Two New EHX Rotary Speaker Pedals

US Electro-Harmonix Lester G is for guitarists, Lester K is for keyboard players      06/01/16

Two New EHX Rotary Speaker Pedals


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Electro-Harmonix has announced the Lester G and Lester K stereo rotary-speaker cabinet pedals. They tell us that the Lester G was designed for guitarists and includes a dedicated compressor that maximizes the rotary speaker effect on guitar, while the more compact Lester K was created for the keyboard player who wants to enhance the quality of organ type sounds on their instruments.

Both feature Volume, Drive, Slow, Fast, Balance and Speed/Brake controls. Volume adjusts the pedal's output level while Drive controls the amount of overdrive that re-creates the tone of an overdriven rotary-speaker cabinet's tube amplifier. Slow and Fast let the player set the speed of the rotating speaker effect when emulating the original's "chorale" or "tremolo" settings. In their center positions they reproduce the typical rate of a real rotary speaker cabinet. Balance regulates the blend between the pedal's low-frequency rotor and high-frequency horn. A silent footswitch labeled Speed/Brake lets the player switch between Fast and Slow modes. When the footswitch is depressed for ½ second the pedal enters Brake mode and decelerates to a stop.

The Lester G includes an additional Acceleration control that sets the rate at which it transitions between Fast and Slow modes and can be adjusted from almost instant to a very gradual ramp up or down. The pedal also features an expression pedal input so a player can manually manipulate acceleration/deceleration via a standard EXP pedal.

EHX says that the Lester G's compressor is what makes it unique. It contains Attack, Sustain and Squash controls. As the Attack knob is turned up the attack time of the compressor increases resulting in a more noticeable initial transient when a note is plucked. Sustain adjusts the amount of compression and at fully CCW the compression effect is bypassed. A pushbutton selects between Normal and Squash with the Squash setting yielding a higher compression ratio and a more dramatic effect.

EHX President and Founder, Mike Matthews,had this to say, "The Lester G is the ultimate rotary speaker effect. The Lester K is great for keyboards and, if a guitarist already owns a compressor, they can also use the Lester K to get really close to the Lester G."

Both the Lester G and K feature stereo inputs/outputs and come equipped with EHX9.6DC 200mA power supplies.

Lester G Video Demo:


Lester K Video Demos:


Pricing and Availability:
The Lester G and K are available now.
The Lester G has a U.S.A. List Price of $298.70 while the Lester K is $237.40.

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