The Shape Shifter is a stereo tremolo designed to deliver the classic textures you love with the capability to render extreme effects such as helicopter chops, piano stabs or backwards swells.
The Shape Shifter is the most versatile tremolo pedal you will find, whether your style is a classic textural vibe or unexpectedly experimental. The Shape knob lets you control how evenly the signal rises and falls; set it in the middle for a traditional, even rise-and-fall effect, or turn it left or right for wild effects that can simulate backwards recording or the attack of an analog synth. When you’re running in stereo, the mini Phase knob lets you select whether the pedal is in phase or up to 180 out of phase, taking you from a traditional stereo effect to a swirly phase tone that effectively feels like surround-sound. Use the Speed control or Tap Tempo foot switch to set your modulation speed from 0.5 pulses-per-second to over 15 pulses-per-second, and the Ratio/Rate mini-switch to select whether the Speed knob acts as a straight rate control or as a selector for between 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 or 4:1 speeds relative to the Tap Tempo. The illuminated Speed knob gives you an instant visual indicator of the effect speed, and it’s always flashing so you know where you’re at before you hit the effect switch. The volume auto adjusts so you avoid the “dip” that sometimes comes with tremolo pedals. And stereo inputs and outputs mean you can get creative with your signal chain.
Like all of Duncan pedals, the Shape Shifter is True Bypass and is designed and assembled at their Santa Barbara, California factory by the same team responsible for their legendary pickups.