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HEAD EAST HAMMOND
06-09-2005, 04:24 AM
I'm sure this question will show my ignorance of Organ/Leslie knowledge
but stay with me.
I have just ordered a Hammond CV with a JR-20 Tone Cabinet and it is on it's way
I have a Hammond T-312 with an internal Leslie which I have now taken out.
The Leslie has a 5-pin (male) Plug.
Would it be possible to hook my CV up to this Leslie?
What type of output plug does the CV have?
Help me out ! I'm trying to find the cheapest way to have that rotary sound.
06-09-2005, 05:52 AM
The CV should have a 6 pin Amphenol connector (mine has a 4 pin and a seperate A/C line...its a canadian 'Northern Hammond'). Not knowing what sort of leslie the internal one is, I'm assuming you'll need a power supply and switching setup for it (possibly a Combo Preamp), and you can just run a line out from the CV with a fairly straighforward Line Out circuit. This is how I got my 1947 CV to talk to my 197? Leslie 825. That said... if something was OEM inside an organ, I wonder how much extra work you're going to create by trying to get this frankenleslie to run outside of its natural home.
06-09-2005, 01:37 PM
My advice? Leave the T's leslie alone. As has already been said, there's gonna be a lot of work to get things to work, not least the small problem of putting that leslie into some kind of cabinet. If you want rotary sound on the cheap, try a single rotor leslie like a 125. It doesn't have the sound of the twin rotor cabinets but it's nowhere near the price. Andy G
06-09-2005, 07:00 PM
i agree. I have a 125, and it sounds great. Its good for music like steppenwolf's born to be wild (which he used a single rotor). Find one with an internal amp, and it will be nice and warm.
HEAD EAST HAMMOND
06-16-2005, 04:22 AM
Thanks for the replys. I have put the Leslie back in the T after thinking
about all the extra work. Thanks. You guys mentioned a Leslie 125.
Would I have to do a lot of work to get this Leslie to work with my CV
or would it hook right up?
06-16-2005, 04:40 AM
If you use a powered Leslie 125 (one with its own power amp) hook up is pretty simple. I would not recomend a non-powered Leslie as using the tone cab to power the speaker in the Leslie would be a can of worms. You will need 2 half moon switches. One main/ensamble/echo and one chorale/tremelo or trem. on/off. You will also need a connector box. Just about any 6 pin box could be wired to work. Plan on spending about $150 for these items on ebay plus a connecting cable, about anothe $40. All the wiring info is available on line and is not difficult if you have a good knowledge of electricity. A complete kit would be available from a dealer but would cost more of course.
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