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    Hey guys,</P>


    Well the local AGO mailer had an old Hammond L-101 for $100, and I couldn't resist. It belonged to my friend's Catholic church, and I gave them $75 for it. It's in pretty good working order. A few dead tones and stuff, but nothing major. Also, a lot of static from the speakers. This is my first time dealing with a spinet Hammond (I already own a C-3). Also, the vibrato is non-existant. But there really isn't anything too major. I'll have the organ tomorrow, so I'll go into more details about the dead tones and weak drawbars then. But how do I fix the dead vibrato? If I'm remembering right the L-100 has non-scanner vibrato. Any input/help would be much appreciated.</P>


    Thanks guys!!!</P>

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    Re: Hammond L-101



    I'm sure we'll come up with some answers for you. In the meantime, here's a link that was posted to the L service manual a short while ago.</P>


    http://www.4shared.com/file/50034535...iceManual.html</P>


    Andy</P>
    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
    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.
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      Re: Hammond L-101



      Thanks alot Andy. Thats going to prove vital.</P>


      I can't wait to get this thing home tomorrow and go to work at it. The life of a college student gets VERY dull over the summer lol. I look forward to discussing this with you guys on the forum. I just hope I can finda 145 leslie speaker for it for another $75 lol (dream on I know...).I don't want to use my 122 with it that I have tied to my C-3...but oh well.</P>


      -Matt</P>

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        Re: Hammond L-101



        Well I brought it home today. Moving it was pretty good. I didn't expect that little sucker to be so heavy. Anyways, a little back story...it came from the chapel of the convent for the nuns at a local catholic parish. It evidently hadn't been touched in forever. I took the back off, and it was pretty dusty back there. Cobwebs and everything. Generator probably hadn't been oiled in centuries. Alot of the dead drawbars are coming back to life now.</P>


        A fewproblems though, and since I have a C-3 and I'm used to consoles, I don't know if this is usual or not. It seems, though, that the higher pitched drawbars (2' and up) do not sound after a certain spot on the keyboard. Is this normal? Also, whenever I adjust the swell pedal, there is a distorted noise coming from the speakers. How would one fix this? And also, the vibrato is completely non-existant, but that may be a dead tube. Any help would be appreciated.</P>


        -Matt</P>

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          Re: Hammond L-101



          OK. Yes, there's no foldback on the L, so those higher pitched drawbars will stop at a certain point.</P>


          Start with basics, and I guess you've oiled it already? If not, then do.I'd check out all the tubes, looking for any that are obviously dead. Then I'd take out all the tubes and give the tube sockets a good clean with De-Oxit.</P>


          See what that does, and report back on what improvements happen. In the meantime, I hope someone will pitch in with some specific advice on the vibrato and distortion.</P>


          Andy</P>
          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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            Re: Hammond L-101

            It's all oiled up, that gave me sound from some of the dead drawbars. So i think the generator was pretty frozen up. Vibrato is shot still. I hope there's someone knowledgeable on here that can help me out.

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