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What was going on with this speaker when we were listening to this band?
September 24, 2012 12:25 PM   Subscribe

What was going on with this speaker when we were listening to this band? It was a big, round, object that would spin around fast at different times.

When we were on Beale Street listening to some bands this weekend, we noticed a speaker that had a microphone going into it. It was open in the front and you could see this large object that would start to spin very fast, stop at times, then spin around again? What was that and what is the purpose of it?
posted by sybarite09 to Technology (4 answers total)
 
Was it a Leslie speaker?
posted by bondcliff at 12:27 PM on September 24, 2012 [5 favorites]


Sounds like a Leslie, yes. Was there an organ player in this band? Running electric guitars through a Leslie is also fairly common.
posted by emelenjr at 12:39 PM on September 24, 2012


Yes, that's what it was. Thanks!!
posted by sybarite09 at 3:55 PM on September 24, 2012


For anyone who wants to see this in action, check out around 2:17 in this video.
posted by 4ster at 1:05 PM on September 25, 2012


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