Tanabe Sunkudo North Wilkesboro NC

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.

G&H Music Center
(336) 667-2666
697 Edgewood Rd
Wilkesboro, NC
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Bob Parks Piano Sales & Svce
(704) 875-1367
Po Box 560515
Charlotte, NC
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Stadler Music Co
(336) 349-6554
Po Box 296
Reidsville, NC
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Almonds Music Center
(919) 776-1941
822 S Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Loft
(336) 378-1068
929 N. Church Street
Greensboro, NC
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Website Sales: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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Tone Technologies, our on-site full service repair center.
Please contact Philip Poteat at (336) 378-1515
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Monday-Friday 11am-7pm EST
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Ace Music
(336) 835-6295
117 W Main St
Elkin, NC
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Morrow Piano & Organ
(336) 273-0093
5553 W Market St
Greensboro, NC
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Acoustic Piano

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Fat Sound Guitar Co
(919) 467-1003
8316 Chapel Hill Rd
Cary, NC
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Bryans Guitars & Music
(919) 929-5506
2219 Pathway Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
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Mullis Music Co
(704) 788-2515
31 Union St S
Concord, NC
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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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