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Connect C2D to a Leslie 147?

Postby humvee » 28 Dec 2016, 23:59

Hi!
I'm about to become the owner of a Leslie 147 and since I've played the C2D for a while it's going to be fun to hook them up together. To my understanding you'll need an adapter for the 11-pin connection, like the 1147 Leslie Connector. But it's not cheap! So my question is if there's another way to connect to the 147? Anyone who knows?

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Re: Connect C2D to a Leslie 147?

Postby ebowen4221 » 04 Jan 2017, 23:37

If you're handy with some DIY skills, contact Bob Rinker - http://www2.cs.uidaho.edu/~rinker/ and tell him Erik Bowen sent you his way. The 147 I believe is the same as the 145, which I've seen his personal 145 that's wired up for use with an 11-pin modern keyboard. Otherwise, the 1147 Leslie Connector might just be your only other option, as 6-pin Leslie's get their power from the organ. This isn't up to code anymore, so the 11-pin from the back of the C2D doesn't (or anything with 11-pin for that matter) provide AC power for the Leslie to operate.
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Re: Connect C2D to a Leslie 147?

Postby CamboC2D » 20 Feb 2017, 10:16

A preamp box, such as Trek II UC-1a http://retrorentals.net/wp-content/uplo ... -UC-1A.jpg , or Leslie Combo Preamp http://www.captain-foldback.com/Leslie_ ... eamp_3.jpg are your other options for connectivity. Personally I do use the 1147 Trek II kit adaptor.


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Re: Connect C2D to a Leslie 147?

Postby The Franchise » 23 Feb 2017, 17:45

The Trek II UC-1A is a sure fire way to go. That's a Leslie pre-amp unit that provides for a number of Leslie model hook-ups. 122, 147, etc. Has Hi and Lo input jacks, level and tone controls, and a foot switch for Leslie speed. They're built like tanks. I know Mike Smokowitz (owner/founder) of Trek II, and will tell you, he's the real deal - knowledge and quality wise. http://trekii.com/uc-1a-pedal-110v.html . They're a little pricey, but you can sometimes find them for sale used.
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