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I just picked up a Hammond this morning


Steve LeBlanc

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I bought a Hammond M102 Organ...this thing totally rocks...it's got the drawbars and percussion...sounds very close to a B3 but it's smaller and fits nicely in our studio. The original owner sawed it in half so you can transport it top/bottom separate...easy to take apart and put back together, still heavy but very portable.

 

I'll be buying a Leslie in a few days, then I'll be all set. I'm excited as hell...I always wanted my own Organ but had to settle for playing others when I could.

 

Get this, I bought this beast for $27!! Don't tell me you don't believe in Luck...it's real...this thing screams. I'll post pictures when I can.

 

Move along now...just wanted to share.

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Originally posted by Steve LeBlanc:

Get this, I bought this beast for $27!! Don't tell me you don't believe in Luck...

I hate you :cool:

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Here's a picture I found of almost the exact same model:

 

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapbpe/hammonds/pictures/m102a_77710.jpgOnly drag about it is it doesn't have as many keys as a C3, B3...I might upgrade later but I'll find my way around this for now.

 

Hey, I just found out this is the exact same model Hammond the guy from Procol Harem used on Whiter Shade of Pale!

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hehe, Luck.

 

Well, I'm not going to be playing Whiter Shade of Pale any time soon so I had to find someone else who jammed this model Hammond. Well what do you know...I was pleasently surprised to find out Richard Wright used the same model for "Live at Pompei" my all-time favorite live video.

 

WhoooooHOooo!

 

;)

 

OK, I'll stop bragging now :)

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I don't believe in luck but in Fate. If anyone deserved to come across a B-3 for $27 it's you, Steve!

 

How are you going to mic the Leslie for recording? Stereo pair, the 3-4 SM-57s/58s kind of deal, one big condensor in the room, or some other approach? Gotta have a signature LeBlanc sound so in a few years they'll be trying and failing to copy it with sofsynths, hehe.

 

-CB

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How are you going to mic the Leslie for recording? Stereo pair, the 3-4 SM-57s/58s kind of deal, one big condensor in the room, or some other approach? Gotta have a signature LeBlanc sound so in a few years they'll be trying and failing to copy it with sofsynths, hehe.
heh, well I've got to get the Leslie...we'll see...probably a couple of small condensors stereo on the horn and some big condensor on the bottom, we'll have to see what I end up with...I'll know in a day or two.

 

Oh and btw, I rocked this thing without the Leslie from 10PM until 5AM this morning...this instrument rocks as hard as anything I've ever played...Yeah Baby! I'll share a short sample from last night soon...who needs a synthesizer??..with my Wah Pedal, Delay and the drawbars I'm getting every sound I can imagine...no envelope filter needed. :D

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Aw c'mon, Steve, how could you possible find someone that stupid? What's the story? How did you hear of it? And why $27? Why not $25 or $30? And why not even $50 or $100? You mean it was in playing condition when you bought it? How could anyone sell ANY organ that plays for $27?

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Originally posted by LiveMusic:

Aw c'mon, Steve, how could you possible find someone that stupid? What's the story? How did you hear of it? And why $27? Why not $25 or $30? And why not even $50 or $100? You mean it was in playing condition when you bought it? How could anyone sell ANY organ that plays for $27?

Like I said I was lucky :)

 

The guy listed it on Ebay with a starting bid of $16 (or something like that)...a couple of people bid on it but I won it at $27. He knew it was worth more, he's a professional musician so he wasn't naive or anything...he wanted to get rid of it quick. I think there were a lack of bids mostly because the seller was unwilling to ship it...it's been altered so it isn't collectable...it's really only worth money to someone who will play it (like me). I was lucky no one else in the area was interested...timing was on my side.

 

I would have offered the guy more money but he was kind of an asshole...lied to me in an email to get me to pick it up sooner.

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Originally posted by Steve LeBlanc:

How are you going to mic the Leslie for recording? Stereo pair, the 3-4 SM-57s/58s kind of deal, one big condensor in the room, or some other approach? Gotta have a signature LeBlanc sound so in a few years they'll be trying and failing to copy it with sofsynths, hehe.
heh, well I've got to get the Leslie...we'll see...probably a couple of small condensors stereo on the horn and some big condensor on the bottom, we'll have to see what I end up with...I'll know in a day or two.

 

Oh and btw, I rocked this thing without the Leslie from 10PM until 5AM this morning...this instrument rocks as hard as anything I've ever played...Yeah Baby! I'll share a short sample from last night soon...who needs a synthesizer??..with my Wah Pedal, Delay and the drawbars I'm getting every sound I can imagine...no envelope filter needed. :D

Actually a Hammond is an electromechanical addtive synthesizer, technically speaking. :D Well looking forward to hearing it, and trying to hear in the mind's ear how you're going to use it in Jamfree, it's so different from the Rhodes.

 

-CB

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Nahhhh, Hammonds & Rhodes were made to be together! Add a Hohner Clavinet and a Minimoog and you're really cookin' :)

 

Be careful about the oil for the tonewheel generator. It needs oil once a year - it's very important to make sure it's oiled. It's also equally important to make sure you don't over-oil it. Enjoy your new toy!

 

Well looking forward to hearing it, and trying to hear in the mind's ear how you're going to use it in Jamfree, it's so different from the Rhodes.

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IMO sewing machine oil is too thin, better use oil like the oil used for bicycles.

 

Never use car engine oil, way too thick.

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NO NO NO NO

 

It's not the same. Go to goffprof.com and get the real stuff. It's cheap enough (thougn in YOUR case a tube of oil is 20% of the price of the organ! lol) considering you use it once a year. Why take a chance on unapproved oil when you don't have to?

 

Originally posted by Cereal:

Sewing machine oil will do

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