Nod: Hot Rodded 1936 Hammond Model A

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  1. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Happy New Organ Day for me! Just drove to Boston and back from Philadelphia to get this from an organ tech friend of mine who is truly a master of the arts. Here are a few photos, and the technical description my tech used on a forum we post on.

    Summary:
    -B3 features like percussion and vibrato
    -Variable percussion volume
    -Variable chorus depth
    -Instrument level effects loops on both manuals
    -tube driven spring reverb
    -tube driven gain and EQ circuit
    -Leslie outputs
    -switchable bass foldback








     
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    Wow.

    Do you have a matching white Leslie?

    What does the "Booty Bass" switch do?
     
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    Yep! I sold a B3 and 122 I had painted the same way, but saved a 145 cabinet for myself from the same run, that will go in my music room with the organ. Debating a stock Leslie amp and driver set or hot rodded... I already have one of the most powerful Leslie's I know of sitting in the same room. (300+ watt LineX covered monster).

    Booty Bass switches the foldback on the lower manual. On later Hammonds, the lowest harmonic repeats itself for the lowest octave rather than continuing down the scale, whereas the Model A had "bass all the way down" with no repeating octave. This switch changes the wiring between these two. Gives different sounds for left hand bass.
     
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    That is a beautiful organ. Enjoy it, I'm sure it sounds wonderful.
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I love Hammond _-3 organs...some of the most amazing instruments ever made.
     
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    Ooh, for that you'll need a tallboy with a 2-speed conversion.
     
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    That's magnificent. I know twin brothers who might leave their wives and kids to come live at your house. If you ever want to hear four hands rock that thing, drop the Podd Brothers a line, I bet they'd come whip it into shape right smart.
     
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    Have one in need of restoration sitting around. For now I'm going to run a 145 and a small sub...
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    That's AWESOME
     
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