Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin GermaniumItem ID: PhilosTwin
Sweetwater Exclusive Compressor/Sustainer/Distortion Pedal with Germanium Diodes, Plus an Independent Grit Footswitch
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Sweetwater Exclusive Pedal with Killer Sustain and Drive!Custom built exclusively for Sweetwater, the Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin Germanium guitar pedal gives you nearly infinite sustain with virtually no added noise. Based on the original Philosopher's Tone, the Philosopher's Twin Germanium provides you the smooth compression, epic sustain, and all of the super-flexible controls that made the original such a hit. The Philosopher's Twin Germanium also gives you an extra footswitch that lets you independently toggle its smooth diode-clipping "Grit" distortion, so you can instantly take your tone from ultra-clean compression to screaming overdrive. Put simply, the Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin Germanium adds serious versatility to your pedalboard.
Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin Germanium Sustain/Overdrive Pedal at a Glance:
The perfect combination of sustain and drive
Sustain and overdrive go together like peanut butter and jelly. That's why Pigtronix built a variable "Grit" control into their Philosopher's Twin Germanium. Granted, it's not your high-gain, screaming-lead-style overdrive, but it gives you enough texture to add that extra bit of "umph" to your amp. On the compression side, the Philosopher's Twin Germanium gives you near-infinite sustain. We're talking about notes that can literally ring on for over a minute. And here's the coolest part - it's totally noise free. In fact, at a demo here at Sweetwater, we got the hear this sustain in action when David Koltai (one of the founders of Pigtronix) added a ridiculous amount of sustain to a Tele. Not only did the guitar (a traditional model loaded with single coil pickups) not feedback, its tone remained absolutely pristine.
Independent grit control adds extra flexibility
Here's a great twist that the Philosopher's Twin Germanium introduces to the original Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone guitar pedal: a germanium-transistor-based signal path. This gives its smooth diode-clipping distortion an extra helping of bite and growl. What's more, Pigtronix added an independent Grit control switch to the Philosopher's Twin Germanium. That means you can use the Philosopher's Twin Germanium purely as a clean compressor (perfect for everything from chicken pickin' to jazz), and then stomp on the grit control to boost your tone into solo-worthy overdrive.
Made by Pigtronix exclusively for Sweetwater
One other cool thing about the Philosopher's Twin Germanium is that you'll only find this amazing guitar pedal at Sweetwater. That's right, it's a true custom Pigtronix pedal designed to meet the specific needs of some of Sweetwater's most demanding guitar players. Try one out for yourself, and you'll know just how special this Sweetwater Exclusive pedal really is.
Exclusive 3-year warranty
Pigtronix pedals are built to last. The Philosopher's Twin Germanium is protected by an exclusive 3-year warranty, so you can buy with confidence. Be the first person you know to have one of these unique pedals in your rig - order your Philosopher's Twin Germanium guitar pedal from Sweetwater today!
Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin Germanium Sustain/Overdrive Pedal Features:
The Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin Germanium guitar pedal gives you epic sustain, juicy overdrive, and tons of tonal flexibility!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Very silky distortion
by Anton Shakhov fromI own original Philosopher's Tone, as well as Philosopher King, but always wanted to have this exclusive pedal. And it didn't disappoint me. Germanium distortion is smoother, darker and thicker than t... read more [+]he original, and coupled with extremely versatile compressor it is a tone bender. If I was limited to a single pedal in my pedalboard, chances are than I would choose this pedal over any other. close [-]
November 28, 2012
Killer product and company
by Tony Cole from OhioI own the original and the FAT drive and they are killer pedals. Pigtronix is on my short list of pedals to grab for a gig.
March 2, 2012
Music Background: Gigging guitarist
philosophers's twin germanium
by randy hoskins from Aguadilla, Puerto Ricoworks well
April 13, 2012
Music Background: former pro & now for fun
This makes an already cool pedal that much cooler and more versatile. I have the original version and like adding a bit of "hair" to the signal. This new version allows you to have two for one on the same pedal.
Patty, El Sobrante, CA
Pigtronix Philosopher's Twin Germanium
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