TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box Chehalis WA

The TWA Little Dipper LD-01 blurs the line between envelope filter, talk box, and just plain whackedout effect. Sporting Ascension, Diffraction, and Inclination controls, as well as two internal trimpots that adjust the wet/dry signal and the onboard noise gate’s threshold, the Little Dipper gets freaky the minute you plug it in.

Larsen Music
(360) 740-8977
1679 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA

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Fandrich Piano Co. Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S Tower Ave
Centralia, WA
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Print Music

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Plaza Ii Music
(253) 848-8478
12020 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA

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Chinook Music Service
(509) 886-8800
511 Grant Rd
East Wenatchee, WA

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Ted Brown Music Co
(360) 692-4030
3276 Nw Plaza Rd
Silverdale, WA

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Fandrich Piano Company, Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S. Tower Avenue
Centralia, WA
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Acoustic Piano

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Great Music Co.
(360) 736-6400
1616 S Gold St Ste 4
Centralia, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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Mudcat Music
(360) 866-7687
3914 11Th Ave Nw
Olympia, WA

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Capital City Guitars
(360) 956-7097
108 4Th Ave E
Olympia, WA

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Music Machine
(509) 582-3568
212 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA
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TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box

gp0410_gear8463With blindingly bright LEDs in the shape of a popular constellation, as well as one of the most hilarious Japan-centric user manuals I’ve ever seen, the TWA Little Dipper LD-01 ($300 retail/street price N/A) blurs the line between envelope filter, talk box, and just plain whackedout effect. Sporting Ascension, Diffraction, and Inclination controls, as well as two internal trimpots that adjust the wet/dry signal and the onboard noise gate’s threshold, the Little Dipper gets freaky the minute you plug it in. The Ascension knob controls the depth and threshold of the filter, while the Diffraction control brings on a tiny, in-the-background fuzz—this adds a bit of synth-like character, especially to lowstring riffs. The nut of the LD-01 is the four-way rotary Inclination control, which is sort of a “mode” switch that decides the overall tonality of the filter: from warm and throaty to sinewy and piercing. It’s safe to say that between these four modes and the Ascension and Diffraction controls there are hundreds of freaky, farty, funky, and squirty, tones at your fingertips. Some of the vowel-like textures can get pretty hilarious, and I challenge you to not move your mouth when you’re playing—trust me, it’s hard not to do! The Little Dipper also does a great job at delivering more subtle textures. I particularly dug the tweezed, notched midrange tones and the standard envelope filter squawks, which yielded some neat Zappa-type flavors. The Little Dipper is an excellent choice for interesting tones in the studio, and although it can be used live, its beauty is in all the knobturning sonic discoveries it offers.

—Darrin Fox

KUDOS Limitless funky filter sounds, from the sublime to the obscene.
CONCERNS None.
CONTACT Dist. by Godlyke; godlyke.com

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