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#2325168 - 07/27/11 01:45 PM HAMMOND T-312 anyone?
HAM&EGZ Offline
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A forumite friend of mine on the cakewalk forum is interested in a drawbar organ and he found a T-312 on CL, but we can't find much about it. It appears to be a solid state home console with drawbars, but no mechanical TG.

Anybody have info on this model? I think he will pass on it since he wants a TG and tubes. I am trying to find him an M or A
that reasonably priced.
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#2325169 - 07/27/11 01:54 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: HAM&EGZ]
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Clonk here for the Hammond-Leslie FAQ, then click on "Hammond and Leslie Models". thu

It's basically this, with a rhythm unit:




Edited by Sven Golly (07/27/11 01:55 PM)
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#2325170 - 07/27/11 01:56 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: Sven Golly]
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How much are they asking for it?
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#2325171 - 07/27/11 02:03 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: CrimsonianKing]
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The T model spinet is the last tonewheel generator spinet. It had a solidstate amp but it was a tonewheel organ. Though it is sort of it's own animal. I would rather have an M-3 myself. I think Tony Banks used a T spinet.
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#2325172 - 07/27/11 02:04 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: CrimsonianKing]
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Originally Posted By: CrimsonianKing
How much are they asking for it?


$150.
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#2325174 - 07/27/11 02:08 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: HAM&EGZ]
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You ought to be able to find an M-3 for $150 on Craigslist. I would rather have one of those if I HAD to play a spinet.
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#2325175 - 07/27/11 02:09 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: HAM&EGZ]
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thanks guys!!! if it has a mech TG he might change his mind. I just sent him this thread
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#2325176 - 07/27/11 02:15 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: CEB]
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Originally Posted By: CEB
You ought to be able to find an M-3 for $150 on Craigslist. I would rather have one of those if I HAD to play a spinet.


That's exactly what i was gonna say thu You can maybe find the M and L models for that price. I personally would go for either a M3 or M-100/02.
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#2325178 - 07/27/11 02:18 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: HAM&EGZ]
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The biggest drawback is the percusssion. What the T-312 calls percussion and Hammond Players call percussion are two different things.

One of the single dumbest moves in the history of Hammond. Marimbas and Guitar and Chimes and wood blocks and Cymbals and the Rhumba machine. All tolerable if they included the standard percussion.



Edited by richwhite9 (07/27/11 02:19 PM)

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#2325180 - 07/27/11 02:32 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: richwhite9]
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Hi guys! I'm the poor slob looking for a spinet! A spinet will suit my needs at this time and actually I'm not even worried about much about percussion right now either, but I would like to have genuine mechanical TG. tube amp would be nice, but I'll settle for transistor on that if necessary, but I also have a limited budget.

I've been watching CL in my area for M3's and actually there are several available, but they're all priced right at $250 and $300 (DFW).

While I coule probably spring that much if necessary, I really like the thought of the built in leslie since I would not be able to afford a separate leslie for this (and won't have room for it on stage anyway - small church stage).

I had been hoping to get a T-512c I found on CL but couldn't work it out with the owner. This T-312 was the next closest thing if it had the mechanical TG and built in leslie!

thanks everyone for your input and thanks musicman100 for checking here and finding that info!

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#2325184 - 07/27/11 02:44 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: Beagle]
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There is a group of guys at Organ Forums that love Model T's Some have done various mods to them.

If you have any questions on a T300 that would be a great place to ask. Those guys know T's inside out.
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#2325185 - 07/27/11 02:47 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: CEB]
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thanks, CEB - do you mean www.organforum.com ?

I had found some mod info on T-512c how to remove the filter they put on it for removing the keyclick and how to bypass the SS amp and put in a tube.


Edited by Beagle (07/27/11 02:48 PM)

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#2325189 - 07/27/11 02:59 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: Beagle]
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Yes that is the place. One of the moderators, Brendon has done a ton of stuff to his T. I think now the organ will even function as an automatic garage door opener. laugh
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#2325195 - 07/27/11 03:12 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: CEB]
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laugh
thanks!

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#2325207 - 07/27/11 03:34 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: Beagle]
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Owned a T-212 for years (no tape recorder) otherwise almost similar to a T-312.

I always liked this track because you could pull it off on a T-212 without any trouble and I suspect it was a T and uses the T drum unit and it has the T classic overdrive Some clearly make do with its limitations.






Edited by richwhite9 (07/27/11 03:35 PM)

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#2325259 - 07/27/11 06:57 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: Beagle]
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Originally Posted By: Beagle
(DFW).


why not pick up this one? ---> http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/msg/2515887479.html

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#2325263 - 07/27/11 07:14 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: yorgatron]
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How does a thread about a cheesy Hammond spinet (which I consider toys compared to consoles) garner 14 responses in a matter of hours?

You guys really need to be more resourceful, do your research, keep your eyes and ears open constantly, and you too will find a great deal on a real (console model) Hammond organ!
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#2325270 - 07/27/11 07:53 PM Re: HAMMOND T-312 anyone? [Re: Polkahero]
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Here is a mighty fine T-100.


Tony Banks Genesis Rigs


Edited by CEB (07/27/11 07:55 PM)
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