I haven’t posted a SDOTD (Stupid Deal of the Day) post in a little while – thought it was about time! This time, it’s a pretty great pedal, and one that I’ve been wanting for a little while. The pedal is the Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone, which is a fantastic and very popular compressor / sustainer.
I’ve been a big fan of Pigtronix over the years. They have been pumping out top-notch and innovative pedals for years, and definitely should be on your pedal company radar!
Here is what the official pedal description:
The Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone is a state-of-the-art analog compressor / sustainer, providing endless clean sustain. With variable Sustain, Blend and Treble controls, the Philosopher’s Tone offers a huge range of compression sounds for the discerning musician. The Philosopher’s Tone also contains a harmonic distortion for clean or dirty compression sounds and any mixture of the two. While the Philosopher’s Tone rocks on its own, it is designed to play well with other dirt pedals in order to create your ultimate distortion tone that sustains forever.
Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone is unlike the common compressor. This pedal has more sustain and less noise. The dynamic range, touch sensitivity, overall transparency and outright sustain of the Philosopher’s Tone is un-paralleled in the crowded world of compressor pedals.
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 man who wielded it. For such a tiny pedal to create so much sustain, this device represents a musical equivalent to this mythical substance in the world of guitar pedals.
Check out this official video too:
Ok, let’s talk about the deal! The Pigtronix Philosophers Tone lists for $229, and is usually available for $174, but is currently on sale for only $99 at Musician’s Friend!! This is also available with FREE Standard Ground shipping!! If you’ve been looking for a good compressor, this might the one you’re looking for!