Rotosphere... How big is it?

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  1. gregory49

    gregory49 Member

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    Can someone measure their rotosphere for me please??. This recent thread about the best leslie got me wanting one I just want to make sure I have the room on my PT2. I know it will dominate on there, but thats it i guess.

    Is the MKI better than the MKII??

    Thanks!!!

    Greg.

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  2. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    approximately 3x8x8.5 inches

    MKI has a momentary switch for braking the effect so wen you step off it it comes back on rather than having to click on and of
     
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    gregory49 Member

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    hmmmm thanks man.. haha it doesn't look that big on musicians friend. What's the best place to get one? the bay?
     
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    They are $500 through the on-line dealers. They do come up on ebay fairly regularly, robust, so used is OK.
    Just buy one, they rock !!
    It's my favourite effect by far, does DSOTM beautifully.
     
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    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    the gear page always had he best prices when I was looking, second ebay. I think I paid around 200 for mine.
     
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    hope it helps.
     
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    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    I have no room left...a rotosphere and a replex on my board...!
     
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    thanks thats great. I wish i could find a smaller alternative.
     
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    guitardr Silver Supporting Member

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    Two contenders for "the Leslie" crown are:
    Option-5 Destination Rotation & the DLS RotoSim (my current fave).
    Go to PedalGeek.com and check them out.
     
  10. justinconn

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    Greetings!

    I've been using a Rotosphere for about 8 years now, and it's been the one mainstay on my board other than a tuner. One important thing to keep in mind about the Rotosphere when planning out a pedalboard is the height. I was surprised when ordering my first custom board that I hadn't allowed for enough clearance to put the Rotosphere on the second level. Might not be a big deal, but it ended up totally rearranging my setup (for the better actually!). Anyway, it stands much taller than your average box...

    Best of luck in your search!

    j
     
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    As far as I know (check me on this) the Rotosphere is the only simulator that models the two independent rotors of a ful-sized Leslie such as a 122. When you are at slow speed and kick the brake switch for an instant, the two rotors drop out of sync and the effect becomes very complex, just as it does on the real ones.

    That might be important to you...

    Bob
     

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