Video: Dweezil Zappa Demonstrates Godlyke TWA Triskelion Pedal

We recently caught up with Dweezil Zappa in Easton, Pennsylvania, during his Zappa Plays Zappa Tour, part of the Dweezil Zappa World Project.

Zappa showed off some of his gear, including his pedalboard, and explained how he uses his Triskelion Harmonic Energizer pedal to replicate some of the guitar tones of his late father, Frank Zappa.

He uses the Godlyke TWA Triskelion, an enhanced clone of the Systech Harmonic Energizer pedal, a '70s pedal that owes some of its popularity to Frank Zappa.

Unfortunately, the Systech pedal Frank used on the song "Po-Jama People" hasn't been available -- new, that is -- for about 30 years. Vintage-pedal hounds looking to buy the Systech can save a few thousand dollars by getting the Godlyke TWA Triskelion, an improved version of the Systech pedal. It also happens to produce tones similar to the vintage Maestro Parametric Filter pedal.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.