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If you want a Vocoder effect....
on July 6, 2012
...then this is the item for you.
I had the notion that this item might solve my Stratocaster Single Coil Hum problems. Technically, that's a correct statement. The hum is reduced and barely noticeable on "Normal" and pretty much gone on "Strong." In either case, you pay a terrible - and in my opinion, unacceptable - price for this: you not only lose your tone, it becomes basically a "Robotic" sound, which is especially prevalent roughly an octave up from low E, and gets worse the higher you go. So be forewarned guitarists - this is NOT the solution.
The closest sound I can liken it to is a Vocoder - or a "Robot" Voice. R2D2 just took over your Strat!
I am using excellent equipment which probably makes the difference in the tone VERY evident: 2012 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (standard equipped with the new Custom Shop Fat 50's pickups - great sound, but 60 cycle hum of course) through a PRS "H" Combo, and also tried it through a Mesa Boogie Mark V.
I cannot recommend this product. I gave it two stars because it does actually eliminate the hum. But, again, totally destroys your tone.