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  • Leslie 145 HF driver suggestions?

    I'm helping out a church and they have a Leslie 145 cabinet with a blown high frequency tweeter. I've done some Googling and there's lots to choose from... has anyone here replaced theirs and can recommend a specific model ? Thanx.
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  • #2
    The best thing to do is replace the HF driver with an original Jensen driver which can be hard to find. But you can always just replace the diaphragm, see here: replacement diaphragm.
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    • #3
      Hey there Pro!

      http://www.btproductions.com/Gear/Leslies/Driver/TopDriver.html


      Dan88s seemed to be (initially) pleased with it, maybe he will chime in for an update.

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      • #4
        Original Jensen V-21 is the best sounding. It also can only handle 40 - 50 watts without shredding.

        Whatever driver you use, get one with a phenolic diaphragm, NOT metal. Metal drivers have too much high frequency response and will sound harsh. Nothing much above 4-6 kHz comes out of a Hammond.

        Also match the impedance to the crossover - original driver is 16 ohms, and if you put an 8 ohm driver in a leslie, the crossover point will change.
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        • #5
          +1 mate_stubb
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          • #6
            The best thing to do is replace the HF driver with an original Jensen driver which can be hard to find. But you can always just replace the diaphragm, see here: replacement diaphragm.


            That sounds like the way to go... thanks!
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            • #7
              I just replaced one with a Ferro Fluid 100w driver. It is an expensive driver but works well. Some people like the Atlas series as well. Mate Stubb what do you think?
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              • #8
                I'm a huge fan of the Atlas PD60. My 122 has one and it sounds great.
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                • #9
                  For studio work, I prefer the original Jensen V-21. It has the sweetest sound of all.

                  I have used Atlas drivers for gigging with pretty good results. I have not tried the driver that Tony at BT Productions offers.

                  I'm currently using a V-21 in my home 142, and the high power Speakeasy drivers (not sure who the OEM is on these) in my Speakeasy Decimator rig. I like them better tonewise and power handling wise than the Atlas I was using before.
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                  • #10
                    Eric how have you been? I am going to Springsteen Sunday. Possibly the last performance of the band....
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                    • #11
                      Eric how have you been? I am going to Springsteen Sunday. Possibly the last performance of the band....


                      Doing great, thanks for asking. Yourself? What's up with the "last performance" for Springsteen band? I had not heard they were calling it quits.

                      Back on topic @ The Pro - any decisions made on the Leslie driver?

                      Regards,
                      Eric
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                      <i><font size="1"><font color="DimGray"><b>Originally posted by ChasIII</b></font></font></i><br />
                      Im so sick of keyboards. All this keyboard stuff people always use. All this keyboard synth talk all the time. I'm done with it. Never again.<br />
                      <br />
                      Im thinking that at some point I will have to stop this and start doing other things. Any thoughts, feelings, or ideas?</div>

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                      • #12
                        Hey there Pro!

                        http://www.btproductions.com/Gear/Leslies/Driver/TopDriver.htmlm!

                        Dan88s seemed to be (initially) pleased with it, maybe he will chime in for an update.


                        I like the sound of the Jensen. I haven't been using my Leslie at gigs much, because we don't have enough channels to mic it and I'm hauling half the PA in my van so there's no room, but I have it down in our practice room and I hook it up once in a while. I stopped taking it to gigs with the loud band as I don't want to blow it up again, but the other band, I could definitely use it if I had the room to transport it.
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                        • #13
                          Well the tour is done tonight. I am on the way there with my girl.
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                          • #14
                            fixed the bad link in my previous post. The (phenolic) BTProductions driver seems like a good possibility but I have not yet heard it myself.

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