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Leslie like pedal in small pedal

Webfoot

Silver Supporting Member
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Something like the ventilator but in a small boss pedal size and only a single switch (don't know that speed up/down thing).

Anything remotely exist?
 

BoiceBox

Member
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363
Keep in mind that an MXR sized pedal with jacks on the side takes up a lot of real estate. A larger box with top jacks can actually be more space efficient depending on the layout of your pedal board.
 

johnh

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AM Bichorus for me, although I don´t think it sounds at all like a genuine Leslie (as if I would know what that sounds like!). But for a few slots in the set where it helps my parts jump out in the mix with that fabulous wobble, it works extremely well for me.
 

wingwalker

Fuzzy Guitars
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I hate the sound of a chorus pedal run "like a leslie"...it never sounds right to me .

If you want roto sounds and space is a big deal the Line 6 Roto Machine is gonna be hard to beat...I'[m no line 6 fan but hey...it's gotta be better than a chorus pedal with the speed jacked up!
 

flyingvees

Gold Supporting Member
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I have an arion chorus mod, but my new line 6 M5 has the best leslie I have used. I also have the expression pedal so I can ride it pretty nicely....
 

SG_Seth

Silver Supporting Member
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Rotomachine is great. I wasnt a huge fan of the lex. Overpriced and over hyped, but it sure is pretty.

Rotomachine sounds much better imho.
 

HayekFan

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I've got the Rotomachine. I sounds like a mic'd Leslie. I can't imagine any pedal being much better. At best it would be a small incremental improvement. The Rotomachine is nice because it's fairly small on a pedal board. It is however built like a tank. By far the heaviest pedal on my board. There's about a Honda Civic's worth of metal in it.
 

sladest

Silver Supporting Member
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99
everybody's of course got their own opinions on this subject, however i had the same question about 2 years ago, and since then, just about every "leslie" box on the market has sat on my board for various amounts of time. i've ranked them and heres my opinions on each...

1. Korg G4 - the best of the bunch. however, we all know pedal board real estate is at a premuim and this guy take up a lot. i keep mine around to record with. also, i don't believe they make it anymore so...it cost me...

2. Hughes and Kettner Rotosphere - also very very authentic. but again, huge pedal and i bought it just after i got my g4 and it lost the shootout....so off to the buy and sell forum it went....

3. Strymon Lex - this sits on my board currently. very rich and thick sounding.. smaller and less expensive as the top two.

4. DLS Rotism - this guys cool, because of the multiple trim pots on the inside. also by far has the most dials and variance out of all the leslie pedals i've tried. also takes the most time to monkey with to find "your" sound.

5. Boss RT-20 Rotary - this one sounded a bit too fake for me (like chorus trying to do a leslie). it also didn't get along with the rest of my fuzz chain. but by itself plugged into my Dr. Z it sounded ok.

6. Fulltone Deja-Vibe - this has been on my board for awhile and i've noticed a can get a decent "fast" rotary sound out of it if i set it on vibrato and turn the speed all the way up......just sayin....

7. Mojo Hand Gyro - this pedal i thought at first sounded terrific. it's downfall was going to see gov't mule a couple days after i got it. after hearing warren's leslie tone it got the boot....and i went back to my g4....lol

8. Option 5 destination rotation single - i bought this pedal because of it's smaller size. but the tone i got was terrible. it squashed my signal, and sounded like a leslie recorded in a garbage can....

again....all my opinion. just figured i'd share since i've been on this same leslie trip forever. if you have the board room and the cash (short of buying an actual leslie) get a korg g4 or a hughes and kettner. if your short on space get a strymon.... hope this helps.
 

AXXA

Silver Supporting Member
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I've been looking into leslie sims lately, and reading this thread has made me interested in the Line 6 Rotomachine..... the first I've ever even considered anything made by Line 6! The demos sound ok though, and it seems to be one of the cheaper leslie sims out there.
 

iama

Member
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I bit down hard and got the Line 6 Rotomachine. My needs for the leslie sound are few and far between but I love the sound. It was pretty inexpensive used and sounds very decent. $50 used vs the preferred $300 Lex? At this pricepoint, that's the reason I went with it. If my needs become discriminating, then I'll pony up. Not a Line 6 fan, quite the opposite, but the Rotomachine gets it done nicely.
 

DGTCrazy

Mod Squad
Staff member
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everybody's of course got their own opinions on this subject, however i had the same question about 2 years ago, and since then, just about every "leslie" box on the market has sat on my board for various amounts of time. i've ranked them and heres my opinions on each...

1. Korg G4 - the best of the bunch. however, we all know pedal board real estate is at a premuim and this guy take up a lot. i keep mine around to record with. also, i don't believe they make it anymore so...it cost me...

2. Hughes and Kettner Rotosphere - also very very authentic. but again, huge pedal and i bought it just after i got my g4 and it lost the shootout....so off to the buy and sell forum it went....

3. Strymon Lex - this sits on my board currently. very rich and thick sounding.. smaller and less expensive as the top two.

4. DLS Rotism - this guys cool, because of the multiple trim pots on the inside. also by far has the most dials and variance out of all the leslie pedals i've tried. also takes the most time to monkey with to find "your" sound.

5. Boss RT-20 Rotary - this one sounded a bit too fake for me (like chorus trying to do a leslie). it also didn't get along with the rest of my fuzz chain. but by itself plugged into my Dr. Z it sounded ok.

6. Fulltone Deja-Vibe - this has been on my board for awhile and i've noticed a can get a decent "fast" rotary sound out of it if i set it on vibrato and turn the speed all the way up......just sayin....

7. Mojo Hand Gyro - this pedal i thought at first sounded terrific. it's downfall was going to see gov't mule a couple days after i got it. after hearing warren's leslie tone it got the boot....and i went back to my g4....lol

8. Option 5 destination rotation single - i bought this pedal because of it's smaller size. but the tone i got was terrible. it squashed my signal, and sounded like a leslie recorded in a garbage can....

again....all my opinion. just figured i'd share since i've been on this same leslie trip forever. if you have the board room and the cash (short of buying an actual leslie) get a korg g4 or a hughes and kettner. if your short on space get a strymon.... hope this helps.
Good run down! I love my G4, however I didn't find my Option 5 DRS that bad of a "tone suck".... It's really too bad the G4 is so big.... because it just kills when used with an Expression Pedal.
 




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