Tanabe Sunkudo Athens OH

The Sunkudo is a refinement of the Burns Buzzaround fuzz, an early-’70s pedal favored by Robert Fripp, who used it in both early-’70s King Crimson and during his initial collaborations with Brian Eno. The Sunkudo’s Fuzz, Sustain, and Volume controls are highly interactive, which means that it may not be easy to dial in the tone you want in just a few seconds.

Stewart Mcdonald Mfg Co
(740) 592-3021
21 N Shafer St
Athens, OH

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Studio E Music Inc
(740) 593-3998
70 N Plains Rd
The Plains, OH
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Stewart Macdonald Mfg. Co
(740) 592-3021
21 North Shafer Street
Athens, OH
 
Guitar Center
(419) 868-8779
1578 Spring Meadows
Holland, OH
 
Flynns Guitar Ctr
(740) 393-0688
105 Coshocton Ave
Mount Vernon, OH
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Blue Eagle Music
(740) 592-5332
40 N Court St
Athens, OH
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Imbody Custom Guitars
(740) 767-2221
1 S 6Th St
Jacksonville, OH
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Prospect Music
(216) 621-5409
818 Huron Rd E
Cleveland, OH
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
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All repairs

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Canton Music Center
(330) 478-2111
3208 Whipple Ave Nw
Canton, OH
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Piano Works
(419) 287-4848
Pob 568
Pemberville, OH
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Acoustic Piano, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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Tanabe Sunkudo

gp0410_gear8466The Sunkudo ($310) is a refinement of the Burns Buzzaround fuzz, an early-’70s pedal favored by Robert Fripp, who used it in both early-’70s King Crimson and during his initial collaborations with Brian Eno. The Sunkudo’s Fuzz, Sustain, and Volume controls are highly interactive, which means that it may not be easy to dial in the tone you want in just a few seconds. But with the investment of some time you can find an incredible variety of singing vintage fuzz sounds—including those classic Robert Fripp tones. The original Buzzaround circuit was quite a different animal from the Fuzz Faces and Tonebenders of its vintage, and the Sunkudo is very different from most fuzzes on the market today. It has its own sound and behavior, particularly in the way different harmonics of the guitar signal will leap out in lovely sustained feedback at higher gain settings. Since Tanabe apparently likes to have four knobs on his boxes, he has added a fourth control to adjust the brightness of the LED.

—Henry Kaiser

KUDOS Quiet. Very different-sounding from other fuzzes. Unusual vintage tones. Powerful, beautiful, and potentially scary sounds here.
CONCERNS Pricey. No external power jack (jack option is available).
CONTACT tanabe.tv

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