Leslie 3300 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from St. Joseph MI
September 5, 2012Music Background:
WOW!I have been using a Motion Sound for years and loved it, but there is NO comparison. This .....sounds awesome. All the beautiful range of growls, screams and purrs of the old B3's come pouring out of my hammond XK3.
How did I play without this. I illuminated the horns and lower drum so the audience can see what they are hearing and they love it. i see pople pointing and mouthing.."See.. he has a real Leslie!"
from Austin, TX
July 12, 2011Music Background:
Sound Engineer, Studio Owner, Pro Musician
Nothing Like ItThe sound of this Leslie is phenomenal. I use it with my vintage 1961 Hammond L102 at the studio, and with my Roland VK, and with my Nord Electro on the road. It can be a tight fit in a small venue but I don't care... I make the drummer move over. I recommend to any organ player : save-up your money and go for the best. There's nothing like it.
from Benton Harbor, MI, USA
February 16, 2011Music Background:
WowI Loved my Motion Sound, but this Leslie sets a new standard even for themselves. I am still experimenting with the infinite variety of tube settings, but the sound is wonderful. I would like to hear a deeper bottom for the pedals, but most of the time it will just keep me out of trouble with the bassist! It is especially wonderful to have it work so well with my XK3. With the Leslie controls at the keyboard with the optional 11 pin cable, it's like playing a B on stage. I line a flourecent light at the back horn grid and the crowd loves the strobe effect of the horns. You can see them whispering,.."Look, it's a real Leslie!" Sweetwaters service was flawless, my sales rep was amazing,..(Thanks Greg!) I feel like it's a brand new rig.
from Cleveland, OH
December 29, 2011Music Background:
Leslie 3300Adjectives: rugged, simple, authentic, controllable, easy to tweak, plug-n-play, not too heavy, etc. This amp sounds GREAT! I will have no problem cutting through with this amp. Although it may seem a bit big and boxey (vs. Roland KC500), it is light and not too heavy AND creates the real-deal sound. This amp "ties" into the Hammond XK-3 through an 11-pin cable allowing the amp to be controlled from the organ. The real doppler deal! You won't go wrong! Reduced .5 points due to price and should come standard with a soft shell cover.
from Richmond, VA USA
July 4, 2009Music Background:
Blues & Rock keyboardist, 40+ years
Leslie 3300, the perfect match for the Hammond XK 3I am very pleased with my recent purchase of the Leslie 3300 speaker cabinet. It brings out all the character of the Hammond XK 3 that I've been losing by playing thru a bass amp for the past 3 years. The crossover does an excellent job of splitting the high and low frequencies to the horn and 15" speaker so now each drawbar can be clearly heard. As good as the Leslie simulation in the XK 3 is, it can't hold a candle to the real thing. Nothing beats the sound of a real Leslie spinning up and throwing sound all over the room. And the 300 watt amplifier is awesome; powerful and clean at absurdly loud volumes. The portability is great. Locking wheels and 2 well placed handles make the 125 lb unit seem lighter than it really is. The connections are quick and simple. I'm using the 1/4" input jack and controlling the rotor speed with a standard momentary type foot switch. The only part of the Leslie 3300 that falls short of my expectations is the tube pre amp circuit. Even at the lowest settings it has more overdrive than i prefer. I have returned to using an ART tube pre amp (also purchased from Sweetwater) which warms up and fattens the sound considerably. The tube pre amp in the Leslie is now turned off, as well as the tube in the XK 3. Sweetwater Sales Engineer, Paul Allen, was very knowledgeable regarding the Leslie 3300 and was a big help to me during the sale. The unit was delivered in about a week and arrived in perfect condition. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase of the Leslie 3300 and would recommend it to any keyboard player wanting the real leslie sound. As an added note, my Nord Electro 2 73 also sounds fantastic thru the 3300.