TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box Sierra Vista AZ

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.

Montys Music
(602) 494-0036
4845 E Greenway Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Foothills Music
(480) 460-9045
1339 E Chandler Blvd Ste 104
Phoenix, AZ
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Print Music

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Ramsey'S Pianos
(520) 744-7234
2681 W Medici Dr
Tucson, AZ

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Broadway Music, Inc.
(615) 403-0155
Po Box 12395
Chandler, AZ
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Print Music

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Mix Audio
(520) 760-2030
11219 E Shady Ln
Tucson, AZ
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Sound Reinforcement

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Gypsy'S
(480) 429-7711
7122 E 5Th Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
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Bass Place
(623) 934-9387
Po Box 1724
Glendale, AZ
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music And Art Center
(480) 898-1499
891 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ

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Arizona Organ Associates
(480) 668-7855
45 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ

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Richardson Music Center
(480) 641-9903
6555 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ

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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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