Pigtronix Pedals New Philadelphia OH

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.

Roselyns Music Studio
(330) 343-5911
125 N Wooster Ave
Dover, OH

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(740) 498-7753
10068 Stonecreek Rd
Newcomerstown, OH
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(513) 729-1950
6891 Simpson Ave
Cincinnati, OH
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(740) 382-2717
124 W Mark St
Marion, OH
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(440) 729-8288
11475 Foxhaven Dr
Chesterland, OH
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(330) 452-0629
8159 Kemary Sw Navarre
Navarre, OH

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(614) 863-3200
5999 E Main St
Columbus, OH
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(216) 642-8110
11436 Bradwell Rd
Cleveland, OH
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(440) 684-2455
5361 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH

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(330) 533-9200
339 Lisbon St
Canfield, OH
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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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