Easy Leslie Effect For Guitar Discovered...

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Aug 25, 2017.

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  1. GoldDeluxe5E3

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    Last night I was playing around with my Fender Champion 20. I'd bought the amp for portability and to have a counterpoint to my 5e3.

    I use several pedals with the Tweed Deluxe, among them a Joyo tremolo. I'd forgotten I'd plugged into the Champion through the pedal set, and at one point, I had the Champion's on-board tremolo effect working at the same time as I had the Joyo engaged.

    To my surprise, the two trem effects cycled through a pattern where they augmented each other, diminished each other, and finally cancelled each other out - and around and around again. It sounded alot like a leslie speeding up and slowing down! EUREKA!
     
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    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    Never thought to do that. Brilliant.
     
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    I learned that the closer you match the cycle rates between the two trems, the longer the leslie cycle rate. It's fidgedy, but once you've got it dialed in, it's on tap when you're ready to use it.
     
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    Even better, use a subtle pitch shift in sync with tremolo.
     
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    Great. My Champion 20 has vibrato as well as tremolo. May be the next big discovery. (I use the term "big" loosely.)
     
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    I have used chorus and tremelo together for a groovy Leslie effect.
    It is not as versatile perhaps as your rig.
    I have had good luck varying tremelo speed and chorus intensity.
     
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    I just use a rotating speaker :eek:
     
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    This is what I was expecting:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Would be better to put the amp on a turntable.
     
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    Oh my God:

    I am all over testing this idea tomorrow! I got a Behringer Ultra Tremelo pedal, and maybe now I won't feel so stupid about buying it!

    Cause I got onboard Trem on my X2 head, but I hate tap tempo.
     
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    Same tap tempo system on my champion too. It's easiest to approximate the trem speed on the tap tempo first, and then dial in and fine tune the pedal trem speed second to control the leslie cycle rate.
     
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    Yup; I'm a fan of this method too.
     
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    You're kidding, but Lonnie Mack used that trick
     
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    lovetone wobulator ... just sayin
     
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    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    Mount this under your speaker, throw in a treat when you want to change speeds:

    [​IMG]
     
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    One day, someone is going to buy a used Leslie cab, open it up ... and see this!
     
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    I suppose it depends on what you're wanting to hear. Few things, including some actual leslie simulators, don't provide the swirly midrange shifting that is the hallmark of the leslie sound.
     
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    I've tried vibe and tremolo together and it sounded really pretty. Still have to try 2 trems one day.
     
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    Half of us just want to get our guitars to play in tune, while the other half seems to want to screw it up!
    How about two amps with different rates?
     
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