The phaser features 16 phase wave shapes, onboard tap tempo, and a host of control options.

Plymouth, UK (February 1, 2019) -- Vein-Tap.com is delighted to announce the Dark Arts, a brand new tap tempo phaser pedal. Joining the already impressive range of effects available from Vein-Tap.com, the Dark Arts offers a premium quality control set in a small, affordable, stylishly purple pedal.

The Dark Arts allows guitarists and bassists to create phase-shifting tones the world has never heard before. The pedal is the latest addition to the Vein-Tap.com's Dark series of pedals, which includes the Dark Triad Overdrive, the Dark Waves Tremolo, and the Dark Times Delay.

Features:

  • Control the rate of phase with the on-board, soft touch Tap Tempo footswitch.
  • Sixteen unique wave shapes allows the player to create brand new phase sounds the world has literally never heard before.
  • The Voice control controls the ratio between Vibe and Phase mod tones, or between Phase and Dry signals.
  • Multiplier control changes the ratio of the tapped tempo, from half, full, dotted eighth, double, triple, and quadruple time.
  • Pulsing LED reflects the custom phase wave, flashing red when the effect is bypassed, and yellow when active, so the custom wave shape can be seen as well as heard.
  • Bombproof construction with soft touch, true bypass footswitching.

The Dark Arts Tap Tempo Phaser is built by hand in Devon, England, alongside all other Vein-Tap.com pedals, available online, priced at £149.95.

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