Pigtronix PolySaturator Multi-Stage Distortion Pedal No Longer Available

Distortion Pedal with Volume, Gain, and Low, Mid, and High EQ Controls
Item ID: PolySaturator

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Mellow Overdrive to Metal Hyperdrive!

The Pigtronix PolySaturator distortion pedal makes an incredibly versatile addtion to your guitar rig - and it's packed into a very pedalboard-friendly package. You can pull everything from vintage tweed-style grit to high-gain shred tones (and everything in-between) from the PolySaturator. Sweetwater guitarists have found that between the 3-band EQ and the volume/gain controls, you can create an incredibly diverse range of sounds. True-bypass switching means your signal stays true when the pedal is switched off. Use the PolySaturator to drive your amp's input, or essentially add another channel to your amp.

Pigtronix PolySaturator Distortion Pedal Features:
  • Mellow overdrive to ultra-high-gain distortion
  • 3-band 12dB/octave graphic EQ, for the ultimate in tone control
  • Class A, J-FET front end and JRC4558D op-amps
  • Super compact design, great for pedalboards
  • True-bypass switching
  • 9-15VDC power
  • Pigtronix 15VDC adapter included
The Pigtronix PolySaturator pedal delivers an incredible range of overdrive and distortion tones!

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Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

There's a familiar slogan that was used by Apple in the late '90s: "Think Different." Pigtronix is another company that could just as easily use that slogan. Founded by guitar players who wanted to create unique analog effects pedals, Pigtronix makes a line of pedals that at first seem familiar, but the more you dig into them, the more you find those twists and quirks that set them apart as truly unique tone tools for creative musicians. (Note: I said musicians, not just guitar players -- these pedals are useful in all sorts of studio and live applications.) I received a large box containing all 11 of Pigtronix's pedal offerings. I've checked out demos of the pedals before and have been very impressed, but I have to admit that I wasn't prepared for just how much fun these pedals can be. The company's products break down into a few broad categories: Gain/Distortion -- These pedals include the brand-new Class A Boost, a clean boost/preamp pedal; the Aria, a diode-based overdrive with a 3-band EQ; the PolySaturator, a multi-stage distortion with a 3-band EQ; and the Disnortion, which provides fuzz and overdrive wired in parallel, along with an octave-up effect. Each of the pedals provides a different take on overdrive or distortion. Both the Aria and the PolySaturator cover the more "conventional" sounds, with the added EQ capability. The Disnortion can take you in entirely new directions. Compressor/Sustainer -- Both the Philosopher's Tone, a compressor/sustainer with built-in distortion, and the Philosopher King, which combines a sustainer effect with an envelope generator, can give you tons of sustain and dynamics control, while also allowing those little "extras" that can give you a signature sound. Modulation -- The EP2 Envelope Phaser and the Tremvelope provide a new take on their respective effects, with much more dynamic control over the sounds produced. If you really want to "play" your mod effects, you can do it with these boxes. Delay -- The Echolution is an incredibly advanced multi-tap delay that gives you tons of control. If you can't get the delay effects you want with this pedal -- from a single repeat to a wash of stereo rhythmic taps -- the problem isn't with the pedal! Synth -- The Mothership is a crazy pedal. It can create synthesizer-type sounds without requiring a special pickup or a modification to your guitar. It can also reach into the extremely wacky world of ring modulation for totally off-the-wall sounds. If you're looking to push the boundaries of what guitar can do, the Mothership is the one for you. Studio -- Why relegate your pedals solely to guitar? With the Keymaster, you can easily interface your pedals with your studio gear for a wide range of processing possibilities on your recorded tracks. But you can do even more than that. The Keymaster has series and parallel loops as well as a crossfade control for blending effects. It's a super-versatile routing solution for your pedalboard too. To sum up, I love these effects. They all sound great in the conventional sense, but then there's always that unique Pigtronix twist that opens up new tonal vistas. These are awesome creative tools.
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See also: Distortion Pedals, Pigtronix, Pigtronix Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz