> As for my rig, it is pretty much all analog now—no MIDI, just pedals on the floor that I can swap out and reconfigure without having to call a scientist. I run two Bogner Ectasys, getting distortion from the amps. In front of the amps, I have an Xotic SP compressor, a Jam WaterFall pedal I use for a wide, Hendrix-y vibrato, a TC Electronic Flashback delay set for a fast slap, and a Strymon Lex rotary speaker simulator for getting cool, Beatles-y Leslie sounds when I’m playing with Ringo.more
"I also use a Strymon Lex which is their, sort of, their Leslie simulator. That’s a beautiful pedal. It makes some great sounds and you can rev up the rotor. When you play a sound you can make the rotor go faster and it’s really nice. It gives this great effects." - Henderson about Strymon Lex.more
“The Strymon pedal which you heard today,” Robinson’s tech says at (22:50) “No use lying, it's just like a Leslie simulator. It sounds really good. We have the expression pedal down there to make it faster and slower. Right now, that's all it's used for. We've only had it for about a week, since they've been playing that song again, which just came out.”more
"I called up Strymon and got their Leslie thing [Lex Rotary], and I can’t believe how good it is. It blew me away. It beats the living shit out of any other Leslie device I have tried, other than the actual cabinet. When I am doing tours where I have to backline stuff, the amps are always awful."more
At 9:14 in the video, the shot of Billy's pedalboard shows his Strymon Lex. More info: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29250-rig-rundown-billy-strings This pedal is mentioned in [2019 Premier Guitar interview](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29575-billy-strings-the-long-road-home?page=2).more
The Lex fast becoming one of my favorite pedals. Interestingly, the overdrive is perhaps my favorite feature as it adds awesome tooth to the mix. Even though this pedal 1st and foremost a rotary emulator, I tend to go subtle with the modulation and finding it fills out my tone with an wonderfully organic tone. Like a reverb or soft echo, it simply fills in and plumps up the overall result. I'm feeding a Blues Cube starting with a Musicman EVH, I've thrown in a Hot Cake after the Lex and finished with an Empress Compressor at the end of the signal chain. The Hot Cake really punches up the harmony & sustain when tapped and it certainly delivers the "woman tone". Overally, I feel I could spend hours tweaking and futzing with the Lex in an attempt to get the sound of an organ via guitar, and maybe in time, I will. But for now, I'm loving the simplicity of the signal described above.
I did a lot of research on a Leslie sampling pedal including Leslie's. This was my favorite. It is easliy controlled by the foot switches and has a great variation of tone. I have always loved the Leslie tone on songs such as "Badge" by Cream, "No Matter What" by Badfinger and "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr. There's a lot of fun in this box!