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Electric Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Pitch Shifter
  • Polyphonic drop algorithm from the Whammy DT
  • Can be transposed down from a semitone to one octave + octave/dry mode
  • Toggle switch for switching between momentary or latching mode
  • True Bypass
  • Metal housing
  • Status LED
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 121 x 73 x 45 mm (includes sockets and controls)
  • Weight: 360g
  • Includes 9V DC power supply

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Effect Types Harmonizer
Item number 343716
£75
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Curto 20.01.2018
I love this pedal! I've used it to "transpose" a song on the fly when the singer decided to change keys at the last minute. Super easy! Took all the guess work out around the faster chord changes. Yes it changes your sound a bit, but not really that noticeable in the mix. It would be almost completely unnoticeable if you were using other FX (like overdrive or distortion or a thick chorus ... etc) in conjunction with The Drop.
I've also used it as a drop tuner with my 4 string. Just set the switch to momentary and when you want a lower D or C or B or whatever ... just stomp and hold. Not as crisp as playing a 5 string but a handy alternative to a 4 string with a Hipshot D-tuner.
And I've also used it as an octaver pedal - which I really like the sound of. I've found the TC Electronic Sub'n'Up coloured my sound too much. This is a octaver with your clean tone 50/50 mix. Very thick and tidy.
So used as an octaver - fantastic!
A sparingly used "5th string" addition / Hipshot D-tuner alternative - very useful!
And entire "transposed" songs - doable. You might be the only one who notices the change in your tone.
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One pedal to tune em all.
syndroam 13.10.2021
Many contemporary metal or rock songs require downtuning. If you don’t want to do that to your instrument or don’t want to carry more than one guitar to your jams then this pedal is a life saver. Don’t expect it to sound like the real thing though… Expect some minor latency as well. I use it on bass too and it works decently but you can definitely hear that the notes are not natural. Still I love this pedal because i can play any tuning I want. Worth it!
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guitarman97 15.12.2017
This pedal is a big time money saver. For a bedroom player like myself it's a must have unless you have deep pockets and can afford to buy many guitars assigned for different tunings. So don't be intimidated by the price of something like this. Think of it like a guitar money saver. You'll basically save a great amount of money on this pedal. Dropping a semitone is as easy as turning the knob on the pedal to dictate where the red LED light goes to whichever semitone option. There is also an octaver in this pedal too which very cool indeed.

Of course for people who gig there is the money saving perk too and also very convenient for not having to switch between songs as long as its a standard key and drop type tuning. For open tunings etc you'll have to figet with more than one string as this is a polyphonic type effect pedal,

Its easy to use with no noticable latency issues AT ALL since I got it but I haven't played anything passed the 4th semitone. Drop A is as far I'll go but the only bad thing about this pedal which is understandable for this kind of early technology is a noticable deterioration in sound clarity when you get to about 4 semitone onwards. Especially starting at the 5th semitone for people wondering depending on how low they get to in their style of music. Another thing to note is I'm using a budget solid state amplifier worth less than 200 euro so a lot of other amplifiers may be able to handle it better at the lower semitone settings.
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Awesome Little Pedal
Apoplexia 14.04.2020
I bought this pedal in order to mitigate the want/need to try out an 8-string guitar, as this is much more affordable and is easily the best-sounding polyphonic pitch shifter pedal on the market, out of all the videos i have watched on Youtube.
I also wanted to use to emulate a bass guitar, as that is also costly and takes up room i don't necessarily have.

I just got it and tried it out and i quite like it! The tracking is very smooth and responsive, although i do hear more artifacts when playing chords then i did on the reviews i watched online, but it happens more with chords that are dissonant or out of tune.

I noticed that when i hear the acoustic string noise of my guitar while playing with the drop tuning on, it can sound pretty weird, but the human ear is that sensitive that even when the faintest sound is out of tune we definitely hear it. Playing louder or through headphones eliminates this problems of course!

I'm just disappointed that there are more artifacts the lower the note being played, both by shifting the pitch further down and by playing lower notes on the guitar even as less drastic settings.
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