Tanabe Sunkudo Onalaska WI

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.

Sse Music Inc
(608) 781-2850
2609 George St
La Crosse, WI

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Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4Th St S
La Crosse, WI
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Exchange
(608) 784-3051
953 Adams St
La Crosse, WI
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Digital Piano, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Daves Guitar Shop
(608) 785-7704
1227 3Rd St S
La Crosse, WI
 
Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4Th St S
La Crosse, WI
 
Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI
 
Bahl & Sons Piano
(608) 786-2070
560 Commerce St
West Salem, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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S S E Music Inc
(608) 781-2850
2609 George St
La Crosse, WI
 
Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI
 
Fullertone
(920) 923-3065
755 Meadowbrook Ln
Fond Du Lac, WI

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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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