One of my new projects is to create a Leslie speaker cabinet for one of my customers. As a starting point I have a Leslie unit from a dead organ. I have removed the Leslie unit, which has a Styrofoam wheel which turns over a small speaker. There is a small 115volt 60hz electric motor which turns the wheel. The first order of business is to replace the motor. I believe I had found a suitable replacement, which is almost identical in size and in shape. So, I’ll begin construction on the case next.
You’ll see pictures of what I have as a starting point as well as a picture of a Leslie unit from back in the 1970s. This unit will not necessarily look like that one, but there will be SOME similarities.