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    hello fellow oragnists</P>


    im in need of some help thats been racking my brain for months now</P>


    i have a hammond L100 and a leslie 145 -ive connected these by using a leslie box kit and a half moon switch - bought the kit, wired it up, plugged the half moon switch in and fired it up</P>


    all came on and sounded great but the leslie only spins fast - the switch is making no change what so ever - not even a pop</P>


    had a look at the switch and it works great - a current is coming through etc etc - had a look at the box (all is wired perfect)</P>


    i also use a combo preamp on the leslie for guitar which work great - goes slow and fast with that...</P>


    had a freind look at it and he came stuck aswell, he thought that it might have something to do with not enough output voltage going into the box?!?!?</P>


    please - any help would be greatly appreciated</P>


    spencer</P>

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    Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)



    Seems like the wiring in the kit may be off. You must apply 120Vac to pins 2 and 5 of the 6-pin Leslie plug. Pins 3 &amp; 4 are the AC source. Normally, pins 4 &amp; 5 are shorted in the kit and the Leslie switch goes between pins 2 &amp; 3. So, pin 5 gets AC from pin 4, and pin 2 gets AC from the switch connected to pin 3.</p>

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    George
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    • #3
      Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)



      Check your wiring from end to end again. Something isn't connected along the way. Guess you're using a 26-1 type kit.</P>


      The 145 slow/fast switchover is simple. On Tremolo, the half moon switch is open. On Chorale, it's closed. That puts mains AC onto the relay in the leslie and the motors swap over to slow. If your 145 works fine on the combo pre amp, then the relay seems fine. Are you using the same leslie cable each time? If not, swap them over.</P>


      Can't follow your friend's thinking. It's mains AC that's going into the kitand that's OK as the leslie is powered up and spinning on fast.</P>


      Open up thehalf moon and check it with a meter. Then make sure that the mains AC is going through the half moon and reaching the correct pin where the half moon plugs into the kit andalso where theleslie cable plugs in.</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: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)

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        I'm having the same problem bro... with my M3 and 145/147....</P>


        The origianl halfmoon switch was replaced with.... a homelight switch... </P>


        The fast and slow speed worked for a few days.. .then quit... .. weird...</P></BLOCKQUOTE>

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          Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)



          ahh so im not the only one - the box is wired exactly how it should be?? and the half moon is working great but no slow spin</P>
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          ive even tried to short it out by putting straightwires in the box tomake sure its notthe switch - does nothing</P>

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          • #6
            Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)

            <BLOCKQUOTE>


            I hate to say it.. but maybe it's time to take a look at the amp...... one of the two-prong non-polarized sockets maybe?</P></BLOCKQUOTE>

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              Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)



              the leslie amp or the hammond amp???</P>
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              thanks for all the help guys - i will find the problem</P>


              spencer</P>

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                Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)

                <BLOCKQUOTE>


                The little two-prong sockets on the Leslie amp where you plug your motors into.... check the simplist thing first there.... and make sure the the insides of the sockets are making contact with the prongs.... that was PART of my problem... lol.... not to mention that almost all the sockets on one end of my 30' vintage Leslie cable I won off eBay were stretched out from people tripping over the damn thing... *seller never tested the cable obviously cause' he said it was in near mint working condition and I had to get a new connector to make it work*.... so check all the physical stuff first cause' man... after 50 years most of this crap isn't even close to being even 'out of tolerance'.. it's not even on the map!... lol..... :)</P></BLOCKQUOTE>

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                  Re: leslie 145 is only going fast (please help)



                  thanks ill take a look over that then</P>
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                  spen</P>

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