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My chopped Hammond BV has a Trek II preamp built into the organ that already has BOTH 6-pin leslie and 1/4" out jacks.

Trek II's a great product - have you also installed their percussion kit or any thing the like ?

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Ramshackle Man wrote:

experts, strong word ... naah just some Hammond experience .. emoticon

Same speed through the whole show - and you could see both horns ? In that case my best shot is = technical hitch emoticon

JL is such a great player that he can pull it off even with a 'broken' gear, I guess he used the vibrato knob at the V3 setting to make some kind of 'motion' to the sound - if you listen to early recordings of say Wring that Neck then you can hear the effect of that 'swirling' the V3 setting adds to the sound. Not at all like a spinning horn in fast mode but still a great way to make the sound 'move', just* add some volume swells to it ..

* that will keep both your hands and at least one foot busy for a while emoticon





Thanks for answering RM.I saw two of his white Leslies and the small horns in the upper part of the cabinett were rotating quite slow during the whole show.I was always wondering after that show why.
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Ramshackle,

Again, I don't want to take credit for anything I didn't actually do myself. I bought the chop job "as is" with all the mods. already done by someone else.

I'm the 4th owner as the story goes. It's a hybrid between a B3 that was destroyed in a nightclub fire, and a BV that was leaned on too hard over the years by a rather LARGE gospel organist, and it's cabinet was literally split in half!! They used the guts of the BV, with some of the wiring, transformers, and rocker switches from the B3. At one point, it was sold to a Napa Valley winery owner in exchange for 50 bottles of a rare Merlot. Don't know if that story is true, but it's a fun story to tell, so I like to keep it alive.

The Trek II kit came with full percussion 2nd/3rd harm., and a reverb kit. So it really has the flexibility of an A100 as well. The quality it retains that is uniquely "BV", is the ratchety (clickity) drawbars, that chatter as you pull them out, and the 16' drawbar in the first octave plays an octave lower than a B3 or C3 does. I can get pedal notes with my left hand on the BV, which is nice since it came with no pedals.

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b3burner wrote: I know I've asked this before, but have gotten no straight, official answer, so I'll try it again:

Jon makes mention on the Perhelion DVD interview that he bought his "most recognized" Hammond C3 from Christie McVie (Fleet. Mac) in 1974.

But what was he using from 1968-1973?



The management bought his Hammond in early 1968. In the summer of 1971 it was cut down, to be more portable and painted white [look at the Beat Club performance, the Never Before promo film or the Machine Head recording sessions' photos] but, in January 1972, a container full of DP gear fell into the Hudson river...... including the Hammond and Paice's silver drum kit [the one with Deep Purple written on the bass drum].

I'm fairly sure that the new Hammond was bought from Christine McVie in January 1972, not 1974.

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Nigel,

THE HUDSON RIVER?!!!

How frickin' sick is that? How did that happen?

Was it a transportation accident, or did someone in DP management owe money to the NY Mafia?

If it were the latter, then what normally takes place is that we'd expect to find JL and IP at the bottom of the Hudson, not the white Hammond nor the silver drum kit!

What a sad story, but for someone with dive experience, a new Guitar Center has just opened under the Washington Bridge!!

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Nigel,

I'm still curious how the Hudson River incident took place. If you have further information, I'd be interested.

Thanks.

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THE HUDSON RIVER?!!! How frickin' sick is that? How did that happen? Was it a transportation accident, or did someone in DP management owe money to the NY Mafia?



Transportation accident.

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The first Hammond organ that Jon Lord bought was a L-100 model (when he was in the Artwoods). Previosly he played a Lowrey (poor) organ.

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Augusto,

Welcome aboard! Your first post, and you answered one of my long standing questions! I thought I had heard that he started on an L-100. That's the same organ that Keith Emerson likes to throw around on stage. A dinky, limited little thing, but it still has tonewheels and tubes, so it can get that "sound", so it's all good in my book.

The Artwoods, ay? Someone once told me they thought he might have used the "L" series in Shades of Deep Purple, but Nigel Young, a member who brings a wealth of valuable information to the forum, seems to have dispelled that myth (see his prior posts above) so I'm sure the L-100 was for the Artwoods only.

Incidently, I have to get a hold of some Artwoods recordings somehow, someway. It would be interesting to hear a young, pre-1968 Jon Lord at work.

I also hear he did some session work for the Kinks. Anyone know which songs I may have heard of theirs where he played (what I guess was) piano?

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