I’ve been picking up a lot of chatter on various social networks about a new pedal announcement from Celestial Effects. Knowing these guys, I was quite excited to receive the official press release on the Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion!
With the Aries Beast Distortion you can use this as a boost, an overdrive or full on distortion pedal. With these options, depending on your needs, you can also tweak how it cuts with a 3 band EQ. Usually a simple dirt box would just give you ‘tone’ or treble/bass. The Mids are SO important to find that sweet spot in the mix – especially for leads.
Here is a partial description of the Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion:
Not just any distortion, the Aries can be used as a boost, overdrive or distortion and with its three band EQ, this pedal gives you complete control of your dirt pedal needs.
The Aries Beast Distortion’s circuit is configured by stacking two gain stages in cascade (or in series) mode. The first opamp gain stage (GAIN) does not utilize clipping diodes. It’s fuller and more open sounding. The second opamp gain stage (DRIVE) incorporates asymmetrical MOSFET clipping diodes and is tighter and more compressed. Mixing the two results in many sonic combinations of true dirt pedal bliss.
But we didn’t stop there. We then fed the gain stages into a three band EQ, giving the user total control over the frequency response of the musical signal and finished the chain off with an FET gain stage. This FET gain stage corrects the attenuation (volume loss) from the EQ circuit and adds a tube like warmth to the effect.
I’m hoping to get my mitts on this for a test drive!
If you’re interested in picking up a high quality and versatile distortion/boost/drive pedal, then I would definitely check out the Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion. You can pick one up directly from their website for only $179!