Red Witch Announces Medusa Re-Issue
September 3, 2010
Red Witch Analog Pedals to re-issue Medusa Chorus pedal.
A little history.........
The original issue of Medusas consisted of just 74 units that were made by hand in the Red Witch workshop over three weeks in December 2004. Regarded by many as being the sweetest sounding Chorus pedal ever made, the units soon gained legendary status.
The rare appearance of an original Medusa on Ebay would incite bidding wars—sometimes selling for up to four times the original price. Exciting!
The reissued Medusa has a smaller, more compact housing, the same size as current Red Witch products. So you get all the tone without the real estate costs!
It features a potentiometer for the voice control, instead of the original 5-way switch - giving you almost limitless options of delicious Chorus flavor.
The sound of the Medusa’s Chorus has a different flavor to that of its sister, the Empress Chorus. Plus the reissued Medusa features the addition of two effects: Tremolo and the unique ChorusTrem.
ChorusTrem is a unique Medusa effect that is not offered by any other pedal on the market. ChorusTrem is when the Chorus effect and the Tremolo effect occur simultaneously and in synch...... Chorus pulse at the same time as the volume shift of the Tremolo....... Or “synched amplitude and pitch modulation” for those of you who like impressing the ladies with your technical lexicon.
A quick rundown of the Controls on this six knobbed serpentine seduCtress......
Guise - This three position rotary switch allows you to choose Chorus mode (fully c/clockwise), Tremolo mode (middle position) or ChorusTrem mode (fully clockwise).
Velocity - This controls the speed of the Chorus pulse and Tremolo rise and fall, both effects are synched to the one control.
Iridescence - This lets you determine the flavor of the chorus; fully c/clockwise for sweet and pristine, a very subtle, shimmery sound right through to fully clockwise for marshland, super low-fi, swamp Chorus.
Bathos - The depth control on the Chorus; fully c/clockwise is the deepest, back it off for a more subtle sound.
Blend – This control adjusts the mix between clean signal and Chorus signal.
Magnitude - When in Tremolo mode this knob adjusts the depth of the Tremolo. The sweet spot is approximately half way, further c/clockwise and the Trem gets squashed, further clockwise and
the Trem disappears. A totally unique way of adjusting Tremolo intensity.....
The retail is $439 and the street should be around $349.