Leslie Speaker: 122/147/981/147A

The 4 "Classic" Leslie models share the same cabinetry as shown above

The model 122A is specifically designed for older Hammond Organs requiring a separate tone cabinet for sound reproduction, such as the A,B,C and RT models. It is identical to the Model 122xb, with the exception of having a 6-pin connector, and no ¼” or footswitch jack.
This is the “122” you’ve come to know and love.

The Classic Leslie Speaker, made to Don Leslie’s “Original Recipe”, same as it has been since 1941. This two-speed speaker cabinet uses a traditional tube amplifier with a heavy duty driver for 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.

The Leslie 981 is one of the most powerful Leslies ever offered. This single-channel Leslie features a two-speed horn rotor coupled to our new heavy-duty design driver, and a massive 15” woofer firing into the bass rotor. The Leslie 981 is powered by a 300-Watt RMS solid-state amplifier with real vacuum tube preamp. The 11-pin and 8-pin sockets provide full connection and onboard control with Hammond Organs, while the ¼” Audio and Footswitch jacks allow direct connection to other instruments, without the use of a cumbersome floor preamp.

Our newly designed dual-race horn bearing features a spindle base made of one-piece construction, improving rigidity and mounting straightness. With the addition of double row bearings that feature deeper raceway grooves, a greater degree of contact of the bearings and raceway is allowed. This improves both the radial/axial loads and balance, lowering noise levels plus allowing a much smoother action.

The model 147a is specifically designed for single-channel organs with self-contained speaker systems, such as Hammond Organ model A-100 and spinet models such as M, M-2, M-100 and L-100. Please refer to the Leslie Model 122XB product page for demonstration.

Although the Leslie models 122 and 147 share an identical cabinet design, they are dissimilar both electrically and sonically. The pin configurations are different, therefore an organ having a kit for a 122 will NOT interface with a 147. Also, a 147 will be slightly brighter intone than a 122, since it was designed for a different application

Looking for a Leslie for your Guitar/Vocals or other Non-Hammond Organ Use?
Check out the 3300series, Studio 12 Series, or G37 Models

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