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Kevin Quick


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 5:51 am    
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Anyone using the Venti 2 out there? Or any of the other pedals? I have the EH B9 pedal and not real happy with it.
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Ken Metcalf


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 6:32 am    
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I have a EH B9 and Boss RT-20 and can plug in an expression pedal to control the speed.
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Asa Brosius


Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 8:17 am    
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I've tried a few, and I use the mini-vent. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other pedals, but the sound and size are right
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Kevin Quick


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 8:22 am    
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Yea I've been researching the mini. Apparently it doesn't have any way to adjust the ramp speed from fast to slow?
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Eddie Thomas


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 9:30 am    
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I've been using the Hughes and Kettner Roto-sphere for about 10 years, and always get compliments on how natural and realistic it sounds.
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Michael Butler


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 10:49 am    
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i use the strymon mobius. leslie is just one of the sounds.

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ajm


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 11:38 am    
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Kevin: Are you looking for a Leslie simulator, or an organ sound?

The EHX B9 is not a leslie/rotary simulator.
It is an organ machine.

They are two different animals.

If you search here on the forum, this has been discussed many times already.

One pedal that *may* do both organ and Leslie sounds is the NUX Roctary.
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Kevin Quick


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 12:32 pm    
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Yup you're right about the B9 and yes I'm looking for a Leslie sim. After a lot of research I'm pretty much sold on the Neo ventilator 2. Just have a couple of questions about it so I'll start a new thread.
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Michael Brebes


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 1:05 pm    
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I still like my old Digitech RPM-1. Rack unit but it has a lot of adjustments available.
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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 1:25 pm    
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Kevin: OK, so you want a Leslie simulator.

At this point it depends on how much you want to spend, and what is available.

If you're cheap, er, I mean "thrifty", check out a Danelectro Money Laundry or Big Spender or whatever they're called. (They went by two different names for some reason.) The one thing that I did not like about it was that the rate of slow to fast and vise versa takes too long. Otherwise I may have pulled the trigger.

The NuX is not real common, I think it's an overseas pedal.
The videos on it seem pretty good.
It's not super expensive.

From there, the prices start to shoot up real fast.

If all you really want is a thick slow chorus, or a fast wobbly Leslie sound, and don't care about the ramp function, there are a lot of pedals that will do that for cheap.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 1:59 pm    
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Can also try the EHX Lester K.

The Vent is more popular though.
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 3:50 pm    
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The RT-20 is the only digital BOSS pedal I've tried that doesn't sound sterile and clinical to me. Mine delivers a decent rotary speaker sound. I have not tried an organ simulator. I have a deal with the keyboard player: He doesn't try to sound like a steel, and I don't try to sound like an organ.
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Rick Abbott


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 4:18 pm    
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I use a B9 and RT-20 combo as my organ-tone sim. I want to move to the Neo Vent II, but really wonder how much better it would be. My goal is to sound as close to a B3 as I can...within reason, and I'm having positive results with the RT-20. I'm willing to take this as far as buying, and hauling, a Leslie cab. The RT-20 sounds pretty good for my money so far. I think the Neo is next, unless I just go all the way and buy one of the newest Leslie cabs from Sweetwater. $1500

The big issue is technique. The sim can only do so much.
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Kevin Quick


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 4:23 pm    
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I have a G37. They are the bomb! However they are a bit bulky to haul around unless you have a van. Also weigh in at 100 lbs.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 6:33 pm    
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Kevin Quick wrote:
I have a G37. They are the bomb! However they are a bit bulky to haul around unless you have a van. Also weigh in at 100 lbs.


The Leslie Studio 12 is lighter by 15 pounds and is designed for keyboard use while the G37 is for guitar.


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Ian Sutton


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Post  Posted 1 Apr 2019 11:55 am    
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I recently picked up a TC Electronics Vibraclone. Feature set is pretty bare bones, slow/fast and there's the "ramp" setting is fixed. For $60 it sounds great.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 1 Apr 2019 12:28 pm    
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Ian Sutton wrote:
I recently picked up a TC Electronics Vibraclone. Feature set is pretty bare bones, slow/fast and there's the "ramp" setting is fixed. For $60 it sounds great.


To my ears this sounds like the Vibratone, a single rotor guitar Leslie. Hence the moniker 'Vibraclone.'







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Derrick Unger


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Post  Posted 12 Apr 2019 7:52 pm     Nux Roctary
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Just ordered a Nux Roctary combo pedal..youtube videos look promising..bought it because it accepts a expression pedal to control speed but could not find any demos addressing that feature specifically...anyone got any feed-back on this??
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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 12:03 am    
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Kevin,I have a Danelectro "Millionaire"pedal that is pretty good,if you want I can send it to you to check out?
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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 4:01 am    
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Kevin,I lied,Not the first time...it's actually a "Big Spendor"pedal.
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Ken Metcalf


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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 6:46 am    
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Rick Abbott wrote:
a B9 and RT-20 combo as my organ-tone sim. I want to move to the Neo Vent II, but really wonder how much better it would be. My goal is to sound as close to a B3 as I can...within reason, and I'm having positive results with the RT-20. \

The big issue is technique. The sim can only do so much.


An RT-20 and B9 with an inexpensive expression pedal is good if you have a spare hand or foot to control and vary the speed.
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Not everyone can do this ether.
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Kevin Quick


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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 6:55 am    
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Stu Schulman wrote:
Kevin,I have a Danelectro "Millionaire"pedal that is pretty good,if you want I can send it to you to check out?


Thanks for the offer Stu. I went with the Neo and it's doin the trick.
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Greg Cutshaw


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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 4:20 pm    
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Kevin, any comments about the Neo Vent vs G37 for home and studio use? I am still considering both!
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Kevin Quick


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Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 8:06 am    
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Greg, sent you a PM
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Jim Robbins


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Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 10:13 am    
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Strymon Lex is a good sounding Leslie emulator, I think. One nice function is switching between fast and slow speeds with a gradual acceleration / deacceleration like the motor on a rotary device.
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