Pigtronix Pedals Waterville ME

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.

All Corey Music Center
(207) 872-5622
99 Main Street
Waterville, ME
 
Down Home Music Shop
(207) 453-2942
43 Main St
Fairfield, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Bryants
(207) 568-3665
Rr 139 &220
Thorndike, ME
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Acoustic Piano

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Pavlov's Music
(207) 622-0283
228 Water
Augusta, ME
 
Music Man,The
(207) 797-3697
261 Maine Ave
Portland, ME
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Al Corey Music Center
(207) 872-5622
99 Main St
Waterville, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Perkins Music House
(207) 395-2460
Pob 2292
Skowhegan, ME
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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All Corey Music Center
(207) 872-5622
99 Main Street
Waterville, ME
 
Starbird Music Shoppe
(207) 828-0888
525 Forest Ave
Portland, ME

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(207) 625-8639
Po Box 625
Cornish, ME
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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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