TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box Whiteville NC

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.

A&S Music
(910) 654-3950
211 N Brown St
Chadbourn, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Milligan Music Center
(910) 863-3802
Po Box 334
Bladenboro, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Burrage Music Co
(919) 872-0211
4900 Green Rd
Raleigh, NC
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Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Kluttz Piano Co Inc
(704) 279-7237
Hwy 52 Box 305
Granite Quarry, NC

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Olde Mill Music Inc
(336) 786-8742
556 W Pine St
Mount Airy, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fields Music
(910) 640-2330
351 Klondyke Rd
Chadbourn, NC

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Moore Music Co
(336) 274-4636
615 W Market St
Greensboro, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Heartland Harps & Music
(828) 698-8869
4370 Old Us 25 Hwy
Zirconia, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Jammin Johns Musical Instruments
(910) 938-0700
Po Box 12365
Jacksonville, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Us Music
(704) 867-2359
Po Box 12433
Gastonia, NC

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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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