Mastro Valvola Unveils the LEM

A brand-new multi-head delay with eight modes, pitch shifting, separate dry and wet controls, and more.

Italy (December 20, 2019) -- LEM is the highly anticipated new product by Mastro Valvola pedals. The LEM is a multi-head delay pedal with 8 effect modes, designed to inspire dreamy and experimental ambiances. While playing with this effect it's easy to run into unique, hypnotic or unexpected sound environments like shimmering repeats, reverse delays, multi-head modulations, pitch shifting, lo-fi sounds and more.

Features:

  • 8 ambiance types
  • 4 presets
  • True bypass with Timed Bypass System, to manage the trails and the bypass switching style
  • Separate dry and wet controls
  • CTRL input: exp/cv or remote switch

For more information:
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A stylish alternative to classic Fender profiles that delivers sonic versatility. Great playability.

Split-coil sounds are a little on the thin side. Be sure to place it on the stand carefully!

$1,149

Fender Player Plus Meteora HH
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