Pigtronix Philosopher's Rock Compressor Sustainer Guitar Pedal

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Product Description

The Pigtronix Philosopher's Rock Compressor Sustainer Guitar Pedal provides transparent optical compression, endless clean sustain and germanium distortion all in a streamlined design! The Philosophers Rock features Pigtronix’s unique optical circuit and an all analog, state-of-the-art dynamics processor that is further augmented by a harmonic germanium distortion that can be engaged via toggle switch for even more over-the-top tones.

Pigtronix Philosopher's Rock Compressor Sustainer Pedal Features

  • Infinite Clean Sustain without noise
  • 100 percent Analog, optical design
  • Toggle switch for Harmonic Germanium Distortion
  • Ultra wide range of compression tones
  • True Bypass Switching
  • 18VDC 300mA power supply included
  • Chassis Size: 2.4 x 4.4 x 1 inches
Although the Philosopher’s Rock has fewer controls than its more knobby siblings, it actually sports a 4 times wider range of compression tones on tap. This allows the Pigtronix Philosopher’s Rock to be used as a more subtle, clean compressor as well as a super squashy sustain machine when maxed out. The Philosopher’s Rock can be used to tame peaks in your signal as well as to create natural acoustic feedback. Super low noise performance allows the Philosopher’s Rock pedal to be effective in front of a dirty amp or combined with high gain distortion and fuzz pedals.

The Treble and Blend functions from the original Philosopher’s Tone have been preset to the sweet spot for hassle free operation on stage or in the studio. The Pigtronix Philosopher’s Rock features true bypass switching and runs fine on standard 9-volt (negative tip) power but ships with an 18-volt adapter for superior headroom, clarity and overall output.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  631-331-PIGS (7447) Warranty:  1 Year
Strat Hack from South Worcester Cty, MA USA
Overall Rating
Simple yet effective
Your general opinion of this product.
Still trying to decide how much it is coloring my tone. Not bad, just...different. Playing a MIM Strat into an Orange Jim Root Terror through an Epi Valve Jr cab. Had to move the Fulltone Fat Boost from before the P-Rock to after...I guess that's why they call it a "compressor." The sustain is ethereal. The "grit" switch gives the sweetest growl. This replaced a Boss Dyna Drive and the upgrade is massive. It plays nice with my CAE MC-404 wah, Malekko Ekko, vintage MIJ Boss Chorus and Tech 21 Boost RVB. At the "scratch and dent" price I paid it was a STEAL!
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MSRP: $175.00
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