European Musical Imports is pleased to announce the release of a new and exciting addition to the Heptode line of guitar effects: The Virtuoso Phase Shifter ($285 street)
The Virtuoso is a boutique recreation of the original Maestro PS-1A Phase Shifter, as used in the 1970’s by John Paul Jones, Steve Howe, and Ernie Isley, among many others.
Footswitches below three LEDs select Slow, Medium or Fast phasing. The effect ramps up or down when changing from one speed to another, and like the original, it sounds superb with guitar or keyboards.
The Virtuoso has a footprint that is pedalboard friendly and it can be powered by either a 9v battery or AC Adapter. Modern features include true bypass switching and has a much improved signal-to-noise ratio.
The Virtuoso Phase Shifter will be available thru authorized Heptode dealers in the USA in mid-May.