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Well, its vintage

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cosmic Cowboy, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Boreas

    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Awesome. Church Lady would love it!
     
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    There's some stuff on Youtube where Booker T. Jones shows how to play some of his signature licks.

    Key think to remember on organ is to keep it simple. It's not a piano, it has no dynamics apart from what you can do with your right foot. Simple intervals and triads can add a lot of texture to a song. You'll spend most of your time in the top two octaves of the keyboard.

    The classic starting point drawbar setting for a Jimmy Smith or Booker T type tone is 888800000. "Whiter Shade of Pale" is 688600000 or 688600101.
     
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    TONS of info on the Web for oiling and maintaining these. You might do a bit of maintenance so nothing siezes or breaks.
     
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    Cool thing to have in the house! I did a small repair on a similar one a few years ago in a local church, sounded great and I can hardly play. Speaker cab was huge, does yours have the pearl necklace reverb?

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  5. Cosmic Cowboy

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    Na. This one has an oil can reverb
     
  6. David Barnett

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  7. ScottJPatrick

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    Yes, G12 model. There's actually two of them, you can just see the magnet of the 2nd one hanging down from the top right, 2x15'' and 2x12''.

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    Most wives would consider selling their husbands for a bigger organ.
     
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  9. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    It might well be vintage but BC? Sorry, it's gotta be AD.
     
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    They will never make these again. They make literal tons of guitar amps.
     
  11. David Barnett

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    I'm usually against cannibalizing Hammond gear, but I'd build a Bluesbreaker combo around those two Celestions in a heartbeat. Put a pair of Italian Jensens in the tone cabinet and no one would be the wiser.
     
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    Wow, that's not one of the small ones. Please dont scrap it!
     
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    Probably needs to be oiled, lots of info on the internet. Hammond oil is preferred, but air tool oil, or sewing machine oil will do in a pinch. A highly refined oil is needed, that won't turn into goo. Hammonds sound so good, even minimal playing skills can be very satisfying. I know this from personal experience.
     
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