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

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Petosa Accordions Inc
(206) 632-2700
313 Ne 45Th St
Seattle, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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Yenney Music Co
(360) 943-7500
1404 Harrison Ave Nw
Olympia, WA
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Skagit Valley Drum & Guitar Shop
(360) 424-0658
7422 Britt Rd
Mount Vernon, WA

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Fandrich Piano Co. Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S Tower Ave
Centralia, WA
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Great Music Co.
(360) 736-6400
1616 S Gold St Ste 4
Centralia, WA
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Northwest Organ Service
(509) 747-7761
3911 N Monroe St
Spokane, WA
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Music Shoppe
(360) 647-9160
2401 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA
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Mills Music
(425) 742-2299
15704 Mill Creek Blvd Ste 16
Mill Creek, 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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