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I ran across this leslie with a Baldwin organ. However I think it is a solid state model. I have search the websites I know to no avail.

 

http://a.im.craigslist.org/9c/cI/oUO6Vhaj8XhIeT0a0QhyedhNlIpU.jpg

 

I thought if it was not a solid state it might be a good parts model for a used, more desirable model like a 147.

 

I missed a free hammond on here about 2 weeks ago but have no idea what model it was.

Jimmy

 

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Originally posted by BluesKeys:

I ran across this leslie with a Baldwin organ. However I think it is a solid state model. I have search the websites I know to no avail.

 

http://a.im.craigslist.org/9c/cI/oUO6Vhaj8XhIeT0a0QhyedhNlIpU.jpg

 

I thought if it was not a solid state it might be a good parts model for a used, more desirable model like a 147.

 

I missed a free hammond on here about 2 weeks ago but have no idea what model it was.

It appears to be a 720 (bottom unit) with a 540 on top. The 540 is simply an extra set of stationary speakers. The 720 is a "real" rotating Leslie. Both have solid state amps.

 

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720

 

Hope this helps.

 

- Bob

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Thanks Bob it sure looks like the one's. I was thinking like MC that there was no rotation but it looks like the 720 has the horn and 10" rotating and 2-8" and a 15" stationary.

 

Now the question is.

 

Is this worth a purchase on the chance I find a 122 or 147 that might need work?

 

 

I guess the solid state amps are worthless. But maybe the speakers and rotors might be worth having.

Jimmy

 

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. Groucho

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Originally posted by BluesKeys:

I guess the solid state amps are worthless. But maybe the speakers and rotors might be worth having.

Not quite worthless - they are louder and have more bite (less warmth) than the tube versions. Some people actually like them better for these reasons. As with most of this stuff, YMMV.

 

- Bob

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Thanks Bob, do you know if the other parts would be interchangeable with the tube versions?

 

I guess I need someone to say you should buy it or should not buy it because....

Jimmy

 

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Originally posted by BluesKeys:

Thanks Bob, do you know if the other parts would be interchangeable with the tube versions?

 

I guess I need someone to say you should buy it or should not buy it because....

I think the motors and speakers would be pretty-much interchangeable, so you could substitute a tube amp for the SS one. But the interface is different from the 122/147's - 11-pin vs 6 pin. This may be an advantage, depending upon what you are hooking up to - modern Hammonds use the 11-pin, while old ones use the 6 pin. The interface isn't directly related to the type of amp - after all, today Hammond sells both types - but some rewiring would be necessary to install an old amp into this unit. The conversion would not be impossible, but is probably not a "drop-in" operation.

 

There is information about how to modify these relatively modern ("only" 30 yrs old!) Leslie units to make them sound better. I have been tempted, since I enjoy this sort of challenge, although so far I have managed to quell the GAS with a couple of Rolaids. :eek: For this particular unit, it might also depend on whether you want a piece of furniture or not.

 

I guess nobody can tell you whether you want this unit or not - sorry.

 

- Bob

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Originally posted by BluesKeys:

it looks like the 720 has the horn and 10" rotating and 2-8" and a 15" stationary...

 

Is this worth a purchase on the chance I find a 122 or 147 that might need work?...

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Depends on what you're willing to settle for. Even with a tube amp conversion, with that speaker setup it's not going to sound like a 122 or a 147. How could it(?)! Personally I'd hold out for a fixer-upper 122 / 147. Parts are all available. I just refurbed my (circa 1967)122 about 2 years ago. Between suppliers and eBay, I had no problem with parts.

 

Good luck, Paul

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Gas has passed I think... I don't even own a Hammond yet. I am still looking for that deal I can't pass up.

 

I thank you for the site info and wisdom. I just don't need a pc of furniture right now.

 

Thanks Bob

Jimmy

 

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