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Unusual Klipsch Wooden midrange horn on Ebay


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The mid squawker has, it looks like, a motor operated throat cover. It's a nice horn, but I don't think that Klipsch would build something like this. Anybody familiar with this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-EARLY-50S-KLIPSCHORN-WOOD-HORN-WITH-KNOB-KLIPSCH-VG_W0QQitemZ5874017623QQcategoryZ50597QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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My son has my old Klipschorn and it certainly does have the wooden and resin mid-range, and yes, it was built by Klipsch. Mine does not have the motor and paddle device. This was sold to people with electric organs. I don't think the organ feature was ever widely popular.

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It produces a tremolo effect. You've probably heard it hundreds of times if you listen to classic rock. The Hammond B3 was a staple of rock bands and you often hear the Leslie effect that this Khorn tries to emulate. The Leslie speaker was the most effective though, with a 360-degree rotating horn pair on the upper frequency speaker and a separate low frequency speaker. The rotating horn could be turned on an off during the performance for a unique effect.

Here's an online article about Leslies on a hammond web site:

http://b3world.com/leslie.html

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