Our unit at college found this Organ for free on Craigslist. After the sheer amazement over the fact we actually went out and got this thing wore off, I noticed that it really did not work all that well.

Some of the keys stuck, or didn't play, or played badly. I blamed the spring contacts behind the keys, so I immediately set about tearing the thing apart.

Step 1: General Warning

I'm not responsible for irreversible damage to your organ, organs, or domicile. So follow the general rule of life and don't be dumb.
The unit is actually called a Leslie speaker. Although not a true one like the fridge units that were sold with the rotating speaker on top and a standard speaker on the bottom, it follows exactly the same principle. I recently pulled one almost exactly the same out of an old and now defunct organ but it needs hooking up to a power supply. Have you ever worked with turning these into a standalone speaker setup?<br />
<p>ever see another one ill buy it...</p>
<p>this the one i have!!! wow i need the tremlo unit.....my repair man too it out 50yrs ago. i would like it fixed if possiable. then ill sell it...please anyone help me...</p>
&nbsp;You could add a Direct Injection, this way it is leveled for using it with &quot;normal&quot; guitar effectes, like a TS808 or TS9 or a flanger/phaser/delay/chorus for extra spacey effects.<br /> <br /> I did this to an old organ that I got, chopped it up and use it with effects and all !<br /> Sounds fantastic !<br />
This is a Gulbransen organ. I had one of these and liked it well, but ended up selling it. I did, however, steal the Leslie speaker out of it before letting it go. You can run a guitar amp's speaker output into this and get a pretty good Leslie sound, even without having the horn section of the Leslie.
strangerover, i picked up a kimball organ from Freecycle, but dont really plays keys, and the wife doesnt think it matches our white wicker on the front porch. it has a BIG speaker, and a volume pedal like a wah wah. i can solder a bit, and do some circuit bending, but only on battery powered junk. i also have a new guitar and only a plastic Fender practice amp. would i be able to (somewhat easily) turn the speaker into a guitar amp? is there an amp already in the organ, do you know? it has a hefty transformer, but no tubes or anything cool.
Is Gulbransen a brand? This one says Lowrey on the front.
the best kind of erasers are grey and stiff, and sometimes have a lil grit to them, they may be ink erasers. my father used one for cleaning his H.O. train rails when i was younger, and i used the same exact eraser to clean my Tyco slot cars & tracks they last quite a bit longer than the pinkies.
Good work.
The &quot;tremolo&quot; you're referring to is a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_speaker">Leslie speaker effect</a> (although competitors couldn't call it a &quot;Leslie&quot;...) <em>StrangeRover</em> below mentions it in passing.<br/><br/>They have a cool <em>whooshing</em>, phase-shifting sound, caused by rotating that funky baffle (pictured in step 2.)<br/>
Huh. I thought it was a brand name when I saw it on the back of the unit.
great, been meaning to do this for a while now, you can barely give these 'generic' organs away over here (australia), check the free section of your local rag, theres normally at least one!

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