Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi, Wampler team up on Abasi Pathos

This is not your everyday dirtbox.

Abasi Pathos

Tosin Abasi, in collaboration with Brian Wampler, has introduced the Abasi Pathos, a handsome stompbox you can think of as a Swiss Army knife of distortion pedals.

The multi-talented unit’s list of functions seems to exceed that of its peers. It can give a driven amp a slight nudge, be thrown in front of a digital modeller as a boost, or even serve a dirt channel in front of a clean amp. In terms of tone, the unit is based on an American-style tube amp.

When it comes to controls, the pedal has a three-band EQ and dedicated “Volume” and “Gain” knobs. By toggling its “Voicing” switch, users can select between two voicing presets: a “Smooth” option that delivers a stirring crunch and an “Edge” option that serves up scorching distortion with plenty of sustain.

Check out the pedal in action here:

Retails at $199.99. More information at abasiguitars.com.