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Advanced Member
Username: alembic_doctor

Post Number: 217
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Folks.

I am selling a Hammond B3 Organ and the Leslie 122. Both Pieces were purchased together in or around 1960 by a small church near my office. I took it as payment for some Pro Audio work. I have always wanted to be a B3 Player. I wanted to be the next Chester Thompson. Yeah Right. Anyway. I am a bass player, drummer, guitarist and a sound engineer. I don't have time for another instrument.

Anyway. This organ is in really excellent condition. As far as I can tell, the only bad thing is that the Leslie Switch is intermittent. And I'm not for certain that it's bad. It just may need to be cleaned. Once again. I just don't have the time for it.

So I'm gonna sell this and buy the equipment that I do need for my business. And I can pay off that Series I guitar I just put on Layaway at Showcase.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I will set up appointments for you to come by and play it at my shop if you like. If you want any other pictures, let me know. I'll send them to you via emeail.

I'm asking $5500 obo
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 764
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 4:24 am:   Edit Post

Wow, That brings back memories. I got to play in a rock band with a B-3 in the early 70s, then the keyboard player quit and moved to No-Cali. It was a b#tch to haul into gigs (4 guys and furniture dollies...uugh!).
You have the pedals as well, cool.

So... free shipping to Chicago? (he he j/k)
There's still no other sound quite like it.
good luck on the sale.
Intermediate Member
Username: dwmark

Post Number: 148
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 5:13 am:   Edit Post

and another four guys and furniture dollies for the Leslie (actually, I recall it only took two of us and it had wheels--but my confidence in details from the 70s gigs is not high). But how the heck else are you going to match that Vanilla Fudge sound?

Doc, it's a good thing some of us do live too far away (the shipping to Chicago would have to be insane) or we'd be lining up to grab the stuff for old time's sake.

Username: laytonco

Post Number: 64
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post

I wonder how your could get in touch with Melvin Seals? I just spoke with him, as a fan, on Sunday night. He mentioned playing more in Colorado and wanted to get another Hammond to keep here. Maybe through the Jerry Garcia Band webpage, you could find a way to contact him. I'll send this over to Shakedown Street band and see if they can reach him.
Advanced Member
Username: alembic_doctor

Post Number: 224
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

I'd appreciate the referal.
Username: jubeas3eyes

Post Number: 75
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 8:07 pm:   Edit Post

Oh man I am drooling over this. The organist in this band (one of my favorite bands) plays through a leslie that is probably much like that. Oh man do I want it.
Advanced Member
Username: alembic_doctor

Post Number: 229
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

Then Oh Man. I do want you to buy it. Getting it to Michigan may be a little costly. Mut I can make it happen.
Advanced Member
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 241
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

Hey, Doc.

Why don't you bring it next week to the gathering?

(running for cover)
Advanced Member
Username: alembic_doctor

Post Number: 235
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

I'm not bringin' unles someone come down here to help me load it. And Unload it later that evening

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