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    Half Moon Switch - Dimensions

    Could someone do me a favor. Id love to see some detailed pictures of the inside and out side of a Leslie Half Moon Switch.
    Also. Could someone take photos with it on a ruler?

    I want to see if I can take the measurements and make one. :)

    Thanks

    PS: I have looked on the web for detailed pics. And there are a lot. But I need to know the measurements.
    Also. If anyone has a photo of a inside of one?

  • #2
    This is what I used to make my own :
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender/...ctor-Switch.gc

    I think someone here said this is the same switch Leslie used in their switch boxes.

    You could probably get a local hobby nerd to 3D print a half -moon box for you 8)
    Tom in Tulsa

    Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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    • #3
      Yeah, that is what I was thinking!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tpappano View Post
        local hobby nerd
        Is this Profiling?

        0: haha


        I always wondered about a 3D printer's ability to dup' a half moon. Keep us posted on what you find out. I am actually in need of the two metal switch supports and a back...anyone know of a source?

        Local Hobby Nerd...I love it! I remember Radio Shack's early days; all the stores were staffed and/or managed by guys who were electronic geniuses and could help with any problem. Of, course, as most of us know, towards the end of the chain's run, the staff was lucky to know how to unlock the front door. I miss the good old RS nerds of yester year.
        Over the years: Hammond M3, BC, M102, B3, four X77s and three PR-40s, a Thomas Electra and a Celebrity, three Fender Rhodes, Roland HS-10, HP-2000, HP-600, RD-600, JV-880, a thing made by Korg (?), two Leslie 910s, 122, 257, 258, 247, two 142s, and three custom-built Leslies. Wow, way too much money spent!

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        • #5
          Fond memories of Radio Shack for sure! My first summer job was a operating a 'service department' in the back of the store. I got to keep 75% of whatever labor I charged for a repair, and I also got a 40% discount on whatever stuff I wanted to buy for myself. Sweet deal for a 16 yr old electronics nerd 8)

          I have not tried this route myself yet but I understand there is some sort of club in Tulsa that provides access to printing hardware, you just have to provide your CAD files to make something. The nerd factor definitely comes into play with the 3D design software. Short answer, get some teenager who already knows how to do it for you 8). I imagine Cincinnati would have a similar operation.

          Some of the best quality parts are made by the "SLA" (stereolithography) process and can have a very nice 'end product' finish. The simpler filament type printers can make a serviceable part, but may produce more of a textured surface.
          Tom in Tulsa

          Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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          • #6
            So does anyone own a half moon? Could someone take some measurements?

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            • #7
              Why don’t you buy an empty half moon case from tonewheel general? They are not expensive!
              Hammond C3, M102, XB3, XB5
              Lowrey Heritage DSO-1, H25-3, Yamaha E70
              Farfisa Compact Duo Mk2, Vox Continental 300, Korg BX3 Mk1, Leslie 122, 145
              www.drawbardave.co.uk

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              • #8
                I kind of choked a little at the price, but when you consider all the running around you would have to do to make your own and the fact that it is a 'special' product, maybe the price is not too terrible 8) I think I'll order one but it is weird that when I add the $15 switch it will total twice what I paid for the organ! (I'm such a cheapskate)
                Tom in Tulsa

                Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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                • #9
                  Me too! I feel like $70 for a piece of plastic that doesn't even have the actual electronics inside is far far too much

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                  • #10
                    I have been wrong 70,000 times so far, but I think the spare covers are a specialty item intended for traveling performers who need one now. These folks don't agonize over cost compared to appearance and functionality. They are also fairly good at getting somebody else to pay for it, and then cost truly is no objection.

                    That said, I think I only paid about $119 for my clone three way from them (chorale-off-tremolo) wired for a Neo Vent that I use both with my E100 and Rodgers. (Velcro)
                    -- I'm Lamar -- Allen TC-4 Classic -- 1899 Kimball, Rodgers W5000C, Conn 643, Hammond M3, L-102 - "Let no man belong to another who can belong to himself." (Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest​ -) ​Paracelsus

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