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#3056846 08/02/20 10:37 AM
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I saw an old organ pushed to the side at the backstage dressing room of a rock pub yesterday. It looked very much like an L100 including the drawbars and the flip switches, but it also had some additional controls including something that looked like a big volume knob, to the right side of the lower manual.
If someone knows what it might have been I would like to know. It could have been not even a Hammond but some other manufacturer's lookalike, if there's such a thing. This is in Europe


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marczellm #3056847 08/02/20 10:45 AM
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Now that I'm Googling around it might have been a T-100.

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marczellm #3056849 08/02/20 11:01 AM
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When you visit the pub next time why not take an image of it with your mobile phone?

You can then share the image


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Originally Posted by Biggles
When you visit the pub next time why not take an image of it with your mobile phone?

You can then share the image
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Hey, I might never get a chance to use that particular emoji again! grin

But yes, a picture would be very worthwhile. I am now incredibly curious…


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marczellm #3056864 08/02/20 01:54 PM
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For those incredibly curious, I learned whom the organ belongs to, cause the guy runs sound at the place.
Some Googling revealed a video of him playing it.



as well as a pic

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marczellm #3056866 08/02/20 02:14 PM
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The tabs give me Lowrey vibes, but pretty sure it’s a Hammond something or other. That song reminds me of Green Onions

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marczellm #3056884 08/02/20 04:45 PM
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Rocker switches on the bottom cheekblock look like the ‘percussion’ tabs of a T-100.


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marczellm #3056949 08/03/20 03:30 AM
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Yes, looks like a Hammond T100 (or T200 if it has an inbuilt Leslie).

http://www.captain-foldback.com/Hammond_sub/tseries.htm

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Those T’s are the last mechanical tonewheel generator organs. They have a cult following of guys that like to mod those things. There used to be a guy at Organ Forums from New Zealand that did some crazy things to his T. The amp in them is solid state. But they are a dream platform if you like to mod the heck out of stuff.

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marczellm #3056967 08/03/20 12:28 PM
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I think Wurlitzer made a similar knockoff in the 60s-70s which I had -- it also had a built-in leslie but transistor sounds vs. tone-wheel.

Mods were plentiful. The internal leslie speed could be easily manipulated with a variable rheostat. Dual mikes resulted in a cool stereo whirl. The amp was some sort of hybrid tube/solid-state thing, and I succeeded in overdriving the input stage to produce a a variety of gritty and crunchy sounds. Some were even musical.

Best of all, I could mount four dolly wheels on the back, and get its svelte 400 pounds into and out of my parents station wagon. I think I paid $400 before brutalizing it.

I did a lot of gigs with the thing back in the day. It could sound pretty cool. No, I don't miss it smile


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marczellm #3056978 08/03/20 03:12 PM
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What is that keyboard on top? Is it a Kurzweil? (Seems to have built in beats/sequencer, sounds sort of like the bass sound used in Hungarian csárdás pop).

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