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  • Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...



    Hi there,</p>

    I am new to the forum (though I did previously post a single question under a the name of "peterock1"), and just wanted to introduce my Hammond and myself.</p>

    I was fortunate to find a lovely L-103 (w/ bench) at a thrift store a few months ago for $75 dollars. It's in great condition both in appearance and operation. With some work I believe it will be as good as new. Now all I need to do is learn how to play it!</p>

    I posted a few pictures on my website at: www.peteworld.net</p>

    I would love to hear any comments you might have.</p>

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    Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...



    Nice!</P>


    $75 is nothing to sneer at for a 1962 model in such pristine condition. I've got the exact same one and like it a lot. They sound really nicebut until you get a proper leslie you won't be able to truly "release the beast". You won't look back, trust me! </P>



    *edit* the vibrato does not sound nice relative to scanner vibrato, and IMHO is the only caveat when concidering this model against other comperable spinets.Connected to the right leslie these the mighty L's soundas good as any tonewheel spinet.</P>
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    • #3
      Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...

      Welcome, Pete. You made a very good buy. While the L isn't as popular as the M and T series it is a good place to start and to find one in great condition is rare indeed. Congradulations!

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        Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...



        Let me change that hierarchy!</p>

        I would say the L is more popular than the T's, sherly??</p>

        It's got valves after all, my beloved T is solid state. L's sell for more than T's, I'm certain.</p>

        Pete, which recordings finally sold you on the organ?</p>

        -Berndon</p>
        -1958 Hofner 550 archtop guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
        -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
        -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
        -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
        -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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          Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...



          I clearly remember the particular songs that featured the Hammond/Leslie/Marshall that were running through my head about the time I procured the organ, they were:</p>

          Queen Latifah - Simply Beautiful</p>

          Norah Jones - Turn Me On</p>

          Counting Crows - Perfect Blue Buildings*</p>

          Deep Purple - Highway Star* &amp; Perfect Strangers</p>

          * still running through my head on a regular basis</p>

          Thanks for asking,</p>

          Pete</p>

          </p>

          </p>

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            Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...



            Hmm... I can see an effects loop coming then!</p>

            What pedals do you use?</p>
            -1958 Hofner 550 archtop guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
            -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
            -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
            -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
            -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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            • #7
              Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...

              None yet, but I will be keeping an eye on Craigslist for some sort of distortion effect, preferably tube - but anything inexpensive for starts.

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              • #8
                Re: Introduction, Hi I'm Pete and I have a L-103...

                Hey Pete, check out the thread on this site about "Kon's zener overdrive". It's inexpensive, and a cinch to hook up to the L series, and it sounds great! Matt.

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