Phaser that does Leslie sounds?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by wdinc01, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Right now I'm really GASing for a phaser pedal after watching the video on YouTube of Larry Graham showing off his effects. So I'm looking for a good phaser that can get a really big sound.

    I'd also like for it to have a blend knob on it, so I don't have to send all of my sound through it.

    I found this one on YouTube that switches between true bypass and not...true bypass... I guess this was supposed to make it sound kinda like a Univibe. If there's a pedal (besides the one I mentioned) that can do that, or sound similar to a Leslie, or could be easily modded to do so, then that'd be great.

    Thanks in advance
  2. B.C.

    B.C. Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    I believe boss has a few that can do it.

    The RT-20. I like it! :)
  3. The ToneCzar Halophaze is a dual channel phaser, with the special feature of a 'Ramp' control. 'Ramp' basically controls the speed from which channel one and channel two ramp up or down from one setting to another, similarly to the Leslie (only you control it), and is for some reason not included on 99% of modulation pedals. It also features two independent 'mix' controls, one for each speed,

    The downside is it carries a hefty price tag ($375 usd), and currently has a 14 month wait time on getting one built. But in my eyes, this is essentially the king of all Phaser, perhaps all modulation pedals, and for those that are very particular about tone and construction from their pedals, this is amongst a list of 'holy grails.'
  4. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    phase shifters dont sound very leslie like..although they have a sort of similar vibe. if you mean you want a univibeish phase shifter, i use a red witch moon phaser..and i bought that pedal to do that larry graham phantom of the opera thing, the same video your talking about. this pedal does that very well.

    if you want a more realistic leslie sound, i'd give a look at DLS leslie simulator out there
  5. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    Get an eventide mod factor or time factor...
  6. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    I vote for an old Maestro PS-1a box. 3 speeds, with ramping between them. It was designed with the leslie effect in mind and does sound like a single speaker version (sort of). Lush organic phasing that I haven't heard from any other box yet and I've tried many. It is not true bypass though and doesn't have a blend. Very tweakable if you open it up and can be had very reasonably on ebay often. I use mine with a looper because it does cut some tone when bypassed.

    It's the box on the upper left. Takes up way too much room but it has the sound.
  7. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    That is a lot of board space to dedicate to a phaser. You must love that thing.

    Kudos to you. :)
  8. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    ...psst...over here...yeah, right, over here...Maxon PH-350...
  9. benevan

    benevan Supporting Member

    May 2, 2002
    Try 17 months and counting.
  10. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I'm currently on the wait list from nine-ish months ago, although to be honest, I'm happy enough with my Psilocybe that I'm not sure I'm ready to drop $375 + tax (since I'm in state) + shipping on it.
  11. Ed at ToneCzar quoted me at 12 months about two months ago, but I am sure there is noticeable drag between physical results and quotes on delivery.
  12. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Man you guys are trying to just suck up all of my funds. If I spend $300 on a phaser, I might as well spend $300 on a fuzz as well.
  13. So is there a ghetto faux-leslie-ish phaser, or any other pedal that does this at all?
  14. babaseen

    babaseen Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    In regards to the effects listed, does anyone know if you really need to have two amps (stereo) to make the roto effect of a leslie work live:confused:

    Of all the pedals that have been listed, appreciate any insight on either the Maxon PH-350 versus the DLS Rotosim:help:

    Maybe I'll have to buy both and check it out for myself...hey watch the posts in the For Sale: Accesories section:meh:
  15. tigerbass


    Jul 28, 2006
    Crown Point, IN
    I think the Pigtronix EP-1 can get some leslie-ish style phase.
  16. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth Nothing to fret over. Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
  17. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    Get the EHX Worm and a blender pedal. It does phaser and Vibrato plus
    auto wah and tremolo.
    It's inexpensive and sounds nice.

  18. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    The PH-350 is a versatile phaser but it only would get close to leslie sounds in a two amp setup and even then it's missing what I consider the hallmark of the leslie tone (below)

    The EP-1 definitely can cop a Uni-Vibe tone, but not leslie like at all IMO.

    To me, the key to the leslie sound is the ability to transition between speeds. The Maestro, the Jet Phase and the Halophaze can all "ramp" which makes them the best candidates outside of a "leslie emulator" type pedal. The bad news of course is that all three are damn near impossible to get your hands on and expensive.
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    The best faux Leslie tones I ever got were from an old EH Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger. I used to use it when I'd play SRV on guitar gigs. The price isn't bad, either. If only it wasn't so big...