What do you think of this Rotating Speaker pedal?

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  1. studio1087

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    $69 at MF.com now.....on sale. I love tremolo and rotating speaker tone.

    I'm tempted. It's a new Dano series that I've heard little about.

    Yay? Nay? Thoughts??
     
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  2. SolidSteak

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    "Big Spender," <$100... I already like it!
     
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    I played through one at the local GC.

    Not bad, but certainly not great. It's missing the dynamics of the higher-end Leslie simulators. I couldn't get a good sound out of the higher speeds...it was most realistic at mid-speed setting.
    Nice size and weight.
    It's kinda a glorified hybrid of a chorus and a phase shifter.

    I didn't hate it, and if I needed a Leslie simulator, I'd grab it--especially at that price!
    3 out of 5 stars.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    The ROCTARY isn't bad, but dont buy it for the octave effect.
     
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    I tried it at GC - I don't remember being particularly impressed with it, but it wasn't bad either.

    You'll need to velcro it down or put rubber feet on it because the bottom of those pedals are super slick, like a smooth river rock.

    On carpet, that thing will pull a Lucy on you like your Charlie Brown kicking a football. I almost did the splits because I stepped a little too hard and it went right out from under my foot.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, but that's durn funny.
     
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    For me, phaser, univibe, and Leslie simulator all sound pretty similar. Chorus, too, for that matter. Guess I'm not all that picky.
    But I know for some players you love every flavor and want them all to be "just right". If you have to have all of them I recommend
    getting the Eventide H9 Max since you can have all of these in one pedal plus a ton more so you can save a lot of pedalboard space,
    and you can dial them into your heart's content.
     
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    Still waiting for someone/anyone to explain what the difference is between the 'Big Spender' and 'Money Laundry' pedals...

    money laundry.jpg
     
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    Probably nothing.

    For some reason they changed the names of some of the pedals in that series recently. If you go to the Dano site you can see which ones are current. To make it more confusing, I think many retailers have examples of both names for sale.
     
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    I have to question their "billionaire" series idea. :rolleyes:
     
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    Same here. :rolleyes: x 2.
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I did have this game as a kid, though:

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    8 bucks and a different two tone paint job.....that's all that I can see.

    I have $63 in Backstage Pass bucks on MF. I really like the ramp up and down feature. I have a Fulltone DeJa Vibe with the big speed knob but it's difficult for me to work that knob lightly with one foot. I'd love to virtually speed up and slow down the Leslie sound by clicking a switch but I don't want to waste the $63. I'm not 100% sold.

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    I appreciate all the comments. Thank you.
     
  14. richey88

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    Don’t we get to hear it?? Big Spender sounds okay, seems like it sucks tone a tad when employed. Or is it just me? The NUX can sound like an organ. Pretty cool. I would think the ramp feature trumps the octave feature.
     
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    The GC up the road had one hooked up at the pedal station so i took it for a “spin”. Its is no Vent II but for a mono version of a doppler effect, its not too bad and certainly worth a measly $65.00.
     
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    Think this would sound better than using the BBE mind bender? I'm tempted to give it a shot since that's all I use the bbe for and the Danelectro is smaller too.
     
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    Only difference is paint job. Think GC/MF asked Dano for a "exclusive" paint scheme on their lots, Dano being the money grabbing capitalist pigs that they are said "sure why not". Just marketing hoopla.
     
  18. studio1087

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    And with that I ordered one. Thanks for the push!
     
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    I could see this pedal collecting dust after the honeymoon is over
     
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    Huh? Name a non-profit organization that builds musical instruments.

    Danelectro was founded by Nat Daniels in the 40's to build very humble guitars for the Montgomery Ward and Sears catalogs. The whole point was building stuff that anyone could afford, They've never been a high end company.

    Sorry man but the comment hit me like it may have been a joke and then I couldn't tell. My Fulltone Deja Vibe was $185 and it doesn't have the auto ramp switch. At $69 for the Dano I feel like I robbed a bank or got a super deal.

    Have a nice day. :cool:
     
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