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Mag -Distortion-[2021/10/22 20:00~Quantity limited pre-sale].

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Altero Custom Guitars has produced and supervised the sound, and KarDiaN's main designer, Toshikazu Kitada, has been in charge of the design.

The reason why we started this new brand is because we believe that as a guitar manufacturer, we want to create the best tone without sacrificing the original sound of the instrument. Even if we make a guitar that we are satisfied with, we don't want the pedals and amps that come after it to fall short of the sound we are aiming for. We started our pedal brand with this kind of professional spirit.

The pedals we make are designed to support the "natural sound of the guitar" as our focus. Therefore, we started from the point of leaving as much low as possible, which is useful for the acoustic characteristics of the guitar, and making the most of the sparkle of the strings, which is important for the sound. However, leaving too much of the lows and highs in a pedal can be inconvenient, especially when using an amplification circuit, and the sound itself can become muddy. Therefore, instead of using the circuitry alone to do the filtering, we used the filtering effect calculated from the cross-sectional area and dielectric constant of the wiring material, and designed it to produce a straight tone from the board. The appearance of the wood as a tree printed on the pedal surface expresses the respect for the old sound and the attitude to challenge the new sound through the pedal.


Altero Custom Guitars chose "Mahogany" for the design concept.

"We worked with Mr. Kitada, the main designer of KarDiaN, to create a distortion pedal that expresses the rich and expressive tone of Mahogany. The concept of this pedal was to reconstruct the low gain, which is a blind spot for distortion pedals, and to create a distortion pedal "Mag" that no one has ever experienced before.

When played at maximum gain, it distorts so wildly that you can carve hard riffs and experience an extreme sound. However, since such pedals are usually filtered and tuned for high gain, when played at low gain, you will get an extra comp feeling and a sound with little information, with the top and bottom cut off. This is why "Mag" took on the challenge of designing a filter circuit that works with the gain control.

Try setting the "Mag" to a low gain setting with the "Gain" knob at 11 o'clock and the "Volume" knob turned up a bit. You can feel the presence of the clean sound, just like when you turn up the volume on a tube stack amp, but you can also hear the distortion deep down. This is because the amp has been adjusted to have the right amount of low cut for low gain, and to leave just the right amount of distortion, especially in the high frequency range and presence.

These are supported by two special tone sections. The "Tone" section allows you to adjust the tone while filleting the mids and highs, similar to the effect of a normal tone section, but without losing the air and presence of the sound because the highs are left intact. The "Presence" knob is a key point of interest, as it allows you to finely control the upper range of the sound, including air, which cannot be adjusted with the Tone. This allows you to control the nuances that only a real sounding amp can have, including air through the cabinet.

The design features a machined aluminum chassis anodized in a glossy Vermilion color, with a high-grade pearl finish on the surface. The laser engraving not only gives the pedal a luxurious look, but also ensures that it will not wear out during stage use. The pedal's origin, the "Mahogany" tree, is also engraved into the design.


Input impedance: 1MΩ
Output Impedance : 10kΩ
Controls : Volume, Gain, Tone, Presence
Switching Method : True Bypass
Connections : 1/4" standard phone jack x 2 (Input, Output)
Power supply method : 9V center minus DC power supply (9V 006P type battery acceptable)
Current consumption: 8mA
Dimensions: Width (W) 70 mm, Depth (D) 120 mm, Height (H) 57 mm (including protruding parts such as footswitch and jack)
Weight: 320g
JAN code: 4589825521038
Attachment: Warranty card

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¥36,300 tax included