The Pettyjohn Iron is the first offering in their new single pedal format, The Foundry Series, and it draws inspiration from the left channel of the flagship Signature overdrive, The PettyDrive. The Iron is built with the same audiophile components as its predecessor so it retains the smooth, harmonically rich edge-of-breakup to full-throttle overdrive tones found in the original. The Iron has been voiced to provide a large range of gain and tone shaping to compliment any playing style and be at home in any rig as a foundational part of a player’s sound.
The Iron transcends normal shortcomings of many overdrive pedals found on the market today, featuring a full, natural tonal range that allows your guitars tone and playing nuances to shine through while imparting punch and depth with natural, musical harmonic weight and presence often associated with cranked American style amps. Huge internal headroom and carefully selected parts contribute to an open sound with less compression and less harsh in-harmonic distortion artifacts then your average overdrive pedal. At times, you may even forget you have a pedal on as the sweet harmonics and saturation may just become a part of your base tone that you never want to plug-in without again!
Wide gain range with 3 wide sweet spot zones: Zone 1: Low Gain Harmonically Rich Preamp/Boost Zone 2: Touch sensitive, Edge of Break Up Zone 3: Fully saturated Lead Channel Overdrive
Clean Mix control: Features a warm bypass preamp circuit for adding extra depth and transparency
Clipping Selection: Three carefully selected Clipping options for distinctly usable breakup characteristics include MOSFET, LED, and Asymmetrical Silicon
Low Cut Selection: Three carefully selected Low Cut frequencies interact with the gain control and clipping section to provide easy recall for different guitars, amps, even bass!
High Cut: Musical passive tone circuit with an Orange Drop tone cap for authentic vintage amp style tone shaping
High Performance Power: Dual-rail power section with 9V to 18V operation range, providing 18V-36V of voltage swing for huge internal headroom while drawing under 100mA
Audiophile, Studio-Grade Performance in a Pedal: Burr Brown OPA series high-performance audiophile Op-Amps Audiophile grade, through-hole 1% Metal Film resistors Top shelf WIMA and Silver Mica caps used in tone sensitive operations Internally Direct Coupled stages for purest signal path possible Lead-Free PCB constructed with Audiophile Lead-free Silver Solder Extremely Low Noise
Extra JRC4558 chip included for additional tonal options
Custom Box and Circuit Handmade in Oregon, USA
Box and Circuit Handmade in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA