best Leslie pedal?

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  1. Big John

    Big John drinks are on the house V.I.P. Member

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    Stereo preferred (using two amps). Need opinions. Go.
     
  2. Brocko

    Brocko Senior Member

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    Can't go far wrong with the Boss RT-20

    But also check out the Pigtronix Rototron as you can control the hi and low rotor independently with exp pedals
     
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    and of course the Strymon Lex.
     
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    I am happy with the Behinger Rotor Machine. Different cab settings and a two amp hook up.
    It was not much compared to others.
     
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    garybaldy Senior Member

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    Korg G4?
    Ive read Joe Bonamassa uses one
     
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    BWGuitars Senior Member

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    I just recently got a Hughes and Kettner Tube Rotosphere, and I'm extremely happy with it... but I don't have any experience with other pedals to compare it to.

    All I know is that a POG2 into the Rotosphere sounds glorious.
     
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    I had the Lex but now have a mini vent. Didn't go with the RT-20 or larger vent as space was an issue.

    In no particular order:
    Neo Instruments Mini Vent for Guitar
    Neo Instruments Ventilator II
    Hammond Leslie G Pedal
    Boss RT-20
    Strymon Lex
     
  8. Phil W

    Phil W Senior Member

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    This interests me.
    Please describe the difference.
     
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    The Lex has a rather boxy sound and really overruns your tone. The vent is a lot more subtle and a little more dimensional in preset 'A'. The mini vent just sounds that much sweeter. Maybe the mini vent has a flatter EQ, it sounds more open than the Lex. The fast sound in the mini vent is also a nicer sound than the Lex fast setting.
    I have the rotary effect sat between a master/slave amp setup and the Lex was still a little too much. The mini vent I forget it is on but when I turn it off you know instantly something is missing.

    Disclaimer:
    IMHO....:D
     
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    this
     
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    SirJackdeFuzz Senior Member

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    If i remember correctly, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden uses one too :slash:
     
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    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    I got one of these. It says "Leslie" on it. It is stereo.

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    I had a rotosim and LOVED it! Ended up selling it because it was too heavy, bulky and I rarely used it. But I was amazing.
     
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    I have the Lex.

    It does sound good but either it's me or I have wrong expectations about the pedal.

    I would have wanted the Preamp Drive knob to increase volume as well. What it does is compress the hell out of the signal and you lose the guitar in the mix.
     
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    There is a hidden boost setting on the drive knob
     
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    hecube Senior Member

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    I know
     
  19. Big John

    Big John drinks are on the house V.I.P. Member

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    Contacted BYOC last week about this. They actually have had a working prototype for a while. They didn't feel that the demand would be high enough, so it's been sitting on the shelf for a while. Darn it.

    Been reading how some guys have used a trem pedal in front of a pan pedal. This sounds very interesting...left-field & out-of-the-box-thinking...I like.
     
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    Another slightly left field suggestion (especially as Digitech do a hardwire tremolo/rotary pedal) but have a look at the Digitech Hardwire stereo chorus. You can get a Leslie-ish sound out of it but also a bunch of nice chorus sounds too, a mild flangey one, a vibrato like sound plus an 8 voice multi chorus- which makes it a very versatile beast - true stereo too so both paths are separately effected.

    The tremolo/rotary they do I have no first hand experience of.
     

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