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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoc View Post
    spinet usually indicates unbalanced signal, consoles are balanced
    ... unless it's an A-100, which has good provisions for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enor View Post
    ... unless it's an A-100, which has good provisions for both.
    I have one of each. A100/147 or 760 uses unbalanced and an A102/222 which is a balanced rig.
    Both are great sounding but the unbalanced has more volume/headroom than the balanced hookup.
    Even though the balanced hookup is a little quieter with a little less hum when left 'wide open' it lacks the
    overdrive and total volume of the unbalanced hookups.
    For jazz and recordings the balanced hookup works best for me and for rock/blues the unbalanced works best.
    Some acts are louder so the 760 unbalanced hookup is the solution for me especially on outdoor stages.
    Overall the 147 is still my favorite Leslie with the most overdrive of the lot!
    The 760 has the most headroom and the 222 has the tightest sound for recordings.
    Differences are noticeable between all three types. All useful in different situations.
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    Your "wish list" doesn't include MEE control, so you can IMO forego a kit and wire up as I've posted. Might not have been in this thread, but it was recently.

    Either of those switches look like they can be made to work. If you don't want to screw into the front of the organ, you can use stick-on velcro.

    The headphone jack is really a completely separate problem and I would treat it as such. But you're not going to want to forego a Leslie when you have one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    Your "wish list" doesn't include MEE control, so you can IMO forego a kit and wire up as I've posted. Might not have been in this thread, but it was recently.

    Either of those switches look like they can be made to work. If you don't want to screw into the front of the organ, you can use stick-on velcro.

    The headphone jack is really a completely separate problem and I would treat it as such. But you're not going to want to forego a Leslie when you have one!

    Wes
    Thanks Wes, I appreciate your guidance, as well as everyone else who's contributed! I believe I've enough confidence in the outcome to proceed. I'll hunt down the parts I need, and hopefully soon will get my Hammond and Leslie paired up.

    One final question (for now). The amphenol male connector on my Leslie somehow had the pin guide busted off (which means the cable can be inserted incorrectly. I know with care, and perhaps some alignment marks painted on the plug and socket, I could get by, but I want to go ahead and replace that plug as well while I'm at it. Am I correct in assuming that amphenol 9 pin Leslie plugs are universally one style, and can be fitted equally well to a cable or used to repair the defective fitting on my 710?
    The Survivors:
    Technics GA3 (free), Technics F-100 ($250), Hammond XH-273 (free)

    Awaiting My Attention to get Paired Up:
    60' Hammond A-100 (free!) Church duty, certainly not "minty"
    Leslie 710 ($80)

    Moved On:
    '58(?) Hammond M3 (free), Technics G7 ($35), '65 Hammond E-112 ($250),
    '58 Hammond S6 ($60), 80' Yamaha 415I (free)

    Failed Rescue Attempts, Brief Encounters:
    '81 Hammond Elegante, Hammond XTP, Gulbransen President

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    Yes. They are all the same. Glad to be of help.

    Wes

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    Bought a set of three used 9 pin male connectors on ebay for $23 all in. Now just need one female connector plus cover, and a mounting bracket with mounting ring. Cheapest place I've found for the female connector is BBOrgan ($27). All four needed items from BBOrgan will cost $68. Including the Trek crossover, looks like I may end up investing twice as much on the hookup as I did for the 710 itself. A bit of hard irony.
    The Survivors:
    Technics GA3 (free), Technics F-100 ($250), Hammond XH-273 (free)

    Awaiting My Attention to get Paired Up:
    60' Hammond A-100 (free!) Church duty, certainly not "minty"
    Leslie 710 ($80)

    Moved On:
    '58(?) Hammond M3 (free), Technics G7 ($35), '65 Hammond E-112 ($250),
    '58 Hammond S6 ($60), 80' Yamaha 415I (free)

    Failed Rescue Attempts, Brief Encounters:
    '81 Hammond Elegante, Hammond XTP, Gulbransen President

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    Closer still...

    Placed my order for one 9 pin female connector.

    One of the 3 used male connectors in the set I bought previously unexpectedly came with a plug cover. that was lucky and saves me a few bucks. Need to head over to Youtube and learn how to solder wires down into the pins of the male plugs.

    As far as parts, I just need an L-bracket and chassis mounting ring to mount the female plug onto the organ. I don't know if I can find something that fits at a hardware store or Lowes, but seems feasible so I'll check that first. But worst case, looks like I'm about $20 away from project time. Starting to get a little excited.



    My A-100 did have some issues (ghost notes, sporadic keys & drawbars, buzzes), but that all seems to be working itself out with occasional playing, and it seems to be sounding better, too. The one final thing I want to get done soon is re-felt the manuals. I guess it's best to get the standard felts from TW General or bborgan? Looks like that'll run me about $50.

    I know at some point I'll need to think about re-capping the amp/pre-amp. Thankful there are no circuit boards to deal with... my novice touch has occasionally proven to be deadly to them.
    The Survivors:
    Technics GA3 (free), Technics F-100 ($250), Hammond XH-273 (free)

    Awaiting My Attention to get Paired Up:
    60' Hammond A-100 (free!) Church duty, certainly not "minty"
    Leslie 710 ($80)

    Moved On:
    '58(?) Hammond M3 (free), Technics G7 ($35), '65 Hammond E-112 ($250),
    '58 Hammond S6 ($60), 80' Yamaha 415I (free)

    Failed Rescue Attempts, Brief Encounters:
    '81 Hammond Elegante, Hammond XTP, Gulbransen President

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    As I continue to muster the courage to risk electrocution and try to get my Leslie 710 hooked up to my A-100, I ordered the final two parts I needed from TWGeneral.

    Unfortunately, one of the parts is the wrong part, so I need to get that reordered. Ordered an Amphenol mounting ring, but got a generic looking l-bracket instead.

    The other part, is an Amphenol connector mounting bracket (pictured below), but I'm a bit confused. Seems to me the hole is too big, as the 9-pin male connector slips right through the hole?? Am I missing something?

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    The Survivors:
    Technics GA3 (free), Technics F-100 ($250), Hammond XH-273 (free)

    Awaiting My Attention to get Paired Up:
    60' Hammond A-100 (free!) Church duty, certainly not "minty"
    Leslie 710 ($80)

    Moved On:
    '58(?) Hammond M3 (free), Technics G7 ($35), '65 Hammond E-112 ($250),
    '58 Hammond S6 ($60), 80' Yamaha 415I (free)

    Failed Rescue Attempts, Brief Encounters:
    '81 Hammond Elegante, Hammond XTP, Gulbransen President

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    You're missing the diamond doo-dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    You're missing the diamond doo-dad
    If you mean this...
    That's the part that was left out and I need to reorder... but I'm still confused about why the hole in the bracket is basically the same size as the connector.
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    The Survivors:
    Technics GA3 (free), Technics F-100 ($250), Hammond XH-273 (free)

    Awaiting My Attention to get Paired Up:
    60' Hammond A-100 (free!) Church duty, certainly not "minty"
    Leslie 710 ($80)

    Moved On:
    '58(?) Hammond M3 (free), Technics G7 ($35), '65 Hammond E-112 ($250),
    '58 Hammond S6 ($60), 80' Yamaha 415I (free)

    Failed Rescue Attempts, Brief Encounters:
    '81 Hammond Elegante, Hammond XTP, Gulbransen President

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