Handwired-Effects VCS-1 Vintage Chorus


the press release

Saitama/Japan - Zurich/Switzerland, February 15, 2010


“Handwired-Effects” is proud to announce the VCS-1 VINTAGE CHORUS. VCS-1 was inspired by, and pays homage to one of 80's analog chorus units that have been famous for its lush and rich sound. This pedal is designed and optimized for both electric and acoustic guitar/bass players who demand the highest audio quality and tank-tough construction.

The VCS-1 features Speed, Depth and Tone knobs and provides a variety of authentic analog tones, from subtle, slow sweep to deep, dramatic vibrato to Leslie-like effect.

The Speed knob controls the speed of the chorus effect while the Depth controls how wide the chorus sweeps up and down. With the Speed knob set fully counter-clockwise, the VCS-1 produces a dreamy swirling effect perfect for clean or acoustic tones. Setting the Speed high you can achieve Leslie-like warbles with no sweat. In addition to Speed and Depth knobs, the VCS-1 features an additional Tone control for flexible tonal options, being very useful for retaining high end at the lowest Depth settings.

Like all the other Handwired-Effects pedals, the VCS-1 features mechanical true bypass switching for direct and unchanged signal in bypass mode and can be run on a 9V battery or optional power supply.

When quality and warmth of the best vintage analog chorus units are wanted, you can expect to find it in VCS-1.


  • Chorus, Vibrato and Rotating Speaker Effects in One Pedal
  • Extremely Warm Sounding
  • All Analog Circuitry
  • True Bypass
  • Controls for Speed, Depth and Tone
  • Alpha Pots with Metal Shafts
  • LED for On/Off
  • Runs on the DC Power Supply (DC 9V / 50 mA)
  • Heavy Duty, Well-Shielded Casing
  • Handcrafted and Handwired in Switzerland by Markus Goetsch
  • Sound Design and Innovation by Jay Winkler & Markus Goetsch
  • Dimensions: 90 mm (W) x 120 mm (D) x 48 mm (H)
  • Strictly Limited Edition
  • Retail Price EUR 280,- (excl. VAT)
  • 1 Year Guarantee

The VCS-1 VINTAGE CHORUS is now available for pre-order for 280 Euro.

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