Eastgate Calendar of Events – August 2017

It is back to school time and that means you need supplies for your band instrument! We are stocked up ready for anything you need. We have our worship musicians night and some other special events for you as well.

Fender Brad Paisley Signature Telecaster

Brad Paisley Guitar

Coming very soon from Willis/Moeller Music is the Fender Brad Paisley Signature Tele.  Introduced at the Summer NAMM show this guitar should be arriving any day.  We had advanced notice of this launch and are one of the first in line.  Brad is one of the last of the guitar heroes.  He lives and breathes guitars and has one of the best tones on the planet.   I got to play it at the Fender Key Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale and I want one myself.  Plays great, looks great, sounds great, win, win ,win.  Did I mention it’s also affordable?  Unlike most signature guitars, Brad wanted this one to be accessible to his fans, not one locked away in a glass case.  Stop in your nearest Willis or Moeller store and check one out! 

  • Road Worn silver sparkle lacquer finish
  • Spruce top and back, paulownia center
  • Custom Brad Paisley neck shape – thick “V”
  • Paisley cowboy hat on headstock

 

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Eastgate April Calendar of Events

April is a busy month here at Eastgate. We are celebrating Yamaha Allegro instruments all month! Our Indoor Yard Sale is the 20-23 and that is always a blast!

See you soon!

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What Can You Expect At The In-Door Yard Sale?

Eastgate March Calendar of Events

What’s going on in March at Eastgate? Check out the calendar below to find out. We have lots of sales going on as well as Music in the Schools Month! Did you know that all year long, Willis Music will donate 5% back to your school to help keep music in the school? 

Taylor New Product Showcase – March 9

Mark your calendar for March 9 at 7pm to be the first to see the the New Products from Taylor Guitars!

Are you a Taylor Guitar fan like us? You will not want to miss this event. We will have all the new Taylor Guitars from the 2017 NAMM show at Willis Music Florence for you to touch and play and take home for your own! Taylor just released a series that you have to play to believe it! We will also have a factory rep on hands to answer all your questions and let you know why Taylor does what they do!

Need more info? Call 859-525-6050 or email deniseb@willismusic.com

Details:

When – March 9, 2017

Time – 7pm

Where – 7567 Mall Rd, Florence, KY, 41042

Cost – FREE

The New Boss GT-1 Effects Processor

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New and in stock at Moeller and Willis Music is the Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor.

PREMIUM TONE FOR PLAYERS ON THE GO
Ultra-portable and easy to use, the GT-1 delivers pro-level tones everywhere you play. Driven by the powerful BOSS GT-series engine, it gives you access to a huge selection of world-class amps and effects for all types of music. A streamlined interface enables quick and intuitive sound creation, while an assignable control switch and expression pedal provide dynamic real-time effects adjustment. And by connecting to BOSS TONE CENTRAL, you can download free pro patches, editing software, and more. Equally suited for beginners, weekend warriors, and traveling players, the GT-1 packs premium sound in a compact and rugged package.

-Flagship-class BOSS sound engine squeezed into a light and compact floor unit
-Modern design with no hard edges enables safe transport in a guitar bag
-Easy Select and Easy Edit functions for quickly choosing and tweaking patches
-Four AA batteries provide up to seven hours of playing time for busking and mobile gigs
-Onboard control switch and expression pedal; footswitch/expression pedal jack and USB
-Download ready-to-play pro patches for free at BOSS Tone Central

Join Us For The 2016 15th Annual Warehouse Sale

Our long anticipated warehouse sale is coming up this month! This is the 15th annual sale and it will be bigger and better than ever! We have new surprises in store and more awesome deals that you don’t want to miss!

New this year are pianos.  Check out our used pianos and pre-shop the warehouse sale.
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Check out some videos to get you hyped for the Warehouse sale!
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Here is a look at the 2015 warehouse sale! It is always buzzing with excitement!
 

Cincinnati November Band of the Month

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Brocephus is a modern country cover band based out of Cincinnati Ohio. They focus on the current hits from today while mixing in a touch of the classics. Brocephus provides a high energy performance and pride themselves on treating every event as if it were a sold out arena. The band is comprised of veteran musicians from around the area who have joined together from some of the most well known acts around. Brocephus is performing around the midwest from festivals and fairs to private events and weddings.

Members

Chris Wilson – Vocals. Chris brings his vocal talents from Memphis where he was one of the premier Elvis impersonators. His showmanship and command of not only his voice but the stage and crowd is an asset to Brocephus.

Chip Stewart – Vocals/Bass. Chip is not only the mastermind behind Brocephus but he is the work horse as well. He comes from several highly successful cover bands (My sister sarah, Marsha Brady, The Monday’s) from the Cincinnati area. His vocal and bass ability is only matched by his drive for success and his knowledge of production and stage management. Chip helps round out the harmony and adds excitement to the live show.

Billy Carri – Vocals/Guitar. Billy has literally done it all. From being signed to a label in the 90’s, touring the country as a singer/songwriter to being a member of the Armed Forces Entertainment Network playing over seas for the troops to running his own recording studio and producing local bands. He brings his vocal ability and guitar work along with his amazing stage presence to Brocephus allowing for spot on harmony and a visual spectacle.

Sunil Munger – Guitar. Sunil is a graduate of The Atlanta Institute of Music where he studied guitar. He is one of the Premier guitar instructors in the Cincinnati area and brings a vast knowledge of theory and structure to Brocephus. He also comes from the highly successful My Sister Sarah and Lounge Lizards cover bands. Having Sunil allows Brocephus to have a guitar flare thru songs that is 2nd to none.

Eric Mayleben – Drums. Eric is the foundation on which all things Brocephus is built. Eric brings his vast experience from a touring rock musician who has been signed, shot videos appearing on Mtv to being a drum instructor here in the area. His showmanship and timing never clash, in fact they’re in perfect sync with each other providing a solid groove for the band and a fun show for the crowd.

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

Brocephus keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

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New Fender Offset line has arrived at a Willis!

We have exciting news for our guitar customers! The new Fender Offsets have just arrived at a Willis store near you! We are excited to share this awesome news with you. Come on into a location near you and shred for a couple of minutes on one of these beauties! You can check out some of the videos and pictures of all for a preview. Like what you see? Go ahead and add a Fender Offset to your collection we know you want to!

Left-of-center expression for the next generation of players.  Introducing the new Fender Offset series.  Five new models based on classic designs but re-envisioned for today.  You’re seeing them played everywhere from South by Southwest to Panic! At the Disco, now you can own one.

The full line includes:

Duo-Sonic, Duo-Sonic HS, Mustang, Mustang 90 and Mustang Bass PJ.

Here are the key features:

    • 24″ scale guitar/30″ scale bass
    • Single-coil, humbucker, Mustang 90 and PJ pickup configurations
    • All models feature 9.5″ radius fingerboards, medium jumbo frets, and modern C shapes
    • Many cool new finish/pickguard configurations
    • 3-way toggles are used instead of slider switches on Mustangs. Duo-Sonic HS features a coil-split function
    • String-through hardtail bridges

Take a look at the Fender Offset Mustang and Mustang 90s

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Check out the video tour of the Fender Offset Mustang 90 model below and then stop in to your nearest Willis Music to play and own your very own!

Take a look at the Fender Offset Duo-Sonic and Duo-Sonic HS Models

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Check out the video tour of the Fender Offset Duo sonic HS model below and then stop in to your nearest Willis Music to play and own your very own!

Take a look at the Fender Offset Mustang Bass PJ Models

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Check out the video tour of the Fender Offset Mustang Bass PJ model below and then stop in to your nearest Willis Music to play and own your very own!

Can’t make it into the store or we don’t have one close to you? No problem take a look at our online store and purchase the one you have had your eye on today! Click here to see our entire Fender Offset stock.

Music Therapy With Melodic Connections

Starting at the beginning of the year, we have had the opportunity to work with the wonderful people at Melodic Connections. Melodic Connections DayMelodic Connections is a music therapy program, and they have been having a class in our Kenwood store every week since March. The class is set up as a “Career Module”, helping the students learn what it takes to work in the music business. We have worked on many things from cleaning band instruments, selling pianos, making change, and more.

 

Over the past few weeks we have been working on something that is really fun- assembling a drum set to put on display at the store!
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We started out by learning how to put the set together, everything from assembling drum heads to attaching the cymbals. We worked on using teamwork to give each person a specific job, so that the whole group could work together!
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Next, we talked about what it takes to sell the drum set! We all made a sample flyer and price tag and choose from them all to see which one we thought was the best.

 

Our Kenwood location does not stock drum sets, so that means it was time for a road trip! Melodic Connections arrived at our Eastgate location and got straight to work- loading the drum set into the store, deciding where it should go, putting it together, and placing the price tag. It was a great day! Again, we love working with Melodic Connections- they remind us every week that we work in the best industry around!
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You can check out this cool timelapse video of the students from Melodic Connections from that day!

If you would like to learn more about Melodic Connections and what they do for the community you can visit their website by clicking here!

Unmatched value in a Steinway-designed piano.

25th Anniversary Savings

Up to $2,500 Instant Rebate
Make An Appointment Now: Kenwood  513.252.0445,  Florence 859.525.6050

The Steinway-designed Boston piano is long unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value. Employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the Steinway name synonymous with musical excellence, Boston pianos offer the pedigree of Steinway engineering with the accessibility of a mid-priced piano.

Now, for a limited time, you can save up to $2,500 with an instant rebate on any new Steinway-designed Boston upright or grand piano in stock.* It’s all part of our ongoing celebrations as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the first Boston piano ever manufactured.

*Not applicable with any other offer. Boston 118S PE is not eligible for this offer. Piano must be in stock and purchased by 8/31/2016.

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Willis Music Company Chosen For Top 100 Music Stores In America

NAMM National Association of Music Merchants Top 100 2016 Willis Music

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recently chose Willis Music Company for the final selection of 2016’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. The NAMM website elaborates, “Each Top 100 submission was reviewed by an independent panel of judges and numerically rated across categories that included customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions and were scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list, the category winners, and the overall award, Dealer of the Year.” (NAMM)

We would like to thank our customers and staff here at Willis Music for their continued support, allowing us to achieve this prestigious nomination. We pride ourselves on giving our very best to our customers and music community and we are very honored to be part of the Top 100.

 

Cincinnati July Band of the Month – The Fun Size

The Fun Size is usually a power trio, but sometimes play as a duo or quartet. They have professional attitudes and professional gear, and play extremely well under low-volume conditions, and do their part to make your program or event a success!

Corporate Events
Clubs/Bars
Festivals
Parties (graduations, holidays, milestone birthdays, house/neighborhood parties)
Wedding Receptions
They all sing, they all engage a crowd, and they all put top priority on crowd and staff having a great time at a Fun Size show. They have a broad repertoire, so adapt easily to any environment.

The Fun Size is:

John Michael
bass/guitar/vocals

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Kevin Cooper
guitar/bass/vocals

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Shake Spaulding
drums/vocals

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Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

The Fun Size keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

http://www.thefunsize.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/thefunsize3

 

To become the band of the month, click here!

Eastgate July Calendar of Events

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Eastgate Calendar of Events for June

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Need something to do?? Willis Music Eastgate has you covered! Check out what is happening June 2016.

International Drum Month May 2016

Come celebrate International Drum Month May 2016 with Willis.  We are embracing the month with all percussion specials that are amazing!

DRUMROLL please!

International Drum Month Flyer

Specials are available in store only! Click here to visit the closest store.

May Cincinnati Band Of The Month

Dallas Moore our April Cincinnati Band Of The Month, is an American Outlaw/Honky-Tonk artist and award winning songwriter of the number one hits”Texas Tornado” “Crazy Again” and “Blessed Be The Bad Ones.” Touring relentlessly with The Dallas Moore Band as well as regular solo acoustic appearances for the Last Honky Tonk Music Series and Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Perdido Key, Florida, Moore consistently performs over 300 shows a year coast to coast in the USA.

The Dark Horse Rider album featuring 10 new Dallas Moore originals was released on Sol Records in January of 2015. The Dallas Moore Band is currently nominated for Outlaw Group of the Year at the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin,Texas and for Country Artist of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the year at the 2016 CEA Awards in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dallas Moore’s music is featured regularly on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s Outlaw Country Channel 60, CMT.com, Yallwire.com and terrestrial AM/FM radio in America, Canada, Europe, Australia and Brazil. You’ll also find Moore profiled in the book “Outlaws Still At Large!” by author Neil Alexander Hamilton along with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, David Allan Coe, Blackberry Smoke, Wayne Mills & more.

Band Members

Dallas Moore
Bob Rutherford
Chuck Morpurgo
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Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

The Dallas Moore Band keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

http://www.dallasmoore.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thedallasmooreband/timeline

https://twitter.com/dallasmoore

https://www.instagram.com/dallasmooreband/

 

Want to be the next Band of the Month? Check out how HERE!

 

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Eastgate May 2016 Calendar of Events

Derby Week Event where you can win 3xs your Music Money rewards, special deals on product throughout the store, and more!

New Acoustic Gig Tools

Have an acoustic gig at a coffee house this weekend?  Having people over and playing on your deck? Playing small venue acoustic gigs has never been easier.  We have several new acoustic gig tools to add to your box to make you sound even better.

 

The TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Play Acoustic combines all the things you need to make a live acoustic performance shine: lavish vocal sounds, perfect backing harmonies, best-selling guitar effects, and unique processing that makes your six-string sing – in perfect harmony with your voice.

FEATURES
Professional vocal effects and tone
Natural sounding vocal harmonies guided by your guitar
Guitar FX styles from TC Electronic®
BodyRez™ Filtering and Onboard EQ and DI for impeccable acoustic guitar tone

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Fender Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX

Acoustic Pro

TRANSPARENT SOUND, REFINED FORM
Offering a sonic experience like no other, Acoustic Pro amplifiers are true “audiophile amps,” delivering superior live sound with studio-quality effects. Along with a flexible pro feature set, Acoustic Pro offers high-grade components and technology, pure Fender tradition and expert sonic imaging—allowing every note to be naturally and painstakingly replicated, letting your acoustic personality shine.

FEATURES

200-watt 12″ combo amplifier ideal for solo performers or acoustic duos
Two channels for instruments or microphones
Onboard hall reverb and tone controls with sweepable midrange
Integrated tilt-back kickstand easily converts the amp into a stage monitor
Includes deluxe fitted cover; optional two-button footswitch for reverb bypass

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Acoustic SFX

RICH, ROOM-FILLING SOUND IN A STUNNING PACKAGE
For the discerning player in search of an eye-catching piece of acoustic architecture, the Acoustic SFX offers state-of-the-art technology for a lush sonic experience unlike any other. The ultimate solution for acoustic players, the lightweight design and portability suit anyone looking for a grab-and-go rig for small venues, offering a pleasing sound image to people located all throughout the room.

FEATURES

Two-channel 160-watt (2x80W) stereo combo amplifier; ¼”-XLR combo jacks
Adjustable SFX® technology creates lush, room-filling sound
Onboard studio-quality effects include hall reverb, echo, delay, chorus and Vibratone
Tempo-sync all effects with two quick taps
Includes fitted cover; add optional two-button footswitch for per-channel effect bypass

The AER Compact 60/3

The ultimate in pure, natural acoustic tone.  The amp of choice for Tommy Emanuel and Eric Johnson.
The AER Compact 60/3 has proven that there is an all-round, small, powerful and yet simple to use complete solution for stage, studio and home use that works up to the highest demands and standards of acoustic players.
60 watts, dynamic control
8” (200 mm) twin cone speaker twin channel, 3 and 2 band EQ
Digital effect processor with 4 presets
(2 x reverb/delay/chorus)
14.30 lbs

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Stop in you local Willis or Moeller Music today and check out these great tools and many others!

Hit the Trifecta at Willis Music

Are you ready for the two most exciting minutes in sports?

Willis Music wants to help you “Hit the Trifecta” and reward your loyalty. The week leading up to the Derby is a very exciting time, and we want to be part of that excitement. Here is what you have to do, make a purchase between May 2 and derby post time on the 7th, pick the horse you think will win the Kentucky Derby, and if you are right, we will credit your Music Money account with triple the Music Money dollars from your purchase. It really is that easy, you pick the winning horse and get some extra Music Money! Stop by the store anytime between May 2 and 7 before post time for your chance to Hit the Trifecta!

About Last Years Kentucky Derby Winner

American Pharoah Hit the Trifecta

American Pharoah (foaled February 2, 2012) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015. In winning all four races, he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing. He was voted the 2015 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and the 2015 Eclipse Award Champion three-year-old. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trained by Bob Baffert, and ridden in most of his races by Victor Espinoza. He now stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

Click here to visit the closest Willis Music location to you.

March Calendar of Events

March is Music in our Schools month! Willis Music gives 5% of your purchase back to the school of your choice. Ask us how! Selfie Saturday, Tele Tuesday, a St Patricks Day Party!! Check out more events below

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February Calendar of Events

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January Calendar of Events

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Does That Guitar Need a Little “More?”

Got the amp you want, got the guitar you want, but it’s still missing that certain sound? Try adding some effects pedals! We stock all kinds of different brands, but our favorite is the Rotosound. They are hand wired in Great Britain and are awesome looking and sounding. Come on in and check these out!

RFB1 – 1960’s Fuzz Reissue
A faithful reproduction of our original 1960’s unit using the same circuit configuration as the original design.
Combined with modern resistors, capacitors and original germanium diodes.
The new pedal combines yesterday’s mojo and tone flavour with the reliability and stability of today’s technology.
The original prototype pedals were only ever available in limited numbers and never released for general sales.
Nonetheless these pedals were found all over the place – there is even a picture of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page playing one.
This is the only original Rotosound fuzz pedal of the era and should not be confused with the lesser cheaper copies currently available.
New circuitry designed by Dr. Barry R. Pyatt (of BBC & Rediffusion history)
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

RWB1 – THE WOBBLER TREMOLO
Vintage optical attenuator
High headroom
Smooth wide range control of rate and depth
Unique control of silicon and germanium signal path
Authentic components and hand wired assembly methods
Real authentic 60’s design techniques using today’s technological approach
Super low power LED indicating unit powered on and effect rate speed
Input socket for power supply connection (9 volt to 18 volt internally regulated)
Designed by John Oram of VOX & TRIDENT history
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

RKH1 – THE KING HENRY PHASER
High headroom
Smooth wide range control of rate and depth
PEAK is a regeneration control for a wider range of phasing effects
Authentic components and hand wired assembly methods
Real authentic 60’s design techniques using today’s technological approach
Super low power LED indicating unit powered on and effect rate speed
Input socket for power supply connection (9 volt to 18 volt internally regulated)
Designed by John Oram of VOX & TRIDENT history
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

LV1 – THE LEVELLER EQ
High headroom
Smooth wide range control of low, mid and high EQ frequencies
Authentic components and hand wired assembly methods
Real authentic 60’s and 70’s design techniques using today’s technological approach
Silicon and germanium signal paths
Super low power LED indicating unit powered on and effect on
Input socket for power supply connection (9 volt to 18 volt internally regulated)
Designed by John Oram a.k.a. “The Father of British EQ” of VOX & TRIDENT fame
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

RAM1 – THE AFTERMATH DELAY
High headroom
Smooth wide range control of rate, feedback and depth
Authentic components and hand wired assembly methods
Real authentic 60’s design techniques using today’s technological approach
Traditional analogue Bucket-Brigade delay
Audio dynamics controller providing noise reduction
Super low power LED indicating unit powered on and effect on
Input socket for power supply connection (9 volt to 18 volt internally regulated)
Designed by John Oram of VOX & TRIDENT history
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

RPU1 – THE PUSHER COMPRESSOR
High headroom
Smooth wide range control of ratio, compression on one control and expansion on another
Authentic components and hand wired assembly methods
Real authentic 60’s design techniques using today’s technological approach
Audio dynamics controller providing noise reduction
Super low power LED indicating unit powered on and effect on
Input socket for power supply connection (9 volt to 18 volt internally regulated)
Designed by John Oram of VOX & TRIDENT history
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

RTC1 – THE CRUSADER CHORUS
FEATURES INCLUDE
High headroom
Smooth wide range control of rate and depth
Chorus effect can be mixed from min to max with LEVEL control
Authentic components and hand wired assembly methods
Real authentic 60’s design techniques using today’s technological approach
Audio dynamics controller providing noise reduction
Super low power LED indicating unit powered on and effect rate speed
Input socket for power supply connection (9 volt to 18 volt internally regulated)
Designed by John Oram of VOX & TRIDENT history
Hand built at the Rotosound factory, Sevenoaks, Kent, England