Turn Lead to Gold!
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.
"The Philosophers Tone; a small metal box which alchemically transforms electrical current through its ingenious use of transistors, chips and whatever you call those things on the inside, into pure tone. I plug in with joy realizing that with this act I am in the great philosophical continuum and that in fact Descartes was right "I sustain therefore I am" - Andy Summers
- Noiseless Clean Sustain
- Blend control for Parallel Compression
- Smooth Diode Clipping Distortion
- Treble EQ for Boost / Cut at 2K
- True Bypass
- Circuit Design by Howard Davis
- Sound Design by David Koltai
- Chassis Size = 4.4" x 2.4" x 1"
- Voltage: 9-18V
- Current Draw: 13mA @ 12V 16mA @ 18V
Philosopher’s Tone User Manual: Click here to download PDF
“People have been trying to get clean sustain from a pedal for decades, and the alchemists at Pigtronix seems to have found the secret to make it happen.” – Art Thompson, Guitar Player Magazine