The Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe Rotary Speaker pedal for guitar. FREE shipping in the USA!
The ultimate rotary speaker emulator packed with goodies like a specially designed compression circuit to supercharge the rotating speaker effect on guitar. Lester G’s comprehensive controls include fully adjustable tube-style overdrive, Fast and Slow modes and an Acceleration control to dial in the rate at which the effect transitions between speeds. The sound of that giant wood cabinet will now fit on a pedalboard!
The Lester G also features a compression circuit that adds lush sustain to electric guitar. Using the compressor, the LESTER G provides guitarists with the fat, full sustain of an organ, to get the most out of the rotating speaker effect.
- Ultimate rotary speaker emulator
- Fully featured compressor built-in
- Stereo/mono in/out
- Tube emulated overdrive
- Adjustable Fast and Slow modes
- Acceleration control
- High quality buffered bypass
- Includes EHX9.6DC-200 PSU
- Dimensions in inches: 4.75 (w) x 5.75 (l) x 2.5 (h)
- Dimensions in mm: 146 (w) x 121 (l) x 64 (h)
– CONTROLS –
VOL Knob – Controls the output volume of the LESTER G. As the VOL knob is turned clockwise, the output volume increases.
SLOW Knob – Varies the speed of the rotating speaker effect when the LESTER G is in SLOW mode. Turn the SLOW knob up to increase the rotation speed in SLOW mode. When in the center position, the rotation speed in SLOW mode is an accurate reproduction of a real rotary speaker cabinet’s slow speed.
FAST Knob – Varies the speed of the rotating speaker effect when the LESTER G is in FAST mode. Turn the FAST knob up to increase the rotation speed in FAST mode. When in the center position, the rotation speed in FAST mode is an accurate reproduction of a real rotary speaker cabinet’s fast speed.
ACCELERATION KNOB – Controls the rate at which the LESTER G transitions between FAST mode and SLOW mode. As ACCELERATION is turned clockwise, the rate of change increases. When ACCELERATION is at maximum, the rotating speaker effect changes from FAST to SLOW mode almost instantaneously. At the minimum position, the speed change is very gradual. When in the center position, the LESTER G changes speeds at the same rate a real rotary speaker cabinet does.
BALANCE Knob – Controls the mix between the simulator’s low-frequency rotor and high-frequency horn. Turn the BALANCE knob clockwise to increase the volume of the horn and decrease the volume of the rotor, yielding a brighter sound. Turn the BALANCE knob counter-clockwise for a darker sound. Set the BALANCE knob to the center position to reproduce the natural acoustic balance of a rotary speaker cabinet.
DRIVE Knob – Controls the amount of overdrive, simulating the tone of an overdriven rotary speaker cabinet’s tube amplifier. When the DRIVE knob is set fully counterclockwise, the overdrive effect is bypassed. As the DRIVE knob is turned clockwise, the amount of overdrive increases.
SUSTAIN Knob – Controls the compression effect. When the SUSTAIN knob is set fully counterclockwise, the compression effect is bypassed. As the SUSTAIN knob is turned up, the amount of compression increases.
ATTACK Knob – Controls the amount of attack when using the compressor. As ATTACK is turned up, the attack time of the compressor increases, resulting in a more prominent initial transient when a note is plucked.
SQUASH Switch and LED – Selects between two modes of compression: NORMAL and SQUASH. The SQUASH mode is a compression mode with a higher compression ratio, resulting in a more dramatic effect. The LED above the switch will light when you are in SQUASH mode.
BYPASS Footswitch and LED – This footswitch selects whether the LESTER G is in buffered bypass mode or effect mode. When the LESTER G is in effect mode, this central LED is lit and pulses between green and orange at the speed of the low frequency rotor oscillation.
SPEED/BRAKE footswitch – This silent footswitch selects the speed mode of the LESTER G. Tap the SPEED/BRAKE footswitch to switch between FAST and SLOW modes. Press and hold the SPEED/BRAKE footswitch for at least half a second to enter BRAKE mode. See “Operation and Description of Modes” on page 4 for more information on the speed modes of the LESTER G.