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Land Devices HP-2

The HP-2, like it’s inspiration, the Interfax Harmonic Percolator, can seem like an exercise in contradictions. At many settings it’s brash and delivers a sonic slap in the face. But at the root of all these opposites is an audible complexity and sensitivity that’s a magnificent and inspirational antidote to the same-old-distortion blues.

$185 street

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