The Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion stacks two gain stages in cascade or series mode. Its Gain control adjusts the first opamp gain stage, which does not utilize clipping diodes, while its Drive stage incorporates asymmetrical MOSFET clipping diodes, which give a tighter, more-compressed sound. The two can be mixed. The pedal is wired with true-bypass switching and uses Panasonic ECQ series capacitors, CTS potentiometers, and Switchraft jacks. It also has controls for Volume, Treble, Bass, and Mids. Learn more at www.celestialeffects.com.