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the Pigtronix Philosopher King is no longer available. This page is for your reference only - we just don't have any more.

Why We Love This Product!

One Heck-of-a Swell Effect Pedal!

Really, you won't believe the amazing swell and sustain effects you can create with the Pigtronix Philosopher King. If you aren't already familiar with the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone guitar compressor, it's one of the most impressive sustain circuits ever made... and it's at the heart of the Philosopher King. But the Philosopher King takes this sweet tone-morphing monster to a whole new level, by adding a super-tweakable ADSR envelope into the mix. Not only can you dial in the envelope's characteristics, you can take control of the swell and fade times, with an ordinary expression pedal.

Strum a chord (the Philosopher King handles polyphonic sound just fine) and easy the sound in like an orchestral crescendo. Turn on the auto reset and soften every note as you finger pick a melodic run. Or try this: set just the distortion to wash in as you play a soaring solo, allowing the perfect touch of grit to bite in as your notes fade. Or trigger the envelope off of your drummer's kick, adding an extra layer of rhythm to your performance. Or create a mind-blowing wash of noise by cranking the sustain. These are just some of the possibilities the Philosopher King opens up to you. If you're ready to get totally creative with your guitar's dynamics, then you need this awesome pedal!

Pigtronix Philosopher King ADSR Envelope/Compression Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • Optical Compressor with outrageous sustain
  • ADSR envelope generator for guitar
  • Polyphonic operation allows use with chords
  • Grit control for Pigtronix "F.A.T. Distortion"
  • 2K treble cut/boost control
  • Expression pedals input lets you control Swell and Fade Times
  • Pick-triggered volume swell
  • OneShot Mode and Auto Reset function let you define triggering characteristics
  • CV I/O for integration with other synthesis components
  • Trigger input for and external rhythm source
  • True bypass preserves your sound when deactivated
  • Circuit Design by Howard Davis
  • Sound Design by David Koltai
  • Pigtronix 18V DC adapter included
See Also: Compressor Pedals , Pigtronix , Pigtronix Compressors and EQ , Pigtronix Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz , Pigtronix Tremolo Pedals

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