Just checked out your build thread. Wow, man. Incredibly cool. Still running well?From a practical standpoint, the best one I've used is the Ventilator pedal. But it still does not completely create that somewhat disorienting 3-D room effect.
So I built a Leslie clone. It captures the magic. If I can do this (I'm all thumbs), so can you...it was really not difficult at all.
Build thread here: https://www.tdpri.com/threads/leslie-in-a-box-mission-complete.1031934/
I did make a vid of it to post to YooChoob, but even when recorded with XY stereo mics in the room, it sounds like a stereo Leslie pedal. You need to have your ears in the same room as the cab to fully appreciate the effect.
Just checked out your build thread. Wow, man. Incredibly cool. Still running well?
I had a Leslie 145 and a Hamptone preamp to run it for years. It was magical, but too big for anywhere I'd play and a hassle to move.
I bought a Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere when they came out and it was good, but noisy, it didn't fit on my pedalboard, and it had special power needs.
I replaced that with a Tech 21 Rotochoir well over 10 years ago. It turned out that I was after more of the Leslie 125/Fender Vibratone sound.
I love sound of the Rotochoir, though it has a few pretty inexcusable issues-
-there's no brake
-there's no indicator telling you what speed it's set at
-the speed changes when you switch from Leslie 122 to 125 and back depending on how you have the speed set
I haven't. I kinda settled into what I've got.So... have you tried any of the newer ones? Strymon Lex, Neo Ventilator (and their smaller ones), etc?
I haven't. I kinda settled into what I've got.
Line 6 Roto-Machine
I do a vibrato pedal into one amp, and amp tremolo with the other, and try to get the rate for both synced up.I just use a tremolo pedal for “wobbly”. The audience doesn’t care. I do have a hankering for a univibe, though.