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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 having to retune your guitar or needing multiple guitars... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Two-year limited warranty
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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Morpheus Droptune is the Truth

By Jamie Rawls

from Robersonville, NC

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Morpheus Droptune pedal was everything I expected and more. It really does all that it says it does. You can drop tune to any song in seconds. Go from Clapton to Slipknot. It's crazy. I will say there still is a slight (very slight) latency issue and you don't get that feel you get when you actually downtune (bend strings easier). But I've already played several shows with it and you honestly can not tell the difference. It saves time, it saves strings, and most importantly saves money. This product is well worth the money.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a real time saver

By Tom

from Sandiego CA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

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

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not Too Shabby

By Mark Lambrecht

from Watertown, WI

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I use this pedal with my GNX4 guitar workstation. I have recorded some nice drop tune instrumentals on the onboard recorder. Sounds great with my flying V guitars. I usually play in the middle position on this pedal which is a drop B tuning. Highly recommend and lots of fun to play that low and dark sounding heavy metal.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Start

By Jon

from CA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal does as advertised - dropping your guitar's tone with more than respectable results. I am hoping for perfection in the future with regards to playing with this unit at lower volumes. The louder your volume, the better the pedal sounds. If you play at bedroom volume, then you'll notice a coloring of your tone (and you'll be disappointed). Be sure to adjust the Trim setting on the Morpheus as well as to create a good blend. I place the Morpheus in front of my floor effects (RP500) and I get really good results when the volume on individual effects are lifted. Overall, a great piece of equipment well worth the price.

(10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

good concept but not perfect

By DustyRTF

from AL

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

Great idea for a pedal but not perfect. I play in Drop C and Drop D and I wanted to cut out a guitar change. The pedal made my notes wavy as if the guitar was out of tune which it wasn�ۡ���t(intonation and tuning was spot on, I even tried another guitar because I really wanted it to work!) and it also muffled my tone a bit. Maybe I just got the lemon but I�ۡ���ll just stick to 2 guitars for now.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

almost, but not close enough for me

By grbarteck

from Toledo, OH

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

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!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fits my needs perfectly

By d7guitar

from Rockford IL

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal does a great job Shifting down in half step increments, keeping the pitch correct, and with no "warbbling". Tracking is not an issue, it does it excellent. There is a slight high frequency loss when engaged. Very slight, but still noticeable. And it may have a very small hint of latency, but not enough to affect your playing at all. The audience won't have a clue that you are using a pitch shifter. And just think of the other guitars you wont have to re-tune or purchase to cover all the myriads of drop tunings today!!! Worth every penny to have my other guitars back in standard tuning. Now I have backup guitars in case I break a string. Hey, I get to enjoy playing those too, having them back to their correct intonation and setup. Yeah, the Morpheus rocks!!!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I don't think so

By Matthew

from Cedar Rapids, Ia

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

I spent two weekends at Guitar Center testing this pedal through various amps (Egnater Renegade, Peavey VK112, VOX Night Train) with various guitars (PRS Mira, Epiphone Les Paul, Schecter C-1, LTD Ec-1000). I noticed latency and lack of gain but I wasn't convinced so I took it home after several hours of noodling spanning two Saturdays. At home I played through it for two hours jamming C.O.C., QOTSA and Cathedral. I decided to string my ESP Eclipse Standard with Beefy Slinkys and do a "real" drop tuning of C natural. Within 5 minutesd I could tell the difference. The "real" tuning was brighter with more gain, sustain and texture. the morpheus droptune sucked the life out of my tone and the latency, although minute, is noticeable. I hope soemone figures out how to do this in the near future.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great for an octavia effect...But!

By Dusty Rhoads

from Salt lake, Utah

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a great pedal if you want the octavia effect. the cool thing is you can play chords with it, instead of just single notes, and hear all of the notes in the chord. But it does not sound natural for tuning down to other tunings, or in standard tuning either. It sounds like an octave effect the whole time it is on, no matter what mode it is in. (not natural sound of your tone)I thought this would allow me to tune down by 1/2 steps, and retain an almost natural sound (my sound/tone)but it changed it drasticly! even when not on but running through effect chain! I lost most of my highs and pinch harmonics would not ring out.(could not overcome this even by ajusting my EQ.) Very muddy sound if your just looking for a magical tool to reduce your guitars on stage. I wish there was a pedal that could do what this claims to do, and retain your natural tone doing so. But this does not even come close to a natural sound. Like I said if your just looking for a great octave effect pedal this is pretty cool. But it did not work like I thought it would after doing alot of research before purchase. And yes I did return it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

To all the dorks out there complaining about warble and tracking

By Mister Big

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.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not quite there...yet

By waldo

from faribault, mn

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

Its pretty neat, and the idea is very cool...but it doesn't quite pull it off, atleast at practice volumes. What it does is take your well-set-up-and-properly-intonated guitar and detune it, but the bad thing is that it also totally ruins the intonation as you can here it trying to track (even with the firmware update)especially on clean chords...just plain yuck!... bypass it and you have beautifully intonated chords all the way up the neck, kick it back on and...well it sounds like doogy doo! And thats not the half of it, what it does to your precious tone (especially clean) is REDRUM! (murder)...you lose ALL clarity and attack! the latency is also very noticeable. Don't let the profesionally produced demo videos fool you...they are enhanced to trick the unwary buyer. This may work at the local club turned up loud with 20 drunk people...but if you actually listen to what you play you will think this unit is a joke but to those of you with no ears and just play what you think the tab says its probably gonna be ok for you...

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Morpheus Drop Tune

By Rob Tiltin

from Savannah, Ga

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

This gizmo is great! So long 20 minute tunings of sliding bridges. I use this to flat tune and it is amazing. I will say as you drop down the brilliance of your notes diminishes and when dropping 6 or 7 steps, there is no brilliance at all. If you want to flat tune this gadget is perfect! It is still bright at this setting and clear. The level seems to drop ever so slightly but if you have a volume pedal you can compensate quickly. I love it and will not be without it from now on. We play about 6 songs flat tuned and now I can keep the same action on my guitar and feel on the strings without worrying about de-tuning. I highly recommend it if you are flat tuning.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very cool

By rickmc

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

No latency noticed down to D. So for live gigging, going to E flat to D is very easy. That is what this unit is really for. LIVE GIGGING and not recording. If you're going to record use another guitar but on the fly, what a very cool pedal!!! There is some latency showing up (very slight) the lower you go but once again, live gigging it's not noticed.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EVERYONE NEEDS ONE

By Hunter

from Battle Creek, MI

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

What more could you ask for, this drop tune pedal does everything it promises. It drop tunes your guitar, ukulele, ect. by clear 1/2 steps down to 3 1/2 steps. As a musician that plays gigs frequently. i would recomend this to anyone in fact if you brand funds allow it the whole band (except the drummer) should get one. It eliminates the problems associated with drop tuning and will allow your band to play multiple styles or forms of a genre. Only problem is that it tends to dampen the sound of other pedals minutly. so u might have to sacrafice a bit of attack but for an over all perspective at least for me its worth it. With all these great promises fufilled, Im more than happy to give the Morpheus Drop tune Pedal 5/5.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

cool idea, not there

By tyler shelton

from dsm, iowa

Comments about Morpheus DropTune Octave Guitar Effects Pedal:

in store sounds great! however, at gig volume, i noticed a "double noting" issue. when playing i could hear the after-pedal note, as well as the original note. i.e. the pedal dropped B as well as the guitar D. also, i had to tune flat for it to work right for some reason. it just wouldn't kick out a whole note any other way. all in all, cool, but not for me.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Drop tune

By Quoc

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does the job, and thats all I ask.

By Mark

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Morpheus DropTune works just fine for me

By Chris reilly

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bass Guitar usage.

By Joseph Cuttone Jr

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Product Depending On Use

By Matthew Yingling

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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