A bright light in a sea of stars
The pedal world is densely populated, not least in the low gain overdrive sector. So when Tate FX created a design for a great sounding low gain, mid humped overdrive the question was asked … Is this really needed?
The answer was obviously yes, but why?
Simply put along with the above average build quality, highest fidelity components and attention to detail we’ve come to expect from all Tate FX pedals there was also the approach of using Asymmetrical clipping with allows for greater dynamics and responsiveness.
Stu Tate also worked long and hard on creating a clean blend which was more than the average strategically placed volume control. The blend control took nearly as long as the rest of the pedal to design as it was vital for every position to be musical.
The Antares therefore is well named after one of the brightest stars in the night sky and is now being used by stars in their own right the world over. This pedal has won prominent positions on several gear groups annual awards and continues to be seen on an increasing amount of pedalboards online.