Just bought a Leslie G37!

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  1. Ruiner

    Ruiner Member

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    Had the Leslie G37 on watch for a while and couldn't pass it up for $549 (They are $1200 new). It's a full on Leslie rotary speaker with a 100w amp built in. I compared rotary pedals and the good ones are up there in price. I always prefer the real thing when i can get it. Plus i just sold $720 worth of pedals on Reverb and asked myself "would i have traded a few of those pedals for that?" and the answer is without a doubt. So i went for it!

    Anyone else have experience with one? Thoughts on it?

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    Unboxed! About to try her out momentarily!

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  2. Fab4ever

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    Nice! I lucked into a vintage Leslie cabinet that someone had already rigged up to accept a 1/4-inch signal from a guitar amp. Love it, though it has a squeak I need to diagnose and fix.
     
  3. Empros

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    Very cool! 85 pounds is nuts though! I'm guessing that'll be staying in the studio haha!
     
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  4. dayn

    dayn Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Where did you find one for that cheap?
     
  5. rockinrobby

    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah 85 lbs would put my back out in 5 seconds.. DONE! Lol!! Cool rig!!
     
  6. Ruiner

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    haha, oh yeah, definitely a studio piece for me.

    It was on Reverb for a few weeks. Finally bit the bullet when i saw someone had made an offer.
     
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    Im jealous! I had thought about picking one up before, but the lack of reviews scared me away - keep us posted please!!!
     
  8. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    That's soooooo Bad**s! Looking forward to your review!
     
  9. la noise

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    In one of the outfits I play in the keyboard
    player has an early 70's Leslie that he runs
    his Kurzweil through. I can't tell you how
    awesome it is to feel a room come alive
    when he gooses that monster. Epic!

    And good call Ruiner---no pedal can replicate
    that swirling goodness of an actual rotating
    speaker throwing all kinds of goodness at the walls
    of a room. Congrats! :aok
     
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  10. Ruiner

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    Yeah i almost went with the Leslie pedal but that's would be out of character for me. :D




    Shipping shows it will be here Tuesday! I'll post some clips in this thread once i get them done!
     
  11. la noise

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    I think I am most envious of the Leslie,. Ruiner.
    Not moving it around, though. :omg

    Looking forward to some clips next week! :aok
     
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    score...I got one as well.. good price you bought it yes
     
  13. Ruiner

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    UPDATE:

    Unboxed! About to try her out momentarily!

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  14. Ruiner

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    Ok, didn't have much time but couldn't leave you without a clip! I'll make an actual song clip with it soon with other effects as well as what it sounds like with some dirt.

    Pretty impressed with the amp on this thing as well! Super clean!

    Just one mic placed in front, didn't even test placement. Also, will be less noise when i put the mic on the other side with the wind guard.

    First 3 are different pickups on fast setting. Last 3 are different pickups on slower setting. Sorry but this is all i have time for at the moment!

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    I love it!

    Consider this a teaser clip
     
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  15. golfnutt67

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    Dude that sounds nice :aok looking forward to more...
     
  16. rockinrobby

    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice!! Nothin like the real deal… :aok
     
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  17. JiMB

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    Sounds good!
     
  18. Ruiner

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    Thanks guys! Gonna do a legit clip this evening paired with a Binson Echorec 2! Watch the thread if you wanna hear it!
     
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    I love the Leslie's both the older version and this 'newer' version.
    But in terms of sound - they are a visceral effect that only impresses
    when in person IMO. On a recording - I seriously doubt anyone could
    pick out a Leslie from a clone pedal. However the strangely addicting swirling
    goodness that 'la noise' pointed out 'fills the room' can not be replicated
    in person though - not by a pedal IMO.
     
  20. Ruiner

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    I haven't compared enough (any) recordings of pedals to actual Leslie's but I think there would be a substantial difference in the pedal recording vs the Leslie. I'm sure a lot of that would depend on how your record it and pan it. The little teaser clip i did just has on SM57 a few feet in front of it. Most of the time there are two mics either on each end where the horn is or in the middle in an X shape and one at the bottom where the speaker is located. If done correctly, i'm assuming you could record a sound that would be impossible with a pedal. I could be wrong but i'm sure as hell going to try!!

    However, i do agree that nothing compares to being in the room with it. You can just feel the air swirling. I plugged in and hit one note and got a huge smile on my face. It's really a cool addition for me and i plan on keeping it around.
     

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