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WildIowa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Leslie 142 Reply with quote

I know some Leslies were set up for "fast" and "off", while others were set for "fast," "slow (chorale)" and ""off".

A guy will trade me a model 142 but I want it to have the Slow, Fast and Off options. I had one once that did not have the "Slow" feature...just on or off....but there are so many I can't find this info reliably or definitively for the 142.

Anybody got one, or know this info for sure? Would appreciate it...thanks.
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tangelolemon



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 142 is dual-speed (fast, chorale, off).

It's one of the more sought-after of the "second tier" leslies, after the vaunted 122 and 147. Many consider it the equal of the 147. It's a good'un.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 142 is just a shorter version of a 122. One of the most sought after models by true Hammond players. The 145, 147 series are more easily adaptable to use with guitar or any other 1/4" input instruments.There was no stop feature available on 2-speed, tube amp Leslies. Only on some of the solid state ones. I've seen toggle switches mounted on cabinets that took one set of motors out of operation to accomplish this.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good to point out the difference between an "off" setting (which tube Leslies did have) and a "brake" or "stop" (which they did not)
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