the MOST ACCURATE leslie pedal?

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  1. vanguard

    vanguard Member

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    i'm not talking a chorus that can sound similar. i mean, what pedal sounds so close to a real leslie that, on a recording or live mix, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. also, it must ramp up and down.

    rotosphere? that strymon thing? what???
     
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    Rotosphere is my personal preference.

    The DLS Rotosim does a pretty good job too.

    I haven't played the ventilator but it's probably worth a look too.
     
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    I think the rotosphere is most like playing through a Leslie, but it's noisy and its OD element is kins lame.
     
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    Plexico Silver Supporting Member

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    Rotosphere - and the Ibanez RC99 is close....
     
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    I enjoy my rotosphere. Once I got it I stopped worrying about the others. I don't find its drive to be lame either, although I'm always running it into a dirty amp.
     
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    I think the Rotoshpere does a great job in the effects loop
     
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    :agree
     
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    I am thrilled with my Strymon Lex Rotary, it really delivers the goods. I feel like I've reached the end of that particular quest.
     
  10. vanguard

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    w/ strymon's reputation and the friendly (small) size, this may be the one. the others are huge!
     
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    Love and use the Rotosphere and Boss RT20 when I can't haul the ole 122 around.They both sound very good.To get the most out of either it is best to have a dedicated amp for them.When I use a leslie or Vibratone it is separate as well and I use a Volume pedal to blend it in via a splitter. Think about it.:idea
     
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    I have a Strymon Lex and it does a very good job. I am happy with it.
     
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    Ventilator.

    Game over.
     
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    the ventilator definitely seems to be the way to go if $ and footprint aren't an issue, but I went with the lex because of the smaller footprint and lower price tag and i'm totally happy. both live and in studios without a real leslie, i really enjoy playing this puppy. i've read a lot of comments from people that HATED the lex, but that boggles my mind as i think the thing is awesome.
     
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    My Rotosphere has a nice grind when used in my amp's effect's loop or in front of an amp with my BMF Fat Bastard in front of it.
     
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    If you can go with a rack unit, the Digitech RPM 1 is pretty good. Bought one 10 years ago from a guy who had his whole rig geared around a Leslie sound. He sais it was as close as he ever got to the real thing for live gigs without dragging around an actual Leslie. Of course, there weren't a lot of options then, and this guy was selling it...dunno. I always liked it.
     
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    The Neo Ventilator is incredible. Though I have not tried the other devices mentioned here, it is difficult to imagine anything being more authentic.
     
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    The ventilator has the most accurate slow chorale sound of ANY of the competition. The rest are nowhere near as good. There was a thread with an amazing clip of it in action but i can't seem to find it. But anyway thats the money sound for me - Chorale.

    The best quality/price/performance pedal is the T21 rotochoir. Sounds at least as good as the lex in this clip by burgs

     

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