The Philosophers Rock features Pigtronix̥s uniqueÌ_optical circuit that provides transparent compression with endless clean sustain.
This all analog, state-of-the-art dynamics processor is further augmented by a harmonic germanium distortion that can be added via toggle switch for even more over-the-top tones that will instantly melt faces when engaged. Many top slide guitarists have gravitated towards the Philosopher̥s Rock due to its distortion characteristics being remarkably similar to the ÌÕtube rectifier sagÌÒ of a small amp being mercilessly overloaded.
Although the Philosopher̥s Rock has fewer controls than its more knobby siblings, itÌ_actuallyÌ_sports a 4 times wider range of compression tones on tap. This allows the Philosopher̥s Rock to be used as a more subtle, clean compressor as well as a super squashy sustain machine when maxed out. The Philosopher̥s Rock can be used to tame peaks in your signal as well as to create natural acoustic feedback with or without distortion. Super low noise performance allows the Philosopher̥s Rock to be effective in front of a dirty amp or combined with high gain distortion and fuzz pedals for crafting your personal wall of sound.
The Treble and Blend functions from the original Philosopher̥s Tone have been preset to the ÌÕsweet spotÌÒ for hassle free operation on stage or in the studio.Ì_The Philosopher̥s Rock features true bypass switching and runs fine on standard 9-volt (negative tip)Ì_power but ships with an 18-volt adapter for superiorÌ_headroom, clarity and overall output.
- Infinite Clean Sustain without noise
- 100% Analog, optical design
- Toggle switch for Harmonic Germanium Distortion
- Ultra wide range of compression tones
- True Bypass Switching
- 18VDC 300mA supply included
- Chassis Size = 2.4ÌÒ x 4.4ÌÒ x 1ÌÒ
- Circuit Design by Howard Davis
- Sound Design by David Koltai
- True bypass
- Voltage: 9-18V
- Current Draw: 11mA @ 9V 15mA @ 18V
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We offer a 30 day Exchange policy for new purchases. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received and we will exchange it for any product on ours site. Please note that we do charge a $5 dollar exchange fee to cover our shipping cost. We are a small business and do not offer a cash refund. We cannot take returns on sealed product. We do not accept returns for guitars and amplifiers under any circumstances. Unfortunately we also cannot cancel orders or pre-orders. We are happy to exchange for another product if you are no longer interested in the new release or backordered items