I'd buy this

oldrocker
oldrocker Posts: 2,395
If this was local, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

https://www.shopthesalvationarmy.com/Listing/Details/31313121/Gulbransen-Organ-w-2-Leslie-Model-103-Speakers-Bench-Works.

Found some info on the thing, has some sort a 65 watt tube amp in the speaker.

Always wanted to find something like this in working condition, pull the amp and see what could be created.

This one is just too darn pretty to start taking it apart.

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,888
    No pipes... meh. :p;)
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,292
    Sweet! I'd put that in my barn for jam sessions
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,278
    Those Leslies are highly desirable among keyboardists. Always reminded of You Keep Me Hanging On by Vanilla Fudge when I think of Leslies.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,494
    dromunds wrote: »
    Those Leslies are highly desirable among keyboardists. Always reminded of You Keep Me Hanging On by Vanilla Fudge when I think of Leslies.

    Leslie speakers always remind me of "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Vanilla Fudge as well....and there ain't nothin' I can do about it.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,318
    Reminds me of Garcia's processed vocals in the song Rosemary from aoxomoxoa.

    The vocal were played through a Leslie to be recorded via a microphone.
    It's one of the less weird things on/about the album, actually. :#



    or, as one prefers, the original mix

  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 7,577
    We have a 1955 Hammond B-3 with Leslie 122 in our family room. It sits idle 99.9% of the time. But, when we get a pair of talented hands (and feet) at it there is much magic.

    I'm not familiar with that particular Leslie variant. If the organ is like most Hammonds, there is no internal amp or speaker just a preamp and an external amp/speaker cab is required. The two Leslie cabs in the listing would probably bring a nice price if re-sold.
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,395
    I did find this on it.

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    Found a manual for the 101 but not the 103.


  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,318
    We have a 1955 Hammond B-3 with Leslie 122 in our family room. It sits idle 99.9% of the time. But, when we get a pair of talented hands (and feet) at it there is much magic.
    That is cool :)
    I'm not familiar with that particular Leslie variant. If the organ is like most Hammonds, there is no internal amp or speaker just a preamp and an external amp/speaker cab is required. The two Leslie cabs in the listing would probably bring a nice price if re-sold.

  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 7,577
    I had to look through some photos to find a somewhat decent couple showing our B-3/Leslie 122 combo and our friend Hector Olivera playing for us. Magic!

    If you enjoy pipe organ, I'd encourage you to listen to some of Hector's offerings. Everything from pop to Bach.
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