Tanabe Twin Custom Bennington VT

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.

Piano Man
(802) 447-3585
Po Box 691
Bennington, VT
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Acoustic Piano

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Saratoga Guitar Corp
(518) 677-0250
12 E Main St
Cambridge, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Sauve Guitars
(413) 663-3060
121 Union St
North Adams, MA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Piano Lifestyles Inc
(800) 792-4457
1846 Route 100C
Johnson, VT
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Acoustic Piano

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Champlain Music
(802) 524-9063
177 Fairfield St
Saint Albans, VT
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Fallers Music
(802) 442-4977
170 North St
Bennington, VT
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Hairpin Tune Music Studio
(413) 662-2990
8 Wall St
North Adams, MA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Vermont Violins
(802) 229-4503
24 Main St
Montpelier, VT
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Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Melody Hill Farm
(802) 684-2141
42 Smith St
Danville, VT
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Daddy'S Junky Music
(802) 288-9969
21 Hawthorne St
Williston, VT
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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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