Hammond Leslie 3300 Rotary Speaker

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A classic sound like no other.

The Leslie 3300 has been designed with the professional touring musician in mind. This single-channel Leslie features a 2-speed horn rotor utilizing the famous Ferro Fluid driver and a bass rotor with a massive 15" woofer. It is powered with an ear shattering 300-Watt RMS solid-state amplifier with a vacuum tube preamp. An 11-pin and 8-pin Leslie socket as well as a 1/4" line input jack are provided. The Leslie 3300 can be connected to most electronic organs and keyboards on the market today. This Leslie is housed in a rugged-built cabinet with a high-impact black finish. The heavy-duty casters will make it a snap to transport to your next performance.

Features Amplifier:
  • 220W RMS bass amp
  • 80W RMS treble amp
Speakers:
  • 15" woofer
  • Ferro Fluid horn driver
Inputs:
  • 11-pin and 8-pin Leslie connector
  • 1/4" line input jack
  • 1/4" foot switch jack
Controls
  • Master volume
  • Bass
  • Mid-range
  • Treble
  • Horn level
  • Sub-woofer level
Cabinet
  • Ruggedly built with high-impact finish

Order today and have yourself a great rig for the road.

 
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5.0

LESLIE 3300 - THE BEST

By Leonard Dobrzyn

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hammond Leslie 3300 Rotary Speaker:

For its size and portability, it's a dynamo! I read the previous review and I have to say this. If you are a Leslie fanatic like me, carrying around an extra amp is no problem. Compared to a 147 or 122 it is so light, that I pick it up and put it in the van all by myself! You couldn't pull that off with a 122~~~ Geez, what more can you ask for. It has a horn and a lower rotor, unlike the Pro 3T imitation unit....or any of the other genuine imitations. It has a tube so you can dial in distortion to your liking. And you can even change the ramp up and ramp down speeds, unlike the previous predecessors. You can adjust your treble, bass, and upper and lower output as well. Like the other review stated, you can use an 11 pin cable, 1/4 inch input, as well as the special input on some of the XK series Hammond slab organs.....Also, for you Leslie people. there is no maintenance, no oiling motors, rotors, etc. ****A word of caution.. the upper belts SUCK and break sometimes. My suggestion, google SPEAKEASY VINTAGE and have them send you one of their propoline belts. They last forever! The motors are very strong in this Leslie, but one precaution I have to all. DO NOT FLIP THIS LESLIE ON ITS SIDE OR UPSIDE DOWN. Most of you Leslie people already know this about a Leslie, but this one is WORSE than the 122's. Not only will you dislocate the horn, but you will also dislocate the motors and they can slam around and do damage!!! (Rip up your lower rotor, smash the upper driver or amp etc.) Instead of using the old butterfly bolts to hold the motor in, they have a donut gasket that the metal fixture around the motor POPS ONTO. I have to say that is one disappointment I found. They could have thought that one thru a bit better! the old butterfly bolts worked just fine... These break loose, and the motor swings by its wiring harness and can do a lot of damage. I had a company ship mine and the morons shipped it in a sub woofer speaker box. They packed it good, but it got tossed around by the delivery company like a basket ball, and came damaged, almost beyond repair. Please take note of this... If you ship, insist that the use a pallet and band it in an upright position onto the pallet and mark it THIS SIDE UP or you will be sorry. This will add piece of cost to shipping, but also give you peace of mind. Make sure you insure as well! I did thank God!!! Shipping companies have no idea how fragile these things are!

As far as the sound.. it is very wonderful. And at the price Music123 is offering it for, IT'S A BARGAIN. Once again, if you are not a Leslie fanatic, or just a keyboardist, and are satisfied with the schlock irritating vibrato wanna be Lez sound that most synths and modules emulate, by all means this is not for you! But if you want the sound of the 122 and need convenience... it has wheels, it's light, easy to mic, and packs a lot of power on its own. (I suggest miking it though to save on blowing a driver.) One more thought. if you buy this, I cannot remember the company's name, but if you Google [LESLIE3300 COVER] you will find them on the net....I recommend you get the polypropylene cover for it. They are about 300.00 but worth it! By the way, I went to see Tower of Power, (I played with a couple of these cats over the years) and their keyboard player uses the Leslie 3300 and it sounded WONDERFUL!!!

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Sounds Awesome, but is it worth it?

By Jimmy-PrI.e

from Flint, MI

Comments about Hammond Leslie 3300 Rotary Speaker:

When I first heard about this new Leslie, I was very anxious to try it! Who doesn't love a real Leslie? Last week I finally had an opportunity to try one. First of all, it's very versatile, with both an 11 pin and 1/4 inch inputs. You can hook it up to virtually any keyboard or guitar. I hooked it up to my Yamaha MO-6 keyboard.It sounds awesome! . It sounds like a Leslie 145 cabinet! But before I opened my wallet, I plugged the MO-6 back into my Hartke Keyboard amp and turned the keyboard's Leslie effect back on. The Leslie 3300 definitely sounds better, but then I pondered for a minute. Can I justify spending THAT much money for a slightly better Leslie organ sound? And secondly, do I REALLY want to carry around another big heavy speaker just for a slightly better Leslie organ sound? No thanks!

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