Tanabe Twin Custom Ames IA

The larger housing of the Twin Custom is designed to accommodate any combination of two Zumkudo and Dumkudo pedals. The double Zenkudo version on review here offers a staggering range of tones. Overdriving the input of the second stage with the first circuit took sustain and timbre off into new territories that no single pedal could achieve alone.

Als Music
(515) 232-1247
827 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA
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Band & Orchestral

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Madsen Music Center
(712) 732-2081
Po Box 303
Storm Lake, IA
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, DJ Equipment

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Krafft Piano & Organ
(712) 262-1204
410 5Th Ave E
Spencer, IA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Larvick Speaker
(712) 255-0521
Po Box 1504
Sioux City, IA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Jeff Grim Tuning & Repair
(563) 349-4590
948 Iroquois Dr.
Davenport, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Organs

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Rieman Music
(515) 233-4203
409 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Cherokee Guitar Shop
(712) 229-3272
1826 530Th St
Cherokee, IA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Keyboard West Street
(515) 987-1585
2200 Nw 159Th St
Clive, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Organs

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Meister Music Store
(319) 524-1183
711 Main St
Keokuk, IA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Center
(515) 267-9501
3910 University Ave.
West Des Moines, IA
 
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Tanabe Twin Custom

gp0410_gear0274The larger housing of the Twin Custom($550 direct) is designed to accommodate any combination of two Zumkudo and Dumkudo pedals. The double Zenkudo version on review here offers a staggering range of tones. Overdriving the input of the second stage with the first circuit took sustain and timbre off into new territories that no single pedal could achieve alone. And when routed directly into the mixing console in the studio, the twin Zenkudo version sounded more like a good amplifier with a mic on it, providing outstanding note detail, dynamics, and tonal complexity. Given a choice of what to put in a Twin Custom, I would select a Zenkudo/Dumkudo pairing for classic sounds, or two Dumkudos for sheer over-the-top intensity and sustain. It’s worth noting that the Twin Custom (or any of the other Tanabes) may be ordered with a lighter colored simulated pearl top, which makes it easier to read the control labeling.

—Henry Kaiser

KUDOS Quiet. Extremely versatile. A wide variety of both subtle and powerful tones.
CONCERNS Very pricey.
CONTACT tanabe.tv

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