Tech 21 Roto Choir
I finally have a "Leslie" Pedal thats worth every stickin' penny
I have tried and or owned nearly every "Leslie" simulator ever put out over the last 25+ years. Uni-vibes and roto-vibes were ok/best of the lot and the Uni-Vibe will stay on my pedal board because it has a nice niche' to fill but...
The Tech 21 Roto-Choir is just off the grid. The over all quality of the sound is excellent, its easy to use, and like a real Leslie, it has a sound that is ever so slightly crack-ly and both trebly yet has that terrific midrange.
What does this have that seemingly all the other simulators dont have/do? It has a mic placement dial, which IMO was freaking brilliant. It allows you to adjust the sound so that if you had a mic up close on the cabinet it would give that (sorry, this is the best discriptor I can make an analogy to) full whoosh whoosh whoosh of a spinning speaker, of move it back so that its a little more blended wide whoosh, or move the "mic" further back to get that wide WHOOOOOOOSH that is just stupidly rich and full... It also responds quite nicely to being cranked up or softly. I played it through a tiny Crate, a Fender Twin Reverb, and a vintage Vox AC30 and was pleased with it on all three at all volumn levels.
FWIW Guitar Player Magazine gave it an editors choice some time last year for best in its catagory. Want that Leslie sound but dont want a monster heavy cab to tote around... the Tech 21 IS the answer! Also, for people asking about a stereo version. Leslie's are not stereo and not many guitar players have the roadie help or can afford two leslies. A single, MONO is all thats really needed, ever.