Hosted in our own Stompbox Booth, Frost Giant Electronics at NAMM 2020 showcased their latest design, the Athos. This is a distortion pedal designed with one
thing in mind: pure saturated distortion, but with breath and heft you can feel in your gut. It adds a carefully fine-tuned boost circuit around the company’s Mountain distortion. With the boost pushing the Mountain, you can blend both gains and use the Pre to add even more saturation.
Athos (Sacred Sustain Device) was designed with one thing in mind, pure saturated sustain but with breath and heft to feel it in your gut.
We took a familiar boost pedal and built it around our Mountain build, which was tuned specifically for this project. With the boost pushing the Mountain you can blend both gains while using the Pre to add even more saturation. We wanted a build that felt like and overdriven tube amp pushed and tighted up, something we feel we got with this. As The Mountain is a favorite among all with it’s extra gain and lows, this build it is alot tighter, more aggressive and can hold a note for 2 weeks.
Built for Thrash and Sludge, but levels with low tuned Doom as with all of our builds.