Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe
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Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe
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moosers 28/02/2010

Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Dunlop Rotovibe JD-4S is a chorus and vibrato pedal enclosed in an expression pedal/wah-wah type of pedal casing. It is an analog pedal, consisting of 1/4" TRS connections and the ability to be powered up by either nine volt power supply or battery. It isn't rack mountable as it is a foot controlled pedal.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Dunlop Rotovibe JD-4S is very easy to follow and understand. The pedal has two modes to choose from - either chorus or vibrato, and a large knob to set the intensity of your chosen effect. You can control the modulation speed of your sound with the foot pedal itself. That's really all that you need to know about the configuration of the pedal, as there isn't anything else to control in terms of parameters. A manual isn't necessary for this reason, although I've never seen it so I can't speak to how well put together it is.

SOUND QUALITY

While not the most versatile chorus/vibrato pedal that I've used, the Dunlop Rotovibe JD-4S does provide some pretty awesome sounds. I've used the pedal with a Fender Stratocaster and a 1976 Fender Twin Reverb, which definitely gave me a pretty good idea about what the pedal sounds like. It isn't the best simulator of a Leslie that I have heard from a pedal, but it does sound pretty damn good. I like the vibrato mode better overall, but both of the modes are pretty comparable in terms of sound quality. The best feature that the Rotovibe JD-4S has over other pedals of this type is definitely that it has the expression pedal to change your sound on the fly...

OVERALL OPINION

I don't think that I would recommend the Dunlop Rotovibe JD-4S to everyone looking at a chorus/vibrato pedal, but only a select group who think that they will be using the expression pedal to its maximum capacity. While the sound of the pedal is definitely enough to warrant getting this pedal, there are a lot pedals out there for the same price and cheaper that have similar sound qualities and more control. All in all though this is a great pedal that should at least be on the list of pedals to check out if you're in the market for a chorus/vibrato pedal...