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  • Leslie 710 & Concorde

    I'm in dire need of room in my shop, soon. Some of the organs need to go, one way or the other. Either to a new home, or they will become parts. A couple of years ago I acquired this Hammond Concord ( model 2312M ) and Leslie 710, mainly because back when they were new I always wanted to play with one, but never got an opportunity. Since I really am not a Hammond, or Theater style player, it does not fit well in my "collection".

    The thing is, I know that the Leslie is worth something ( even though it is not one of the really sought after models ), but I don't know where I should start with the pricing. It works well, and sounds great. The only organ I have ( currently anyhow ) that it will work with is the Concorde.

    The Concorde is mostly playable, but it has the usual LSI plug issues. So sometimes it works fine, and other times the upper manual won't work right - softer and kinda distorted. When it is working right it really sounds nice. That era of Hammond organs, while not the actual tonewheel sound, has a lot of guts to the sound. It does theater style very nicely in my opinion. And though the 710 it sounds wonderful. I was just playing some selections from The Sound Of Music on it, and it can really crank.

    My original plan was to go though the Concorde connection by connection and get it back to fully functional. I realize it can be done because lots of others have done it successfully. But my priorities have shifted, and I no longer have an interest in doing that job. Or time, or space to keep it till I regain interest in it.

    My thought is that I should try to sell the 710, and if the buyer wants it, I will throw in the Concorde. That is quite the organ actually, and it would rather distress me to have to make it into parts.

    This combination really did come out of an elderly ladies home, where it had been since she bought it brand new. It has not been moved often, or used as an entertainers instrument in clubs. I realize that everyone might think that is sales talk, but it is true.

    What do you all think ? How much is a 710 worth today, with perhaps a free Concorde ?
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    Last edited by Larrytow; 03-31-2019, 11:27 PM.
    Regards, Larry

    At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 !!! ), E-5AR, FX-1 ( X 2 !! ), US-1, EL-25 ( Chopped ). Allen 601D, ADC 6000D. Lowrey CH32-1. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with Vista ), Allen L123 ( with Navigator ). Rodgers 755. 1919 Wangerin 2/7 pipe organ.

  • #2
    I find that the plug issues are pretty easy to remedy, so long as you have access to the back the way you apparently do.

    There are significant differences in Concordes, depending on the model number. Some models are more desirable to certain people but I wouldn't say that it's true that some models are always more desirable than others. But sadly, all Concordes are very underappreciated and probably none of them have any monetary value. There are too many on the market for free.

    I can't comment on the Leslie, I don't know what any are worth. I am in the market for one, but I have no use for a Rotosonic one unless it was free. However that is my personal situation; I don't expect that these have no value.

    I do expect that anyone buying your Leslie to think it a burden to get the Concorde with it. I hope I'm wrong.

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    • Larrytow
      Larrytow commented
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      I just added the model # 2312 to the original post. I think that it is a later production Concorde, but don't know the Hammond line up very well. I think you could well be right about no one wanting the organ.

  • #3
    Is there any chance you might have some pictures of the inside of the concorde showing the upper manual synthesis board? I think I have my vertical connectors off a pin or two. Plays well, just F#-B, doesn't have the percussion, on each octave.

    thanks

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    • Bill McIntyre
      Bill McIntyre commented
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      Missing notes on percussion? Check the connectors on the two large boards under the manuals. I had several missing notes on mine. I re-pinned some corroded card-edge connectors and then I had all the percussion. Mauser Electronics (www.mauser.com) has them--P/N 571-616684. Try cleaning them with DeOxit D5. It is a tedious job, but worth it.

  • #4
    swfrx I have some photos of it opened up. Is that board on the fold down panel in the rear of the top end ? I've never had the cardboard shields off yet, but will be taking the organ apart in a week or so. So, if ya need parts...
    Regards, Larry

    At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 !!! ), E-5AR, FX-1 ( X 2 !! ), US-1, EL-25 ( Chopped ). Allen 601D, ADC 6000D. Lowrey CH32-1. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with Vista ), Allen L123 ( with Navigator ). Rodgers 755. 1919 Wangerin 2/7 pipe organ.

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    • #5
      If you are parting it out, I may be in need of some parts. I haven't found all the problems in mine yet, but know a few things I do need.

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      • #6
        ridefree, or anyone, Yes it will be parted out. Not this week, but likely the week after. So, if ya need parts ....PM me and we can discuss. The Leslie Rotosonic unit is already sold. The rest is available. Larger hunks would be better than individual boards, because I'm not trying to be in the Concorde parts biz per say, but would like to help others keep theirs going. They are neat organs in a lot of ways; they just are not my style.
        Regards, Larry

        At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 !!! ), E-5AR, FX-1 ( X 2 !! ), US-1, EL-25 ( Chopped ). Allen 601D, ADC 6000D. Lowrey CH32-1. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with Vista ), Allen L123 ( with Navigator ). Rodgers 755. 1919 Wangerin 2/7 pipe organ.

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        • #7
          I don't need think I need any parts...I have boards that I had ordered from celedonia...I think I only have some connectors shifted...you're right it's the cardboard covered boards. It's the connectors toward the inside of the organ that plug straight down, not the connectors under the cardboard. No hurry, I've been playing it this long. Whenever you get the chance, would be great.

          thanks

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          • #8
            We're (Concorde owners) all going to regret stockpiling parts at some point.

            I am in need of some parts, but I think they're all peculiar to the model that I have. I'll have to check.

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            • Larrytow
              Larrytow commented
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              Really, if ya even think you may need some stuff from it, now is the time to tell me. Otherwise a lot will be going in the dumpster. Once I make the decision ( and the fate of this one is decided ) to start taking an organ apart, it goes fast - to whomever wants stuff from it, or to scrap. Got no space to stockpile stuff I will never need / use.

          • #9
            Well, looking at your photo, yours has a completely different cabinet than mine, and all the parts that i actually need are different. I am interested in the drum unit however, I think that I should be able to make that work. I'd also be interested in the arpeggiator, but I don't think I could make that work without a large amount of other parts which I don't even know what they are.

            I'm not sure how far away from me you are. It might be a fun drive either way, but by the time I get round to a several hour drive, it will be too late for you.

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