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Thread: B2 with 21H Rescued

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    pp Pianissimo rrgrr's Avatar
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    B2 with 21H Rescued

    Hey guys I just wanted to share with you my joy, maybe get some advice. I just grabbed this '53ish B2 with a 21H Leslie. A guy who had it for sale was seriously threatening to take it to the burn pile I scrambled right away. It's a lovely red Mahogany and has smooth drawbars! Complete with bench, pedals, and these great custom metal rolling carts. The leslie needs some serious sorting, but he practically Gave it to me. The organ seems in perfect working order, still quiet action. So happy I could save this!

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    pp Pianissimo Jwolter's Avatar
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    Midwest USA

    Nice, these are the deals I dream of. I've been lucky enough to score a couple too! Enjoy
    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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    ff Fortissimo Sweet Pete's Avatar
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    Vancouver BC

    Sweet! Howards mahogany wipes right over the walnut.Who's to know?
    I have one too.
    A100/251 A100/147 A102/222 B2/147 BCV/122 M3/145 M102/145
    Various modern keyboards and modules.

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    fff Fortississimo David Anderson's Avatar
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    Very nice score for both pieces. A B2 with smooth drawbars is very desirable. Just add Trek II percussion. Looks pretty clean inside.

    I've ended up being something of a specialist in 1950s Leslies, so keep us posted. Does it have the 21H amp in it, or the 32H amp? And does it have the original Jensen woofer?

    21H amp = 4 x 6V6
    32H amp = 4 x 5881/6L6
    I'm David. 'Dave' is someone else's name.

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    fff Fortississimo enor's Avatar
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    Vargön, Sweden

    that's more or less my dream rig! I absolutely love the tone of the -2 series Hammonds, and the 21H is my favorite Leslie. Congrats!
    Current organs: AV, BC, A-100
    Current Leslies: 22H, 142, 147, 760
    Organs in the past: L-100 (several), M-100 (x2), T-100, E-100, CV
    Other keyboards: Roland FP-4, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX81Z, Yamaha Motif ES Rack, Korg Krome, Novation Mininova

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    pp Pianissimo carioca100's Avatar
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    Very nice find. Congradulations. Bet it will sound sweet when its all done.

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    p Piano Tonewheel's Avatar
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    Serious congratulations. It looks just beautiful. I too have a 21H with my 55 B3 and love it. I added a plugin 2 speed adaptor. If the 21H speaker magnet is square, it's likely the original.

    Have fun!!
    1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."

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    mp Mezzo-Piano NittyRanks's Avatar
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    Rochester, NY

    Very Cool. Let us know how it pans out.

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    mp Mezzo-Piano Drawbar Dave's Avatar
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    West Sussex, United Kingdom

    Congratulations! It’s a beauty!
    1937 Hammond BC with Trek II Percussion and Reverb
    1970 Leslie 147
    1968 MK2 Farfisa Compact Duo/1964 Binson Echorec 2

    Restored and rehomed; RT3, C3, M102, L122, T202, 122, 147, 760 x3, 330, 710, 825
    MK1 Solina, Rhodes Stage 73, MK1 Farfisa Compact Duo, Hammond XK3, Analog Korg BX3 and CX3s

    Formerly tonewheel1966

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    ppp Pianississmo Alenhoff's Avatar
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    Birmingham MI USA

    Quote Originally Posted by enor View Post
    that's more or less my dream rig! I absolutely love the tone of the -2 series Hammonds, and the 21H is my favorite Leslie. Congrats!
    It's my dream rig, too -- and in fact I have that combo, as well as a 31H. It's very sweet-sounding. My late '54 also has smooth drawbars, and Trek II percussion and reverb had been added before I acquired it. I added motor controllers to add Chorale to the Leslies, changed the upstop and downstop felts, had the preamp and Leslie crossovers rebuilt and recapped the vibrato line box -- all of which made a big difference. Years ago, I thought I would eventually want to replace it with a B-3. But the B-2 is just awesome!

    1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H
    1965 UK Vox Continental
    1967 Gibson G101 combo organ
    1967 Kustom Kombo combo organ
    1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73
    1972 Rhodes Silver Sparkletop Piano Bass
    1978 Hohner Clavinet D6
    1968 Hohner Pianet N II
    1966 Wurlitzer 140B
    1977 Fender Twin Reverb
    Vox AD100VT Valvetronix modeling amp

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