Which chorus can get a good Leslie tone?

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  1. eric-d

    eric-d Member

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    I'm trying to have a smaller board for easier travel purposes. I don't know if I should just get the Line 6 Roto or a Boss/Ibanez/Maxon chorus pedal that can get a decent Leslie tone. I would prefer true bypass, but not a must. Looking for something obviously with a foot print the size of a Boss pedal.
     
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    AM mini Clone Chorus?
     
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    Believe it or not, the old Boss hi-band flanger does a very decent sounding fast Leslie sim (Think SRV's 'Cold Shot'). I've yet to hear any chorus/phase/flange that could do a credible slow Leslie imitation..
     
  5. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    Fulltone ChoralFlange does a GREAT leslie, but it has a larger footprint. The Analogman Clone Chorus is also very good, and he sells a Mini-Chorus that is the same size as his Beano Boost and Juicer.
     
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    DLS Chorus/Vib or Analog.man Clone Chorus. :AOK
     
  7. Brett Valentine

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    AnalogMan Mini Clone Chorus. Depth set to about 11:00, Speed set to 3:00 does a real nice fast Leslie swirl, and in front of a light, warm distortion pedal or amp, it makes early breakup sound like you're really pushing a Leslie.

    It even sounds great (set to a fast swirl) actually IN FRONT of a Leslie set to slow you get a pretty complex, very warm sound (tried that in a studio last week).

    Brett
     
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    MXR Micro-Chorus.

    It's quite a bit different from most other choruses, definitely more in the Leslie/swirl ballpark. I'm not sure why, maybe the delay time is shorter or something - but it's my favorite chorus by far. And it has just one knob, that you can turn with your foot :).

    Not reissued, so you'll need to find an old one, and not 'true' bypass - but easily converted. And noisy... but so are Leslies ;).
     
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    +1 on the Arion SCH You can spend more money but this thing really does the trick for a very reasonable price
     
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    The Analogman Chorus does an excellent job of a Leslie............... it's also a nice thick sounding chorus!
     
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    Just going by clips, the Foxrox TZF sounds pretty close; BIG bucks tho..
     
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    Hey Eric,
    Got the Cone Chorus with the deep mode last week. Sounds really great. Give me a call and you can check it out if you want.
    Nick
     
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    t.c. electronic chorus/flanger...
     
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    In my experience, leslie tones from a pedal are extremely subject to conditions. Same rig in a different room will not sound like that. Hell, same rig the next day won't sound right.
     
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    I would have to give it to the AM Clone Clone. Esp. if you have a "thin" setting, you can get a great leslie sound considering its a chorus pedal.

    Arion certainly has its props too.
     
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    +1 for Analogman Clone chorus.

    I have the bichorus and it makes it easy to switch from two chorus settings. I have mine set at a slow shimmery chorus and deep, fat leslie. Sometimes I prefer AM's leslie to my rotosphere.
     
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    REALLY?!?! Wow.... I liked the Rotosphere but I have a ChoralFlange now. I really like it but I'd like to have something smaller. It looks like I'm going to be checking into a Mini Clone Chorus..... hmmm.... The wife's not going to like it.... but oh well.... I also just got on the list for a Zendrive.... I'm pretty excited....
     
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    I'm really excited to hear the chorus/vibrato from the Deluxe Memory Man's wet output through the Leslie cabinet and the dry sound going to the Dr. Z... also been curious about how the wet signal from a Deluxe Moon Phaser would sound through the actual Leslie cabinet... glad to hear it sounds cool with that Chorus pedal, I'm sure it'll sound plenty cool when I can afford the Moon Phaser.
     
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    I can tell you that my TZF Paradox does a superb Leslie emulation. Just superb!
     
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