Has anyone tried the Rotary Wave?

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  1. eric-d

    eric-d Member

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    I was screwing around on eBay and found this. It's a little Leslie (Vibrotone) kit that weighs about 16 lbs. Sounded very cool on the link. Tell me what you think!!!

    http://songworks.com/rotarywave.html

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    devil,
    Yeah, I've been eyeing one of those for a while now...
    I've never played one..but the clips on the website sound good.
    Only thing I can add is I think the guy got really really backed up for a while.
    Maybe that's why he's doing a kit? Hardly ever see them used...
    I like the smaller rotary wave too!
    :)
     
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    16 lbs isn;t that big, ya know. And to power it with an amp and through an A/B switch - I bet it would be really cool. Especially live, with two mics, one on each side for the stereo thing.
     
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    I'm kind of curious about this as well. Seems like a decent product. Not sure though how loud it gets.
     
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    I have one,the black tolex version-Excellent sound as part of a multi-speaker setup w/delays etc.50w peak 35w continuous.Really good at low level also..I'm actually having a cab built now so my Little Lanei Rotary wave is for sale.Excellent condition,perfect working order-$275 shipped&Paypal'd
     
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    I have one and I love it! It's not exactly like a Leslie (no spinning horn) but close enough! On the plus side, of course, it's much smaller, lighter and cheaper than the real thing! I can get a nice vibrato/Leslie spin on the higher settings but my favorite tone is the slower chorus effect (Univibe-like with the delay added). I use it with an analog delay and it gives me the most beautiful sounds! You have to handle this unit with a bit of care if you gig, but it's plenty fine for home/studio use. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't have an ON/Off switch - though you can set one of the two switchable speeds to the lowest setting (no spin) for the same effect.
    I think I will add an ON/Off power switch in front of the Rotary Wave in the future to solve that problem.
     
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    I thought about getting one til I got a Leslie 120 (downward-facing 12" with a rotating baffle, no amp, no horn) for $300...

    This unit would be a lot easier to carry, though not as loud...
     
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    WhaT does a real Leslie go for?
     

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