Leslie / Overdrive Pedals?

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  1. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a pedal or combinations of a rotary and drive that can get into the ballpark of Joe's Barnstorm era? Not interested in springing for a leslie. I haven't heard any pedal demos yet that can get to this. Several examples from Joe's early work, this is one.

     
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    Not quite what I'm looking after, but thanks!
     
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    What about a Dunlop Univibe
     
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    Thanks, I have a Fulltone MDV-2 and a couple fuzzy pedals. I'll gang them together and see what I can come up with. The MDV-2 is in front of the chain, not sure if that is a plus or not for this.
     
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    I just looked up the Fulltone MDV-2 and you should be good to go with that pedal . I would probably not have that in the front of the chain .I would have my wah, then fuzz ,then overdrive then your modulation type pedals (Flanger , chorus, Phase and so on then lastly your delay type pedals ) The vibe type rotating chorus type sounds fall into the modulation pedals . Fulltone makes good products that is for sure !
     
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    It would take some changing around to accommodate that on my board. Thomas wah -> MDV-2 -> Dirt -> Mod -> Delay. I do like how it behaves in the front of the chain though. Sounds amazing with v-twin or be-od behind it.
     
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    You might want to try an Electro-Harmonix Lester G.
    IMO, it does a real nice Leslie impersonation.
     
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    Thanks Mirrorman, that may be what I'm looking for.. There are a couple settings in this demo that gets close to that neighborhood.

     
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    Ventilator is the best I've heard but IIRC it doesn't have any gain.
     
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    Thanks, I liked the drive of the lester g, that's what sold me on that. It's on my list.
     
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    I picked up a used Lester G. It sounds great but it most definitely needs to be in am isolated loop. I noticed a little loss coming out of the boards at the end where I was testing it. I'm going to put it in front of the nebulus in the same loop. I have a ton of effects on those boards but they are isolated in loops. Never more than 3 running behind the wah and mdv-2.

    The pedal shines best with it's onboard drive. I tested with others in front with not very good results. Onboard drive and comp are very interactive, a good thing. Not using it in a stereo setup, that might make it a little more interesting. It's not going to be setup that way on the board.
     
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    How about the Hughes and Kettner Rotosphere ? It has a drive and output control as well as a cool Leslie sound that can ramp up and down ( version 1 ) with the momentary breaker footswitch.







    Sounds much better through some Marshall's like Joe was using during that era. :)
     
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    Not bad. For the $ the Lester G is good enough for my use. There is more settings to work with, acceleration, slow and fast speed, brake, balance from speaker and horn (a tone control...;), drive and compressor. On the board now. The synth9 might be going away and replaced with a muff I have laying around. Excessive I know, but they have their place.

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    Have fun with your new toy!
    I've had mine for about a year, no issues.
    I've found that using the onboard drive and compressor gives very nice results...much better than using some other overdrive or distortion with the pedal.
    I use mine with clean or almost clean amp settings, front of amp with the "Squash" switch engaged.
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    Thanks MM. I'm finding it useful about the same. Mostly clean, slight drive and squash. Slight over noon on slow, slight less on fast.
     
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