Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson launches a new line of amplifiers called Lerxst
Alex Lifeson of Rush fame has launched a new line of amplifiers called Lerxst, designed to cater to modern guitarists while drawing on his five decades of experience. These amps, made in the USA by Mojotone, offer a range of sounds from clean to heavy arena rock.
The lineup includes the Omega and CHI amplifier heads and combos, along with a series of matching guitar cabinets.
Omega, the flagship model, features a British-voiced amplifier head with clean and lead channels, a shared 3-band EQ, and a 50/25 watt power section. It also includes a serial effects loop. A limited-edition hand-wired version of Omega is available.
Lifeson commented on the Omega, highlighting its sound quality and aesthetics.
I'm very excited about the new, updated Omega amp. It sounds incredible and it's very handsome — you'll want to get one even if you don't play guitar!
The CHI model offers similar features in a more compact form, with a 30-watt output based on 6L6 tubes, available as a head or a 1x12 combo. Lifeson praised the CHI for its sound and portability.
Both models come with various speaker configurations in their cabinet range, made of baltic birch and finished in a race gray and red garnet Levant Tolex.
I've used more amps than Dr. Frankenstein did when breathing life into his creature, but the Lerxst CHI is an awesome monster in its own right and one of the sweetest-sounding amps I've ever heard," said Lifeson. "ALL the great character of the OMEGA in a cool, compact package that you don't have to be a seven-foot monster to carry around.