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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 having to retune your guitar or needing multiple guitars... Read More

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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 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
 
3.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

a real time saver

I try to be a versitile musician. Ill play anything from Spanish classical to dethklok, and when its time for some metal i hate having to tune my guitar 2 steps down just so...Read complete review

I try to be a versitile musician. Ill play anything from Spanish classical to dethklok, and when its time for some metal i hate having to tune my guitar 2 steps down just so i can cover/record a lot of metal songs, also my main metal guitar has a floyd rose that I mostly keep in standard E. The droptune petal is perfect for people who tune down a lot to different keys, especially if you play with a floating tremolo that doesnt like that. This makes all that possible with the click of a button. I also like this petal because it allows you to put your guitar down to something like A. If you actually tune your guitar that low, then youll have to deal with the consequences, and that means fret buzz. I love that now i can play a lot of heavy stuff with my strings reacting normally. The petal also goes down a whole octave. Now i think thats just too low for metal, but it makes a good bass substittute. I dont know if a bass is 1 or 2 octaves lower than a guitar, but this petal allows me to lay down some cool bass lines useing the octaver. This petal has expanded my horizons and saved me a lot of time it might just be the future of music

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almost, but not close enough for me

I REALLY wanted to like this pedal to save on extra guitars at gigs. I auditioned it at GC, seemed nice, and took it home. But after more playing in my environment,...Read complete review

I REALLY wanted to like this pedal to save on extra guitars at gigs. I auditioned it at GC, seemed nice, and took it home. But after more playing in my environment, it is not quite there for me. As others have said, there IS definite volume and "bite" loss with effect on, kinda like rolling back vol/tone on your guitar a bit, and there is no pedal output adjustment to compensate. Worse for me is a slight latency delay (not horrible but noticiable) that disconnects me from the feel of playing. Maybe one of those issues might be tolerable alone... but combined... it has to go back to store. I am not a "tone snob"... in bypass it sounds fine and the octave effect sounds good. I admit playing through a processor board for convenience even though I think real amps sound better. But this drop tuning takes too much life out of my guitar. Most audiences will never tell the difference for a 1/2 or one step drop (more than than starts sounding worse), but my playing will suffer because the tone loss and latency will be a distraction. Believe me, if this company improves the tone and reduces latency, or someone else gets this technology right, I will be back in line!

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5.0

An amazing addition to my rig

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from York, PA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I did a lot of research on this pedal before deciding that I wanted to try it out. I finally tracked it down at my local Guitar Center and decided to check it out. I found that it's very hard to find this pedal, even online. It seems that these might not be made anymore. Anyway, I saw it on the shelf and the associate at Guitar Center took it out of the box and let me demo it there in the store. As soon as I turned the effect on, I fell in love with it. It completely blew all my expectations out of the water and put my skepticisms aside. This pedal is very sturdy. It is a metal casing and has rubber on the bottom to prevent it from slipping. The buttons on the pedal are a good size and the display lights aren't too bright. Dropping the tuning is a breeze. Using the Toggle switch to temporarily go back to your standard tuning is fun to use. This is a great pedal if you play a lot of songs in drop tunings. I can play metal, rock, instrumental all with the same guitar and I don't have to worry about changing strings or even guitars. To get tunings such as Drop C, you will have to tune down to drop D, which isn't bad at all in my opinion. Overall, I am very satisfied with this pedal and all of the possibilities it opened up for me. I no longer have to switch guitars just to learn, play, or create a song. I recommend you try it out if you can find it!

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5.0

Better Than Downtuning

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from Pittsburgh PA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I had a guitar setup for droptuning to C# a few years back, and it was a miserable experience, and limiting with heavier strings. This pedal is a great option to switch tunings quickly. The sound is clear and this pedal works. I wouldn't recommend going down any further than 2 steps from your original tuning. I think that's the point where it starts to sound a little off. That might be a deal breaker to some, but it's still very impressive how accurately this pedal drops the pitch. Also, make sure that your amp is louder than your guitar strings. :-D

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4.0

Decent Product Depending On Use

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

It was a little hard to rate this product because it depends on what you are using it for. I am in 3 different bands, and I use this pedal for only one of the bands, which is a cover band. Once we start our set, we don't stop till the end of the set, the music keeps rolling. When I joined the band, this is what the other members were using, so I purchased this product. Luckily I had found a used Morpheus pedal on this website, so I purchased it and the 2 year warranty. To start out, I have been using this pedal for about 4 months now. My band plays about 10-14 shows a month, I use this pedal for about 30% of the songs we play each night, so this pedal has had some pretty good use before I wrote this review. I hope this review helps. The songs we cover are either originally tuned in 440 or a 1/2 step down, and that's the way we play them. So this pedal works out great when having to quickly switch from 440 (which is what my guitar is tuned to) to quickly dropping the tuning a 1/2 step. The pedal is very easy to work with, and the buttons on the pedal are spaced perfectly so you aren't accidently stepping on two buttons at once. Now, the good, bad, and the ugly;) The good: like mentioned above, it is very easy to use. It is a great size and fits well with other pedals. It is also made very well, I'm not worried about stepping on this pedal too hard. I found that as far as sound, going a 1/2 step down does not degrade your guitar tone too bad, but it does slightly degrade your tone. I like to play as full of a chord as possible, and sometimes it sounds a wee bit out of tune when I'm playing a full 6 note chord. I am also using a Line 6 HD500 that the Morpheus pedal sits in front of, so I'm losing a little bit of tone from that too. I found when I go directly through my amp (no HD500 -just using my amp distortion channels), the Morpheus pedal seems to have a better tone. With the combination of the HD500 and Morpheus, it's a very processed sound - probably something the average person standing in the audience is not ever going to notice, but you will. The somewhat bad: using the pedal to tune down past a 1/2 step, you loose tone quality every step of the way. Since I don't use the pedal for much more than 1/2 step, this is no big deal, but if you are playing newer metal or some type of music where you tune way down (like to Cb or B), you may find that your tone starts to really degrade after a full step down. If you mainly play songs that are tuned way down, it's probably best to just setup a baritone guitar with thick strings to do that rather than take a guitar tuned to 440 and process the tuning. The somewhat bad n' ugly: This is in the process of getting repaired, but my pedal has a problem with rebooting at random times (turn off and turn back on). Like mentioned above, the other guys in the band use this pedal and 'do not' have this same problem. I have found that if I re-flash the firmware, I can usually get through a whole night without it rebooting. But lately it's been getting worse, and it really sucks in the middle of a song, or worse yet, a solo, and this pedal decides to reboot. Since I have the warranty, I am taking advantage of it getting fixed/replaced, whatever they decide to do. In all fairness, I am the only one in the band this is happening to, and I am the only one in the band that purchased a 'used' one, so who knows what the first owner did to it. All in all, the Guitar Center Pro Coverage people and Morpheus (so far) have been really good. I am rating this at 4 stars, because for my use, it works pretty good. I am not going to knock down the rating because of the rebooting problem because other people I know with this pedal don't have this issue, and so far everyone at Morpheus and Guitar Center have been pretty good at trying to get this resolved. If I didn't need to play straight through a set, I would not chose to use this pedal, I would just switch guitars. I think if you were trying to use it to tune way down you would be a little disappointed, like as in some other reviews I have read.

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4.0

Bass Guitar usage.

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from Wheaton, Il.

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I looked at a number of units to detune my bass. There are about 4 songs a night that require lower tuning to prolong the career of the singer. This unit works great and I imagine even better for guitar. The E string has a bit of a wobble sound on sustained notes. I can live with it because it saves me from bringing out another bass that is detuned. I imagine it would be good for learning songs that are a recorded live 1/2 step down. It is worth it just for that reason.

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3.0

needs to be improved

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from Honolulu HI

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

does not "track" well and introduces "artifacts" .. noises

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2.0

needs more work

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from CA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

i got this because i like light strings and low tunings but all it did was make my sound wack and out of tune a little. ill stick with 2 guitars.

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4.0

To all the dorks out there complaining about warble and tracking

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from Sandy Utah

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

You ABSOLUTELY MUST run this pedal at the beginning of your effects chain. It needs the clean, un-processed signal from your guitar to work properly. I highly suspect that the people complaining about tracking or "weird" sounds, or tone loss are using the pedal at the end of the chain, or they just heard somebody else say "it robs my guitar of it's tone" and thought it would be cool to repeat.

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5.0

Morpheus DropTune works just fine for me

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from Shelton CT

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I went to Guitar Center to try the drop tune thinking that I probably would not like it and was shocked at how well it really does work. If you need to drop down a half or a full step this pedal works fantastic with no adverse side effects. I can't stand the mechanics of drop tuning. Flabby strings and less than perfect intonation are just a nightmare to me. Bringing an extra guitar to the gigs for 2 or 3 songs is yet another major pain. This pedal sounds great. The octave setting tracks better than any octave pedal that I have used.

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4.0

Does the job, and thats all I ask.

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from Fort Worth, TX

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

If you would like to be able to move genres quickly, like going from N. Young to Alice in Chains to Mastodon to Slipknot all with the push of a button then this is it. Yes it may color your tone some, which is the only reason I don't give 5 stars, however at the lower keys I am usually playing fast and crunching out rythms. Pinch harmonics come through fine and if you have some pedals in your kit you can still make it sound great. Just don't be put out too much if your Gibson or Fender sounds a little more nasal than you would like, which as I mentioned, is really the only knock I can give this thing. For the enthusiast who really wants to play all sorts of music, who might not own multiple guitars or want to spend all kinds of time to set and reset your axe, this is an awesome pedal.

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3.0

Drop tune

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from san jose

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

Hello there, I don't know how to rate this Morpheus DropTune?To me...this was made for something else not for guitar?why I am trying to say that due to I did tried already with RP ditech 21;GT-10 and amp. Marshaw the sound hear like something seem like lost freq. not clear...It makes feel disappointed.I hope that in the future it got better

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