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The Beauty of Single Speed Leslies


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I know that there are thousands of examples, from Booker T, to Jimmy Smith, to Stevie Winwood... But one of my favorites (and most influential to this once very young artist) is Al Kooper. For a guy who did not even know how to turn on a Hammond when he sat in with Dylan on "Like a Rolling Stone", he learned pretty damn fast!

 

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'55 and '59 B3's, Leslies 147, 122, 21H, Motif XS7, Mellotrons M300 and M400, Wurlitzer 200, Gibson G101, Vox Continental, Mojo
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My first leslie was a 45. I left it single speed for several years before putting slow motors in it.

 

For that time, my big single speed influence was Jimmy Greenspoon.

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I've left my 45 at single speed. :D

 

I've unplugged the slow rotors in my 142. Gets the same results in reverse. :laugh:

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One of my all time favorite single-speed workouts,courtesy of Mark Stein:

 

 

And I have to throw in some Steve Winwood since you mentioned him...this epic session with Jimi kills me every time... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYneiCKEWxw

 

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One of my all time favorite single-speed workouts,courtesy of Mark Stein:

 

 

And I have to throw in some Steve Winwood since you mentioned him...this epic session with Jimi kills me every time... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYneiCKEWxw

 

TP

 

Oh yeah! Two additional excellent examples! Mark and Stevie...

'55 and '59 B3's, Leslies 147, 122, 21H, Motif XS7, Mellotrons M300 and M400, Wurlitzer 200, Gibson G101, Vox Continental, Mojo
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My first leslie was a 45. I left it single speed for several years before putting slow motors in it.

 

For that time, my big single speed influence was Jimmy Greenspoon.

 

Agreed... Here is Jimmy with a two speed... Love it!

 

[video:youtube]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K9JQqvsTbVY

'55 and '59 B3's, Leslies 147, 122, 21H, Motif XS7, Mellotrons M300 and M400, Wurlitzer 200, Gibson G101, Vox Continental, Mojo
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Any of you guys want to trade my nice-condition 51C for your 145, 147, 142, 122 or 251? Pick up in Kingston, Ontario :D

 

It's a great sounding 51C. I'm actually thinking about doing a 2-speed top / single-speed bottom. I have lots of motors, just not sure about modifying that bottom shelf...but I love chorale.

 

Wes

Hammond: L111, M100, M3, BC, CV, Franken CV, A100, D152, C3, B3

Leslie: 710, 760, 51C, 147, 145, 122, 22H, 31H

Yamaha: CP4, DGX-620, DX7II-FD-E!, PF85, DX9

Roland: VR-09, RD-800

 

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Any of you guys want to trade my nice-condition 51C for your 145, 147, 142, 122 or 251? Pick up in Kingston, Ontario :D

 

It's a great sounding 51C. I'm actually thinking about doing a 2-speed top / single-speed bottom. I have lots of motors, just not sure about modifying that bottom shelf...but I love chorale.

 

Wes

 

I prefer chorale and use fast speed for short durations for effect. Personally I tire quickly of the low frequency warble with the low rotor on fast.

 

The low rotor staying on slow with a two speed top would be nice. I wonder how you would do that with a newer 122?

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