AWkeys Posted July 6, 2016 Share Posted July 6, 2016 Hi all, I've been happily using my Ventilator since it came out in 2011, and while I continue to be happy with it, I was so impressed with the Lester demos that I simply had to have one! I splurged on the Lester G for a couple reasons: I wanted the acceleration knob, I liked the extra compression add-on (especially useful should I plug in a guitar), and while I may not use it all that much, I really like the fact that you can plug an expression pedal in for continuously variable Leslie speed. I've used it with my Nord Stage 2 on 4 gigs (playing in mono) and one rehearsal so far, and overall I really like it. You gotta dial in the volume a little different (more on this later), and it's a darker, less mid-range-y sound than the Vent, which in a way adds to the realistic Leslie sound. The bad side is it's harder to hear in the mix. It's kinda more "cabinet-y" than the Vent, although the Vent is fantastic with that. One thing I really love is that the low rotor takes a lot more time to accelerate/decelerate than the Vent, which was always one of its shortcomings, IMO. The drive is really fantastic, though almost too much, which brings me to.... I plugged it into my studio monitors, running stereo into my Mackie mixer. Now I hear clicking and drive (even with it set to 0 drive) if I send the organ signal from my Stage 2 any louder than 12 o'clock on the master volume. I didn't hear this on my gigs, but that could just be masked from the rest of the musicians playing. You cannot pad the input of either the Lester G or K pedals - one of the things you CAN do on the Vent (at least on the original, which is what I use). I called EH customer service, and the guy I spoke to wasn't giving me any useful information, like what input level the Lester likes to see, etc... This is a drawback for me. I've never had this issue with any other pedal. While I can turn the Nord down and try to jack it up with my mixer, having only 7-12 o'clock travel on the master level really blows. Can anyone else corroborate?? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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