Replacement For Rotosphere!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by McSoappy, Jun 26, 2006.


  1. McSoappy

    McSoappy Supporting Member

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    Hey guys!

    I've got a Hughes and Kettner Rotosphere, and I DEARLY love it, but it simply takes up way too much space on my pedal board, and I just don't want a board that is obnoxiously huge and heavy.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what smaller pedals could replace my Rotosphere? I need something that has a really great Leslie sound just like the H and K.
     
  2. Hamilton

    Hamilton Active Member

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    I haven't found anything that will replace my Rotosphere. It's a great sounding pedal. It's large and kind of noisy, but nothing tops it.
     
  3. TheGrooveking

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    Check out the BOSS RT-20, I have the Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere, which is a good pedal, but the RT-20 has more flexibility. Run it in stereo and you will not be sorry.

    TheGrooveking
     
  4. Mullet Kingdom

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    You might check this out. Dytone - Desly Rotor

    Based on the clip they've got -- it sounds a bit like an Electric Mistress with the color knob turned down. JMO.
     
  5. Phil M

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    Don't get rid of the H&K until you're SURE you've found a replacement. I thought mine was too large and cumbersome so I traded it for the DLS Rotosim because I thought it had a nicer feature set. The DLS was OK, but I didn't feel that it sounded quite as nice...

    The Boss pedal looks nice, but it is also a little large. Check it out though (I intend to).
     
  6. McSoappy

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    I love the way the Boss pedal sounds but it takes up about as much space as a Rotosphere does, doesn't it?
     
  7. KRosser

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    Charlie Hunter told me he replaced his Rotosphere with a Maxon FL9 flanger and he was really happy with it.
     
  8. Hamilton

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    REALLY??!!! Wow, that's HUGE coming from Charlie Hunter. He's been a Rotosphere guy forever. I really like his use of that pedal.
     
  9. McSoappy

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    I agree that's very surprising! But that's cool to know as a local store has a beat up one for like 20 bucks.

    KRosser: have you heard Charlie use one in concert before? How accurate was it?
     
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    Yes, plus he came to the school I teach at to do a clinic and I thought it sounded great. Now, it doesn't hurt that he knows how to play authentic organ-like lines...

    He told me he replaced the Rotosphere because of the size and the hiss, and that he was so far happy with the FL9
     
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