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LESLIE PEDAL

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Hammond Organ USA announces the release at the 2013 Winter NAMM of their first-ever Digital Leslie Pedal. Designed and built in America, the Leslie Pedal allows the distinctive rotary, moving sound of a Leslie to be added to any, guitar, bass, keyboard, or studio rig.

Derived from the state-of-the art Digital Leslie onboard the new Hammond Sk series stage keyboards and the flagship B-3mkII Organ, the Leslie Pedal evokes
vintage 122 and 147 Leslies, and the Model 18, basis of the classic Vibratone Guitar cabinet made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughn and others. The fourth model replicates the distinctive PR-40 stationary speaker cabinet, which was standard issue with Hammond Organs in the 50′s and 60′s, and a secret weapon for many vintage studio guitar recordings.

Rotary controls allow adjustment of virtual mic placement, ramp up and down speeds, overdrive, horn and bass balance, EQ and overall volume. Three footswitches provide true bypass, speed and brake control, stereo in/out. A gain switch allows the Leslie Pedal to be used in a guitar effects chain, or direct inject into a sound reinforcement system/keyboard amp.

Leslie Simulators Are Like Apples And Oranges...Usually2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I expected the makers of Hammonds and Leslies would've nailed the next "big" rotary speaker simulator since the Neo Ventilator. I was wrong. I've several gripes with this pedal. 1. IMHO, the effect is subpar. Listen to the Neo Ventilator (or even the significantly cheaper BOSS RT-20) and you'll hear that three-dimensional "grind". Search for "Pink Floyd On The Run" on YouTube. You'll hear what I'm talking about.The HDLP has a very slight phaser/flanger sound instead (e.g. the Tech 21 Roto Choir) with a somewhat sophisticated stereo panner. 2. The point of having all those dials is to get some use out of them. Unfortunately three of them fall short. The distance control simulates a mic right in front of the cabinet to only 3' away. Three feet makes almost no difference on a blaring Leslie and the same applies here. A dial goes from 1 to 10 with almost no variation. Some..but then what's the point? The Neo nails this one.The overdrive is another let down. Crank it up and you'll just barely get a bluesy overdrive. Barely. It works better as a volume boost. 3. The volume dial goes from 1 to 10 yet I found it was still just a tad softer than the bypass signal even when maxed. The Overdrive control compensated for this. If you have a volume control there should ALWAYS be some "wiggle room". The HDLP's big plus are the four selectable types of Leslies: the 122, 147, 18V (aka Fender Vibratone) and the stationary PR40 which has its own tonal characteristic, much like a wah/modulation stuck in one position. It adds some nice subtle "colour". A plus is the Brake button which wasn't on the Neo. That required an additional foot switch bringing the total cost to almost $600! I A-B-C'd all three pedals and the sadly the HDLP came in third place. Neo won hands-down followed by the RT-20 (and for only $199). A missed opportunity for Hammond. Sadly the most impressive thing about this pedal is having the name "Leslie" painted across it.
Posted by Brian Krause on Feb 8, 2014
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Leslie Simulators Are Like Apples and Oranges...Usually1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Product ExperienceI've tried it
Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I expected the makers of Hammonds & Leslies would've nailed the next "big" rotary speaker simulator since the Neo Ventilator. I was wrong. I've several gripes with this pedal. 1. IMHO, the effect is sub-par. Listen to the Neo Ventilator (or even the significantly cheaper BOSS RT-20) and you'll hear that three-dimensional "grind". Search for "Pink Floyd On The Run" on YouTube. You'll hear what I'm talking about. The HDLP has a very slight phaser/flanger sound instead (e.g. the Tech 21 Roto Choir) with a somewhat sophisticated stereo panner. 2. The point of having all those dials is to get some use out of them. Unfortunately three of them fall short. The distance control simulates a mic right in front of the cabinet to only 3' away. This makes almost no difference on a blaring Leslie and the same applies here. A dial goes from 1 to 10 with almost no variation. Some..but then what's the point? The Neo nails this one. 3. The overdrive is another let-down. Crank it up and you'll just barely get a bluesy overdrive. Barely. It works better as a booster. 4. The volume dial goes from 1 to 10 yet I found it was still just a tad softer than the bypass signal even when maxed. The Overdrive control compensated for this. If you have a volume control there should ALWAYS be some "wiggle room". The HDLP's big plus are the four selectable types of Leslies: the 122, 147, 18V (aka Fender Vibratone) and the stationary PR40 which has its own tonal characteristic, much like a wah/modulation stuck in one position. It adds some nice subtle "colour". A plus is the Brake button which wasn't on the Neo. That required an additional foot switch bringing the total cost to almost $600! I A-B'd all three pedals and sadly the HDLP came in 3rd place. Neo won hands-down followed by the RT-20 (and for only $199). Sadly the only thing this pedal has going for it is the word "Leslie" on it. Definitely not worth the price tag. I returned it 2 days later.
Posted by Brian on Feb 7, 2014
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