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Old 11th May 2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Digning intro old organ

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I have Allways wanted to find An old organ. I play guitar, so the main reason is the internal Leslie speaker for a diy project, and maybe interesting tubes or even an amp worth doing something with.
I have found a hammond 125jm, not too far away, and i Can probably get it cheap. Does anyone know if this is worth digging into? I have a hard time finding Info on the Web.

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Old 13th May 2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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Tube pulls/transformer pulls are great finds with them
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Old 13th May 2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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That is a transistor organ so no tube amp. It should have an internal leslie and a pair of decent speakers.
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Old 13th May 2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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I'm just saying you ever run into the tube 6v6 or 6l6 circuits jump on it man killer old school Iron and probably nice RCA stuff as well as Sylvania etc
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Old 13th May 2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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You have to find really old organs if you want tubes. Organs were cutting edge tech and most models were all transistors by 1965 with few exceptions. On that same note the tubes, iron and other useful part are very high quality and can be well suited for guitar.
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Old 13th May 2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Well suited indeed xD RCA 6v6 are to die for as well as ton of the RCA preamps an that Hammond output Iron is also awesome xD
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Old 14th May 2013, 04:57 PM   #7
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Itīs transistors in this one. But the leslie unit works like a charm. Iīm going to build a cabinet for it, fender-vibratone-style.... I just have to figure out how to do the switching part?....There are a lot of wires in this organ
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Old 14th May 2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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No great loss cutting up a J model. It is an imported transistor divider organ. But if you cut up a precious metal key contact M or L for the amp iron, many of us keyboard players would be annoyed. They are built to play 100 years IMHO, capacitors excepted. Booker T recorded most of his hits and backed up other Stax artists on an M, etc etc.
Organs that deserve to be cut up are tube generator Baldwins, tube generator Conn's with the irreplaceable precious metal coated plastic key contact rod (except large 3 manual theatre models), any Kimble, especially models with a leslie, any Silvertone or Airline. Most transistor divider organs like the Hammond J and N are not worth my time. Some high end transistor models contain bit bucket string and voice simulators that are seriously worth salvaging.
The collection of organs in my signature are a list of cheap organs worth restoring (new e-caps, rubber parts) imho and learning to play. You can learn more about different models on organforum.com, especially posts by paul0557.
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Old 15th May 2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. I donīt really think of much of the sounds in this organ, but still. I have enough room, and I am going to keep it. It is in very good shape, and I will be able to move the leslie unit frome the diy cabinet and back into the organ with little effort. So I think itīs a keeper.... and btw. The kids love playing around with it
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Old 15th May 2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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I'm just only interested in them for tube pulls and power/output transformer pulls maybe a few hardware related stuff too but I'm not talking about hacking it totally up lol
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