A whiteface Dynacord CLS 222 for sale in good cosmetic condition and excellent working order. Complete with the original double footswitch.
This is the finest analogue Leslie/Rotary Speaker simulation unit ever made (cost approx £700 new) and is a testament to German design and build quality. Dave Gilmour has used one as part of his live rig for many years: it just nails that Leslie sound in a way that no other rack or pedal effect can do.
Condition is good overall with signs of age: rack rash and two missing knob caps.
* slow/fast/off leslie speed control via front panel and/or dual foot switch (not included).
* rotor balance (hi/lo relative volume)
* pre-amp volume control
* output volume control
* one mono or three stereo separation options
* front panel LEDs show treble and bass speeds
* rear panel adjustments for fast and slow run rates
* 1/4″ mono in, 1/4″ stereo and mono outputs, XLR outputs
The rotor speed ramps up when started and down when stopped (and when changing from slow to fast or fast to slow) just like a real Leslie – in conjunction with the twin footswitch this can make for some wonderfully expressive playing. It sounds superb in mono, but really comes alive in stereo – a great way to breathe life and movement into a mono source – the super-stereo setting offers an ultra-wide panning effect which works well in the mix.
Both the bass and treble rotor speeds can be adjusted on the rear panel for maximum flexibility. The ability to control the unit with the twin footswitch for start/stop and fast/slow settings make this a great live tool (and a lot easier to transport than a Leslie). Naturally it works beautifully with electric organs, guitars, electric pianos, synths, bass, vocals – whatever you want to put through it. Whether you want your guitar to sound like Dave Gilmour’s, your Wurli like Rick Wright’s, or anything to have that swirly psychedelic vibe, this unit does the trick.
There are no known operational faults with this unit.
(Please note: it is always possible with vintage equipment that some crackly pots/sliders may develop over time when equipment has not been used – even during shipping – this can usually be easily rectified either by use or judicious application of suitable switch-cleaning spray).
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