Marion, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Clarion Music Co
(812) 334-8811
3507 S Roxbury Cir
Bloomington, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Kemp Music
(812) 886-9667
14 N 2Nd St
Vincennes, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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Ascension Audio Sales
(317) 784-7142
126 S 10Th Ave
Beech Grove, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Organs, Sound Reinforcement

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About Music Inc
(317) 255-4411
911 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Piano & Organ Shop
(765) 674-4942
125 W South B St
Gas City, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Sam Ash Music Stores
(317) 577-3006
8284 Center Run Drive
Indianapolis, IN
 
Simple Sounds
(260) 768-7776
Po Box 837
Shipshewana, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Strings & Things
(765) 832-7685
2605 W 7Th Ave
Clinton, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Gratz Piano Shop
(219) 462-2449
2805 Cascade Dr
Valparaiso, IN
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, 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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