Turn Lead to Gold with the Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone Micro. Famous for its noiseless clean sustain, the Philosopher’s Tone stands out as a uniquely powerful guitar effect in the crowded world of compressor pedals. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro packs all of the optical compression and unrivaled sustain of the original award winning Pigtronix pedal into a micro size chassis that runs on standard 9V external power.
In addition to VOLUME and SUSTAIN controls, the Philosopher’s Tone Micro features a parallel BLEND knob that allows the musician to mix their instrument’s original tone with the compressed sound effect. This technique restores natural pick-attack and allows more extreme sustain settings to remain musical. The TREBLE control provides up to 6db cut or boost at 2KHz for fine tuning the frequency response of the effect. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro features True-bypass switching and internal 18V power rails for maximum clean headroom, even when used with hot pickups and line level signals.
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 person who wielded it. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro represents an analog musical equivalent to this mythical substance in the world of guitar.
“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
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Last Updated: March 27, 2018
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The compressor is subtle and not too squawky like some other JFET designs. I like the opto circuit, parallel mix, and internal 18VDC provide clean headroom without tonal discoloration. If you like multi-band compressors and are looking for something different from a Dynamcomp design. Look no further..
Needed a compressor but had no room. This was the best micro version I could find and it works great. Nothing is lost but size. Blend control is key to preserving direct signal. Highly recommended.
I was turned on to Pigtronix pedals years ago by an Ian Thornley vid. Wanted a Philosopher's Tone, but hated the form factor. The Micro is basically everything I hoped it would be - sounds great, low self-noise, and has the small footprint for the pedalboard. Great!
First, this thing is tiny. TINY! It has a clearer attack and less tonal coloration than my Dyna Comp, and add to the the very useful blend ****. Really great bang for your buck.
1st off let me give total props to Prymaxe for extremely quick and safe shipping! I ordered this on Memorial Day and still received it by noon Friday, even through snail mail. I paid $2 for the box shipping and it came in a much larger box with packing peanuts, brand new, mfg. box, manual, velcro sticky for the board and all. Now on to the pedal IT IS F***ING AWESOME! It is Phat-**** Awesomeness in a Palm size Box!!! You can get any tone you could get on a BOSS CS-3 I tried them. RHCP Funk, 80's-90's Metal, Nashville Twang this baby and I mean BABY PEDAL does it all with virtually no background noise even all the way up! Two Thumbs Up to Prymaxe and Pigtronix!!!