[HAM] EX Hammond dr-20 power cabinet ?Bob Scarborough desertbob at rglobal.net
Sun Jun 18 20:27:52 CDT 2000
At 06:03 PM 6/18/2000 -0700, you wrote: >Hi folks ,I have a DR-20 power cabinet and have no idea what it is.<snip> the DR-20 was a "utility" (meaning 'not fancy furniture') Hammond tone cabinet built from 1939 to 1952. It contained 2 12" EM speakers and the Hammond oil-type reverb system. It had a variant of the H-1 amplifier, 4 6V6s pushing 20 watts RMS on a good day, plus provisions for the reverb signal. It was NOT a very good cabinet, even when new. >I'm not >into organs and picked it up primarily 'cause it had a tube amp inside.<snip> Probably not one of your smarter moves. >Can >any one tell me what it is ? any value or should I cannabilize for parts? >Fwiw, it also states "reverberation patent ......"<snip> A died-in-the-wool (except me) Hammond collector might be interested, otherwise, you've got yourself a pretty nice boat anchor there. Hammond amplifiers were pretty crude in these days, and the input sensitivity, balanced input, and provisions for the reverb tank make it unusable for anything else. What kind of shape is the cabinet in? Perhaps a collector will bail you out on this one for a few bucks. The oil-type reverb tank works pretty well, until the Rochelle salts pickup crystal goes south...then, it's a "tinkerer's delight". DeserTBoB -- Subscription Changes/Hammond Archives: http://www.zeni.net/hf/ Hammond-Leslie FAQ: http://theatreorgans.com/hammond/faq/ Posts to "The Hammond Forum" including the string "EX" in the Subject line are exported to the usenet group alt.music.hammond-organ.
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