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  • Rotary speaker assy from a 'Cougar' worth fooling with to build a poor-man's Leslie?

    Someone near me is giving away a "Cougar". Would salvaging and building the rotary speaker unit into a standalone cabinet of some sort be worth the trouble, or would it just bring disappointment/sadness/depression when hooked up to a M3?

    Thanks!
    Tom in Tulsa

    Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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    I used a Cougar and a T500 to make a dual rotor speaker...
    Eventually you may want to put in a gutsier speaker for full range.
    Lots of good stuff in the cougar: the pedal will be good as a replacement for T, L and H series, and of course there's MILES of wire in that thing.
    The 12 chips used on the tone generator board are used in a number of its contemporary Hammonds and are hard to source... should anyone be nuts enough to try and repair an LSI hammond!
    I can't remember if there's a standalone crossover which sends the signal to the leslie, but if there is, bag that as well.
    -1958 Hofner 550 archtop guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
    -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
    -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
    -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
    -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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    • #3
      Swell pedal I meant, rather than bass pedals.
      -1958 Hofner 550 archtop guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
      -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
      -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
      -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
      -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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      • #4
        I guess If the guy will help me get it into the back of my truck, I'll pick it up tomorrow. I have a young musician neighbor that may adopt my M3 and I thought the cougar speaker might be useful in providing a Leslie experience of some sort ‘on the cheap' 8)
        Thanks Brendon!
        Tom in Tulsa

        Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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        • #5
          Tom you can make a Leslie 16 out of one of those speakers
          Hammond C3, M102, XB3, XB5
          Lowrey Heritage DSO-1, H25-3, Yamaha E70
          Farfisa Compact Duo Mk2, Vox Continental 300, Korg BX3 Mk1, Leslie 122, 145
          www.drawbardave.co.uk

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          • #6
            Thanks, Dave!
            This one didn't happen, I couldn't establish communication with the seller 8( I'll keep watching for similar models now that I realize goodies may be inside 8)
            Tom in Tulsa

            Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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