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Rating and Reviews: Boss RT-20 Pedal

Recreate the sounds of real classic rotary speakers with this pedal. It features adjustable rise time, horn and bass speed, as well as overdrive.

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"don't waste your time looking anymore, you've found it." submitted April 3, 2011

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Musical Background: active musician, studio and live
Music Style: jazz, rock, blues, alternative
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Sound: i've owned this pedal for over a year now and it's never let me down. the sounds you can get are incredible. there's nothing quite like having a leslie at your feet. next to buying a 122 or a 147 it's the best sounding rotary emulator i've tried or heard. i owned a hammond XK-2 and the leslie sound didn't even start to compare. Feature: everything you need to define your sound is on this pedal, it's got all the knobs for rise time, balance and overdrive. there's even a switch to change the overdrive from guitar or keyboard. awesome. just like any boss pedal, it doesn't come with an adapter. but that's how boss is. Ease of Use: plug and play. sounds great with everything at 12 o'clock. but if you're into customizing your sound, it's incredibly easy to do. everything is right at your fingertips. i keep mine on top of my keyboard and just adjust the sounds as i go. no programmable settings, just knobs. Quality: just like most boss pedals it's built like a tank, like i said, i've had mine for just over a year and nothing has broken and it always sounds like the first time i played it. Value: for what this pedal does, it's worth it. i mean..if you're an organist in jazz, rock, blues, etc you need a leslie or a simulator. this is the kind of pedal you'll have on all the time, every time you play. so when you think of it that way..250 isn't a lot to pay The Wow Factor: for me, i wanted a leslie, but this thing gives you all the tones with out having to buy a truck to cart a cabinet around. that makes it pretty desirable don't you think? Overall: i don't think i'll get another rotary pedal. if this one dies (which it shows no signs of doing) i'd buy another one. obviously, it isn't a 122 or a 147, but for the size and price worth every penny.
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"Throw away your rotors...here's the real deal." submitted April 27, 2009

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Musical Background: Active Musician, Recording Engineer.
Music Style: Indie, rock, jazz, funk
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Sound: Very impressive, expressive, and tuned for recording and stage. I have not found a keyboard with a Leslie effect at any price that can match the realism this pedal emulates. I no longer lug my Motion Sound around to gigs. You are no longer restricted to miking a rotor to increase volume. Just use a larger amp! No quality loss. Feature: You can read about that elsewhere, but in real world use. Rotation speed, grunge, stereo! It's all there. Works well on organ and electric piano. If you forget your adapter (sold seperately) it runs on battery. Nice touch. Haven't changed batteries in 4 months. Heavy pedal so it won't slide away. Stomp worthy pedals. Ease of Use: It takes a bit of fiddling but each knob returns definite audible changes so very soon you understand which knob does what. Only difficulty is having to reach down to your feet for adjustments. If only there were an extension with the controls that you could place on your keyboard. Quality: Built like a tank. Don't drop it. You'll break the floor. Value: Can't knock the product but it is pricey. Manufacturer Support: Dunno. The Wow Factor: Ummm. It stays below my shoe. The psych light's cool. Overall: Portability, sound quality, reliability, durability. Makes pretty much any keyboard sound like a Hammond. What's that worth to ya?
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"If you want the Leslie L122 and Uni-Vibe sound, you've got it." submitted March 22, 2006

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Musical Background: Hobbist
Music Style: Rock, folk, all at the same time.
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Sound: Very hard to find but I did. I haven't even begun to touch the surface of what the RT-20 will do. But there is no doubt. It's awesome! Feature: So much more than I expected. Ease of Use: A bit of a learning curve for me but I don't have a whole lot of time to put into it. Quality: Very nice. Value: You're getting what you pay for. Manufacturer Support: Rolandus.co was helpful with a couple of questions. The Wow Factor: It is fun to use in a dark room but that's not really all that important. Overall: This is a keeper. It isn't going anywhere.
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"The Best Leslie Effect on the Market!!" submitted February 27, 2009

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Musical Background: 20 years
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Sound: Clear and very realistic lesly sound. Feature: Once you get the foot pedal, the sky`s the limit Ease of Use: Simple as they come Quality: Solid as a rock Value: I think that all musical equipment is much too expensive. Manufacturer Support: I would imagine that it would be great but I`ve never needed it. The Wow Factor: I can`t get over how closely this pedal resembles an actual Lesly. If it`s a Lesly sound that you want, this is exactly what you need and in my experience,20 years, it`s the best product of it`s type on the market.
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