Hammond Leslie Cream Pedal
The Leslie Pedal allows the distinctive rotary, moving sound of a Leslie to be added to any, guitar, bass, keyboard, or studio rig.
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.
Distance, Rise & Fall, Overdrive, Cabinet Selector, Mix, Level, Bypass, Brake, Slow/Fast, Gain
Models 122A, 147A, 18V, PR-40
Input, Power 9VDC, CU-1 Input, Left/Right Outputs
32-bit 150 MIPs DSP
0dBV (low gain) and -6dBV (high gain)
500 Kohm nominal
150 ohm nominal
4 3/4(W) x 7 5/16(D) x 2 1/4(H), 1.5 lbs
007-AD-LP1 (Universal, UL and RoHS approved)
CU-1 Half Moon Switch
November 3, 2020
I use this pedal for keyboards and sound-wise it rivals the best of the rotary pedals out there. I like that it has a separate pedal jack as I can then mount this unit on my keyboard and use a pedal such as the BOSS FS5L (it has to be a pedal like that which 'clicks') and now I have easy access to the knobs on the pedal and I won't accidentally step on the wrong switch in the heat of the moment lol. Read more
It's also a bonus for keyboard players who stand as we won't need to bend down to make any knob changes. Be aware that the switches on this unit are exceptionally stiff. The overdrive isn't as warm as that of the NEO Vent. One gripe I have is that I'm not a fan of rotary 'rise' and 'fall' times of both horn and drum being on one knob. I prefer separate control for each. For example, I prefer a quick engagement to the fast speed but a slower 'fall' time. In order to have a slow 'fall' time, here you also get a slow 'rise' time. In other words, when you dial that knob upwards, both the horn and drum engage more slowly and then both slow down more slowly. Despite missing that kind of programmability, this thing sounds really good. I'd like a touch more presence of the slow speed but it's still very pleasing and thankfully the fast speed has no signs of the vibrato-like effect that the weaker rotary effects have. Here the fast speed sounds very realistic. It's pricy but you'll get that 'Leslie' vibe and makes something like a Korg Kronos, which has a modest built in rotary effect, sound much more like a Hammond!
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