TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box Pottsville PA

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.

Braun Schools Music
(570) 622-2724
607 Mahantongo St
Pottsville, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Manning Pianos & Organs
(570) 648-5454
Rr 1 Box 847
Coal Township, PA
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Foltin'S Music
(570) 640-8539
462 N Claude A Lord Blvd
Pottsville, PA
 
Mcvay Music
(724) 776-1090
20550 Route 19
Cranberry Twp, PA
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John I Taylor Music
(610) 696-1875
116 W Gay St
West Chester, PA
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2Nd Song Music Co
(610) 562-9355
11 Erin Way
Mohrsville, PA
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Maury'S Music
(570) 645-3761
127 E Phillips St
Coaldale, PA
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Wiscount Music
(717) 647-0617
1445 E Grand Ave
Tower City, PA
 
Braun Schools Music
(570) 622-2724
607 Mahantongo St
Pottsville, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Manning Pianos & Organs
(570) 648-5454
Rr 1 Box 847
Coal Township, PA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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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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