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Old 09-27-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Question Drop tune pedals

I'm looking to get some type of pedal to detune my guitar with out having to mess with the strings. I've seen a Morpheus drop tune pedal for $200, a Boss Harmonist pedal for $150, and a Behringer US600 Harmonist pedal for $50. I'm leaning towards the Behringer because of the price. I only want to drop the tunning a couple of steps. Does anyone have/own any of these pedals and can give me some advice?
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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They mostly sound like garbage. For $200 you could get another guitar and just keep it droptuned and actually sound good.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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+1, i have a digitech whammy for other purposes but when i go down a step it sounds fake and muffled
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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i have the morpheus and very happy with it
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #5
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I'd say the Morpheus out of those. I was really close to buying one and tested it. It sounds very good with distortion. But clean you have a little bit of a chimey sound as most of these types of pedals due, but a lot less than I've heard from others. The only reason I didn't buy it was because I needed a new delay pedal more

Test one out and see if it sounds good to you.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
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No matter what, you are absolutely going to lose the natural sound of the guitar. There are no real acceptable replacements, only cheap imitations of how it would actually sound. Either get proficient at tuning down, or buy another guitar.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:56 PM   #7
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Morpheus is the only one that's made for downtuning. The others are harmonizers.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #8
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Save yourself the trouble and do not consider getting any pedal-related object by Behringer. Ever.

And I think I'm going to side with the guys who are saying get another guitar to drop tune on.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:08 PM   #9
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what you get when you use a pedal to downtune is a delayed attack when you pick, sure it will sound horrible regardless but...like others have said, you could get a cheap guitar, get a decent setup on it, some thicker strings, and keep that one downtuned
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:44 AM   #10
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Don't knock the droptune till you try it. It's Amazing
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:09 AM   #11
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Don't knock the droptune till you try it. It's Amazing



In terms of what it achieves, yes.

In terms of tone, it destroys it.



If you REALLY need to buy one, get a new guitar
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