D'Angelico Guitars (by Pigtronix) FX Loop / Boost / Compression
Pigtronix Custom Shop D’Angelico New York pedal is an all analog compressor, booster and FX loop pedal designed to provide several forms of clean tone enhancement as well as a true bypass effects loop and XLR DI output. While this pedal is aimed at Jazz players who want the ultimate clean sound, the D’Anglico’s on-board FX loop and DI functionality makes this incredibly flexible pedal an ideal tone hub for any pedal board.
The compressor in the D’Angelico is based on our Philosopher’s Rock pedal. The BLEND control found in this section allows you to mix clean tone in parallel with the compressed sound in order to restore natural pick attack and overall transparency. The SUSTAIN control sets the compressor’s threshold. This wide range knob is VERY powerful imparting everything from subtle optical limiting at lower settings to outrageous amounts squash and sustain at higher settings. The VOLUME control sets the overall output level of the compression section.
The BOOST control sets the overall boost level. Turning the knob clockwise will increase the available clean boost up to 12db. This circuit is perfect for a transparent signal level boost. We have chosen an overall maximum of 12db in order to allow fine tune control of exactly how much level boost you want throughout the entire range of the knob.
Effects Loop (Send / Return)
The SEND and RETURN jacks will allow you to patch any other effect(s) in between the Compressor and Booster sections of this device. Simply connect the SEND jack to the input of the effect you are looking to insert and connect the output of the effect to the RETURN jack.
XLR DI output
The XLR output is wired in parallel with the main output to provide a DI signal for front of house mixing. Like the master output, the DI signal will contain the combination of Compressor, FX Loop and Boost sections you have activated.