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Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Pitch shifter
  • Two-voice intelligent Harmony pedal with PolySense and innovative pressure-sensitive footswitch
  • Footswitch modes: Latching and Momentary
  • With the free TonePrint App & Editor you can load signature sounds or create your own interval effects from scratch
  • Controls: Key, scale, mix and harmony
  • Switch: Latch / Momentary, Key #
  • LED: Effect on
  • Footswitch: Effect bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack) and Output (6.3 mm jack)
  • Power supply connector (female connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside)
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or DC power supply (not included - matching power supply: Article Nr.

    409939

  • Selectable True / Buffered Bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 72 x 122 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 300 g
Effect Types Harmonizer
available since August 2018
Item number 445382
£98
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DiogoMelo 15.04.2019
I've been looking for a smart harmonizer for some years. Firstly I wanted the Boss PS6 but I also needed a pedal to virtually change my tuning, so I ended buying a Whammy DT and thinking that I could use the minor/Major 3rd mode to do some harmonies. Well, I couldn't, moving the pedal each note to harmonize a phrase was not a very intuitive way of playing and, besides, having the harmony in front of distortion didn't sound that good to me.

I came back to my Boss PS6 pursue, but I tried it twice on a store and couldn't like it. And then it happen... I found the quintessence randomly in Thomann's catalog and I couldn't believe what I read and heard in some demos.

I never tried the high end harmonizers, but it is hard to believe that they can track better than this one. Soundwise it does a convincing imitation of a second guitarist, except if the harmony is an octave up, for some reason it sounds a little artificial to me. I prefer using this pedal in the FX loop, it sounds better with distortion than in front of the amp. With mash and the editor I believe that this pedal can do really amazing things, making a smart harmonizer even mor flexible. Unfortunately the TonePrint app isn't very compatible with Voiceover to do some advanced configurations so I couldn't try it.

To summarize: this pedal doesn't replace having another guitarist, or recording two different guitars, or even harmonizing using a delay pedal, but for an instant harmony partner it can't be beaten, the tracking is flawless (except when playing more than one note at the time), the mix setting really helps to make it as prominent or discreet as needed and the possibilities are endless! I really like the fact that, if using an harmony below the original note, it can be fooled to harmonize a harmonic minor passage!
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Benan 02.06.2021
Disclaimer : it is one of my first pedals; I'm new to audio manipulations.

I am really pleased by all the modes and functionnalities of this strongly built pedal. However, big downside to me is the quality of the sound. It is not garbage but not what I expected from this pedal.

This doesn't sound like two guitar. This sounds like a guitar and what a program would think a guitar sounds like. There's kinda a bad crisp coming out, even when put alone between the guitar and amp.

I also use it with my viola whereit kinda fails to understand what's happening with the long bowings (don't call my intonation on that, I speak about open strings !)


Conclusion : overall a nice gadget, a great tool to exercice and better understand music theory, but not even close to a second player or a loop. I might consider a separate octaver.
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great specialist's pedal
yulito 11.11.2020
amazing pedal, great harmonies, really sounds like two guitars!

you will need intermediate to advanced harmony/scale knowledge for use!
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First 'keeper' in its category
Steve Merlin 12.03.2019
Since my first encounter with a harmonizer, I've been wondering what on earth I could use it for in my own music. The added tones always sounded strange (unless rocketed through a fat distortion) and seemed a challenge to use without creating a cliché solo sound, let alone using it for clean purposes.

But then this unit came along. It's lovely: clean, overdriven, however you like it - but it wants very clean power. I recommend a Boss PSA 230S. Also, make it the first pedal in your chain, before a compressor, booster etc. It works best with a direct guitar signal. If not, it will produce rumble and clicks, probably because it's confused :-)

The poly feature isn't great, but for single tones this harmonizer is the best ever... and cheap, by the way. It's superfast, and its added tones easily match my strat's different pickup signals, and pitch bending, vibrato, slides, tapping... Now I find myself wondering WHERE I can use this harmonizer on the new album.
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