Tanabe Sunkudo Manlius NY
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs
Band & Orchestral
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs including expert drum and percussion repairs for most brands. Specialize in vintage drums and restoration. Expert Luthier offsite for any stringed instrument repairs. Set ups and and restringing done on site.
Monday through Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
East Syracuse, NY
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano
The 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.
KUDOS Quiet. Very different-sounding from other fuzzes. Unusual vintage tones. Powerful, beautiful, and potentially scary sounds here.