Category: Arion

  • Arion MTE-1 Tubulator

    What is it? Arion MTE-1 Tubulator. Made in Sri Lanka, around early 00’s A Tubulator? Yes. Can anyone guess what the base circuit design is? By the name and three controls, Level, Tone and gain, which is named as Dist, there should not be that many questions. There is a schematic up at Matsumin’s page […]

  • Arion MOC-1 Octave

    What is it? Arion MOC-1 Octave. Made in Sri Lanka around early to mid 00’s. This unit was my very first brush with Sri Lankan reissues. Bought it as new for the nice price tag and more importantly, out of curiosity. Arion is rather personal brand. Its pedals have certain cult reputation which isn’t based […]

  • Arion MDS-1 Distortion

    What is it? Aria MDS-1 Distortion. Made in Sri Lanka, possibly around mid 00’s. As plastic, low price point pedals come, i’ve found Arion to be one of the best. The housings are way more solid than what we find in Rocktek, Aria and similar 80’s/90’s cheapos. Earlier Arions were made in japan, but the […]