Summer NAMM 2013: Rotosound Announce New Pedals
“It started with just one metal box full of electrical components born in the Sixties. A chance email from a long standing customer who made us aware he had a bone-fide Rotosound Fuzz Pedal harking back to an era long since gone and dating from the late 1960′s. The seed was sewn – what if we were able to replicate the original and stay faithful to both the design and build. Enter Dr Barry Pyatt – a gentleman with both the pedigree and experience to oversee the rebirth of an iconic, first generation UK fuzz pedal. Fast forward to 2012 and the Rotosound vintage reissue fuzz pedal – The RFB1 – a dead-ringer visually and sonically which has had a fantastic reception worldwide. Tone conscious players such as Richard Fortus and Scott Holiday of The Rival Sons now have the ir own RFB1′s firmly fixed to their respective pedalboards.
Which got us thinking some more…”
9 months of development have led to Rotosound creating six new hand wired pedals which will be available worldwide from September.
The Wobbler tremolo pedal – Smooth range control of rate and depth, vintage optical attenuator and unique control of its silicon and germanium signal paths. This pedal captures a vintage valve amp tremolo tone.
King Henry phaser pedal – Shimmery to vibrant, twisting to resonant Phaser effects with PEAK, a control for the wider ranging of phase effects.
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.
Crusader chorus pedal – Sparkly, lush sounds that have a rich smooth quality.
Hybrid Aftermath – Warm analogue delay and precision digital circuitry gives superb modern control and fine-tuning capabilities helping to emulate a retro delay tone.
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.