Massachusetts stompbox builder CopperSound Pedals has announced the release of the Telegraph V2. Handmade in the U.S.A., the firm's latest offering supersedes the popular Telegraph Stutter (opens in new tab) while promising to be “the ultimate killswitch and stutter system.”
Built for studio and stage, it features a handy power loss fail-safe and boasts a proprietary all-metal construction. With performance in mind, this upgraded unit offers players the ability to control the effect using latching and momentary options. An internal dip switch allows latching to be switched off.
Although elements of the original/discontinued Telegraph have been retained, CopperSound went back to the drawing board to design the Telegraph V2’s circuit. And while the familiar Kill and Activate modes have carried over into the V2, a new Burst mode additionally offers an automatic tremolo-like stutter effect.
Ranging from 110 BPM and upwards, the Burst rate is adjustable via the Burst knob although it can also be synced to a CV clock source or controlled with an external expression pedal (5K to 10K recommended).
A three-way toggle located in the lower-right area of the pedal’s face enables selection of Kill, Burst and Activate modes.
Kill and Activate modes either cut or pass the signal (respectively) when the key is held down. Similarly, the Burst mode itself can be set to either Kill or Activate using a two-way switch located on the side of the pedal.
CopperSound calls this switch the “Polarity” toggle. “When Polarity is set to Kill,” explains the press release, “your clean signal will pass through until the key is pressed (engaging Burst).
“When set to Activate, no audio will be heard until the key is pressed, allowing for controlled bursts of sound!”
Currently priced $249, the Telegraph V2 Autostutter & Killswitch is available now and comes in a variety of finishes including Carolina Copper, Gotham Grey (opens in new tab), Sierra Blue, Alpine White (opens in new tab), Army Green, and Romeo Red (opens in new tab).
Visit CopperSound Pedals (opens in new tab) for more information.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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