Aria TD-1 Platinum Drive
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Aria TD-1 Platinum Drive

TD-1 Platinum Drive, Overdrive pedal from Aria.

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iamqman 30/11/2011

Aria TD-1 Platinum Drive : la opinión de iamqman (content in English)

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For someone navigating the effects world and looking for a great sounding distortion overdrive pedals it can get quite confusing. There's so many distortion and overdrive and fuzz pedals to choose from so how do you really choose the right one? Many times it's going on forums or looking at reviews on certain online retailers to finding out which effects processor or some of your favorite artists or people you respect use. Many times there are pedals that really don't find their awareness in the market. And some of these nice little gems can be found on certain websites and forms with solid reviews.

UTILIZATION

specs
Effect: Tube Distortion
Tube: 12A x 7A x 1
Controls: Drive, Lo, Hi, Level
Power Source: AC
Size: L163 x W100 x H74mm
Weight: 1.1 kg

SOUND QUALITY

Aria platinum Drive is a tube driven overdrive distortion pedal that has basically four control knobs. You have a drive control knob, a low and high tone control knobs which basically bring in the frequencies of the low and high tone EQ. Then you have a overall level knob and that's pretty much about it. This pedal uses a 12ax7 preamp tube which gives a nice pre-distortion tone similar to a all tube amplifier. So what you get is a nice tube distortion tone. It really sets it's voicing within the tube gain structure. This is good for boosting a nice overdriven amp or even a clean amplifier. This is a pretty good OD pedal because it's the simple features but effective features that make it effective.


OVERALL OPINION

These pedals are very expensive and they're not very well known yet. You can find them for right around $80 or so and they have a great sound and tone for someone who needs the solo boost or even all out gainy overdrive pedal. This is a cool pedal for the money and it doesn't get much better than this.