Aphex 1403 – Guitar Xciter. The Aphex Guitar Xciter Pedal is a Big Bottom Aural Exciter for electric guitars with magnetic coil pickups. The Aphex Xciter speeds up attack and improves the sound of other effects, too, making amplifiers seem more powerful and overdrive more driven.
Models 1401 through 1403Page 8a. Big Bottom® – What It Does For bass instruments, it dynamically enhances the low end by deepening and expanding the bass tones according to an adaptive process. It’s not just boost. The effect protects speakers while it extends their bass producing capability. For acoustic instruments it “brings out the box“. In other words, it adds a warmer tone that makes the instrument sound bigger and fuller. For guitars, it gives you another dimension of expression at the lower end of the scale. It’s not a synthesizer of any kind. It takes what is there and enhances it intelligently. Lo Tune Sets the upper frequency limit for bass enhance-ment. Enhancement occurs for all frequencies below this point. The operating range of this control is opti-mized for your Xciter model.
This is the real and original Aural Exciter especially optimized for musical instruments. It can variously be described as adding “air”, “bite”, “definition” or clarity to the sound by smartly creating and manip-ulating the harmonics of sound waves. As you will experience, no other “Exciter” has the musicality of the true Aphex Aural Exciter.