Replacement Leslie Drivers

Leslie Cabs

Blown Driver? Need a replacement Leslie driver? Or in my case wanting to use my vintage Leslie more and more, harder and harder with the confidence that it won’t degrade or let me down altogether?

It’s a difficult one as you shouldn’t really run your Leslie on 10 for long as the driver can get hot and pop. Trouble is if you play in a live band like I do those measly 40watts are all you’ve got and you have to make the most of them

I’ve been making some enquiries on how to upgrade the driver recently and thought I would quickly share my knowledge. there are many options but for now I’ll just say that if you need a replacement for you Jenson V21 a couple of options are open and couple are closed.

Closed is to think you can use the one in the current Leslie 3300. Its a good idea however wrong ohms.

A good straight replacement  is the Altas-PD5VH driver. A better replacement would be the Atlas-PD60A (both available from those wonderful people at Tonewheel General.) Trouble is if you are based in Europe as I am the delivery charge and tax is off-putting to say the least.

There are a couple of other choices, the PA-D50Z that was standard spec in the Leslie 2101 Mark 1 is reported to fit okay into an old school Leslie and the Adastra 952.210 or Monacor KU-516’s will fit in (with minor adjustment and the addition of a bit of wood to account for the lack of threaded throat). The M&S organ parts kits is recommended too but looks to be out of production currently.

I am looking to a local firm to rig me up something a little bit meatier, I’ll let you know how I go on 🙂

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