Favorite Leslie Sim Pedal?

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  1. LesPaulGuy

    LesPaulGuy TDPRI Member

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    I love my big, heavy, noisy Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere! However, I get the look of dread when attempting to use it at church. They hear the hiss & hum and immediately look around to see where it is coming from. I raise my hand in shame and confess.

    I love the classic Harrison/Clapton slow grind of this pedal but really should look for a modern option. What are your favorites?
     
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  2. mRtINY

    mRtINY Friend of Leo's

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    More of a Vibe guy myself.... I like the Unicorn form JHS and the Orbital modulator from Source Audio. For a more "accurate" rotary speaker sim, I don't know.

    Maybe it's time to find another sound that fills the same sonic role....
     
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    me too, not quite rotary. I bought my first vibe pedal just a couple years ago, a used BBE Soul Vibe. I run my Phase 90 and Soul vibe both before my dirt and it works well enough for me.

    I have a rotary setting on my Vox Tonelab but I don't really use it.
     
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    I bought a Danelectro Big Spender. I really like it’s feature of having a switch to engage the effect, and a second switch to ramp the “spinning” effect up and down.
     
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    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

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    I love the rotary sound, but have never thought I'd use it enough to justify a pedal just for that purpose.

    I recently picked up an MXR univibe. It can do either vibe (modulation in pitch) or univibe (almost sounds like a phase shifter?) sounds. Combine either of those with trem at the end of your signal chain and you've got lots of swirly goodness. But it's not a Leslie effect.
     
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    I have been using a Strymon Lex for a couple of years and really like it. Best feature to me is the left button that switches between fast and slow, but if you hold it down, the rotor speed stops, then winds up when you let off. I like its native overdrive sound, even without the rotary sound. I've never used a real Leslie, so I can't say how it compares.
     
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  7. LesPaulGuy

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    Many folks seem to like the Strymon, so I need to give one a try. A majority of players seem to favor the Neo Vent or Neo Vent II, but they are quite pricey. Last weekend during worship I stomped on the old H & K for a few riffs and no one mentioned the noise. I just need to make sure it is not on when the band has stopped!
     
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    scooteraz Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve used the Option 5 for years. Not sure, but I think they are out of business. The Strymon Lex is nice as well. I have tried the DLS RotoSim, and liked it. It appears to have been replaced by the RotoSpin.
     
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