The Stutterbox is a new design combining our exclusive tap tempo controller with an all-analog optical tremolo relying on a light source and photocell to create that mesmerizing, throbbing effect reminiscent of our favorite 60's tube amps.
Multiple speed controls, various waveforms, inspired rhythmic modes and an adjustable output section make this one great sounding and versatile pedal.A number of key features set the Stutterbox apart. To start, the Stutterbox is equipped with our proprietary tap tempo microprocessor. As such, the tremolo rate can be set using the speed knob, controlled by an expression pedal, or tapped in via the tap foot-switch for greater accuracy.
The Stutterbox also includes a tap/speed multiplier with 1x, 2x, and 4x settings for greater accuracy and speeds fast enough to double as a ring modulator.Three distinct waveform settings, including sine, square, and sweep settings, along with eight different rhythmic patterns and accents via the Mode knob offer an infinite number of tonal textures and possibilities. The sine and square wave settings deliver both soft and hard tremolo tones while the sweep setting delivers a choppy yet rounded effect much like you would expect from a tube driven trem.Finally, the Stutterbox is fitted with Tone and Gain controls to dial in just the right amount of texture and output. A standard 2.1mm 9-18vDC input jack is provided and true bypass switching rounds out the package. Our goal was to build a natural sounding tremolo with innovative new features. We are very proud of the new Stutterbox and we hope you enjoy!
Features and Controls
Speed: The rate of the tremolo effect can be set using either the Tap switch or speed knob. To enter tap mode, simply press the tap switch to set the rate, adjusting the speed knob returns to standard speed mode.
Expression Pedal Input:You can connect an expression pedal to the Stutterbox to control the speed. The expression pedal replaces the speed knob and tap operation is as described above. We recommend using the M-Audio EXP or Mission EP-1R expression pedals.
1-2-4 Switch: In standard speed mode, this switch sets the tempo range from slow to fast. In tap mode, this switch multiplies the tapped tempo by 1, 2, or 4.
Mode: This knob selects between 8 different tremolo modes allowing for different patterns and rhythmic accents as described below. Setting the depth to maximum allows the full pattern to come through. As depth is decreased, the half pulse beats fade away for additional rhythmic possibilities. Standard tremolo operation is set when turned fully counter-clockwise.
Wave Switch: Selects between Sine, Square and Lumpy wavefroms. The Sine setting provides smooth tremolo tones while the Square setting allows for a harder trem sound. The Lumpy setting provides a choppy yet smooth tone reminiscent of a pulsing tube tremolo.
Depth: This controls the intensity of the tremolo effect. At its minimum setting, the pedal can be used as a clean boost.
Tone: This controls tone of the guitar signal, from warm and dark to bright and lively.
Gain: Allows you to boost or cut your volume level.
Bypass Switch: Allows you to engage or bypass the effect. The Stutterbox is 100% true bypass.
Tap Switch: Pressing the tap switch enters the tap tempo mode and sets the tremolo speed.
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