Altero Custom Guitars

KAEDE -Kaede- 《New Design》

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New design and re-release with the same excellent sound!


CONCEPT

A pedal brand was born by Shiga's two masters, who were supervised by Altero Custom Guitars and designed by KarDiaN's main designer "Toshikazu Kitada".
The reason why we launched a new brand is because as a guitar maker, we had the belief that we wanted to create the best tone without cutting the original sound of the instrument. The pedals and amplifiers in Japan should not be lacking in the sound we are aiming for. We have launched a pedal brand from Pro Spirits.
The pedals we make are designed to support the original sound of the guitar, so the low that is useful for the acoustic characteristics of the guitar is left as much as possible, and the glitter of the strings is important. However, if you leave too much low and high on the pedal, there are many inconveniences especially when using an amplifier circuit, and the sound itself may become muddy. Designed to make the sound straight from the board using the filter effect calculated from the cross-sectional area and dielectric constant of the wiring material instead, the appearance as a wood tree printed on the pedal surface is a respect for the old sound and a new sound. I express the attitude to challenge through the pedal.

SOUND

In the production of "KAEDE", the development started for the purpose of producing her live & recording equipment by adding Kida Motifo of the math rock band tricot who is active in the world to the sound team. We have been using her original guitar for a long time. The characteristic of her guitar is that it has pickups only in the center and front. From her request, she ordered not to use the sound at the rear. If so, we boldly chose to remove the rear pickup from the guitar itself. Altero Custom Guitars, which creates a guitar that fulfills her commitment, is now working on a pedal of choice.
The sound that Kida Motifo sought is a drive sound that is based on the energetic tone of the guitar, but with a strong saturation added. It is a so-called saturation drive booster. In addition, the toggle switch that controls the characteristic headroom in three stages can be adjusted arbitrarily from a booster sound with a high peak level with a feeling of openness to a drive sound with a feeling of optimum compression.
The design is alumite of the machined aluminum housing in a maple color, and the surface adopts a luxurious satin finish. The laser engraving is not only luxurious but also has the property of not wearing when used on the stage. Also, with this pedal's signature guitarist. The instep character, which can be said to be the symbol of a certain Kida Motifo, is also engraved on the pedal at the feet.

CONTROLL

< HEADROOM >
You can adjust the peak level of the drive sound. The volume will change accordingly, so adjust it to your liking.

--H (High)
A booster sound with a high headroom and a feeling of openness. The volume is also the highest.

--M (Mid)
Flexible output from transparent sound to wild distortion according to picking nuances.

--L (Low)
You can enjoy the drive sound with the most compression feeling. The volume will be lowered by the amount driven, so please adjust it arbitrarily.

SPEC

Input impedance 1MΩ
Output impedance 10kΩ
Switching method true bypass
Connection terminal 1/4 inch standard phone jack 2 (input / output)
Power supply method 9V center minus DC power supply (battery-enabled 9V type 006P type)
Current consumption 8mAA
Dimensions Width (W) 70 mm Depth (D) 120 mm Height (H) 57 mm (including protrusions such as foot switches and jacks)
Weight 346g
JAN code 45988255210144
Accessory certificate and warranty