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Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor Effects Pedal

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Product Price $119.0
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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 uniquel...Click To Read More About This Product

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A micro version of Pigtronix top-selling Philosopher's Tone. Same award-winning sound in a smaller, more affordable package.

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
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Compact (3)

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5.0

Good Optical Compressor

By bb

from NY

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

Very good for the price optical compressor.
Does not do the squish like a Dynacomp but it is probably more useful in the long run. I have both for variety. I can get it to pretty much sound unity tone-wise with pedal off.

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5.0

great pedal

By Joeband

from NH

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

This is the best ompressor pedal that I have had and the price is very reasonable.

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4.0

Gifted

By Goobie Caro

from Rome, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Not battery operated

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

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

Wife picked this up for me for Christmas. I knew I needed something to help get that that little extra something on my rig. I'm an Orange user and sometimes various pedals don't work very well in front of the preamp. My main head is an OR50 and I normally run a Wah, Carbon Copy and sometimes a boost pedal ( I consistantly switch among a LPB1, SD1, DS1 and Dist+ to name a few) as my primary band has twin lead and I need that extra umph to pop out on solos. I plugged the Philosopher's Tone in front of the chain and wow! Noticeable difference. Subtle yet huge ar the same time. The treble helps me cut through and the volume juiced gets me that pop I needed. I do actually enjoy leaving it on the whole time as well. When I run a clean rig thru my Carvin 212E, the pedal is most useable. Here it adds sparkle and depth resulting in a polished sound. No hint of noise detected. I do, however, wish this pedal was battery operated. I'd definitely keep it in my guitar case for use at impromtu situations.

 
4.0

Does a nice job

By Richard

from Cape Girardeau, MO

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects

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

      I have the boss compressor but I don't like how it changes the tone of the guitar - to bassy. Anyway this pedal's tone is better for me. Basically it can be nuetral so it's the guitar's tone. I also purchased it because I was wanting a lot of sustain. Very pleased.

       
      5.0

      great find

      By Garfield Mudcat

      from Alex mn

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      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

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

        This is a great compressor and delivers everything as promised...i can use this for some sick sustain.....and it does make everything easier to play....get it love it

         
        5.0

        Great compression pedal

        By Cliff Rock

        from Brooklyn, NY

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        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

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

          I use this pedal for live performances. I have many compression paddles but this one allows me to get the tone I want.

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