Option 5 Destination Rotation Single

July 1, 2007

Set ’em and forget ’em though, because these things are hard to turn. The Mic Placement control governs the effect’s depth. Using either my Deluxe Reverb or Reverend Goblin 5/15, the Rotation Single emitted warm, drippy, and believable swirl. When you kick the Fast/Slow switch, the speed slowly ramps up (or down) like a real rotary speaker. Vibey for sure. The Overdrive function is handy for pushing the modulated swirl up in the mix, but I never even bothered with it, because I dug the Rotation’s straight tones the most. The pedal’s fast speeds work excellent for Beatle-esque rhythm parts or warbly SRV and Jimmie Vaughan excursions, while the slow speeds are thick and rich like a good chocolate milkshake. Hell, the Rotation Single can make a compelling argument to kick your chorus pedal to the curb with your acid washed jeans—it’s that fat. That’s why it receives an Editor’s Pick Award.

Kudos:
Gets real close to the real rotating thing. Fat and soupy.

Concerns:
Trimpots are tough to turn.

Contact:
(260) 341-0633; option5-online.com

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