Lovin' Leslies...

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Just to save money I have an aging Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble ( just standard Boss pedal size) that I always set to get a very similar sound to this - kind of an all-purpose Fast Leslie/ organ tone
The unit is pretty versatile for Chorus settings, but I leave it alone

( I do also have settings for a subtle ' Skynyrd Chorus sounds diagram on pedalboard lid!)
 

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Cold Shot isn't a Leslie, it's a Fender Vibratone. It's Leslie-ish.

I bet Jimmie is playing thru the same thing (maybe the same amp!) but I don't know that.
 

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Cold Shot isn't a Leslie, it's a Fender Vibratone. It's Leslie-ish.

I bet Jimmie is playing thru the same thing (maybe the same amp!) but I don't know that.

Familiar with Vibratones, but just assumed it was Leslie because he did like to play through them and used one onstage when I saw him. But I wasn't there when this was recorded, so don't know for sure! I believe what seem to be overdubbed accents sound more like a Leslie than his rhythm.
 

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Familiar with Vibratones, but just assumed it was Leslie because he did like to play through them and used one onstage when I saw him. But I wasn't there when this was recorded, so don't know for sure! I believe what seem to be overdubbed accents sound more like a Leslie than his rhythm.

I remember reading it in an interview in Guitar Player. In the 90s I had a crappy solid state organ, but it had a rotating drum like the Vibrotone. I sure wish I had gutted it and made a guitar cab!

I guess I should add - I love Leslies too!
 

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I remember reading it in an interview in Guitar Player. In the 90s I had a crappy solid state organ, but it had a rotating drum like the Vibrotone. I sure wish I had gutted it and made a guitar cab!

I guess I should add - I love Leslies too!

Well, I call them "swirlies" regardless if they are Leslie, Fender, or otherwise branded. I love the sound - ESPECIALLY in the same room!! I would love to have one, but have neither the money or space for one. I would probably prefer a Vibratone as the Leslie looks a little too much like furniture one would find in a church. Plus it must be a monster to move. I have a cheesy pedal that gets me in the neighborhood....o_O
 

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Well, I call them "swirlies" regardless if they are Leslie, Fender, or otherwise branded. I love the sound - ESPECIALLY in the same room!! I would love to have one, but have neither the money or space for one. I would probably prefer a Vibratone as the Leslie looks a little too much like furniture one would find in a church. Plus it must be a monster to move. I have a cheesy pedal that gets me in the neighborhood....o_O

I'm the same. I have a few pedals I mess with and software when recording. That said, I could easily buy a Leslie for the studio if I found one for a good price.
 

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Cold Shot isn't a Leslie, it's a Fender Vibratone. It's Leslie-ish.
Yeah the Leslie rotating speaker cabs have some really cool sounds in 'em. The Leslie G-27 and G-37 rotating speakers are still available from Analogman (not affiliated with them). I got my G-27 about 5 or 6 years ago and have used it on several gigs. I use a handcart and IMHO it's worth hauling 'em around for the sound you get from 'em.

Oh yeah, I do remember those Fender Vibratones. Those had a cool Leslie sound.

https://www.buyanalogman.com/category_s/510.htm

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Jesse Ed Davis used one quite a bit, I believe. Check out his solo on Bacon Fat.
He wrote this song, "Farther on Down the Road," with Taj Mahal.

 

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Yeah the Leslie rotating speaker cabs have some really cool sounds in 'em. The Leslie G-27 and G-37 rotating speakers are still available from Analogman (not affiliated with them). I got my G-27 about 5 or 6 years ago and have used it on several gigs. I use a handcart and IMHO it's worth hauling 'em around for the sound you get from 'em.

Oh yeah, I do remember those Fender Vibratones. Those had a cool Leslie sound.

https://www.buyanalogman.com/category_s/510.htm

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Great, now I'm going to have to buy one!
 




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