Jackson Audio | ASABI | World's First Modular Distortion Overdrive | Mateus Asato Signature
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Signature Mateus Asato OD with Replaceable Distortion Circuit
Chock-full of rapid-fire double stops, nimble single-string passages, intricate chord slides, and lightning-fast hybrid picking, Mateus Asato’s virtuosic, jazz-inflected excursions have made him a modern guitar hero. Mateus prefers to play clean most of the time, so when he kicks in the grit, he demands the utmost clarity, precision, and articulation. The Jackson Audio Asabi, Mateus Asato’s signature overdrive/distortion pedal, is voiced just how he likes it: with independent overdrive and distortion sections. The distortion is built around a Modern High-Gain circuit, which produces the sound of a classic British-style high-gain amp. The overdrive was inspired by a popular transparent-sounding drive with incredible touch sensitivity. Four clipping modes yield a gamut of tones, from slightly cooked to fully saturated, while Jackson Audio’s innovative Gain Cycle feature gives you four scalable maximum gain settings. The distortion side’s active 3-band EQ makes tone sculpting easy, and you can also use the overdrive for situations that call for extra grit and sustain. To top it off, you can change the character of the Asabi’s distortion circuit by swapping it with one of Jackson Audio’s optional analog plug-ins (sold separately). The Asabi also includes a MIDI input, enabling you to take intuitive command over its clipping modes and Gain Cycle feature.