If Samuel Morse built killswitches. The CopperSound Telegraph Stutter is a momentary killswitch stutter and tap tempo pedal that encompasses one of the most simple audio effects in the most unique looking package. When in its traditional resting position (up), audio is passed through fully unaffected. When pressed (down), the audio is fully cut and no sound will pass through. The polarity switch allows you to reverse the orientation. Rapidly tapping the key on the Telegraph Stutter can result in a nice fully manual tremolo effect. Having full manual control over the rate of the cut means the effect can achieve unique sounds. The tremolo does not have to be set at a predetermined rate, nor does the pattern have to be of the traditional type. Knowing Morse code can yield fun, creative “patterns.” Being a hand controlled killswitch and tap tempo pedal, there are more benefits than being foot controlled. A tremolo rate can be tapped while manually ramping the speed up or down. Placing the device on top of your amp directly before your amp input is a good place for it. When standing in front of your amp, you can get some fun feedback and chop that up with the Telegraph Stutter pedal. It sounds even better with your favourite fuzz or overdrive! The straight key has two adjustments on it. One is to adjust the tension of the spring that pushes against the key to bring it back to normal position. The other is to adjust the height between the contact points that cut the signal. Extremely fun and effective with fuzz and distorted signals. The Telegraph Stutter pedal can function as a tap tempo, too! You can even use for DJ’ing to chop & or trigger sounds. NOTE: with the polarity switch in the down position, a small amount of signal can still pass through.