Rotosound Pedals Available Mid-March
Rotosound's six "retro" guitar effect pedals will start shipping mid-March, completing their Magnificent 7 collection.
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The new pedals include the green Wobbler tremolo, the yellow King Henry phaser, the red Pusher compressor, the blue Crusader chorus, plus the black Aftermath analogue delay and the Leveller EQ.
These new effects are born out of the success of the reissue Vintage Fuzz Pedal, following the same retro look and design, and featuring sounds that are inspired by vintage units. They were supposed to be released last year, but somehow the scheduled launch did not happen. Now Rotosound is finally ready to have these pedals shipped starting March 14.
To design the pedals, Rotosound worked in conjunction with John Oram, known for his work with Vox and Trident, with nearly half a century of experience in developing electronic musical equipment. According to Rotosound, John is a technical guru, responsible for a number of landmark custom-designed products.
John’s knowhow and Rotosound’s production experience were used to ensure that each pedal is studio and performance ready. Each one incorporates modern technology for consistency and sustainability combined with actual 60’s era stompbox design for style and tone.
All the pedals are hand wired in the UK by Rotosound, finished in a durable pressed steel box in a distinctive range of eye-catching coloured hammer powder coatings.
Here are some descriptions of the pedals from Rotosound:
The Wobbler tremolo pedal has a smooth range control of rate and depth, vintage optical attenuator and unique control of its silicon and germanium signal paths. This provides a variety of sounds that captures a vintage valve amp tremolo tone.
Making it easier to sweep through the entire audio range from shimmery to vibrant, twisting to resonant guitar is the new King Henry phaser pedal. This comes with PEAK, a control for the wider ranging of phase effects.
Next is the Pusher compressor pedal. Its audio dynamics controller provides noise reduction helping to get a more transparent tone and help increase sustain. It aids the preservation of that essential essence of the string being plucked.
Allowing chorus effect to be mixed from minimum to maximum with LEVEL control is the Crusader chorus pedal. This makes guitars sings with sparkly, lush sounds that have a rich smooth quality.
The hybrid Aftermath with its warm analogue delay and precision digital circuitry gives superb modern control and fine-tuning capabilities helping to emulate a retro delay tone.
Perfect for tone shaping is the Leveller, EQ pedal. With its silicon and germanium signal parts it provides constant bandwidths on either side of frequencies. With a choice of Boom, Fuzz and Honk options, there’s a wide range of tonal options available.
Pricing information will be available soon. Head over to Rotosound for more details.
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