ASABI

389,00

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The Mateus Asato Signature Pedal, the Asabi, is a distortion and overdrive pedal that contains a huge array of tones. The name Asabi, which means of unusual birth”, was chosen by Mateus because it speaks to the unique nature of this pedal, as well as his own family heritage. But there’s more! The Asabi is also the world’s first pedal to feature analog distortion plug-ins! We developed the technology to create replaceable distortion plug-ins so you can swap and completely change the distortion circuit in the Asabi without having to buy a completely new pedal! These are not software updates that load a different preset, they are completely analog circuit boards that contain all the opamps, transistors, diodes, resistors and capacitors that make up a distortion pedal! The stock distortion plug-in of the Asabi is called the Modern High Gain and is a high-gain, hard-clipping circuit that is based on the Marshall JCM800. Because of this, the resulting tone is very open, crisp and addictingly fun to play! Everything from 80’s hard rock to more modern high gain tones. Distortion Channel The Asabi allows for 4 different presets of clipping diodes which themselves drastically alter the tone and feel of the way the distortion clips. ï Preset 1 – AMBER: Guv’nor Style. Two LEDís are used to symmetrically clip the top and bottom portions of your guitars waveform evenly. The LEDís allow MUCH higher headroom so your tone will stay more open and less compressed much like a vintage Marshall. ï Preset 2 – GREEN: 808 Style. Two symmetrical silicon diodes give the classic drive and compression that the 808 is known for. ï Preset 3 ñ BLUE: Asymmetric High Gain. Three asymmetric diodes (two silicon and one LED) will clip the top and bottom portions of your guitars waveform differently resulting in a more complex and interesting tone. This sounds great when laying down aggressive rhythm parts! ï Preset 4 – MAGENTA: Symmetrical High Gain. Four symmetric silicon diodes will clip the top and bottom portions of your guitars waveform evenly which gives a more focused and direct tone. When we were designing the Asabi we knew we wanted to give the distortion section a lot of tonal flexibility and most importantly make that flexibility useful on stage. So when changing clipping presets we included circuitry that level matches the output of the pedal as various clipping diodes are selected. So now you can select between all four clipping options, your volume level will remain constant. More importantly, the difference that you hear between the clipping presets will be because of the difference in how those clipping diodes sound and not because your volume is jumping all over the place as it does with other designs. Gain Cycle Gain Cycle takes the Gain knob setting, which selects your maximum gain, and divides that level of gain into 4 equal parts. Say for instance you have your Gain knob set at the maximum setting or in other words, 100% gain. Every time you press both footswitches simultaneously, the gain of the pedal will jump up 25% until you get to 100%. The following press after 100% will cause the gain cycle to start again at 25%. 3-Band Active EQ To top it off, the distortion circuit of the Asabi has a 3 band active EQ. The EQ circuit features a studio grade EQ that gives tremendous tonal flexibility to the Asabi. Based on the legendary Baxandall EQ that is featured in countless studio EQís, the Asabi EQ takes this circuit and tailors it for guitarists! Overdrive Channel To push the distortion even further into clipping, and to cut through the mix perfectly on its own, the overdrive side of the Asabi features an incredibly touch sensitive overdrive circuit. Designed for maximum transparency, the overdrive on the Asabi is completely flat in its frequency response with no mid hump or unnatural artifacts. The Asabi overdrive is your tone, perfectly pushed. This circuit, which is in its own true bypass loop, can be used independently of the distortion circuit and is very useful for boosting the front end of the distortion circuit for even higher gain. Just like the distortion side, the overdrive circuit in the Asabi features 4x clipping options to perfectly dial in your overdriven tones. ï Preset 1 – AMBER: Vintage Marshall. Two RED LEDís are used to symmetrically clip the top and bottom portions of your guitars waveform evenly. The LEDís allow MUCH higher headroom so your tone will stay more open and less compressed much like a vintage Marshall. ï Preset 2 – GREEN: Classic Screamer. Two symmetrical silicon diodes give the classic drive and compression that the Tube Screamer is known for. ï Preset 3 ñ BLUE: Asymmetric Clipping. Three asymmetric diodes (two silicon and one red LED) will clip the top and bottom portions of your guitars waveform differently resulting in a more complex and interesting tone. This sounds great when laying down aggressive rhythm parts! ï Preset 4 – MAGENTA: Symmetrical Clipping. Four symmetric silicon diodes will clip the top and bottom portions of your guitars waveform evenly which gives a more focused and direct tone. Two notable pedals that uses this style of clipping are the Timmy and the King of Tone. MIDI! It’s 2020 and it’s time to expect more from an analog pedals! Since the BROKEN ARROW came out in 2019, our more advanced overdrive pedals have featured MIDI control over clipping presets, gain cycle options, drive eq options as well as ON/OFF of the overdrive and drive circuits and the Asabi is no exception. Controls VOLUME Acts as a master volume for the distortion circuit. PRES Acts as an overall tone control for the distortion circuit. Can be used as a master tone to adjust the pedal to brighter or darker rooms. The higher this control is run, the higher the gain and brighter the overall tone. GAIN Sets the maximum gain for the distortion circuit. BASS The 12:00 position is totally flat with +/-20dB drive/cut on either side of center. MIDDLE The 12:00 position is totally flat with +/-20dB drive/cut on either side of center. The mid frequency is centered around 660hz. TREBLE The 12:00 position is totally flat with +/-20dB drive/cut on either side of center. VOL Acts as a master volume for the overdrive circuit. TONE Sets the tone of the overdrive circuit. Righter is brighter. DRIVE Sets the maximum gain for the overdrive circuit.”

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