Tanabe Twin Custom Bainbridge Island WA

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.

Kitsap Music
(360) 373-0337
2915 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Johnnys Redwood Music
(360) 373-2900
Po Box 2306
Bremerton, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Pacific Pro Audio
(206) 284-9386
200 1St Ave W Ste 502
Seattle, WA

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Northwest Piano
(206) 979-1536
8726 Golden Gardens Drive Nw
Seattle, WA
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Audiogear.Com
(206) 789-4252
2442 Nw Market St Ste 405
Seattle, WA
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Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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Langlois Piano Intl Inc
(360) 373-7727
5959 State Highway 303 Ne
Bremerton, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Cathartix, Inc.
(206) 276-8906
1644 32Nd Ave W
Seattle, WA
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement

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Classical Grands
(206) 297-6717
9077 Holman Rd Nw
Seattle, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Washburn Piano
(206) 782-7777
5459 Leary Ave Nw
Seattle, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard

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Heart Inc
(352) 315-0200
3234 1/2 61St Ave Sw
Seattle, WA

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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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