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RT-20: Rotary Ensemble


From the Beatles to Jeff Beck, Santana to Stevie Ray, many guitar greats have incorporated the rotary speaker into their rigs. With this in mind BOSS proudly presents the RT-20 Rotary Sound Processor. Employing COSM-modeling technology, the RT-20 authentically reproduces classic rotary-speaker sounds. It offers adjustable Rise Time, Horn and Bass speed, Overdrive, and more. And not just for classic twirl, the RT-20 can be used to create unique overdrive and pulsating effects as well. This pedal sounds amazing, and offers a stunning graphical view of the virtual rotors on its built-in display.

Authentic rotary speaker sounds via COSM technology
Slow/Fast transition time is adjustable from gradual to rapid change; optional Expression pedal can control speed in real time
Onboard Overdrive effects
Adjustable mix balance between Treble Rotor and Bass Rotor
4 types of sounds, from standard rotary speaker effects to rock-oriented tones, UNI-V, and more
Guitar/Keyboard switch
Dazzling virtual-rotor display

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
i added an Art Pro electronic crossover to the output of my RT-20. Crossover frequency 800hz. Tube amp for the high frequency transistor amp with a 15 in for the low frequency. Makes this pedal come alive. Just running in mono is gig ready. With Bi amp configuration you can really adjust for the rotor nuances during speed transitions. I use a tube screamer in front for distortion and can get the " grind". Also I use a modfactor vibrato for the added vibrato effect typical of hammonds. This is for a guitar application. Sounds much better than just the RT-20 alone. Lot of reviews on Y-tube regarding lex' s and ventilators. I think this is just cork sniffing. They are capable of emulating a Leslie effect sans moving air. I would recommend the rt-20
Posted by cgiff on Aug 13, 2015
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BOSS Rotary Twin Pedal is Groovy!0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This is the first pedal I've purchased, and I would say that, overall, it's great! I am a big fan of psychedelic rock, and this pedal allows you to get the guitar effects used in that era, without having to buy heavy gear. It has a sound versatility with it's 4 modes, and with the speed and tone dials. You also have the option of a fast or slow rise time, and adjusting the intensity of the overall effect through the Effect and Direct dials. The overdrive is a bit intense, but a low setting gives your sound the right amount of edge to it. I wish it came with the AC adapter, but it's a sturdy and well-built pedal. So, the extra cost for an adapter isn't too much more. Also, having the battery option gives you flexibility, and the batteries last quite a while. And I love the funky light display that shows how fast the speed is. Groovy baby!
Posted by Karen on May 2, 2014
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Get it for Leslie Sound Only2 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
The distortion/overdrive emulator is terrible and can only be dialed just a hair to heighten the natural flanging sound produced by the Leslie. There are two distortion sounds; the original Leslie overdrive and a Marshal speaker overdrive. The Leslie overdrive is the one that compliments the Leslie sound. The Univibe feature remotely resembles a Univibe. I own a Univibe so I can say honestly that it is MUCH better to find the remake by Dunlop as this it the best Univibe sound I have tried and heard. Basically this pedal really only has two practical settings; 1 & 2. The first is the Leslie sound without natural tremolo. There are two mixes; effect and direct. With the ability to control these two sound signals one can recreate a natural Leslie chorus and with a little Leslie overdrive and a slow speed, a Leslie flanging sweep. The second mode is the Leslie with natural tremolo. This is ideal to emulate a real Leslie speaker. Only using the effect mix and adding a little Leslie overdrive with a slower peed gives the impression of a real Leslie sound. Faster speeds sound more organ like and might be better suited for a keyboard. This mode is absolutely done justice in stereo. Mode three is the same as two except the speaker is Marshall with an unpleasant overdrive. Rather pointless. The fourth is the attempted Univibe emulator with the unpleasant Marshal overdrive. Again rather pointless. The nice feature about this pedal is a knob that is basically a tone knob; it is the balance between the bass and the horn speakers. The sound can be tweaked to increase one and decrease the other in volume thus adjusting the tone. All in all if you are looking for a justifiable Leslie emulator for a keyboard or guitar in mono or stereo then this one delivers that promise and only that promise.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2013
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I was blown away by the versatility of this pedal. It really is the next best thing to owning a Leslie or Univibe cabinet. The distortion is realistic with guitar or organ. You can tweak it and set the intensity, and it's easy to kick on or off. The rotary speed is also simple to use and the graphic is amazing, it lets you know how fast the rotary effect is, and it looks way cool. It also has a natural "spin up" speed which you can use to your advantage (check out some of Felix Cavaliere's playing with The Rascals). One disadvantage of this type of effect is you can't capture the natural movement of air that a true rotating speaker gives you. I compensate for this by using a Boss Digital Delay pedal (I have a DD2 and a DD3) set to a very fast delay with a single echo, and this gives the illusion of movement. I suppose this could have been incorporated into the pedal, but it's only a minor detail. If I have one gripe, it's that an AC adapter was not included. If you're going to spend this much on a pedal, you'd think Boss would throw it in. However, it does come with batteries, and they have a reasonable life expectancy as compared to other stomp boxes.
Posted by Clark on Feb 15, 2012
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