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  • AceLeppardAceLeppard

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 02/10/13 at 09:00
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    Pedal Chorus / Vibrato / Leslie simulation size expression pedal (same box as the Dunlop crybaby).
    An entry in a release out, a 9v power jack.
    A switch to change mode (Chorus or Vibrato).
    A knob that manages the amount of effect.

    Not true bypass, like most mxr / dunlop.

    Housing screws are crap, I broke 3 trying to screw the base.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is simple. Once the mode is selected and the effect on (activation similar to conventional wah), the speed is controlled by the expression pedal. A small adjustment period is necessary compared to the effects of modulation "fixed" type phaser or chorus to control this Rotovibe properly.

    SOUND QUALITY…
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    Pedal Chorus / Vibrato / Leslie simulation size expression pedal (same box as the Dunlop crybaby).
    An entry in a release out, a 9v power jack.
    A switch to change mode (Chorus or Vibrato).
    A knob that manages the amount of effect.

    Not true bypass, like most mxr / dunlop.

    Housing screws are crap, I broke 3 trying to screw the base.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is simple. Once the mode is selected and the effect on (activation similar to conventional wah), the speed is controlled by the expression pedal. A small adjustment period is necessary compared to the effects of modulation "fixed" type phaser or chorus to control this Rotovibe properly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Level of the knob is always thoroughly, and I use 90% of the way "chorus".

    If you are looking for a realistic simulation of Leslie, go your way. If this pedal was thought well, it's a failure, but its very special character ended up having his own followers (Zakk Wylde, Jerry Cantrell ...).
    It is neither a chorus or a phaser or a vibe, but a bit of everything at once, so it is not always easy to master, but I ended up prefer this to other reports by more conventional effects (phaser, flanger, chorus).

    Let me explain: it is clear from this pedal a very dynamic, controllable in real time, you are not locked into a cycle of modulation, and the effect seems to react differently attacks right hand is really very pleasant. I always use a little crunch as its base, so it was very important that the modulation effect does food not once its activated as a chorus sometimes do, for example.

    Sound, without being exceptional, is quite good, both in subtle adjustments has pushed back behind a Fuzz.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 months now. I'm not a fan of modulation effects because I tend to find that it affects the quality of a crunch or distortion. This pedal did not so much that impression. The sound is nice, but I can not wait to try the Fulltone vibe already for example. It appears overall impression product fairly standard, and better products must exist for a closer result.

    That said, the pedal is engaging, and control the speed up is really a big advantage.
    Value for money (120 euros used, the pedal is no longer manufactured) seems honest.

    I think I would do this choice.
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  • wurly74wurly74

    Good but not for the leslie simulation

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 06/04/12 at 15:38
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    Leslie tremolo simulation
    and chorus that does not look like a chorus

    UTILIZATION

    Surper simply connecting a jack on each side, everything is handled the foot pedal is used to control the rotation speed, the black knob depth (or intensity) and a small red button on the side that toggles the tremolo chorus mode mode

    SOUND QUALITY

    The tremolo was finally disappointed me, not very accurate and it's the kind of effect that will be used once every never, or so it may zicos other drunk very quickly.
    I have a dod vibro thang that I find much better and more versatile in tremolo (dod phaser is the mat)
    For the chorus against Whaou!
    I use it with guitar and keyboard.
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    Leslie tremolo simulation
    and chorus that does not look like a chorus

    UTILIZATION

    Surper simply connecting a jack on each side, everything is handled the foot pedal is used to control the rotation speed, the black knob depth (or intensity) and a small red button on the side that toggles the tremolo chorus mode mode

    SOUND QUALITY

    The tremolo was finally disappointed me, not very accurate and it's the kind of effect that will be used once every never, or so it may zicos other drunk very quickly.
    I have a dod vibro thang that I find much better and more versatile in tremolo (dod phaser is the mat)
    For the chorus against Whaou!
    I use it with guitar and keyboard.
    This is even more effective with the guitar

    I put way to the note, but actually it is pretty poor for the tremolo and perfect for the chorus.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I had bought for the tremolo as a leslie simulation but I almost never lutilise.
    For the chorus against me stuck with the downturn when it snaps into the position slowly!! A basic guitar and an amp with this rotten on the arpeggio air "shine on you crazy diamond" and it does.
    It sounds very Led Zep, Ben Harper too.
    The pedal in my opinion is indestructible, but also heavy and bulky, I rarely use the pedal shift: I'm mostly in chorus / slow position / maximum intensity.
    If I found a small pedal-type boss with this setting and the sound plus the slowdown in the engagement I revendrais rotovibe, but .... a boss chorus does this sound absolutely beautiful.
    A small snippet here in the version with the addition of a chorus and delay, drive a elka leslie:
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  • MGR/Andy GunnMGR/Andy Gunn

    Jim Dunlop Rotovibe

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 11/27/04 at 15:00
    I bought this unit over the internet at guitartek for £139.95. I bought it because I wanted to add a little spice to my basic valve tone.

    I generally really like the rotovibe pedal. It has a enveloping warmth and a quality lacking in many similar chorus/vibrato pedals. I knew that I would love the tone because I remember my friend had one and also from listening to perhaps the best known user of the pedal, dear Jimi...unfortuntately I still don't sound like either of these wonderful players but I'm chipping away at that big block of marble!
    It has these two effects, changable by a little switch on the side which you can press with your foot if you're careful and a larger rotary knob for t…
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    I bought this unit over the internet at guitartek for £139.95. I bought it because I wanted to add a little spice to my basic valve tone.

    I generally really like the rotovibe pedal. It has a enveloping warmth and a quality lacking in many similar chorus/vibrato pedals. I knew that I would love the tone because I remember my friend had one and also from listening to perhaps the best known user of the pedal, dear Jimi...unfortuntately I still don't sound like either of these wonderful players but I'm chipping away at that big block of marble!
    It has these two effects, changable by a little switch on the side which you can press with your foot if you're careful and a larger rotary knob for the intensity of the chosen effect. The pedal part (where you put your wah foot) controls the speed, going from a lovely slow swirl to an intense vibey effect.
    I love this pedal and it really complements the sound I have which is a seventies Telecaster through oldish valve amps. Like guitars and amps, I think many things were done better in the old days, not just cos I'm getting an old fart, but this sort of gear has a certain quality to it, missing from the new techno age...I think it would suit many styles of music, not just retro sounds like blues, funk and jazz but anything like rock or dance music, you know I bet drums or just about any instrument would sound good through it...quality is quality at the end of the day...

    The only thing I could say in a negative sense and it's probably more a matter of opinion than a fault, is that the chorus sound has a slightly thinning effect when on heavy, but it's probably more the nature of the beast than anything and my tele which tend to be thinner in tone than fat humbucking gitars!

    The construction was very good, solid and dependable and the quality was, as with most Jim Dunlop products, very good. It is built to last with steel construction and the only maintenance I could foresee would be a squirt of WD40 once a decade!

    This is a great pedal, creating some fabulous tones and would be useful to most guitarists, keyboardists or even studio engineers who like to experiment a bit...It's not cheap cheap, but it's definetely worth it, as it'll provide years of groovy sounds for you to drift away into the wonderful world of music, the healer, with!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • aurelmanaurelman

    rotovibe

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 11/24/11 at 15:35
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    which acts as a tremolo leslie simulation

    very good

    or

    a magnificent chorus bewitching

    UTILIZATION

    is simple except that the two (selectable on the cot) its very good and it should be used for two at the same time lol

    knob one to set the intensity of the effect

    SOUND QUALITY

    perfect sound quality

    no crunch or crack when triggers (softer than the cry baby) finally mine at least!

    OVERALL OPINION

    very good pedal I recomand

    I bought it for the leslie effect and AC does, but the chorus me happy too!
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    which acts as a tremolo leslie simulation

    very good

    or

    a magnificent chorus bewitching

    UTILIZATION

    is simple except that the two (selectable on the cot) its very good and it should be used for two at the same time lol

    knob one to set the intensity of the effect

    SOUND QUALITY

    perfect sound quality

    no crunch or crack when triggers (softer than the cry baby) finally mine at least!

    OVERALL OPINION

    very good pedal I recomand

    I bought it for the leslie effect and AC does, but the chorus me happy too!
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  • yoTrakkzyoTrakkz

    cheap and good sound

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 12/01/11 at 21:38
    The JD4s is a vibrato pedal, even though the name doesn't really indicate that at all. Technically it is chorus and vibrato, which gives it a bit of a different feel. There are the standard 1/4" input and output as well as the input for the power supply. This is an analog pedal. There are no MIDI capabilities, and the device cannot be hooked up to a computer. It is also not rackable.


    UTILIZATION

    The editing on this pedal could not be simpler. There are two knobs: one for rate and one for depth. There is also a switch that changes the effect from chorus to vibrato. The manual is pretty much unnecessary unless you need further definition for what these effects are, in which case yo…
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    The JD4s is a vibrato pedal, even though the name doesn't really indicate that at all. Technically it is chorus and vibrato, which gives it a bit of a different feel. There are the standard 1/4" input and output as well as the input for the power supply. This is an analog pedal. There are no MIDI capabilities, and the device cannot be hooked up to a computer. It is also not rackable.


    UTILIZATION

    The editing on this pedal could not be simpler. There are two knobs: one for rate and one for depth. There is also a switch that changes the effect from chorus to vibrato. The manual is pretty much unnecessary unless you need further definition for what these effects are, in which case you probably should not have bought the pedal.


    SOUND QUALITY

    Like the pedal's namesake, I prefer to use this with a Strat, but rather than a Marshall I use my trusty Twin. This is a pretty cool vibrato pedal. It can actually get a surprising range of sounds for having only the two knobs. There is the basic "wiggly" vibrato that gave the pedal its name, and that sound actually dominates most of the settings. There's actually one configuration that will give you a decent Leslie speaker emulation too, which I think is an unexpected but surely welcome bonus. The chorus effect I find less appealing, but that's because I generally like that effect less in general. As a chorus, though, it holds up pretty well. It avoids modulating too hard, and doesn't drastically alter your tone the way that a lesser digital pedal will.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I like the fact that this pedal is really cheap, and actually has a great sound. Like most Moen pedals, there are certainly better ones out there, but it's surprising that this one is actually so much cheaper and can still hang with those. I'd recommend this to anyone who really feels the need for a good vibrato but doesn't want to pay too much money (or frankly doesn't have it!).
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  • simonmauffsimonmauff

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 03/21/07 at 17:01
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    Skip Hop, I open the ball!
    The effects pedals available on the effects Rotovibe are:
    - Chorus
    - Tremolo

    The technology uses analogue is simply ...

    UTILIZATION

    The effects pedals Rotovibe is equipped with a pdalier (the same as can be found on the effects pedals Wha-Wha) that enables or disables the effect chosen executing a pressure limit switch of a button "switch".
    In addition, a cot of the pedals is a great big black knob RULES that the intensity of the selected effect (such as the Chorus mode rglage the knob, Chorus is accler or slow), while the other cot is a small red button that activates the mode button mode Tremolo effect and released the chorus ...
    A notice…
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    Skip Hop, I open the ball!
    The effects pedals available on the effects Rotovibe are:
    - Chorus
    - Tremolo

    The technology uses analogue is simply ...

    UTILIZATION

    The effects pedals Rotovibe is equipped with a pdalier (the same as can be found on the effects pedals Wha-Wha) that enables or disables the effect chosen executing a pressure limit switch of a button "switch".
    In addition, a cot of the pedals is a great big black knob RULES that the intensity of the selected effect (such as the Chorus mode rglage the knob, Chorus is accler or slow), while the other cot is a small red button that activates the mode button mode Tremolo effect and released the chorus ...
    A notice that when the chorus is select the LED electro-luminescent green is above the pdalier flashing (the flashing frquence vary the intensity of the selected effect) and when the Tremolo is selected the LED electro-luminescent red is also above the pdalier flashing (the flashing frquence galemnet varies according to the chosen intensity of the effect).

    The power of the pedals is via a 9V battery or by adaplateur-sector (and yes, an adapter-sector output Pipelines Limited) ...

    I admit that this is much more pedals that work pdaliers WHA-WHA (prsence two diodes with electro-luminescent flashing frquence sensitive the intensity of the selected effect ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    While sound reproduction level, the effects pedals Rotovibe is spectacular:
    the chorus is clean and trs "clear", like the Tremolo effect.

    I use effects pedals with pedals Rotovibe effect-Axis Fuzz (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits/avis/index 2Cidproduit%% 2C30949% 2Cmao 2Croger_mayer_axis.html%) of Roger Mayer as well as in an electric guitar Fender Stratocaster United States MODEL 1995 (50-edition coins Anniversary Fender 1945-1995) and a Marshall Amp 50Watts Valvestate2000 ...

    I admit to use essentially the chorus of the pedals in order to reproduce a certain sound "hendrixien".

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for two years now, mainly mode chorus and I never get tired yet of the quality delivered by the Chorus pedals (nothing to do with the quality of mdiocre Chorus pr feeling of brands such as Boss or Ibanez) ...

    I bought it new two years ago at a price of 250 TTC ...
    For the quality-price ratio, I find it correct, yet if the commercial team at Dunlop and my dealer could make it less pockets, a sr would be better ...

    YES hsitation without the pedals if I Rasht c'tait again ....
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  • ShowMeHowToLiveShowMeHowToLive

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 05/20/07 at 03:52
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    Rested two effects: chorus or tremolo. All three knobs can be used with the foot. Ability to bypass via the pedal-to-end path.

    A priori analog techno?

    Connection as a simple pedal;)

    UTILIZATION

    General configuration super simple, the interface is good, everything is accessible via foot. As a wah wah and more;)

    SOUND QUALITY

    This pedal sounds sublime! The chorus is natural, clear and warm, one of the finest I've heard. The tremolo is also superb. Very good effect to add on a clear channel. A You sound to Jimi Hendrix or the Bridge of Sighs, Road To Nowhere, Achilles Last Stand and The Rover, for example ...

    In addition, with the 3 knobs, many settings are arran…
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    Rested two effects: chorus or tremolo. All three knobs can be used with the foot. Ability to bypass via the pedal-to-end path.

    A priori analog techno?

    Connection as a simple pedal;)

    UTILIZATION

    General configuration super simple, the interface is good, everything is accessible via foot. As a wah wah and more;)

    SOUND QUALITY

    This pedal sounds sublime! The chorus is natural, clear and warm, one of the finest I've heard. The tremolo is also superb. Very good effect to add on a clear channel. A You sound to Jimi Hendrix or the Bridge of Sighs, Road To Nowhere, Achilles Last Stand and The Rover, for example ...

    In addition, with the 3 knobs, many settings are arranged for a wide range of sounds.

    I use it with my Les Paul and my Viper.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 15 years. The pedal is very well made, super strong like the Dunlop in general. It's indestructible and a great look!

    I really like the palette of possible sounds and especially the sound quality. It's really beautiful ... The chorus and tremolo are to die.

    I tried other models since I also have a Boss CE 5 (stereo) and other effects or simus, but I have not heard anything so beautiful and customizable.

    The value for money is good, certainly the pedal is a bit expensive, but it's solid and it is without competition.

    With the experience I would not hesitate one second to buy the Dunlop Rotovibe, it quickly becomes an indispensable gear in use in clean arpeggios in a solo or hell even with a good distortion ...
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  • tartaintartain

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 06/10/07 at 12:58
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    Two methods used but multidude of parametric effects, the first, called the second chorus and tremolo.
    The expression pedal controls the speed of the effect and a knob located on the side, unwanted-foot-intensitée acts on the selected effect switch with a mini on the same side the whole is (true!) bypassed by a switch at the end of pedal travel.
    The connection is simple and efficient a power supply jack 2.
    Two red and green LEDs indicate the mode and flash according to the set speed.

    UTILIZATION

    It has a chorus with a slight intensitée low speed "quiet", increasing the effect intensitée takes the body and can quickly drown the sound by pressing the speed.
    At the tremolo, …
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    Two methods used but multidude of parametric effects, the first, called the second chorus and tremolo.
    The expression pedal controls the speed of the effect and a knob located on the side, unwanted-foot-intensitée acts on the selected effect switch with a mini on the same side the whole is (true!) bypassed by a switch at the end of pedal travel.
    The connection is simple and efficient a power supply jack 2.
    Two red and green LEDs indicate the mode and flash according to the set speed.

    UTILIZATION

    It has a chorus with a slight intensitée low speed "quiet", increasing the effect intensitée takes the body and can quickly drown the sound by pressing the speed.
    At the tremolo, you get subtle effects ac a moderate settings and a terrible Leslie cabinet modeling (two hp, low acute and mounted back to back and rotor> a "turning point") by pushing a little. It should be thin enough to stay on the set of subtle but unleashed a solo you put it all back with a good distortion and sends ca!
    is a modulation effect, he gets so after wha.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Analog technology gives sounds pretty hot with the grain.
    As I already said you can get a range of effects, it will be the rule in some subtle and this, to know.
    I use a telecaster with Korean hot rails mounted after a wha classic and amplified by a Randall RG 50 tube combo for the distortion and a Roland cube 30 bass for the "jazz".
    With its very sharp, extremely saturated, supports diverse for wha is diabolical!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for four months.
    It really offers a wide pallet of sounds if you know how to use it and even if it gives a very good chorus, it has nothing to do with the traditional chorus pedals, but a modeling effect, especially that of staff 'We take pleasure to divert his position.
    I wanted a beast but the Rocktron Chorus and Boss do not like me convinced, I found a € 150 so I do not hesitate!
    YES!!
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  • petou77petou77

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 08/18/08 at 12:49
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    It is a chorus / vibrato (it's written in large letters on the back of the pedal, not a chorus / tremolo ...).
    We choose the effect by pressing a small switch on the side.
    There is a knob on the right to adjust the intensity and the expression pedal is used to adjust the effect speed.

    UTILIZATION

    ON activates by pressing it, you set the speed you want and you can start playing, it's easy ... ;-)

    SOUND QUALITY

    So here we are right on the hendrixien ... the sound is really close to Univibe ... Mode chorus it's like Woodstock and vibrato mode is the sound of the rainbow bridge, there may also have a sound close to leslie. Well then we can not say that it is very versa…
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    It is a chorus / vibrato (it's written in large letters on the back of the pedal, not a chorus / tremolo ...).
    We choose the effect by pressing a small switch on the side.
    There is a knob on the right to adjust the intensity and the expression pedal is used to adjust the effect speed.

    UTILIZATION

    ON activates by pressing it, you set the speed you want and you can start playing, it's easy ... ;-)

    SOUND QUALITY

    So here we are right on the hendrixien ... the sound is really close to Univibe ... Mode chorus it's like Woodstock and vibrato mode is the sound of the rainbow bridge, there may also have a sound close to leslie. Well then we can not say that it is very versatile, it's really typed :-)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Being a fan of Jimi, it's quite what I was looking for. My ultimate choice would be the voodoo vibe but the price is too high it really is the case with many effects. The rotovibe Nor is given (190 euros) but OCCAZ one can find not too expensive (I bought mine on ebay $ 85 us) and saw the quality there is not too hesitate ;-)
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  • jimiric90jimiric90

    Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe Published on 10/28/08 at 14:06
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    Everything has already been cited in prior reviews ... Because of the analog connection minimum (in, out and power supply ).... chorus or vibrato effect (+ selection switch setting depth of the effect of the right side) and playing on his foot speed .... Nothing complicated!

    UTILIZATION

    See previous notices ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    If you like Jimi, Robin, Franck, Eric ..... Go there with closed eyes by varying the speed as much as possible !!!!!!! We believe it !!!!!!
    What is funny is that everyone uses it after the wha-wha, and me the opposite and I find the report much more effective!!
    So: Start + + boost + roto + marshall wha-wha lamp = hell!
    Small clarification tho…
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    Everything has already been cited in prior reviews ... Because of the analog connection minimum (in, out and power supply ).... chorus or vibrato effect (+ selection switch setting depth of the effect of the right side) and playing on his foot speed .... Nothing complicated!

    UTILIZATION

    See previous notices ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    If you like Jimi, Robin, Franck, Eric ..... Go there with closed eyes by varying the speed as much as possible !!!!!!! We believe it !!!!!!
    What is funny is that everyone uses it after the wha-wha, and me the opposite and I find the report much more effective!!
    So: Start + + boost + roto + marshall wha-wha lamp = hell!
    Small clarification though: I slowed the speed to have a minimum turnover as low as possible and simultaneously rotate max a little slower but much more realistic! To do this, simply release one or two notches of the rack shaft of the potentiometer and voila!

    OVERALL OPINION

    She never left me for 13 years ..... As is the ability to control speed in real time ... The least: there are certainly better, in Fulltone example, but at what cost!!
    Quality / reasonable price compared with the competition even if the price of nine is not already given!
    Repeat this choice?? Yes a thousand times!
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