Dawner Prince Pulse review

David Gilmour’s rotary speaker sounds recreated

Dawner Prince Electronics Pulse
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

You don't have to be a David Gilmour fan to be inspired by the Pulse. A deluxe rotary speaker emulator, it might well be the missing piece in the jigsaw – an elusive effect, beyond tremolo, beyond chorus – to complete your sound.


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    Compact size.

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    Sound quality.

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    Variable slow and fast speeds.

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    Speed switching.

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    Expression pedal control.

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    Dry/wet mix control.


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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.