The Caroline Guitar Company Arigato is an OTA-based analog phaser but with a couple twists — the mode switch changes the capacitors and filter notches to more closely resemble a classic vibe pedal, giving the sweep a bit of an off-balance feel. The bypass on the Arigato can also be a momentary bypass for instant phasing “hits” and releases. And the square wave, like the Somersault’s, can push the phasing into audible pumps and overload things. The guys at Caroline could have tamed it for noise purposes, but they didn’t want to lose the fun!
The Arigato is built on a similar framework as the Somersault: an analog LFO that can do some wild stuff and push things beyond their boundaries, a mix control that can go 100% wet, and a ‘havoc’ control that is all gas, no brakes.
While capable of the airy psychedelia of classic units, the Arigato is meant to rumble, wobble, shake, rattle, and roar. It’s also capable of going fully wet for interesting vibrato sounds and max-out feedback for auto-wah style filter sweeps!