Dave Koltai, Pigtronix founder, came to our shop in CT when he first decided to make effects pedals, and showed us his original Envelope Phaser. We gave him our opinion and some hints and I think we were his first dealer. We are the only dealer who still has those original EP-1 pedals, as he showed us how to calibrate them and get them working well.
This pedals sings!
Aria is smooth and musical. With the Aria pedal, Pigtronix takes a
unique approach to diode clipping that retains the expressive nature of
your music while imparting creamy sustain and enhanced harmonic
content. More powerful than a modded Screamer and tastier than an old
Muff, Pigtronix Aria delivers the goods, no matter how you turn the
The Aria’s 3-band active EQ is voiced for
maximum versatility and sweetness in all settings. Exceptional as a
recording tool and essential in the live rig, the Aria’s 12db / octave
EQs boost and cut at carefully selected frequencies, allowing you to
adapt to a variety of amps or to craft entirely new, killer tones of
Layer the Aria with your amp's distortion
or another gain pedal (PolySaturator) or a compressor (Philosopher’s
Tone) to create deep crunchy textures that ooze pure ROCK inspiration.
This pedal will make you write new songs. Do it.