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Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train

Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train  ·  Source: Siren Pedals

Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train

Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train  ·  Source: Siren Pedals

Siren Pedals, based in Nashville, TN, is launching their new hand-built boutique effects company with three new effects, the Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train.

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Siren Pedals is launching its hand-built boutique effects company with the announcement of three new guitar effects pedals. There’s a distortion pedal called Airavata, a compression pedal called Anvil, and Midnight Train, which is a fuzz pedal. Each unit gets its own unique and intricate artwork. All three models have pedalboard friendly top-mounted jacks and can be powered by either a 9V battery or an external power supply.

Siren Pedals Airavata

Siren Pedals Airavata

Airavata

The new Airavata distortion has three modes of clipping voices and is a fairly versatile drive pedal. It can go from cleanish with a touch of grit all the way to a full-on, fuzzy distortion. You can shape the tone using the Volume, Distortion, Filter and Shape controls.

RRP – USD 199

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Anvil

The new Anvil compressor pedal is designed to be an ‘always on’ type of effect, and should be useful for clean playing, while at the same time adding sustain to the output from the instrument. As with all compressors, the aim here is to squash the signal and even things out.

The pedal comes with Volume, Sustain and Release controls, with the latter adjusting the amount of compression. There’s also a three-way treble switch which affects the treble response. You can toggle between up for “soft”, middle for “stock” or down for “hard”.

RRP – USD 199

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Midnight Train

Last of the trifecta, the new Midnight Train is a fuzz pedal and is probably the effect that interests me the most out of the three, as it uses a “Civil War” Big Muff-style fuzz to get you into the dirt zone.

You dial in your fuzz tone using the onboard Volume, Fuzz and Tone controls. There’s also a three-way mids control switch that lets you choose between stock, low-mid bump or high-mid bump setting.

Many muff-style pedals often get lost in the mids, and thus disappear altogether in band scenarios. Hopefully this mid-control switch will address that issue and make the pedal audible in live settings.

RRP – USD 199

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Pedal bubble.
A mass of over-priced style and silly names (getting sillier) over content and, in many cases, function.
I’ll stick with my collection of Boss pedals thanks.