Hammond B3/Leslie 122 Package
This package includes the Hammond B3 Organ, and the Leslie 122 Organ Speaker.
The classic B-3 inside and out has been made using the most sophisticated technology. No matter which “branch” of the Hammond family you are from-Gospel, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul or Country; you will find the touch, feel and sound of the B-3 as familiar as any B-3 you’ve ever played!.
The unique B-3 sound is reproduced by a revolutionary newly designed sound generator system, which recreates all of those wonderful idiosyncrasies of the Tone wheel generator which have eluded all previous digital systems.Two, 61 note, B-3 style, waterfall key, keyboards allow for the essential performance characteristics of the Hammond masters, especially effortless palm glissandos. While four complete sets of nine traditional harmonic drawbars and twenty four reverse colour key presets achieve total ease of set up.
It is by utilising several tone varying features that the B-3 performs so uniquely. Upper and lower pitch foldback subtly effects the overall sound, while, probably, the most important and interesting feature is the nine key contact system operating on each key. These contacts connect from each of the nine drawbar pitches and by pressing a key slowly each pitch level can be determined, high to low. This system created the earliest form of touch response for tone variance as well as expression. This mechanical contact system is also responsible for Hammond´s famous key click noise, an unintended feature that became an essential component of the B-3 character. The new B-3 incorporates a complete mechanical contact system, totally unique in a modern instrument. Sound dynamics are controlled by an exact copy of the original B-3 expression curve incorporated in the new instruments foot volume controller.
The Leslie model 122 is specifically designed for older Hammond Organs requiring a separate tone cabinet for sound reproduction, such as the A,B,C and RT models. It is identical to the Model 122xb and 122a, with the exception of having a 6-pin connector, and no ¼” or footswitch jack.
2 61-Key Manuals
25 Pedals Detachable
Tone Wheel Generator
4 Sets of Drawbars
18 Changeable Presets
Tone Cabinet Required