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    Recasing my 760's into '770' clones.

    When you look at these boxes close up they are 'unfinished' clones. Wes Garland was even fooled momentarily by the quality of the louvres and moldings.
    I didn't build them but whoever did was a great carpenter! They are built with only a 15" hole in the lower baffle and no plumbing except wires in the uppers.
    They are also built 1 1/4" taller than a 147/122.
    Laying the 760 bottom on top of the existing bottom and hanging the 760 lower deck from below the existing lower deck gives me the exact height of the lower rotor/spindle/bearing.
    The top shelf is the same.Built 1" taller than a 122 so laying a 760 deck on the existing deck is easy. Out comes the skill saw.
    How much you want to wager whoever built these already new these decks would just 'slide' in and glue/screw up no problem at the correct heights!
    Bolting wheels on t-nuts through double 3/4" ply is very sturdy so these will roll fine.
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    A100/147 B2/147 A102/222 M102/145 M111/145 L133/770 1937 Northern Hammond(third one built) BCV/122 NordStageEX88 Yamaha MOX6,Neo Ventilator
    Radial J type DI's ,Mogami Starquad wiring ,Yorkville Powered Speakers,Allen+HeathMixWiz3,Soundcracft LXII7/24,SWR Pro220 bass amp,Fender ProReverb

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    Whoever built these cabinets was one smart cookie! Impressive build quality. You really have to know your Leslies to know they aren't the real deal. Perfect candidates for taking on the road!

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    And pray tell, who is the mysterious carpenter?

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    I have an idea who built them and couldn't say for sure.They were in a church and the materials(veneers)haven't been available since the 1970's.....
    Would like to try a 770 with one and maybe a 770/AO39 hybrid with a tube amp for the V21. 6BQ5 rules trebles IMO!
    Shuffled a few bins around today and have the L101/133's and a working 760 and the 9 pin 'projects' gathered in close proximity....
    Also have the T212 and R124 gathered around an M111(it will take three to realize my Franken) and HL822(to be a 970 clone).
    Ran the M3 and M102 today for a few hours. Great sounding organs!
    Ran the BCV and A102 for a few hours as well. Gig rig A100/?(147/145/251/770) are good to go too! Will have to test the 222 and 142 later.....its been a few months.
    The 'ready' room is full....and that's a good thing! Once a month these beasts get fired up and sometimes a lot more.
    They all run at least two hours and get played for at least 30 minutes each.
    That way they all stay in ready mode which is a good thing!
    A100/147 B2/147 A102/222 M102/145 M111/145 L133/770 1937 Northern Hammond(third one built) BCV/122 NordStageEX88 Yamaha MOX6,Neo Ventilator
    Radial J type DI's ,Mogami Starquad wiring ,Yorkville Powered Speakers,Allen+HeathMixWiz3,Soundcracft LXII7/24,SWR Pro220 bass amp,Fender ProReverb

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    Given the age of the cabinet veneers, you'll have to give the 760 transplant its original name "760 Walnut", rather than 770.
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