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    Hellow everyone,</P>
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    I've been having a bit of a problem with my dear Hammond organ recently...
    When i put on my reveberation, i can hear a slight noise coming from my Leslie...It's been bothering me for a while and i was wondering if the Leslie needs some kind of maintenance.
    I was wondering if anybody here has had the same issue, and if possible a fix for it?

    As a teenager i've played a hammond for about three years, and my teacher was Gus Clark...Who was a famous Belgian Jazz-organist.
    I wonder if anyone still has any info about him...?
    I'm now looking to make time to follow (church) organ lessons once again, since this is my greatest passion...</P>


    Thanks in advance,</P>



    -Philippe Van Weyenbergh
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    Hi Philippe, welcome to the forum.</P>


    The reverb and leslie are not connected, electrically or mechanically, so they should not affect each other.</P>


    Switch the reverb and the leslie off and turn the speed to slow. All the sound should now come through the stationary speakers. Now add Reverb I, then II, then III and listen to what happens. Can you still hear the noise? What kind of noise is it?</P>


    Then switch to the leslie, still on slow, and try the reverb again. Is the noise the same?</P>


    Switch the leslie from slow to fast, does the noise change?</P>


    T's can make odd mechanical and electrical noise. Often this is simply down to bad connections and grounding problems. Leslies do need oiling, just like the tonewheel generator. Are you oiling them regularly?</P>


    Let us know what you're doing and what you find when you do these tests.</P>


    Andy G</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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      Hi there,</P>


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      First of all, thank youfor your reply !
      I've had this instrument for about 4 years now, and i've been enjoying it as much as i can...</P>


      The person i bought it from had an insturment shop specialised in organs, but the problem is that he stopped his business.</P>


      I remember that he told me that i should make sure everything is oiled and kept in shape...So i could actually use some guidelines for maintenance, what parts should i take real good care of? What kind of oil should be used and such...

      Thanks in advance,</P>
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      -Philippe</P>

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        OK, first thing is to oil the organ. It's easy to get real Hammond oil on line, and a bottle or tube will last a long time. If you take the back off the organ and look at the top shelf, you'll see some cut out holes, and in each hole you'll see a funnel. This is where you put the oil. Don't put too much in, but remember that your T has not been oiled for 4 years. If you over-oil, you won't harm anything but the excess oil will drip out.</P>


        The leslie should have a sheet with maintenance instructions fastened to it. Follow those for oiling the leslie. Again, it will not need that much.</P>


        The best thing you can do is to play the organ regularly. If you have any problems, make a note of them. Then when you have a few things on your list, get a tech in to do the work (or do it yourself if you can). When I bought my T402, I got a tech in to help with the work (I could have done it all myself, but he was faster than me and some things needed two people to do easily) and it cost me around £100 for the visit. It was money well spent, as I have not have any problems with the organ in 3 years.</P>


        Andy</P>
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        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 T200 question

          <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Thought of something to add to Andy's goodadvice.</SPAN></P>
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          <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">As a former T - series owner I will add that the generator motor also requires oiling. Mine had cups at each end of the motor. Both cups had a spring loaded cover cap. I can not remember the amount of oil required. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
          Have: Hammond 340212 Elegante
          Had: Hammond T-311 and 333114 Colonnade
          Never will have: Laurens Hammond 350 w/ 2 - 751 Leslies

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