I think I’m getting ‘delayed’ out, so I want to look at some distortion and/or overdrive pedals this week. I wanted to find something interesting and something did catch my eye this morning. It is the Pigtronix PolySaturator Distortion pedal. I think Pigtronix puts out some great stuff. I recently talked about the Pigtronix PHI Echolution delay/modulation pedal.
The PolySaturator pedal seems quite diverse in the tones you can achieve with it. It has a nice clean boost sound, you can get a nice overdrive sound, has a nice gain sound as well as getting heavy mid scoop dirt.
Here is the official description of the pedal:
The PolySaturator distortion pedal from Pigtronix takes the original design even further, adding a Class A J-FET booster stage to the front end and re-voicing the gain structure to provide an even wider range of sounds. The PolySaturator produces everything from subtle grit to blue velvet sustain inspired by our favorite tube amp lead channel.
The PolySaturator excels at gritty, edge-of-overdrive tones, but crank up the gain and you will be assaulted by face-melting ultra-high gain sounds that will please shredders and shoegazers alike with impressive string to string clarity and F.A.T. tube sound. Our JRC4558D powered EQ circuits provide 12 db / octave active filtering over three distinct audio bands. This powerful EQ structure combined with our solid-state of the art approach to tube emulation, allows the musician to dial up wildly diverse and satisfying textures of analog distortion. Unprecedented touch sensitivity and overall range of distortion tones is achieved through multiple gain stages, and active EQ, perfectly balanced to give the musician enhanced control and expression using picking dynamics alone.
The PolySaturator guitar pedal presents a flexible and affordable alternative that will outperform any other boutique or mass production distortion effect available.
I found another good video by ProGuitarShopDemos showing the various settings and tones this pedal can achieve. Curious what you guys have to say about it.
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