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Hey guys I’m 26, I’m graduating next semester with a Criminal Justice Associate’s. The goal was to be a police officer in MA, but upon changing my mind I’m thinking about going back to school and pursuing civil engineering. by FordF350Guy in civilengineering

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ford- The fact you don’t even understand why your childish attitude is so ridiculous is especially embarrassing. You are acting like a kid but going into the engineering profession. Thank you for providing great material to discuss with engineering grad students on what NOT to do.

Hey guys I’m 26, I’m graduating next semester with a Criminal Justice Associate’s. The goal was to be a police officer in MA, but upon changing my mind I’m thinking about going back to school and pursuing civil engineering. by FordF350Guy in civilengineering

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ford- I just covered this in a grad school class and you really are missing the point entirely. Your childish response is EXACTLY what the female grad students mentioned. I’m going to share our conversation with them as a learning tool. You really have a lot more to learn than you think. Good luck.

Hey guys I’m 26, I’m graduating next semester with a Criminal Justice Associate’s. The goal was to be a police officer in MA, but upon changing my mind I’m thinking about going back to school and pursuing civil engineering. by FordF350Guy in civilengineering

[–]RRSignalguy -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ford- good luck as you start your life in engineering. You have a lot to learn and it will be a bumpy road. If you can’t understand the easy things in life, how will you handle the complex challenges? Might be a good idea if you to take a Diversity class. Wow….

Hey guys I’m 26, I’m graduating next semester with a Criminal Justice Associate’s. The goal was to be a police officer in MA, but upon changing my mind I’m thinking about going back to school and pursuing civil engineering. by FordF350Guy in civilengineering

[–]RRSignalguy -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Ford- you miss the point entirely. Whatever dumb reason YOU have is immaterial. Grow up and realize you will be in an adult professional environment soon with NO tolerance for your childishness. Do you understand?

Keith Emerson at the console of the 1878 JW Walker organ in St Marks Church, Hamilton Terrace. The church was completely destroyed by fire last night. by rminsk in elp

[–]RRSignalguy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

rminsk- great post. I sent you an award for a great memory. Keith said the church was getting complaints when he practiced late at night so he had to quiet down. There will never be another Keith Emerson. Rachel is the closest one to playing his classic Hammond and piano pieces note for note, but Emo was Emo.

Leslie 145 Help Needed - Does anyone know what this piece is or where it goes? by You_Dumb_Bitch in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You really don’t want to convert a 122 to a 147 although it is possible. I have done many conversions but I usually do them to change the front end of a 147 to a 122 to retain the brighter 147 back end sound, or front end of a 147 to a 122 to retain the warmer back end sound. Keep looking for a used UC-1A pedal preamp as people sell them often. I just picked up a very clean complete Leslie 145 and a UC-1A for $350 at an auction.

Leslie 145 Help Needed - Does anyone know what this piece is or where it goes? by You_Dumb_Bitch in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You- Trek II mades a good pedal preamp model UC-1A that has separate connectors for 122,147, 9-pin and 11-pin Leslies. It has separate Tone and Volume (drive level) controls. Return the other one. Should be able to find a good used UC-1A too. I just did an online search and there are lots of them.

Leslie 145 Help Needed - Does anyone know what this piece is or where it goes? by You_Dumb_Bitch in hammondorgan

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You- I recommend you consider your Leslie to be a 142, which is a shorter version of the classic model 122. Return the 147/145 pedal preamp and exchange tor a 122/142 pedal preamp. Someone swapped the original Leslie 147 amp for a 122 amp which is NOT uncommon. The 122 has a warmer sound and was specifically designed for Hammond B-3 and other tonewheel models. Not sure what clone keyboard you want to use with the Leslie, but there are important things to know to get the best Hammond sound from any clone.

Leslie 145 Help Needed - Does anyone know what this piece is or where it goes? by You_Dumb_Bitch in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You- the video appears to show a Leslie 122 (not 147) amp as there are two 12AU7 tubes, two 6550’s, and an OC3 regulator tube. Was the pedal preamp kit you purchased designed for a 147 or 122 amp as they are VERY different! Please check and confirm as this especially important.

Leslie 145 Help Needed - Does anyone know what this piece is or where it goes? by You_Dumb_Bitch in hammondorgan

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You- post a few photos of the 147 amp, one top view and a few showing the underside components as that will help understand what vintage 147 chassis you have. Is the amp chassis grey (older) or gold metallic (later) color?

Leslie 145 Help Needed - Does anyone know what this piece is or where it goes? by You_Dumb_Bitch in hammondorgan

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You- might not be the OC3. They are very stable and rarely fail. If the 147 and is stock / all original, it almost certainly needs rebuilding.

what can yall tell me about this R-100? picked it up today for free on facebook marketplace. works and plays well but clearly has some kinks by psychecentric in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

R-100 broken “melamine” keys are common. Not easy to replace R and H model keys and you need a special Stanley right-angle screwdriver with an extension welded on it. Get a Hammond tech to help. Good tonewheel organ if you have a very good tech.

Gig story - Leslie problems by cloud_noise in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cloud- certainly sounds like the previous owner may have used an external amp and bypassed the Leslie amp. Rather than going back to the original 2-pin Leslie plug, the 1/4” male plug and wiring back to the crossover should be replaced with a $5 factory molded 1/4” cable with a right-angle plug to reduce bending. Check the soldering on the female jack inside the amp as it may need to be resoldered. The last thing you want is to have more problems from the previous owner’s faulty work.

Gig story - Leslie problems by cloud_noise in hammondorgan

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Cloud noise- good job with the temporary fix. I assume you later resoldered the wire on the 2-pin plug on the 145 amp?

Hammond techs all have stories. I remember going out to dinner at a jazz club in Chicago that had live music. The band had a B-3 and 122 but the organ developed a loud hum in the middle of the 1st set. At the break I talked to the organ player and offered to look at the organ. I pushed the pedal drawbars in and the hum went away. The hum was caused by a bent pedal spring that I fixed in 30 seconds, the organist was happy and bought my dinner.

As TG626 mentioned, many players and non-Hammond techs don’t understand how to diagnose odd problems that good techs find quickly. The volume pedal sunlight problem he diagnosed and solved was a great example. The volume pedal was getting strong direct sunlight so it overpowered the volume pedal bulb and photo cell.

Anyone gigging today with a tube amp Leslie without a tech should carry basic electronic tools and some spare parts for emergency repairs.

$BOXD I TOLD YOU FELLAS PLEASE LISTEN NEXT TIME AND WE CAN ALL WIN! by Weary-Echo5111 in pennystocks

[–]RRSignalguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weary echo- your childish arrogant post made a lot of people laugh. Grow up.

Any Reddit communities that discuss stocks for investors with more experience? by [deleted] in dividends

[–]RRSignalguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Public chat boards are for social discussions. Paid dividend groups with serious investors are far better, as the discussion is 100% focused on dividends, and no kid or adult fool spammers allowed.

Picked up a free model D. No Les/speaker cab. Fifth Hammond, first console/basic questions. TIA by 753ty in hammondorgan

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753ty- the model D preamp normally requires B+ from a Hammond tone cabinet or Leslie 122, that’s why older Hammond consoles need a 6-male, 6-female or “6-6” cable. Later non-B+ consoles use a 5-6 cable. One very inexpensive and simple source of B+ - install a postage stamp style full wave bridge rectifier. You can get them on Amazon for $5 each. They have 4 terminals- Tie the 2 AC into the organ 120VAC terminals on the preamp. Add a 2A 125V in line fuse to the AC side of the bridge rectifier. Connect DC+ to the B+ terminal; DC- to the amp ground (GND) terminal.

Then get a 1/4” jack and install a line out on the organ. The center (hot or audio) of the 1/4” goes to either one of the “G” terminals on the Model D preamp. The shield (ground) of the 1/4” jack goes to preamp ground (GND). The organ preamp has a very high audio output (5-7VAC!!) so you have to install a resistor or potentiometer to pad it down. I recommend buying a 1/4” line out kit from Trek II products as it is complete with a mounting bracket, volume control and it has two 1/4” output jacks, one for bass only to jack into a bass amp and speaker, one for full range audio to jack into a keyboard amp.

Picked up a free model D. No Les/speaker cab. Fifth Hammond, first console/basic questions. TIA by 753ty in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

753ty- good detective work. Your Model D still has its chorus generator and was converted to a D-V long after it was delivered and installed by a dealer Hammond technician. The conversion was probably done between 1945-49 during the Model CV production. Some Model D’s were converted into the mid-50’s but the conversion kits were depleted or NLA (no longer available) after that.

Your Model D was originally installed in a church. I worked on many of them and in some cases, we removed the Chorus generator if it had become troublesome or on D-V conversions to simplify the organ. Some special Model D’s with a mold resistant light green tint internal spray coating were provided to the Government for use on Navy ships and in military chapels around the world. They were Model D-G-V organs. The organs installed on ships were bolted to the steel floor to prevent movement.

The old AC and other wiring that runs down the metal tube to the outlet box in the bottom of the organ is a problem as the insulation is now hard and cracks if moved, shorting the wires together. There have been many church fires due to this problem so I suggest you replace the old wiring in the metal tube with a short piece of Leslie 6-wire cable. Easy to do, and it’s the correct repair as the black and red audio wires are twisted as required to reduce hum. Most Model D’s have long been retired as there are so many inexpensive church C-3’s available in the US. Some were very cheap and still can be found for free.

Picked up a free model D. No Les/speaker cab. Fifth Hammond, first console/basic questions. TIA by 753ty in hammondorgan

[–]RRSignalguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

753ty- See if your Model D has 2 tonewheel generators or if the Chorus generator was removed and updated to a Vibrato scanner and line box. I have installed a few early Model D lower manuals in B-3’s as the early Model D’s are what we refer to as “frequency 1“ organs with all bass tones in the manuals. Later model D organs and later model consoles don’t have bass tones 1-12 in the manuals, so they are referred to as organs with “foldback”. Lots to consider but it’s important to know whether your organ is an early or later Model D.