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  • Replacing the string on a M3

    Hey Folks I need to replace the strings going to the vibrato scanner and motor. Any good threads on this you can point me to?

  • #2
    I remember this Youtube clip that might point you to the right string and how this can be done with an M3 (this was an A100, but the principles are the same). See what you think.

    1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."


    • #3
      you have to disassemble the scanner. then drill out the rivets. the you can take out the bearings and change the wicks.

      on the flywheel side of the motor cut away the old thread that is knotted around the bearing and install the new one.

      on the scanner side of the motor it is more difficult. you have to partly disassemble the motor. pulling the gear and take the shaft out.

      if possible you just knot the new wick to the rest of the old wick ( if still existing )

      Restored my Hammond C2 (Ser. 37447, 1950, original 230V/50Hz model, rev. B AO-10 Preamp and ElectroTone PER200 Percussion, this organ was made and exported to Switzerland in 1950. Also restored and using: Leslie 760, Leslie 122, 2 Hammond PR40, 2 Hammond L100.
      Hammond M3 (Ser. 58280).