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Cram Session: Pentatonic Power April '16 Ex. 15

Authentic Uni-Vibe-style modulations and slicing overdrive offer tastes of Hendrix, Gilmour, and weirder variations on those dirty, wobbly themes.

Cool and easy-to-use routing and preset options. Rich modulations. Bright tone signature could be an advantage for players with darker-sounding rigs.

Toppy qualities might not be the best fit for some brighter rigs.

$299

Eventide Riptide
eventideaudio.com

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