Morpheus DropTune Now Shipping

Morpheus begins shipping its DropTune pedal worldwide.

Salt Lake City, UT (October 14, 2009) – MORPHEUS announced today it has begun worldwide shipping of its highly anticipated DropTune pedal with first shipments going to Germany, Japan, Australia and the U.S.

Rick Bos, Chief Marketing Officer for XP Audio, Inc., of which Morpheus is a division, stated, “We are excited by the very strong demand the DropTune has received from musicians, dealers and distributors worldwide. Our first three months of production are already sold out and orders are still pouring in.”

The DropTune pedal’s patent-pending technologies allow guitarists to drop tune all six strings simultaneously up to 3 and a half steps in half-step decrements, plus a full octave drop and an Octaver. This allows the DropTune Pedal to easily handle chords and single notes. For example a guitarist playing an E chord in standard tuning can use the pedal to drop tune his guitar so the chord changes to an Eb, D, Db, C, B, Bb, A or drop a full octave.

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