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  • andyg
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    Well you probably'slaved and saved' to pay for it (well the Leslie, anyway!) so now ENJOY! [:D]</P>


    Andy G - another Santana fan from waaaaay back!</P>

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  • Tony Wheel
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    bubus</P>


    There is nothing like firing up the Hammond. I consider myA- 100 &amp; b3 my two best friends. After they heat up for a couple of hours that sweat smell of Hammond oil is nirvana. Long live the Beast. I also saw Santana way back in the day when they were actually still called the Santana blues band. Rollie was way cool but the guy who turned me into a Hammond addict was Lee Michaels out here on the west coast. Dude was flat out ridiculous. Of course that led to Jimmy Smith and so on and so on. Enjoy.</P>

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    I'm in Hammond / Leslie heaven



    Finally, last Saturday,the Hammond Tech came home to hook up my M111 to the Leslie 147 via an original Leslie 26-1 kit with the 2 half moon switches.

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    During this week, followed instructions from the experts here and Hammondzone (putting back the original Leslie branded 6550's instead of the KT-88's he sold me), move the horn belt to the fastest position, loose a little bit the drum belt to get the out of sync effect with the horn when ramping down, boost a little bit the organ's gain, move the pot to cutoff percussion (was too glassy/bright) and FINALLY I'm getting that sweet, mellow, screaming, "musically" distorted -famous frying eggs- tone I lusted for almost 38 years.(It all started when I saw Santana in Woodstock...Greg Rollie...It's YOUR FAULT!!!)

    I had clones (last one a Korg CX-3 Version 2 with a tube-Speakeasy-preamp)but NOTHING compares to this sound.

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    I know a Spinet is not an A100, C3 or B3, I can hear the difference in tone but let me tell you that now, I'm very happy with what I have.

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    Cheers to all that answered my questions and thanks to my supportive wife that even got me a 196? original Lava Lamp and 196? sample of fabrics to cover the pillow on the bench, not to mention a coaster made out of a 45 RPM record from Jimmy Smith for Verve Records)</p>



    PS: man, this Leslie is powerful...</p>
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