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Vahlbruch Pion Plus Boutique Effect Pedal
The "Pion-Plus" is a pure 100% analog, hand-build, highly versatile booster pedal. It works great in front of tube amps to drive them harder than possible with just the guitar alone. I heard also from many customers using this pedal for bass or acoustic guitars, too.
The "Pion-Plus" booster offers you up to 30dB of gain and thereby gives you the feeling that your guitar amp is cranked at living room volumes. The "Pion-Plus" improves your signature sound by slightly adding pleasant sounding even order harmonics and some subtle amount of compression.
The "Pion-Plus" is quite easy to use! There is just a "Treble" control to balance your frequency top end and a "Boost" knob, which defines your pedal output level. A small toggle switch, called "Plus", allows you to switch between a cleaner boost, simply thickening your tone, and a more tube amp like boost, with a slight amount of overdrive, depending on your pickup output. Many blues and rock purists using vintage-type amps never turn this pedal off!
The "Pion-Plus" converts the high-impedance instrument input signal to a low-impedance output without any degradation in tone or level, but instead giving enough strength, dynamic and clarity to the signal to travel through long cables and complex setups.
Thanks to its extremely large signal-to-noise ratio the Vahlbruch "Pion-Plus" shows very low background noise and is therefore suited for any studio work and professional live performance.
The "Pion-Plus" circuit is set up completely discrete. This means that your signal has not to travel through millions of gates in an integrated circuit (opamp) but is rather guided the shortest way through only a few dedicated and hand-selected audiophile transistors.
The pedal has a true bypass switch for perfect signal transfer without any tone loss. A blue LED shows you the on/off status. You can use a 9V battery to power the pedal or an external standard 9V power supply (ring +, tip -). The power consumption is approximately 10mA.
The "Pion-Plus" pedal has NO pcb-mounted jacks, NO pcb-mounted footswitch and NO pcb-mounted pots! This certainly means more effort building the pedal compared to industrial mass production but it´s truly worth it!
Like all Vahlbruch pedals the "Pion-Plus" is hand-made utilizing only the best components available worldwide for high-end tone and years of trouble free operation.
100% pure analog - made in Germany.