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#2409908 - 05/08/12 05:47 PM Hammond settings for "Lalena"?
KingstonCrim Offline
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The part-time sixties band I gig with wants to do "Lalena" by Deep Purple this weekend. So I'm wondering if any of the Hammond devotees here knows a suitable drawbar setting I can try? {you tube instrumental version link} I'm guessing something like 088000000 (with percussion)?

I've been using the new PC361 here hard for a couple months now in a couple of other projects, but am just starting to work it into this band and we really haven't gigged together since I bought this. Just trying to program some fun new sounds to work with for this weekend...

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#2409948 - 05/08/12 08:08 PM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: KingstonCrim]
Hammonddave Offline
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One of my favorite Jon Lord songs... The intro is 387000000.

The Verse - 087000000 add the 2nd harmonic percussion loud, slow... add C2 or C3 vibrato (Depending on the strength of your C/V)

Solo - 486000000 Turn off percussion and vibrato...

last verse and outro ... 486400000 no vibrato...

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#2409953 - 05/08/12 08:45 PM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: Hammonddave]
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The funny thing is that I play this song at least once every time I practice alone. I have no idea why... There is just something so cool about it... especially the solo.
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#2409958 - 05/08/12 09:17 PM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: Hammonddave]
mate_stubb Offline
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I always gravitated to this one too, and yes, I played it this evening!
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#2409961 - 05/08/12 10:12 PM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: mate_stubb]
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Also love Blackmore's guitar work throughout this song. Just demonstrates the great musician that he is...
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#2409981 - 05/09/12 02:08 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: Hammonddave]
KingstonCrim Offline
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Thanks HammondDave, that's a gold mine! Yeah this is a totally kewl song. Though I've been playing and gigging since the 70's, I'm still a bit new to using some actual drawbars to sculpt a tone. Used a real B-3 with 147 in a play once (rented for the production), but other than that I've just used whatever "organ" presets I can find. Had a couple of Farfisas too, back in the day. Now that I got this PC361 I'm enjoying the nuances of drawbar sound. Another little universe to explore. Thanks again Dave. If and when we ever meet up, I owe you the cold beverage of your choice...

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#2410043 - 05/09/12 07:00 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: KingstonCrim]
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My pleasure... that's what makes this forum so great!
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#2410295 - 05/10/12 02:40 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: Hammonddave]
KingstonCrim Offline
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Hey Dave,

Those settings really worked. I made myself a series of three Kurz KB3 presets; one for the Intro, one for the percussive verses, and another for the Solo section. I figure from there I can manually bring in that last drawbar as the mood hits for the final verse. Playing along with the recording, that really nailed it, and it sounds great. At the gig I'm sure no one but me will notice or care but it keeps my mojo running to get the particular sound I'm after because it just "fits" so well with the tune and I just don't want all my B3 patches to otherwise sound too much the same. Yes, this is what makes this a great forum.

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#2410328 - 05/10/12 06:44 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: KingstonCrim]
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I have been playing that song for 40 years... The settings are welded into my brain... It also inspired me to find distinctive sounds for my songs, and not necessarily 888000000 all the time. I can thank Jon Lord for that (and other things).
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#2411174 - 05/14/12 04:56 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: Hammonddave]
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Thanks for the settings, Dave! That's one of those songs i always find myself playing at least once a month.
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#2411513 - 05/15/12 06:55 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: CrimsonianKing]
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Again, it's a tribute to Jon Lord's mastery. It's not only how you play, but how you create the right sound for the moment in the music. When you listen to his older recordings you hear this subtlety in the harmonics and percussion. His later stuff still demonstrates this. Like the difference in the sounds between Speed King and Highway Star. Or Woman From Tokyo. Different sounds for different moods... Truly a genius of the Hammond...

I attribute my love for the Hammond to Jon Lord and Mark Stein. Hush and You Keep Me Hanging On were seminal songs for me in my youth... And led me down the path to playing the B3.
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#2411543 - 05/15/12 08:35 AM Re: Hammond settings for "Lalena"? [Re: Hammonddave]
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Originally Posted By: Hammonddave

I attribute my love for the Hammond to Jon Lord and Mark Stein. Hush and You Keep Me Hanging On were seminal songs for me in my youth... And led me down the path to playing the B3.


Absofrigginlutely. Those two guys plus Rod Argent were my first three Hammond influences. Of course many monster players came later.
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