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Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
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A state-of-the-art analog compressor with endless clean sustain.

The Philosopher's Tone Compressor/Sustainer is an ideal front end to any guitar player's pedalboard. It can also serve as the perfect companion to the Pigtronix Mothership Guitar Synthesizer or any other pitch-tracking musical equipment, delivering more accurate tracking and increased note duration. As a bonus, the Grit control mixes a layer of smooth, diode-clipping distortion into the effect.

Unlike the many compressor clones and their variations that have become so popular in the past 10 years, the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone is not based on a CA3080 chip. The result is more sustain and less noise. The dynamic range, touch sensitivity, overall transparency, and outright sustain of the Philosopher's Tone are unparalleled in the crowded world of compressor pedals.

Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

  • Adjustable threshold and ratio controls
    Blend control for parallel compression
    Smooth, diode-clipping distortion
    Treble boost/cut
    Ultracompact design
    Circuit design by Howard Davis
    Pigtronix 15VDC adapter included
    True bypass

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  • Transparent Sweetness

    As reviewed by Dan Kaiser on 1/6/2010

    After much deliberation and research to find the perfect compressor/sustainer that didn't color my tone or hiss uncontrollably (like the Boss version), I got my hands on this P-Tone. And I'm definitely glad I did! It took a bit to get the hang of how each knob tweaked the sound, but the final result is an amazingly transparent compressor that lets your beautiful tone ring out for ages. It's not as squishy as a Dyna Comp so if chicken pickin is your style, this may not be the one for you. However, if you want something to give your tone that extra sustain and body without compressing it to unrecognizable squash, you won't regret this pedal. Also, I found it works best immediately after your wah pedal in your pedal chain. Honestly, I never play without it. Great pedal all around!

    30 of 30 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by S. on 1/16/2011

    This is absolutely the QUIETEST, Best Sounding Compressor on the market. Match it up with a good overdrive and you have a killer lead tone. The "Grit" knob is a joke, so don't expect much there. This is not an overdrive pedal.. Grit at half way, with the ARIA at a medium gain and you'll get smooth crystal clear almost Dumble'ish tones. A lot of compressors sound great on a clean amp, this one does that and sounds excellent on a dirty amp as well. All the others can't do that without hissing and carrying on. This baby is dead silent. Buy it, love it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best Compressor Arround!

    As reviewed by Greg on 1/27/2011

    I bought this compressor and was hoping that all the reviews were true, and let me say, the community is right! Super quiet, doesn't color tone, provides enough "squish" to get a bluesy lead or sustain to make the guitar never stop playing! It doesn't exactly get to chicken pickin leves of compression, but i love it :) the grit is absolutely useless, sounds very unnatural. Overall, if your looking for a compressor to enhance your sound and not define it, this is it!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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