A dual-channel rackmounted amp that aims to hit both British and American tones via a proprietary analog emulation technology.

Orsay, France (July 17, 2018) -- Heptode has introduced the new Jim ’81 guitar amp, providing a unique experience to demanding guitarists and studios.

With its small size, light weight, adjustable wattage, rugged design, rich features and awesome tones, the Jim ’81 addresses all gigging guitarists’ concerns, with no compromise.

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A fabulous clone of the forgotten Maestro PS-1A phase shifter.

Back in 1971, nothing made heads spin like the Maestro PS-1A phase shifter, except perhaps certain controlled substances. It’s the eerie, immersive effect heard on the electric piano in Zep’s “No Quarter” and on tracks by Steve Howe and Ernie Isley.

But the PS-1A was overshadowed by the phasers that preceded and followed it: the Uni-Vibe (the first phaser pedal, forever associated with Jimi), and MXR’s Phase 90, which debuted a year after the Maestro. The PS-1A wasn’t a stompbox, but a bulky external unit with the large plastic switches of the era’s home organs. It’s easy to understand how the smaller, cheaper and great-sounding Phase 90 stole the PS-1A’s thunder. Yet the Maestro circuit remains a stunner, especially when cloned as skillfully as France’s Heptode company has done with their Virtuoso pedal.

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The Virtuoso is a boutique recreation of the original Maestro PS-1A Phase Shifter

Washington, NJ (May 3, 2013) -- European Musical Imports is pleased to announce the release of a new and exciting addition to the Heptode line of guitar effects: The Virtuoso Phase Shifter. The Virtuoso is a boutique recreation of the original Maestro PS-1A Phase Shifter, as used in the 1970s by keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and guitarists Steve Howe (Yes) and Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), among many others.

Footswitches below three colorful LEDs select SLOW, MEDIUM or FAST phase. The effect ramps up or down when changing from one speed to another and like the original, sounds superb with guitar or keyboards.

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