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Good super-cheap rotary simulator?

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

  1. Grateful Ape

    Grateful Ape Tele-Holic

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    Looking forward for a friend. Any ideas? Nux? Amoon? Etc.

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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    Suggesting from a "friend": Nux Roctary, Donner Alchemy (not much change in rotary effect though, but what's there is good)
     
  3. Patton

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    Try that little Danelectro pedal from some years ago. I think it was called Rocky Road. I have one and love it! Got it new a long time ago but never felt the need to upgrade it.
     
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  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    There’s good rotary sims and cheap rotary sims. Choose 1.
    The least expensive Leslie sim I’ve heard that I'd consider is the EHX Lester. $150. The best IMHO is the Neo Ventilator. $450.
     
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  5. getbent

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    put a fan in front of your amp... face the fan in.
     
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    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Does that really work?
     
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  9. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I was going to say: start saving up for a good one!
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    MXR Micro Chorus. "Rotary" is pretty much all I use it for. Turn knob to where it's pointing at the "I" in "INPUT" and there is the high speed of a Fender Vibratone, 2:00 for the slow speed. $90 at Sweetwater.

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    You can get reasonably close with an Arion SCH-Z (chorus pedal). You can find them for +/- $50.

    The original SCH-1 sounds a little better (I’ve had both), but they go for ridiculous money now.
    The housing is super cheap, but it’s a good Leslie sim (although you can’t switch between fast/slow) and it’s a nice chorus too.

    Line6 made a fairly realistic sounding Leslie pedal, the Roto Machine, that ramps up/down and more or less sounds & behaves like a Leslie. You should be able to pick up a used one for around $100 (there’s one for $75 on Reverb right now). I had one and let it go (wish I still had it).
    Find a YouTube demo of it.
     
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    It works slightly better than swinging your head around in circles.
     
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    Good - Cheap - Rotary Simulator


    ... pick two.
     
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    I've been using a Mooer Soul Shiver. Pretty good.
     
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    Hi fabricator! would you mind sharing your favorite setting on the Arion SCH-Z?

    TIA!

    Jaime G.


     
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    How about the Hotone Roto? Fits the price bill and it’s ok. I don’t use it much but it dials in nicely when needed. It’s tiny too!
     
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    I owned a Lex, but now I use a Nux Mod Core. I’m really quite happy with it. It cost me about $20 used.
     
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    That's mine, and I enjoy it a lot. Maybe someday they'll pack it into a pedal big enough for two buttons.
     
  20. Edgar Allan Presley

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    An old Boss flanger works as a rotary speaker simulator for the noisy dives I play in.
     
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