The Talking Pedal guitar effects unit emulates the vowel sounds of a human voice in a similar way to the Heli Talk Box, but without the long tube running from the mouth to the pedal
The Talking Pedal has a fixed fuzz gain setting that's blended into the sound using a thumb wheel control on the side of the unit, which adds a pretty mean growl at full tilt
Although I grew up surrounded by the big hair rock of Bon Jovi and the like, my first introduction to the Talk Box guitar effect was not Living on a Prayer but Joe Walsh's Rocky Mountain Way over a decade earlier, followed a little later by Peter Frampton's epic Do You Feel Like We Do. Although it continues to be used by a good many guitar gods to this day, the long tube that invariably runs up a microphone stand to the player's mouth does make it something of a special addition to a guitarist's effects arsenal rather than a regular feature. The Talking Pedal from Electro-Harmonix does away with the tube altogether in a rocking chassis expression pedal with no moving parts.
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