These new analogue Pigtronix stompboxes all have a very spacey themed name, but what exactly are they? And should you make space for them on your pedalboard? Let’s take a closer look at the Space Rip, Constellator and Moon Pool pedals.
The Pigtronix Space Rip is a synth-based effect with pulse width modulation that sweeps through saw and square waves to make your guitar sound like an analogue synth. It has a Sub knob and an Octave switch to further help thicken your sound. Pigtronix have worked hard on the tracking, so hopefully we can expect a nice fluid response from this mini synth pedal.
Pigtronix Space Rip PWM analog synth pedalRRP – USD 179
The Constellator is all about BBD delays. It has controls for Time, Mix, Mod and Repeats, plus a Feel switch to choose between a chorus and vibrato effect. A good Bucket Brigade analogue delay is always useful and this pedal looks nice and compact, perfect for cramped pedalboard setups.
RRP – USD 179
Last up is the new Moon Pool pedal. This is a modulation effect that the company describes as a ‘Tremvelope Phaser’. Again, the pedal is analogue and has controls for Phase Speed, Trem Speed, Depth and Sensitivity. You also get three mini switches including Dyn (dynamics), and a Phase for each effect. This 4-stage VCA-based phaser also has a variable bias tremolo. The Trem/Phase switch allows you to choose one or other of the onboard effects, or both.
RRP – USD 179
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These three mini pedals all look very nice and the overall layout is neat, tidy and easy to work out from a glance. Of course, like everyone else, I really want to hear them in action. As yet there is no official release date for any of these new pedals, so keep your eyes open for them in 2021.