Frost Giant Unveils the Architect of Reality Preamp

Frost Giant Electronics has introduced the new Architect of Reality pre-amp pedal. It emulates one of the most beloved amps of the Doom and 80's metal scene – the Laney AOR 8-knob amp – a legendary amp that has been used personally and professionally by FGE owner Eric Calvert.

The Architect of Reality is a dual channel pedal with the ability to mix the low and high gain channel together in the AOR mode for more tone tweaking ability. Both channels are on independent footswitches. The new pedal boasts an internal 36v+ (9v boss style used) for more headroom and amp-like sensitivity plus boost controls for each EQ channel.

The control panel on the Architect of Reality follows the same layout as the Laney AOR with and overall Presence, Bass, Mid and Treble, but for build cost and durability the pull boosts for each EQ band have been placed on toggle switches. In the first channel you control the Preamp Gain with a heavy crunch and rock feel like your favorite Heavy Rock classics with the feel of a familiar 800 build amp. Engaging the 2nd channel on the pedal pulls the AOR channel on the original amp and gives you the option of blending its gain with the first Preamp Gain for an over-the-top beast that can be tight for Thrash and Heavy Metal to the darker side of gain and sitting in the Doom and Stoner Metal territory


  • Hand made in Texas
  • Kemet and Nichicon HQ capacitors
  • Black Powder coat with a Gold Mist overlay
  • UV printed enclosure
  • 9v+ power (36v+ internally)

Frost Giant Electronics' Architect of Reality is available for $250 at retailers nationwide or directly online at

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