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Pigtronix Disnortion Parallel Fuzz Overdrive and Octave Pedal, New

This overdrive pedal from Pigtronix creates a fuzz, a frequency doubler, and a touch-sensitive overdrive. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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The unique magic of the Pigtronix Disnortion is Fuzz and Overdrive wired in parallel, allowing you to pile on the gain without sacrificing clarity, dynamic response, punch or low end. It's like double tracking your guitar inside the pedal.

The Pigtronix Disnortion features three elements: a touch sensitive Overdrive, a Fuzz with 6 different filters, and a frequency doubler named Octava. Each effect is an original design and can each be used independently or in combinations to forge a tremendous range of musically responsive distortion sounds

The Octava is wired in series before the Overdrive and Fuzz, allowing the pedal to produce a unique type of gated, gnarly grind that is absolutely devastating.

An additional buffered output provides a clean signal for parallel processing, direct recording or a side-chain trigger source for the Pigtronix Envelope Phaser.

Overdrive - The Pigtronix Overdrive responds to the dynamics of your playing using a unique, 6-stage gain architecture that retains the natural tone of your instrument, adding tube style breakup as you play louder. This circuit is so touch sensitive; you must play it to believe it. From Clean or Gritty Boost right up through Plexi roar, the Pigtronix Overdrive is the definitive musical overdrive.

Fuzz - Massive Gain, Full Bodied Sustain and Flexible Tone Shapes define the FUZZ effect. Pigtronix's unique diode-clipping architecture provides plenty of compression and controllable feedback while preserving the dynamics of your playing style. The rotary tone control switch provides 6 musical EQ curves: Bass, Scoop, Treble, Smooth, F.A.T., and Full Range. The Pigtronix Fuzz can go from clean preamp duty to Hair Raising, Shred Fisted, Freak Out Pandemonium.

Octava - This frequency doubler effect makes the notes you play sound one octave up. A Filter control allows you to achieve singing octave up tones without adjusting your guitar's tone control. Stable intervals such as 4ths and power chords result in gnarly, tweezed out grind, while other intervals create ring-modulator textures in all registers. The Octava is wired in series with the other two effects for harmonic filled lead tones and outlandish bizarre crunch.

Created In Brooklyn, NYC. Combine the Octava with both Fuzz and Overdrive... fuggettaboutit!

Peter Torn shows you the tones he gets out of the Pigtronix Disnortion


Features:

- 3 independent analog distortion effects
- Touch sensitive tube sound overdrive
- Hot Fuzz with 6 different analog filters
- Frequency doubling octave up
- OD and Fuzz wired in parallel
- Hugh Gain with no noise
- Works great on all instruments
- 9-18VDC power (Works with Voodoo Labs PP2)
- Pigtronix 18VDC adapter included
- Circuit Design by Howard Davis
- Sound Design by David Koltai

Hear it in action with this video from Pigtronix:


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- Input Impedance: 470Kohms
- Output Impedance: 150ohms
- Power Supply: DC 18V 300mA AC Adaptor (included)
- Current Draw: 120mA (DC 18V)
- Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 1.5 in.
- Weight: 1 lb.
- Included Accessories:
- Owner's Manua
- Power Supply
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 in
Customer Reviews
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Sound: The ring modulator is very similar to the Octavia, but with a more abrupt cutoff. Like any other ring modulator, it is more pronounced above the 12th fret with the neck pickup. The fuzz is rather unique because it utilizes a selector knob that you can use to dial in different fuzz flavors. According to the documentation it is an eq type knob where you can dial high pass, low pass, mid boost, mid cut (scoop), or low boost filters. To my ear they also affect the fuzz waveform to a degree. It's almost like having six different fuzz pedals in one. The overdrive took a while to get used to. I mostly use it as a clean boost with just a touch of hair. The overdrive is much darker than any overdrive I've used. It sounds nothing like a Tube Screamer clone with a flavor that is entirely it's own as far as I know (I haven't heard everything). The overdrive and fuzz can be activated together, but are in parallel rather than series. What I don't like is there is a huge volume boost when both are activated. On their own it is easy to balance the volumes but not so together. Feature: The most useful feature is the eq knob on the fuzz. The least useful feature is the fuzz and overdrive operating Ease of Use: This pedal has a steeper learning curve than any I have owned before. In fact, I almost returned it. But I kept playing with it and finally found some tones I like. Be prepared to tweak this for a while because it does some really cool things, but it isn't for everyone. Quality: It's Pigtronix. It's well built and laid out well. Value: It depends. It's cheaper than buying all three pedals. But if you don't like one of the effects it isn't worth it. Also, the used market isn't great for these. But if you like all three effects and are willing to spend some time tweaking it's well worth it. Manufacturer Support: Again, it's Pigtronix. They stand behind their gear and are eager to help. I haven't contacted them about this pedal but I have for others and they've always gone above expectations. The Wow Factor: The versatility of this pedal is it's strength and it's weakness. You can do a lot with it if you are patient and methodical. Overall: This pedal combines a ring filter, a germanium fuzz, and an overdrive. Darker than most fuzz boxes and overdrives, this will take you places other pedals won't. But it isn't for everyone.
Style of Music: Rock, jam band, blues, funk.
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