The Arrows pedal is a simple all-analogue preamp booster pedal that's been designed to work with other dirt pedals to give them another channel of dirt. The intention was to brighten the sound of dark and muddy sounding humbucker pickups.
The Arrows V2 has had a few minor tweaks and upgrades that make the pedal more useable than ever before. The V2 pedal boosts the mid-range and tightens up low-end better than before. It's also got silent soft-touch switching meaning you won't get any nasty pops or noises from the switch going through to the amp. It also has the standard top-mounted jacks for easy pedal board integration.
The single knob approach to this pedal means it's easy to dial dirt onto your signal. Turning the knob up will increase gain, tighten up the low-end and allow your sustain to bloom with excellent harmonic response.
Here's what EarthQuaker Devices say about the Arrows V2
The Arrows V2 is an all-discrete tone sculpting preamp booster. It was designed with the intention of adding an additional channel of gain to all your dirt pedals as well as brightening up neck pickups.
• Preamp Booster pedal - Built on all-discrete analog circuitry
• Designed to be stacked; Adds additional gain channel to dirt pedals
• Dirt-simple to use - One knob to rule them all!
• Brightens dark sounding neck pickups
• Boosts midrange and tightens up low-end
• True bypass - Silent soft-touch switching
• New enclosure w. Top-mounted jacks - for effortless pedalboard implementation
The Arrows V2 boosts midrange, tightens up the low end and makes the top end shine while adding some push to drive your dirt into blooming sustain with excellent harmonics.
Its simple interface is no nonsense; a single control that will either boost or cut your signal. While the new V2 enclosure, with its top-mounted jacks, make fitting the pedal even into the most crowded pedal board a breeze.
Use the Arrows V2 to remove the muck from bass heavy fuzz pedals, push light overdrives into higher gains than you thought possible or even on its own to make your signal really pop with more pizazz.
All analog, true bypass and handmade one at a time in the weird pit of Akron, Ohio.