Rotosound Magnificent 7 Pedals

Rotosound unveiled six new pedals at the 2013 Summer NAMM show, inspired by the sound of the '60s.

Rotosound Pedals

The new pedals come in the same metal chassis and vintage sonic style as the recently reissued RFB1 Fuzz Pedal, and they form Rotosound's Magnificent 7 Effect Pedals.

Labeled as the Magnificent 7, the RFB1 pedal will soon be accompanied by six old-style newcomers: The Wobbler tremolo, King Henry phaser, Pusher compressor, Crusader chorus, Aftermath delay and the Leveller EQ pedal.

With the success of the RFB1, Rotosound had the idea to design more pedals to cover various effects, while retaining the same '60s sound and look. To get this done, they relied on the experienced pedal designer John Oram, who followed a simple objective: "these pedals had to sound as though they have been in gig bags and flight cases for more than four decades".

Like the first pedal they were based on, the upcoming hand-wired pedals will come with period correct components. They are to be built using real '60s era design techniques while utilizing modern technology.

Rotosound AftermathRotosound Crusader

Pusher

This retro style compressor is designed to preserve the player's right hand attack, which are usually lost when compressed. It features an audio dynamic controller that helps in reducing noise while increasing sustain and transparency.

King Henry

This phaser pedal features a PEAK knob that provides more variant phase sounds, and it is designed to easily sweep through the entire audio range. You can get anything from twisting to resonant, or shimmery to vibrant by playing with the knobs.

Crusader

Another important guitar effect that is covered by the new Magnificent 7 is the chorus effect. Rotosound said that the Crusader chorus pedal "makes guitars sing with sparkly, lush sound that have a rich smooth quality."

The Wobbler

This tremolo pedal is designed to behave like the tremolo of a vintage tube amp. It utilizes a combination of germanium and silicon diode signal paths, which can be controlled via the rate and depth knobs.

Leveller

This unique EQ pedal uses silicon and germanium signal paths to shape your tone. You can choose between Boom, Honk and Fuzz options that provide a wide range of tones.

Aftermath

Rounding off the list of new pedals is the Aftermath analog delay pedal. It utilizes digital circuitry for improved control and fine tuning, while retaining classic analogue delay sounds.

These new Rotosound effect pedals are scheduled to be released worldwide in September of 2013, and it marks the expansion of their effects pedal offering. You can visit Rotosound for further details.

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