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Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal   

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With the Morpheus Droptune guitar effect pedal, you can easily go from one pitch for a particular song to a different pitch on the next without havin...Click To Read More About This Product

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Give your guitar instant polyphonic drop tuning.

With the Morpheus Droptune guitar effect pedal, you can easily go from one pitch for a particular song to a different pitch on the next without having to retune your guitar or needing multiple guitars for various step-down de-tunings.

For example, play an E chord in standard tuning, then use this unique pedal to drop tune your guitar so the chord is changed to an Eb, D, Db, C, B, Bb, or A.

This lets guitarists get that heavy drop-tuned tone at different pitches without dealing with floppy string buzz, extra-heavy-gauge strings or carrying around expensive extra guitars. The same goes for foam-deadened acoustic guitars or electric violins.

If your singer has a bad throat night, you can drop-tune your guitar to accommodate him without having to change neck position or retune.

The Morpheus DropTune guitar pedal also features effect-toggling so you can instantly toggle back and forth between the dropped pitch and the EFFECT OFF for a cool up/down pitch-shift effect during solos or power chord rhythm patterns. Additionally, the DropTune pedal has Full Octave Drop and a great-sounding Octaver.

Don't mistake this for a mere pitch-shifting stompbox—the DropTune uses proprietary polyphonic pitch-drop algorithms that maintain perfect harmonic accuracy and tonally correct overtones. The DropTune was developed by a team of guitar effects pros with over 50 years of experience at other companies where they created some of today's most famous pedals.

With a cast-metal chassis; solid, positive-feeling steel switches; and non-skid rubber feet, the DropTune is solidly built for years of use and abuse. LED indicators are bright and easy to see.

FEATURES
  • Proprietary polyphonic pitch drop
  • Drop tune up to 3-1/2 steps in 1/2-step decrements
  • Full Octave Drop and Octaver
  • Latching Effect On/Off switch
  • Momentary Down and Toggle/Up switches
  • Bright backlit DropTune, Octave, Octaver, Toggle and Effect indicators
  • Rear panel Trim Level control with front panel LED level display
  • In, Out, and power supply jacks (power supply included)
  • Rugged cast-metal chassis
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MorpheusDropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Pedal!

See above for why this is a 9 instead of a 10. Totally worth buying.
Does what it claims, period. No harmonics lost, no delay.
Only a 7 because...Read complete review

See above for why this is a 9 instead of a 10. Totally worth buying.
Does what it claims, period. No harmonics lost, no delay.
Only a 7 because it's a little awkward to go from lower to higher. i.e. to go from a whole step drop to just a half step you gotta go "all the way around the horn" and hit the same button 7 times. Maybe there's a shortcut here, but I haven't found it. This is THE ONLY drawback I can find.
Totally opens up the set list and makes eliminates re-tuning or using multiple guitars. My only regret is that I didn't buy it when I first saw it for less. Still a value at this price, tho. Again, it 100% does what it claims to do, and in my 25 years experience, that's pretty rare.

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Don't Buy ... Get Whammy DT

I was seeking a pedal like this to do dropped tunning ranging from tunes from Sabbath to modern rock bands in B standard. This pedal offers everything that would make you think you can...Read complete review

I was seeking a pedal like this to do dropped tunning ranging from tunes from Sabbath to modern rock bands in B standard. This pedal offers everything that would make you think you can do that but the thing is it sounds bad. I could hear my standard tuned guitar and dropped sound simultaneously which bothered the hell out of me. I don't know if it was a defective unit but I didn't like the pedal at all. I know that Morpheus also makes the Capo and Divebomber. I however saw a month later after returning the Droptune, the Whammy DT. The DT can drop tune up to one octave, however combined with the Whammy portion of the pedal you can effectivly drop your guitar 3 octaves (although who would want to) plus you have capo features of raising your guitars pitch plus the whammy effects. It's a much better pedal and for slightly more you get many more features.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal!

By Orchard Sound Vacaville

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Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

See above for why this is a 9 instead of a 10. Totally worth buying.
Does what it claims, period. No harmonics lost, no delay.
Only a 7 because it's a little awkward to go from lower to higher. i.e. to go from a whole step drop to just a half step you gotta go "all the way around the horn" and hit the same button 7 times. Maybe there's a shortcut here, but I haven't found it. This is THE ONLY drawback I can find.
Totally opens up the set list and makes eliminates re-tuning or using multiple guitars. My only regret is that I didn't buy it when I first saw it for less. Still a value at this price, tho. Again, it 100% does what it claims to do, and in my 25 years experience, that's pretty rare.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Buy ... Get Whammy DT

By jesman

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I was seeking a pedal like this to do dropped tunning ranging from tunes from Sabbath to modern rock bands in B standard. This pedal offers everything that would make you think you can do that but the thing is it sounds bad. I could hear my standard tuned guitar and dropped sound simultaneously which bothered the hell out of me. I don't know if it was a defective unit but I didn't like the pedal at all. I know that Morpheus also makes the Capo and Divebomber. I however saw a month later after returning the Droptune, the Whammy DT. The DT can drop tune up to one octave, however combined with the Whammy portion of the pedal you can effectivly drop your guitar 3 octaves (although who would want to) plus you have capo features of raising your guitars pitch plus the whammy effects. It's a much better pedal and for slightly more you get many more features.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Avoid this product unless you don't mind the noise or digital artifacts. I returned mine.
    I was hoping this pedal would solve the need for having multiple guitars with different tunings, but it did not work as advertised. It's noisy (hiss), it digitizes your sound, and there are digital artifacts that get more noticeable the lower you drop the tuning. I suppose if you were playing live and everything was extremely loud, it wouldn't be as noticeable but I intended to use this for recording. It's a shame really, since the idea is great. I believe in time it will be possible to drop tuning successfully with such a pedal, but we are not there yet.
    It seems to be physically built well, but the noise and poor sound quality make it only a 5 in my book. There is also disclaimer on the back of the unit also claims that the technology inside is from Area 51 (I'm not kidding). If that's the case, we finally have proof that no aliens ever really had any involvement there after all since this thing sounds like crap.
    Should sound better for the price being charged.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Drop tune pedal

    By Bassbasser

    from SAN JOSE, CA

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal is great for guitar, but it sounds a little synthetic but isnt too noticable. *WARNING* THIS DOES NOT WORK ON BASS. Even when I just go a half step down it almost totally cuts out and you get a little murmur. But this pedal IS AWESOME for guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    'Almost', but not quite...

    By Roymon

    from Wonder Lake, IL

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    When I first saw the add for this pedal I was very surprised, and thought if this product works they would sell boatloads of them. This product in my opinion has the potential to be revolutionary as the concept is outstanding. Unfortunately, this product will affect your tone negatively. You can almost sense the digital process taking place as if needs a faster processing chip. There is a very slight delay that only gets more noticeable with each subsequent drop in pitch. Its manageable up to one full step down, but beyond that your tone becomes noticeably altered and unnatural sounding.I think Morpheus brought this product to market just a bit to soon. Needs further development..

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not for acoustic-electric

    By Roig

    from Puerto Rico

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The Morpheus Company claim that this product works with electric and acoustic-electric guitars. But only works well with electric. No videos posted in the web with acoustic-electric and now a know why. I returned the pedal to musiciansfriend and ask for a credit to buy another product. As always musiciansfriends has the best costumer service.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Aspirin for my transposing brain!

    By Stringblade

    from Atlanta

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have this on my pedal board and it is not going anywhere. I have had singers decide at the last minute to drop the key into Ab or Eb and rather than stressing I just say OK, and its done.I think it does very well on 1/2 to 2-1/2 steps down. Anything below that starts that phasing sound and depending how you have your amp settings are you may find it to be annoying. The Octive = unity, setting I use often also and it sounds great too.I put 4 instead of 5 for the Quality because even though it is supposedly a "true bypass" pedal it is not. I definitely drains a little tone even when not on (mostly the highs). I build an effects bypass pedal to remedy this, but I'm very protective of my tone, others may not seem to really care.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This changes enerything

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal changes everything. You can now have the action of standard tuning with the heavy sounds of drop tuning. I love it. I'm always using harmonics and they ring loud and clear. The only thing I will say is that I notice i have to tap harder when I'm fret tapping.For those who say it robs tone: Not true. There is a slight notice, but when you put it in a live situation as I have, you won't notice. In fact i am surprised at how little tone it takes. I'm picky, and I barely notice it. Also, you guys do know that drop tuning with or without this pedal means you have to redo you're amp settings right? If you eq you're amp at standard tuning it will need it again if you drop down.For those who say there is lag time: I do not see this at all. I've played several Van Halen songs with this pedal dropped down 1/2 step and do not see this. I've also played several Sabbath songs to track and there is no lag time.For those who say it doesn't pick up all the harmonics and sounds: It does. There is a trim level on the back of this thing to adjust.The bottom line is many who are complaining about this may not be using good pickups or equipment. This pedal like every other pedal functions at its best when used with a quality guitar and amp. For my money, I love it. I can now carry one guitar and this pedal. I predict this will change a of of things in rock/metal.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not very pleased

    By sicyrudedude7

    from Pa

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I was looking for something that would really be un noticable for key changes in order to save time switching guitars in the middle of a set. NOT IMPRESSED! too much lag time and too many dropped notes..couldn't stand using it

    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best pedal ever made

    By joerock

    from south carolina

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    Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

    this pedal is way cool it sounds much better then any RP pedal board sounds & any other down tuning pedals the germans finally got it right loli use marshall amps always the british made marshalls perectly & the germans make great pedals& i use a gibson lespaul guitar with all this & man this pedal is so worth the money i love it so much im gonna buy the capo morpheus & use it with my basic set up.....my set up is ( marshall stack/gibson les paul/morpheus D-tuning/ slash wah/a digital tunner/) i use my marshall pedal to switch from clean to distortion-directly....

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