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Good super-cheap rotary simulator?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Grateful Ape, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. bigbean

    bigbean Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2013
    Hartville OH
    The best cheap rotary sims require more than a six pack to sound good. For some a case still won't make it work.

    The best rotary sims cost 20% of what a DUI cost.

    I don't drink hardly at all so I own a NEO ventilator.
  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    :lol::lol::lol: ... but true!

  3. fabricator

    fabricator Tele-Meister

    Jun 29, 2012
    I haven’t had that pedal for years, but I could dial in pretty convincing fast & slow Leslie sounds.

    Sorry, but I don’t remember any exact settings...
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  4. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Damn, I drink beer
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  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    If I didn't drink and buy stupid sh^H^H stuff, I could be retired.
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  6. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I also have a NuX Mod Core. It does a pretty good Leslie thing, but you also get a bunch of other modulation effects, so it's a good deal.
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  7. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    be a real friend and buy him a leslie. and offer to carry it around for him.
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  8. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    Zoom MS-50G has Leslie, Univibe and about 200 other effects for $100.
  9. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    I have one of these. It is quite believable. Construction seems cheap, but I used it for 5 years without any issues. Behringer Rotary Machine.

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  10. knockeduptele

    knockeduptele Tele-Meister

    Dec 15, 2017
    Didn't have room on the board for a Ventilator so built one of these instead


    Its almost portable
  11. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Leslie 16? I have one of those in storage partway through a restoration, but there's no room for it in my current place.
  12. knockeduptele

    knockeduptele Tele-Meister

    Dec 15, 2017
    This is a 10 inch rotor from a 122 Hammond mounted in an old HH115 cabinet - bout half the size of a 16 (and just as much fun)
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  13. kevsonic

    kevsonic Tele-Meister

    Oct 16, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    The Digitech Ventura isn't bad IMO.

    However, posts asking for "cheap", "super cheap", and "doesn't break the bank", without any defined budgetary parameters, will yield every range of answer under the sun.
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  14. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Holic

    If we are going down that road, how about a used Motion Control Sidewinder?

    Alongside a friendly Deluxe Reverb to show scale

    You can find these used in GC and put a good distortion in front of them. There's one at the Orange GC listed at $349, HERE. They've got a tube preamp, a spring reverb, an Emminence Legend speaker, and a built-in dynamic mic.

    Looking up from the bottom:



    My page on the Sidewinder is HERE.
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  15. darth_tar

    darth_tar NEW MEMBER!

    Aug 10, 2018
    United States, California
    +1 on the Behringer 600, and it is more versatile and sounds better to me than a few more expensive ones I've tried. Had it a long time and still use it when we need a Leslie type sound.
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  16. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    DOD FX-65
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  17. RiverDog

    RiverDog Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 23, 2007
    St. Augustine, FL
    +1 on the Nux Roctary
  18. johnhe

    johnhe Tele-Meister

    Mar 30, 2006
    Belfast, UK
    I’ve just received my Nux Roctary. I’ve owned several other rotary pedals including a Lex. I like the Roctary better than any others I’ve had - although I’m still in the honeymoon period. The mix control is excellent - I think it’s absotely essential with any rotary pedal.

    I also like the Digitech Ventura Vibe.

    I have two clips - one recorded live using the Ventura Vibe:

    The other is a quick recording last night at a jam in my music room with two buddies. This one is the Nux Roctary:

    Please excuse the sound quality and my singing on both!
  19. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    i have that foam drum, but thats' as far as I've gotten so far...
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