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.

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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Midwest Piano & Organ Co
(712) 262-2100
501 Grand Ave
Spencer, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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M&J Mystic Drums
(641) 648-2019
16533 481St St
Mystic, IA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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West Music Co
(319) 235-5999
6322 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Rieman Music
(515) 278-4685
6501 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA

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

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Music Shop
(641) 236-5980
831 Broad St
Grinnell, IA
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Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Rieman Music
(515) 225-8755
1905 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Foundation
(319) 351-0932
209 N Linn St
Iowa City, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Field Of Dreams
(641) 472-3699
53 S Court St
Fairfield, IA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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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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