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  • Scored a 142!

    I just got a Leslie 142. I believe it's from 1973. I'd rather have a 60's model but this one is pretty clean. They are pretty elusive and all the time I have had Leslie's I have never seen one. They almost never come up for sale?

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    Sal told me that not that many 142s were made, which is why they don't come up for sale that often. They were introduced in 1966 after CBS took over, and Sal said that most were made 1966-1970.
    I'm David. 'Dave' is someone else's name.

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    • #3
      Nice looking speak.

      I've been scouring around here for a long time and Leslies of any stripe or configuration are rarely sold without an organ attached.

      So that's a good find, regardless. The fact it's rare and unbattered is a big bonus.

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      • #4
        David Sal did have a few in stock. They are pretty elusive though. Majority of Leslie's I find in NYS are not connected to organs strangely enough.

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        • #5
          A pair of working shorties.In the pic the 142 has a 147 amp in it,I have the 122 for it.
          The pair will rock out for sure.
          Hardwood baffles,1969,a real beater I brought back.Records beautiful.
          I took it in trade from the Yale Hotel when they needed a 'working' box,it needed everything....
          including a middle back panel.My 'go to' session box recently.
          The 145 was obtained empty,think the previous owner stuffed the innards in a 251 with a 147 middle back.
          I'm happy with the empty original box,mdf baffled 1971.Nice living room condition.

          Have only seen three other 142's.Quite rare IMO.
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          A100/251 A100/147 A102/222 B2/142 BV/147 BCV/145 M3/145 M102/145 M111/770 L101/760 T222/HL722 M111/770 no B3/C3!

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          • #6
            Pete no one talks about them much either but they seem to be pretty rare. I always wonder where all this gear ends up? Wes and I were talking about that when I was at his house a couple months ago. The 145 a buddy found on the road for us probably will be made into a 142 or 145.

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            • #7
              About a year ago I scored a free 1969 C3. As I'm loading it up the lady asks me if I'd be interested in two leslie speakers. One was a 142 and the other a 771. I ended up giving her a grand for it all plus the dollies too. She acquired these items from a storage bin buyout. Turns out the owner died while the stuff was in storage and nobody made the payments. I found out later that it was a local legend that I'd known over the years. The organ and 142 have some heavy road rash, but they still sound great!
              BCV, C2, M3, C3
              HR40, 142, 760, 771
              Once upon a time I was a musician, now I just collect Hammonds!:->

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              • #8
                Those are the best stories.

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                • #9
                  Free becomes 1000 once the Leslies come out ?......easy to see where the 'money' is appropriated.
                  Easier to move a 142 than a C3 ......assuming the 'dollies' were ROK's that's a decent deal.
                  Health is wealth.One can always find another Hammond or Leslie.
                  Health? Not so much.....I'd wager 2% of the remaining Hammonds/Leslies actually get played.
                  10% at best.....which would include mostly 'non keyboardists'.....using them for guitar.
                  A100/251 A100/147 A102/222 B2/142 BV/147 BCV/145 M3/145 M102/145 M111/770 L101/760 T222/HL722 M111/770 no B3/C3!

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                  • #10
                    Yep Pete, went there for the free C3 and ended up with all that stuff. The couple let me keep the Leslies and negotiate a deal. I low-balled them and almost made them mad but we worked it out. They let me make payments over several months. These were my first Leslies. I was only a few months into being bitten by the bug. A month later a found a 760 cheap.
                    BCV, C2, M3, C3
                    HR40, 142, 760, 771
                    Once upon a time I was a musician, now I just collect Hammonds!:->

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                    • #11
                      This one had a little more road rash than others....matched up the M3 stain pretty well.Turned out nice.
                      Upper and lower moldings are on now,main thing is it sounds great!
                      Attached Files
                      A100/251 A100/147 A102/222 B2/142 BV/147 BCV/145 M3/145 M102/145 M111/770 L101/760 T222/HL722 M111/770 no B3/C3!

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                      • #12
                        Even saved and flattened back out the tag.
                        The middle back panel opening was for a JBL wax sealed passive xover......
                        Attached Files
                        A100/251 A100/147 A102/222 B2/142 BV/147 BCV/145 M3/145 M102/145 M111/770 L101/760 T222/HL722 M111/770 no B3/C3!

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                        • #13
                          Never saw one that began with a B in the serial number.

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                          • #14
                            The 142 was popular with some jazz artists.

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                            • #15
                              I wonder why the Letters were in the 70's cabinets on the serial tag. I have had about 13 145's and never could make sense of it. Some later 122's had them as well.

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