Pigtronix Disnortion Micro: Squeal dirt box, squeal!
The new Pigtronix Disnortion Micro pedal has just been released and squeezes the original Disnortion into a smaller, more compact unit. The original Disnortion pedals ceased being made in 2015 and were used by bands like Aerosmith, Muse and Queens Of The Stoneage.
This new version of the already popular distortion/fuzz pedal sounds just as sizzling as it’s older sibling. With an internal 18V internal circuit, it includes all the sounds in the original pedal while adding some new tones, too. The new version can now route the 6-stage CMOS overdrive circuit into the Disnortion diode-clipping fuzz circuit, and then push those through the pedal’s 6-way passive filter.
This new routing allows for some very saturated tones, that when combined with the 18v circuit, should make this a very flexible dirt box. The high internal headroom of the pedal is good news for owners of older guitars with weak output vintage pickups, but it will suit modern high gain pickups, as well. It should be useful for bass guitars, too, if you need some fuzz on your bass.
Smaller and better?
Listening in on the demos, I like the sound of this new version, having used the old big three-footswitch version. I found it a really cool, versatile box. This new micro version looks neat and easy to use. I think the pricing is spot on. I would really like to give one a good thrashing myself, as I think it would squeeze nicely onto my pedalboard and seems to offer many useful tones that are right up my street. And I can run my synths and drum machines through it as well…
The official YouTube demo below gives some good examples of what to expect from the pedal and so I would suggest having a listen.
Pigtronix Disnortion Micro RRP $129
For more details, head over to the Pigtronix website.
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