FrankenLeslie!

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by cheapo_eddy, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. cheapo_eddy

    cheapo_eddy Member

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    Has it occurred to anyone else (who is as badly in need of a life as I am) to mate the tremolo unit out of an old organ (in this case, a sixties-vintage Lowrey) to a modern hi-fi speaker (i.e. an orphaned KEF with phase-aligned concentric 2-way driver) and stuff it all into an old Leslie cabinet?

    I have done this, and initial tests with a Clavinova and a Casio set to "Fake B3" have proven gratifying.

    More results to follow as time permits.

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  2. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Maybe turn this project into a cool & unusual geetar amp?
     
  3. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    You "might" need a life but that's pretty cool! :)
     
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    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Having a "life" with a Leslie rotating cab geetar amp would be (IMO) a pretty good life.
     
  5. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    Had a guitarist once who used a leslie. From what I can remember, it was a portable unit in chrome cylinder case.
     
  6. Mystic

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    ^^^ toss in a tape-based Maestro Echoplex and you got a helluva fun "life" IMO. Well, those a few good geetars...
     

     

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  7. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Didn't SRV use a Leslie cab amp, @ least in the recording studio, if not (also) on stage?
     
  8. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    My Fathers Place (1976). Kim Simmonds / Savoy Brown - - dual Leslie's - what a sound and so cool watching those rotors speed up and slow down. Many pedal / rack Leslie-type products come "close" (some better than others) but there's nothing like da real thing!
     
  9. Beatnik

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    Not sure, this was the late 70s early 80s in Dallas, lol. We did mostly prog and he setup a Marshall half stack, Fender twin and the Leslie. Played a strat and a 335. (I remember he would play Gamma/Razor King like nobodies buisiness).
     
  10. Mystic

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    Didn't SRV also play out a (brown tolex, probably circa '59) Vibroverb? I was fortunate enough to have seen/heard him @ an early point in his career, in 1981, performing @ the inaugural FitzGerald's American Music Festival, held annually in Berwyn, Illinois. Pretty sure he was playing out of a brown Vibroverb amp, but can no longer recall whether he had the Leslie on hand that day.
     
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  11. Beatnik

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    Sorry. If these were drum questions I might know, I'm not a guitarist and know very little of what I see.
     

     

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