Strymon Lex

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Strymon have launched a brand new Lex rotary pedal at NAMM 2011, adding to their line of superbly designed and built guitar effects. Strymon claim to offer a complete, accurately reproduced rotary effects pedal, featuring a low-frequency bass rotor, the rotating treble horn and the tube amplifier as well as variable mic placement. Controls include rotor speed, horn level, acceleration time, microphone distance, tube drive and saturation and volume level. 

The Speed, Horn Level and Drive knobs offer secondary functions as Slow Rotor Speed, Acceleration and + or – 6dB Boost/Cut.

Strymon Lex specification:

  • Hand crafted rotary algorithms faithfully deliver the signature, three-dimensional rotating speaker experience
  • Extensive control over rotating speaker mechanics and configuration
  • Four rotary adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Fast Rotor Speed, Preamp Drive, Mic Distance, Horn Level
  • Three ‘hidden’ knobs for extensive tone tweaking: Slow Rotor Speed, Acceleration Time, +/- 6dB Boost/Cut.
  • Instantly alternate between a fast and slow rotor speed with the Fast/Slow footswitch
  • Transparent cabinet technology allows for an optimal experience in front of guitar amplifiers and full range systems
  • Stereo output, high impedance mono input
  • Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
  • Fast/Slow and Bypass footswitches
  • Press and hold Fast/Slow footswitch for Rotary Brake
  • Selectable Bi-Amp mode splits bass rotor and treble horn signals to separate outputs
  • Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
  • 110dB typical signal to noise•Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • Powered with a standard 9V center negative DC supply 250mA minimum
  • Strong and lightweight mahogany coloured anodized aluminum chassis

As soon as the Lex lands on our doorstep, we’ll be writing a full review.

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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.

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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.