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  • Any Elegante Modifications?

    Hello All, Hope all is well.
    I picked up an Elegante this last weekend. (Couldnt help myself)
    It had a noticeable audio hum, so I cleaned the 2 connectors on the Lower left Power amp, the one with the big silver heatsinks, and the hum has gone away for now.
    Question, has anyone ever tried to speed up the time it takes for the Leslie to get to fast?
    Its spool up time is way too slow IMHO.
    This beast is insane, someone on this board described it as a " Digital Kluge"
    He aint kidding.
    I love it though
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    You can't change the wind up/down speed on the Leslie. It's a Rotosonic unit and that's just the way they are. Much slower to change speed than a normal drum type unit.

    Elegantes have a gutsy sound, even better when you add on a leslie cabinet like a 715. Enjoy!
    It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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    Current instruments: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition, Yamaha Genos, Yamaha PSR-S970, Kawai K1m
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    • #3
      You can play with the belt tension. Too loose and it slips too much. That would cause slower wind up and possibly not reaching full speed. Too tight and it spools up even slower but will reach full speed. I try to get it so the motor doesn't slip initially, but breaks free about half way through the spoolup. This seems to maximize the speed up. Also, make sure the motors are well oiled.

      geo

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      • #4
        Thank you AndyG & Geoelectro.

        Im working on getting a Leslie 720.
        Do you think the 720 is a good match with the elegante ?

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        • #5
          720 is a good match, even better if you can find the 540 'top box', so you amplify all the organ's audio channels.
          It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

          New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

          Current instruments: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition, Yamaha Genos, Yamaha PSR-S970, Kawai K1m
          Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond L122, T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball Temptation.
          Retired Leslies, 147, 145 x 2, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.
          Retired synths: Korg 700, Roland SH1000, Jen Superstringer, Kawai S100F, Kawai S100P, Kawai K1

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          • #6
            I have not done my homework research yet, but has anyone tapped into the elegante for an output to a guitar effects device then on to a guitar amp?

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