Skip to content
Both Soho and Scarsdale Shops are open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-6pm Eastern Standard Time
Both Soho and Scarsdale Shops are open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-6pm Eastern Standard Time

Pigtronix Philosophers Rock Sustainer w/Germanium Overdrive

$149.00

Financing and custom orders are available
Contact for details

Soho: In stock / Scarsdale: Out of stock
- +

Notify me when back in stock

The Philosopher's Rock features Pigtronix’s unique optical circuit that provides transparent compression with endless clean sustain. This all analog, state-of-the-art dynamics processor is further augmented by a harmonic germanium distortion that can be added via toggle switch for even more over-the-top tones that will instantly melt faces when engaged. Many top slide guitarists have gravitated towards the Philosopher’s Rock due to its distortion characteristics being remarkably similar to the “tube rectifier sag” of a small amp being mercilessly overloaded.

Although the Philosopher’s Rock has fewer controls than its more knobby siblings, it actually sports a 4 times wider range of compression tones on tap. This allows the Philosopher’s Rock to be used as a more subtle, clean compressor as well as a super squashy sustain machine when maxed out. The Philosopher’s Rock can be used to tame peaks in your signal as well as to create natural acoustic feedback with or without distortion. Super low noise performance allows the Philosopher’s Rock to be effective in front of a dirty amp or combined with high gain distortion and fuzz pedals for crafting your personal wall of sound.

The Treble and Blend functions from the original Philosopher’s Tone have been preset to the “sweet spot” for hassle free operation on stage or in the studio. The Philosopher’s Rock features true bypass switching and runs fine on standard 9-volt (negative tip) power but ships with an 18-volt adapter for superior headroom, clarity and overall output.


Specs:

Infinite Clean Sustain without noise

100% Analog, optical design

Toggle switch for Harmonic Germanium Distortion

Ultra wide range of compression tones

True Bypass Switching

18VDC 300mA supply included

Chassis Size = 2.4” x 4.4” x 1”

Circuit Design by Howard Davis

Sound Design by David Koltai

True bypass

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.