My B-3 sat in a road case for about 2 years. The thing sounded great when I moth balled it. When I started it up after letting it sit it had gone to crap. Stuff gets noisy when you don't use it. I try to run it a few times a years.
I don't reccomend letting one run for days unattended. There are things in there that can catch on fire. It is a theoretical possiblilty you could set your house on fire.
1959 C3 and PR40
1967ish Leslie 122
1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)
DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout
1992 Korg 01W/fd
1992 G&L S-500 geetar
1990 Jansen GMF150 amp.
Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)
Rhodes MkII stage piano - borrowed (Now returned. Now I'm sad.)
And I touched a 1958 M3 once.
1956 M3, 130 custom leslie, 51 Leslie, 860 Leslie with Preamp, S08 Yamaha and K2000S, Young Chang 85 key spinet and Korg SV-1 73 less Hammonds, downsized they found a good home
i fire up my organ more often than Santa comes, but not every day cuz my fingers would get tired
Henry Miller Spinet Piano 1960 (original price $580)
Tube amps do the same thing. I have pair of old original blackface Fenders a Twin and a Super Reverb. I quit using them and was playing through a Mesa Boogie DC-5. The pots on the Fenders got noisy.
I hate to spend the money while I am trying to pay for my kid's college. Engineering school is expensive.
Last edited by CEB; 07-30-2012 at 01:49 PM.
You've had your house catch fire because you let your organ run unattended?
jdoc, please be careful playing your organ in the shower. There are lethal voltages in the amplifier. Also, you might go blind.
Playing your organ in the shower can bring your teeth back to their former glory but not recommended between visits from Santa due to lethal voltages that may cause blindness in Fender Blackfaces and burn your house down.
Now: 1961 Hammond Extravoice F 100 , 1964 Hammond M 102, 1964 Leslie 125, 1969 Hammond N322 , Roland U20,
1959 Jensen BF-100 Cabinet w/ 12" 2-way coaxial speaker H223F
Guitars (all left handed) 2003 Fender Strat, Thinline Tele, Samick Greg Bennet Avion 3 LP style, SX lap Steel guitar
Basses (lefties) 1977 Fender Mustang Antigua Bass, SX Precision Bass, 1800's German 3/4 upright bass (strung left handed),
Sold: too depressing to list
I don't "fire it up" as often as I would like, but I try to everyday. Usually play for maybe 20min in the morning and then maybe another 20min in the evening before dinner. After the kids go to bed I play downstairs with headphones on my XK-2 or digital piano for about an hour. I know what you mean about the starter... I'm always cringing as I sit there holding the switch.... I keep thinking it's like my car or something and I'm going to burn out the ignition
I've got a fever..... and the only prescription is...... more Hammond organs
At home I practice every day,at least a half hour.My B2/147 is always ready to go.I've started it every day I'm at home for 12 years.
On gigs,I start the A100/147 a half hour before performing to let it warm up,the tubes sound better 'warm',I don't turn it off until the end
of the gig.I've never used my spare start or run motors in 40 years.Heck,I finally re-tubed the rigs a few years ago,and play/perform WAY
more than I tech/repair.I've been through a lot of synths in that time..........flavor of the moment etc.