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    X5 with a 760 and a 145 shell

    I'm going over to a guy's house to negotiate a price. This stuff has been sitting for 15 years. The X5 is complete and has the 760 Leslie. The X5 is missing the "C" notes. He was told it would take $300.00 to fix "way back when???" He also has a 145 that's packed away in an old school bus. It's missing the amp but he said the speakers are there. He wants $500.00 for everything or no deal.

    What are your thoughts?

    Jon
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    In most areas, I'd think $500 for a working Leslie 760 would be a fair price. Not a great deal, but a fair ask.
    The 145, even ampless, has value as well.
    I wouldn't personally use the X5 but you may find it interesting as a Retro combo organ.

    If I were you, I'd be interested in getting a proper Leslie for the M3 and this seems like a good chance. In my area, I don't see many Leslies pop up under a grand. Hope that helps.
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    This contact all started as I was talking with my bandmate about a Leslie for my M3. I'm hoping the 760 and 145 are decent, especially the 145. I'll find out next week, can't wait!

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    You might have issues getting the X5 to work - not 100% sure that you can still get the ICs needed. However, if you count it as a 'free bonus' with the 760 and 145 shell, then you could try to fix and sell on or simply sell for spares.

    Depends on the condition, sitting around doing nothing isn't great, you'd have to check things like motors, belts, speakers - just about everything. But if all is OK with the 760 and the 145 shell and speakers are OK, I think $500 sounds a good deal.
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    So, those are some pictures of the stuff. X5, 760, 2-RotoSonic shells and a rotten 145. He is basically giving me all the stuff. If the 760 works, I'll give him $250, which is what he has in the organ repair. The repair was never finished because of funding issues.

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    Wow, that stuff is trash. He should pay you to haul it away.

    The pictured wooden Leslie is a 710, not a 145. Leslie 760 and 710 have many common parts, though.

    You "may" be able to make one working Leslie with the parts.

    Joe

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    There's a 145/147 in there, you just can't see it. It's a total loss cabinet-wise. Meeting these people and hearing the stories is worth every penny to me. I'm going to work on getting the X5 and 760 running, then start on a franekleslie project.

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    You may be buying a heap of 'junk' that would cost a lot in time and money to get working. Its condition is so rough that even the most ardent Leslie seeker would be put off.

    I'd make a one time, one shot offer to him. $100, maybe $150 to save him the bother of taking it to the dump. If you're happy to pay more, then fine but I'd squeeze hard!.
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