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Hammond – Leslie 122XB
THE HISTORY OF THE LESLIE:
The Classic Leslie Speaker, made to Don Leslie’s “Original Recipe”, same as it has been since 1941. This two-speed speaker uses a traditional tube amplifier with a heavy duty driver in the horn and special design 15” woofer for the bass rotor. Connections are made via the 11-pin plug found on all modern Hammonds, and certain clones. For older Hammond models, adapter kits are available. This optional interface panel is available with a ¼” “guitar cord” input, and a jack for a footswitch; thus eliminating the need for a bulky cable and “preamp box”.
*Optional Accessory: 122XB Leslie Interface Panel
Don Leslie capitalized on a principle called the “Doppler Effect”. It’s why a train whistle seems to go down in pitch when a train passes you. Don took a horn speaker and made it go around in a circle. And Bingo! a legend was born.
The spinning horn gave the Hammond Organ what is called in the pipe organ world a tremulant. Vibrato, Tremolo, and a little “whoosh” of air all put together. It made the Hammond Organ sound completely different. The Hammond’s life in all popular music-Jazz, Rock, Pop was born at that moment.
Designed for single-channel organs whose pedal range extends down to the lower frequencies
Two-speed horn and bass rotor
The sound is “seperated” with the highs reproduced by a horn rotor and the lows reproduced by a bass rotor. Both the horn and bass rotors can be operated at two speeds: Fast (tremolo) and Slow (chorale)
Handcrafted 40-Watt RMS vacuum tube amplifier
Massive 15″ woofer, High power horn driver
11-pin Leslie connector (standard), ¼” line input jack and foot switch jack (available with optional Leslie Interface Panel)
Master volume, Power On/Off switch
With Grain – Walnut, White, Black
Without Grain – Deluxe, White, Black
29 1/4″(W) x 20 5/8″(D) x 41 5/8″(H)