The Telegraph Stutter is a killswitch that encompasses one of the most simple audio effects in the most unique looking package. When in its traditional resting position (up), audio is passed through fully unaffected. When pressed (down), the audio is fully cut and no sound will pass through. Rapidly tapping the key on the Telegraph Stutter can result in a nice fully manual tremolo effect. Having full manual control over the rate of the cut means the effect can achieve unique sounds. The tremolo does not have to be set at a predetermined rate, nor does the pattern have to be of the traditional type. Knowing Morse code can yield fun, creative “patterns.” Being a hand controlled killswitch, there are more benefits than being foot controlled. A tremolo rate can be tapped while manually ramping the speed up or down. Placing the device on top of your amp directly before your amp input is a good place for it. It sounds even better with your favourite fuzz or OD! The straight key has two adjustments on it. One is to adjust the tension of the spring that pushes against the key to bring it back to normal position. The other is to adjust the height between the contact points that cut the signal. The Telegraph Stutter is hand made in Easton, MA USA.
Extremely fun and effective with fuzz and distorted signals! This can function as a tap tempo, too. You can even use this killswitch for DJ’ing to chop & or trigger sounds.
DEPTH – Controls the length of the reverb decay.
BLEND – Determines how much of the external pedal, that’s inserted into the FX is heard.
REVERB II – Controls the overall amount of reverb when the right footswitch is engaged.
PRE AMP – Increases the size of the reverb even further. Also, gives extra volume to any effect that’s placed in the FX loop.
EXPRESSION (FX LOOP) – Plug in a TRS splitter cable to place any effect into the decay of the reverb. With a volume pedal in the loop, the treadle now controls the reverb knob. The reverb knob setting now becomes the treadle toe down position. TIP = Send, RING = Return
9V – Standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm center negative power supply. Daedalus has internal polarity protection. 9 VOLT MAX.