What does a good faux Leslie?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jake5, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. TDavis

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    +1, Nice faux leslie tones and has some good features. Very clean sounding pedal to my ears and cuts through a band mix nicely.
     
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    I need a good leslie simulation that costs around $150. I've tried some vibes but they don't have the controls I want. I don't need all controls the strymon has neither vibrato/chorus mode , but the fast/slow switch is essential. Any suggestions?
     
  4. RichardB

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    I was recently on the same search, and in my odyssey I discovered the:

    Digitech Multi Chorus. Firstly it is SUPER cheap. I refuse to pay more than 80 bucks for a pedal. Any pedal. So it passed that test. Then it sounds excellent. But it can't accept an xpression pedal - so that may be the dealbreaker for your needs. But it kicks arse.
     
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    I think the Boss someone mentioned would be up your alley.
     
  6. SonicBoom

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    RT-20 used comes in at around that price. Not too bad sounding either.
     
  7. Burgs

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    Here's a couple I've had good experiences with - Roto Choir and Ventilator. Different price points but both convincing IMO.







     
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    alesis nanoverb on the rotary setting is excellent -$50 used
     
  9. Godspeed64

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    Hey!
    +1 to people who don't read threads!

    Dudes got a M9 mate..
     
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    What about chorus and phaser in parallel? In a stereo amp setup? How would that be?
     
  12. Lance Romance

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    The M5 and M9 are not exactly the same animal, but I should have elaborated more. The M5 will work off a PP2, (M9 will not) and you could try a sped up chorus in the M5 instead of the leslie. Also, there has been a firmware update that you could try with your M9 to see if it improves the liking, this update is installed in the M5.
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    The Lex is fantastic.
     
  14. Sun Creature

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    My old Small Stone does a fairly convincing Leslie along with someone mentioning the Arion Chorus.
     
  15. L_Totti

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    The Rotochoir costs the same as the Boss RT-20. Wich is best?
     
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    I can get a great "Cold Shot" sound from the Halo Chorus - which features chorus and phase onboard controlled by the same oscillator.
     
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    No expression pedal on either, but you might consider the Ibanez RC99 or the Fuchs Creme de la Trem; they produce *very* leslie-like sounds, not to be full-blown sims like the H&K, Vent, Lex, etc.
     
  18. nlopez

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    I've got a Rotochoir coming in the mail. All the clips are good enough for me.
     
  19. kjs0118

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    ... probably way more than you want to spend, but....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6drlD4ZaHFA
    why not just get the real deal? i LOVE the sound of a b3 and leslie and always feel like i should have been a keyboard player haha. i was telling a guy about my love for that b3 sound and he told me to never plug my guitar into a leslie.. i asked why and he told me that i would be forever yearning for that sound and would have to haul a leslie to ever gig and it would make my life so complicated.. so i looked up emulation stuff, like you, and then came across this.. one day when i have a lot of money.. it will be one of the necessary gear purchases
     
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    The Boss Rotory I had for a couple of days. It never sounded like a true Leslie, only a fabrication. The Roto Choir is interesting. And the Ventalator is very good, but way too expensive.

    I have a BMF Liquid Sky. A variety of cool Chorus sounds are easy and quick to dial in. It does a very good Leslie emulation. And it has a very cool pulsing light to the speed of the Chorus. And it can go very slow just like a Leslie. It don't come easy sounds fabulous through it.
     

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