We are Eclectic Sounds / aka: eclsounds – a store front in Portland, Or. We are open 7 days a week from 11 – 5 PST (by appointment)
This comes from the retirement sale of John Neff and his Maui Recorders Studio sale. Fully tested and works flawlessly with the pre-amp controller.
In the 1970s, Leslie produced a series of high-powered solid-state models of their rotating speaker system to meet the demands of Hammond organ players wanting more ‘oomph’ than the valve 147 and 122 cabinets could provide (they were rated at 40 watts, but even that was somewhat optimistic!)
For the X5 Hammond, Leslie designed the monstrous 760, but also the much smaller 825. The 825 still packed some serious punch, with a 70-watt amp feeding a special Jensen SM12 100-watt speaker, but only had the rotating foam drum under the downward-facing 12″ speaker, without the rotating horns, and was designed as the ‘portable’ Leslie for smaller venues.
Of course, guitarists jumped onto this model, and it soon became dubbed the ‘guitar Leslie’, some even claiming (wrongly) that it had been designed specifically for guitar. Nevertheless, the 825 was perfect for guitar use, as it had its own 2-channel ‘Combo’ pre-amp and control unit, which could be fed directly from a guitar, from a bank of pedals, or even from the line-out of a guitar amplifier.