Pigtronix Pedals Mount Laurel NJ

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.

Music Wizard
(856) 988-7070
146 Route 73 N
Marlton, NJ
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jacobs Music
(856) 663-8888
1200 Haddonfield Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Print Music

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Sam Ash Music Stores
(856) 667-6696
2100 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Guitar Center
(856) 755-9511
2100 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Music By Mitchell
(856) 216-9299
3 Kings Hwy E
Haddonfield, NJ
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Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Haddonfield Music
(856) 429-4217
1610 Ravenswood Way
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Print Music

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(856) 667-9555
6 Oregon Ave
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mart Trading Post
(856) 663-4288
Pob 116
Mount Holly, NJ
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(856) 795-4001
26 Tanner St
Haddonfield, NJ

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(215) 568-7800
19 Bunning Dr
Voorhees, NJ
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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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