Overview of Black Arts Toneworks
Chattanooga, Tennessee, famed only (until now) for its “Choo-choo” currently plays host to one of
the most successful boutique effects pedal brands – Black Arts Toneworks.
Black Arts Toneworks, established in 2010, is a small team of enthusiastic engineers who have made
it their mission to lead the field in tone shaping foot-switches and effects pedals.
Working out of what is known as the “BAT cave”, Black Arts Toneworks quickly assumed its foothold
in the world of dark, gloomy distortion. Through innovative design and clever variations, Black Arts
Toneworks has amassed a sterling range of fuzz, distortion and overdrive pedals.
Perhaps due to a signature low end definition and subtle, dynamic controls; or possibly due to
shadowy occult connotations, BAT has accumulated a dedicated coven of followers, ranging from
pro-guitarists to bedroom twiddlers.
Black Arts Toneworks products
Black Arts Toneworks pedals have a pleasing artisan quality to them. Unlike so many, the designers
are as free with the paintjobs as the circuitry; but don’t assume aesthetics overshadow the beauty of
the tones and ephemeral output of an incredible range of effects pedals.
Most pedalheads will be familiar with the Pharaoh but it is worth checking out some of their other
boutique effects when adding a new frisson to the sound-banks. There is everything from the very
simple (“no knobs, no nonsense”), to circuit blends, to complex boxes with player control over
clipping model selection, pitch shapers and beyond.
Above all what sets Black Arts Toneworks aside is a dedication to variety; it is this and an
uncompromising build quality which has seen its pedals receiving rave reviews across the world.
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world of dark, sultry tone control.