Pigtronix Pedals Nevada City CA

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 Depot
(530) 272-8287
11971 Blazing Star Rd
Nevada City, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hidden Valley Guitar Works
(530) 478-1370
19034 Scotts Flat Rd
Nevada City, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Soundcheck Music
(530) 272-7236
760 S Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Foggy Mountain Music
(530) 273-6676
104 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA
 
Anaheim Band Instr
(714) 999-5015
504 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Anaheim Band has a full-service brass and woodwind repair shop inside of our store. We can handle everything from minor adjustments up to complete mechanical overhauls and even custom modifications. Estimates are always free, so bring your horn in for an evaluation today!
Hours
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Please visit our main website for holiday hours.

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Wolf Note Studio
(530) 272-7318
11093 Lone Lobo Trl
Nevada City, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Empire Music
(530) 265-9685
306 1/2 Broad St
Nevada City, CA

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Foggy Mtn Music
(530) 273-6676
104 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA

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Empire Music & More
(909) 356-0205
9358 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Recording Equipment

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Adams Music
(310) 839-3575
10612 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, 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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