Monday, July 25, 2005

Boss Rotary Pedal

Boss_rotary_pedal, originally uploaded by url1.

Rotary sounds have been popular for a long time; it's one of those classic sounds that people (guitarists) just don't seem to get too much of. Stevie Ray Vaughn used the swirling sounds of a spinning Leslie to great effect; Leslie's were the original generator of the effect. They were these huge speaker cabinets that actually spun the speakers in a circle inside the cabs, and made this great "swirling" sound. Leslie's were as big as refrigerators, and pretty unwieldly, so it didn't take too long before someone invented a pedal version. Boss's newest addition is the RT-20, and it accurately creates the classic rotary sounds. Cool pedal.
BOSS link.


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