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Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal

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Turn lead to gold with the Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone Micro. Famous for its noiseless clean sustain, the Philosopher’s Tone stands out as a uniquely powerful guitar effect in the crowded world of co... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Turn lead to gold with the Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone Micro. Famous for its noiseless clean sustain, the Philosopher’s Tone stands out as a uniquely powerful guitar effect in the crowded world of compressor pedals. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro packs all of the optical compression and unrivaled sustain of the original award winning Pigtronix pedal into a micro size chassis that runs on standard 9V external power.

In addition to Volume and Sustain controls, the Philosopher’s Tone Micro features a parallel Blend knob that allows the musician to mix their instrument’s original tone with the compressed sound effect. This technique restores natural pick-attack and allows more extreme sustain settings to remain musical. The Treble control provides up to 6db cut or boost at 2KHz for fine tuning the frequency response of the effect. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro features true-bypass switching and internal 18V power rails for maximum clean headroom, even when used with hot pickups and line level signals.

Practitioners of the mystical and ancient art of alchemy long sought an element called the Philosopher’s Stone, believing that, if found, it could turn lead into gold and bestow immortality upon the person who wielded it. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro represents an analog musical equivalent to this mythical substance in the world of guitar.

FEATURES

Noiseless clean sustain
Blend control for parallel compression
Treble EQ for boost or cut at 2kHz
Runs on standard 9V external power
Internal 18V power for max headroom
True bypass switching
Size: 3.75 x 1.5 x 1.75 in.
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PigtronixPhilosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

Good pedal.

By Robert

from undisclosed

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Comments about Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal:

It works, but the audible changes to the tone aren't as pronounced as one would expect IMO.

 
4.0

This compressor is "almost" there for me.

By Habanero

from Salt Lake City, UT

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Comments about Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal:

The Philosopher's Tone pedal has been a terrific addition to my pedalboard. I really like the volume control, which can be used as a boost, the treble allows you to compensate for loss of treble as you turn up the compression, and the blend knob is the best feature on this pedal. My only concern is that the compression doesnt seem to turn up high enough in order to "squash" my sound. It doesnt generate as much sustain as I was anticipating. I can turn the compression all the way up, and it doesnt sound much different to me than at 12 o'clock.

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5.0

Phat-Funk Awesomeness in a Palm size Box!!!

By Joe Mama

from Milwaukee (Brewtown) WI

Pros

  • compete with the best compressors
  • cost effective
  • great substain
  • Micro Size
  • versatile sound
  • virtually no background noise

Cons

  • no battery compartment / adapter only

Best Uses

  • Everything!!!

Comments about Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal:

THIS MICRO IS FING AWESOME! It is Phat-Funk Awesomeness in a Palm size Box!!! You can get any tone you could get on a BOSS CS-3 I tried them. RHCP Funk, 80's-90's Metal, Nashville Twang this baby and I mean BABY PEDAL does it all with virtually no background noise even all the way up! Two Thumbs Up to Pigtronix!!!

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5.0

This Little Piggy Has Great Tone!

By Robert

from undisclosed

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Comments about Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal:

This little guy is awesome! The knobs on this pedal are VERY powerful - especially the Sustain knob! Crank that bad boy up and you'll be crashing right through any noise gate.....but then dial back on the Blend knob (adding in more of your dry signal), and you'll be in Sustain Heaven! Glad I went with the micro over the full size - it was cheaper, and the only thing it's missing is the Grit knob - something I did not want. If you want an amazing compressor without breaking the bank, look no further!

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