Mr. Jack White of The White Stripes’ fame is known for loving noisy and sometimes quirky pedals, so much so that, in the last few years, he’s been commissioning selected builders to create custom-tweaked stompboxes to sell exclusively through his label Third Man Records – previous examples include pedals by Union Tube and Gamechanger Audio. All the pedals share a bee-ish black and yellow color scheme.
Today the label announced a new release: the Triplegraph, designed in collaboration with Coppersound Pedals, is a design based on the company’s curious Telegraph pedal, which replaces the classic footswitch with an old-style lever reminiscent of the pedals you find on a piano.
While the Telegraph was a rather simple stutter/kill switch pedal, the Triplegraph adds to that an Octave Up (left pedal), an Octave Down (right pedal), while the center pedal activates the kill switch or auxiliary FX loop. A toggle switch allows the player to choose between the following modes.
In KILL mode, the middle key acts as a momentary killswitch, allowing the player to remove their dry signal and attain a fully wet octave up and/or down when used in conjunction with the octave keys.
In AUXILIARY mode, the player can connect one or more of their favorite effects in parallel with the octaves via the send/return jacks, and trigger them in momentary bursts.
Jack White seems to have had more of an input this creation compared with previous releases, and the fact that he shot a video about the pedal definitely shows his excitement about it.
Hear how the Third Man Coppersound Triplegraph sounds and see what it does in the videos below.
Third Man Coppersound Triplegraph, Builder’s Notes
State of the art, triple function, digital octave pedal designed by CopperSound Pedals & Jack White
• Octave down, octave up, killswitch, and auxiliary FX loop
• Zero-latency tracking, high-power DSP Engine Technology
• Independent latching & momentary options for both octaves
• Custom designed, proprietary, indestructible Telegraph Keys for effortless effect triggering
• Engineered for foot and hand use
A NEW, STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL OCTAVE PEDAL
The Triplegraph is a digital octave pedal designed by CopperSound Pedals and Jack White, featuring three proprietary telegraph keys and an integrated auxiliary loop. Utilizing a high-power DSP Blackfin Processor, Triplegraph triggers an octave down with the left key, octave up with the right key, while the middle key activates a killswitch or auxiliary loop. In KILL mode, the middle key acts as a momentary killswitch, allowing the player to remove their dry signal and attain a fully wet octave up and/or down when used in conjunction with the octave keys. In AUXILIARY mode, the player can connect one or more of their favorite effects in parallel with the octaves via the send/return jacks, and trigger them in momentary bursts. The high and low octaves can be triggered in parallel with the dry signal when the octave keys are pressed independently. The octaves themselves track seamlessly with zero latency, and can be triggered in latching or momentary modes, using our “Loctave” toggle switches. The telegraph keys themselves are composed of custom stainless steel and aluminum components, making them indestructible and exceedingly durable for both hand and foot operation. Over four years in the making, the collaborative result is an innovative, state of the art clean-tracking octave pedal, capable of standing its own against industry standards.
LIMITED & STANDARD EDITION BUNDLES
There are two special bundles available for Triplegraph. The Limited Edition model comes with an exclusive Yellow finish, black and white print, a custom steel machined serial badge plate, a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jack himself and a custom designed book, all elegantly packed in a special edition box. There are only 100 Limited Edition units available, and all of the Standard Editions are finished in a sharp, matte black finish with yellow and white print, packed in a standard box. Both models come with a custom designed 130+ page book that documents the entire process; spanning over four years of prototyping, engineering, building, road testing, and stories from this exciting collaboration, all designed and photographed by CopperSound.