Trying to repair restore and improve the
sound and performance of your Hammond and Leslie can often be a long
and difficult struggle...
(Unless you get help from a winner...)
The time and money I have invested
will certainly benefit you by skipping the learning curve to make sure
that you don't make the same mistakes that I did and to make sure that you
succeed the first time!
As you already know,
we play music to express our emotions
and feelings and we use the
organ as a tool to communicate those emotions.
When the organ doesn't sing or scream or doesn't have the punch you
need, how can you express yourself?
If you are not sure, just listen
to the organ solo in the song "Evil Ways" from Santana. You will know
exactly what I refer to. Just hear that FAT, BIG and RICH
sound and expressive scream that can only be produced by a Hammond and
Leslie in top shape!
However, if you want to be bored, just
play an original vintage B3 and Leslie that has not been restored...
They've lost Bass, they
are Flat and
They now give off a lean, mid-range sound...
I have played on
many B3s that just didn't deliver because of many
technical problems. Not only is it boring to play on those instruments,
but it can be very frustrating too, especially when you know
what you are missing.
In my opinion, the Hammond B-3 and similar organs are probably one of
the top keyboards in the world that has that range and potential to
express various human emotion intensities.
But sadly, when they sound bad
the message won't be transmitted, so they are not much better
than any clone out there.
My 16 Years Of Experience Rebuilding Hammonds and
Leslies is Yours Risk-Free
you own an original vintage Hammond and Leslie, I am sure that you can
relate to what I said previously. You hear them on the radio, live on
stage, or on late night television programs, and the same instrument
seems to sound and perform so much better than your equipment.
I have been in that position before and I always wondered why my organ
didn't sound as good as the professionally recorded ones , until I
expertise in Hammond and Leslie restoration began in 1994 because
of the frustration with the difference in tone from an
original 1958 B3 in comparison to the organs I could hear in concerts
and on professional recordings.
I started intensive research to find out why that organ would not
perform and sound as good as theirs, and how I could bring it back to
life. I have discovered that all of these touring Hammond organs and
Leslies were restored to factory specifications.
That's why the sound was so good! Because these guys were rebuilding
the electronics in the organ and in the Leslies.
Today, there are shops that specialize in the restoration of these
vintage instruments, mostly for professional touring organists. After
talking with a great number of Hammond specialists I have accumulated
enough knowledge and tips to restore these vintage beasts!
And you will benefit from that expertise.
After rebuilding that 1958 B3 and that Leslie 122 RV with amazing
results, I knew for sure that these "beasts" needed some maintenance
because the proof was finally there. The sound was as good if not
better than when new!
After my restoration, I had finally duplicated the exact
same sound as I could hear on professional recordings. No
"HUM" or funny noises, static "BUZZ" or "POPS” . . .
. . . just the clean classic fresh drawbar definition and
Leslie tone that we all love!
After that, I started to restore organs for others with the same
I don't want you to
do the mistakes I made by listening to bad recommendations that cost me
so much time and money...
There are tons of guys out there that claim to be experts, but they are
only expert at taking money out of your wallet!
I don't want you to spend time and money on components that
don't need to be replaced! And you can avoid this when you
have the knowledge that I am about to share with you.
First Category of Technicians: The
Parts Seller. . .
guys don't care about you. They just want to hear the sound of the bell
ringing on their cash register.
of them have businesses to run and personnel to pay, so their goal is
to sell as much as possible and fast.
In other words, their job is to try to sell you
parts that you may not really need. Did you ever
take your car into a garage and spend hundreds of dollars to have it
repaired, and later realized that the real problem
could had been fixed for a few bucks?
Well, It happened to me and I was raging! This
manual will help you prevent that from happening to you.
Second Category of Technicians: "The Lazy Museum Security Guard"
In my 14 years of
experience, I've talked with many Hammond technicians. The second
category of technicians are the ones who don't want to work.
Let me explain...
While the first category sells you parts that may or may not make your
organ sound better or possibly worse than before, the second one likes
to keep the Hammonds in their "Museum state"
without any desire to restore the classic sound.
This group of technicians is usually older and soon to be retired. They
are purists and traditional, resisting having to restore them
back to original.
These technicians will work on this equipment ONLY if they
are dead or broken . . . Despite their vast experience in the
field, I have always been shocked to realize that after talking with
some of them, they were on a totally opposite spectrum than me!
That’s because in most cases they are technicians NOT
musicians! Let me explain. Most of them will have the following
mindset, and they will say things like: "It plays well, it's in mint
condition, it makes a sound and it works. Why bother?"
My favorite answer to them is always the same one...
“I have had an excellent working 1980 Pontiac Trans-Am with a
very aggressive looking red eagle on a glossy white paint job, in mint
BUT, the car also had rusted floors and transmission seal leaks, not to
mention that I was also buying the Prestone wholesale!”
Pretty on the outside, falling apart mechanically on the inside . . .
Of course the average vintage Hammond B3 organs for
sale are no longer truly stock
because the aged components are no longer working at their proper specs!
So therefore the factory stock sound and electrical operation has long
In most cases, the technicians won't even realize that these organs are
now a pale imitation of what they used to be!
Now, before I alienate all the technician community, I will specify
that there ARE a few technicians who care about the sound quality of
Who are they?
In most cases, they are also musicians!
living PROOF that you can restore your Hammond
and Leslie . . .
. . without spending a lot of money!
That's why I
have decided to compile a book on how to restore the performance and
sound of Hammonds and Leslies. Otherwise, this information may not be
available to you because that kind of information is so hard to collect
and hard on the wallet.
It took me years to discover and to compile
that information and now I share it with you.
The long distance calls that I made to talk to other Hammond
technicians across the country, or the travels back and forth to the
electronic shop to purchase and try different components, will benefit
Sure, it is possible that taking your organ and Leslie in to a
technician may solve your problems but, it is NOT a guarantee
. . .
. . . because I found many technicians in my venture who just ignored
the steps to restore these instruments and never have restored any
Hammonds or Leslies correctly before!
So choosing your Hammond specialist is a challenge
Shipping your equipment to a different state or province
is another painful thing to consider, and I am not taking into account
the hourly fee that will be charged for the labor!
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Don't spend money for nothing
on replacing components that don't need to be
Depending on your organ model and year of
production I will tell you exactly where you should focus your efforts;
Learn how to fix that dull, dark or flat
organ to that original expressive singing and screaming
factory-fresh drawbar definition;
Learn how to fix those Hammond and Leslie "HUMs"
"BUZZs" "POPs" or funny noise and static sound;
Easily upgrade your Hammond percussion to
avoid the organ volume drop when the percussion
switch "NORMAL" is "ON";
Adjust the volume of the
percussion "ping" in 5 minutes or less;
Know how to repair your Hammond
organ keycombs to avoid this "plastic" noise as they slam to
Learn how to balance the vibrato and
non-vibrato channel on your organ so that both channels
sounds very similar;
Learn how to easily fix your vibrato chorus
when it produce a dull and mushy sound;
Learn to easily repair
the non-working drawbars on your organ;
Learn which components you need to replace in
order to successfully restore
and upgrade your AO-28 organ preamplifier to later Hammond specs;
Learn how you can BOOST your Bass
response using 5 different techniques;
Learn how you can easily restore a
Leslie 122 and 147 amplifier easily and make them sound
better than new;
Learn which original components need
replacement, and learn which new components will give you a much
better, clean and warm tone;
Learn the HUGE effect of
the Leslie plastic treble type horn!
Learn which treble drivers can be installed in
Learn how to adjust
the frequency response of any treble drivers easily:
Learn which treble driver will give you FAT
Learn how to restore your Leslie
dividing network for that original factory
fresh Leslie sound definition;
Learn which tube substitution
will give you more "Hammond growl" faster, and which
other will make your organ sound fatter or brighter;
Learn how you can easily remove
cross-talk, humming and undesirable noises from your pre-1965
organ to upgrade your tone generator to the latest B-3 filtering
Learn how to read and measure your tone
generator calibration curve;
Learn how to easily create a graph
and visualize what is happening in the "heart" of
Learn how to easily modify and fine-tune
your generator using our final "Blueprint" secret
that is proven to give you a superior sounding Hammond and Leslie;
Learn why Paul Shaffer's B3 doesn't
sound that good and how you could make yours sound better!
But Most Importantly . . .
Save time, effort and money
by skipping the learning curve
with a proven Hammond and Leslie restoration method designed
for non-technicians that will give you all the information
you need to restore and achieve a superior sounding Hammond
and Leslie on your own!
A Few Words About My Clientele:
I receive letters weekly
from my satisfied customers around the world.
I have met many Hammond lovers around the globe and I am also very
proud to serve many prestigious clients working in many fields of
* Hammond organ rental/repair shops
* Professional touring organists
* Recording studio technicians
is Some Recent Testimonial Letters From Customers Who Bought That
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- Bill Brown Fridley, MN
(Hammond organ and Leslie
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I was wondering if you could tell me more of your background. You seem
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"Since I need to maintain four
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"I've been both a
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Currently, I'm an authorized full line dealer for the Hammond Suzuki
Organs, Keyboards, and Leslies in Nebraska, Northern Kansas and
Colorado here in the United States. I am simply amazed at how the new
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First though, my
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all. But, as we all know, those systems are aging and keeping them up
to spec is the trick.
As I was browsing online recently I happen to come across your website
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Much of it I was
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- Steve Jacobi, NE
Thanks so much for all your hard work making this e-book available to
guys like me! My 1963 A-102 started going down hill this year.
It’s lost all its punch and high end. I knew it needed some
TLC but I didn’t know where to turn.
I phoned a few service companies, but I wasn’t willing to pay
the amount of money they were quoting. Then I stumbled across your
“Hammond B3/Leslie 122/147 Improvement & Restoration
e-Book”. I have no previous electronics experience, although
can manage a soldering gun.
Your info has given me all the information I need to restore my Hammond
and Leslie 147 back to it’s original glory! Maybe even
better! Best of all I can do it all myself!!!
(And thanks for helping me out with all the extra questions via email!)
All the best!"
- Mike Alonzo
The Alonzo Music Company
I just wanted to express how pleased I am with the results of the info
you gave in your ebook that I recently purchased. I have all the
necessary work done except for your tube substitution tips for the
Everything I changed was an improvement and when I finished it was as
great sounding as you described. I have to give you and God all the
credit for your book.
This is the sound I have always heard back when I was playing in bands
in the 60\'s up until now. I never had a B-3 back then just an L-112
and 147 Leslie.
Thank you so much for all your research. May God bless you and your
family to the fullest."
- Charles Pollard, VA
have been looking for a
quality Hammond restoration book and finally found it.
B-3 And Leslie 122/147 Improvement And Restoration Tips’ is
excellent guide for how to rebuild major components in a A100/C3/B3
I have a 1959 A100 and 1972 Leslie 145 and found the book an excellent
resource for explaining how to rebuild the AO-28 preamp and 147 Leslie
amp. I like the fact that you offer the rebuild kits and provides free
schematics to go along with the book, what an excellent idea!
I really appreciated your appendix section where you explain basic
electronics and how to use a solder iron to make good solder joints.
This ebook covers it all and I highly recommend it to all Hammond /
Ever since the first M100 I used to play, Iíve been modifying and partly improving my organs. But I could use a guideline to seriously update the internals of my A100.
work is really helpful for everybody who wants to improve their organís sound, but is still in doubt whether they can do it themselves.
You prevent so many of the Frequently Made Mistakes, which saves time, money and most of all disappointment.
The best about it is the visualization, you understand the situation immediately, thanks to the pics. Updating the capacitors in the TG made a huge improvement to the tonal balance, recapping the AO-28 and the leslie amp made the sound so much opener, just what I was looking for.
Thank you! ”
Grtz Lennart ĎLennArtí Temmink - Netherland
How to say thank you enough times for all the work you've done in
my organ! I consider myself lucky that I have discovered your
extraordinary talent very quickly after my A-102 and Leslie 147
When I played it for the first time, I knew inside of me that
something was wrong with the sound! But still, I was already in
love with my new passion.
Today I can not stop myself from playing it. My Hammond organ is a
part of me, an extension of my soul and a new flame to my passion!
I actually found my instrument and thanks to you !
I am always impressed by the quality of sound that comes out of my
organ since you did revived and restored it ! Again thank you so
much for everything! My organ is now ready to go on tour across
America ! !
Thank you ,"
Marine Lacoste, Montreal / Quebec
Organist / Pianist / Keyboardist for the Band Roadstorm
18-Chapter + 4 Appendices e-book!
goal of this manual is to provide you with easy, applicable and useful
information in order to repair, restore,
upgrade and improve the performance and sound of your Hammond organ
This book has been written in a 'non-technical' manner with the novice
in mind in order to make everyone feel comfortable with the content of
18-chapter ebook has been structured in two
different sections and reinforced with the help of more
than 100 pictures and graphics
for a visual and easy understanding. There are 8 chapters in
the Leslie 122/147 section and 10 chapters in the Hammond section.
It will point out the key
components that you might want to repair,
restore, upgrade, improve and
fine-tune your Hammond B3 C3 A100 RT3
D100 D150 and D152 organs and Leslies 122/142 and 147/145.
This manual will give you access to a private -customers-only
"Download Center" for even more
Since it’s a reference manual we have
decided to bind this book using a plastic coil. The benefit of this
format is that it will stay open to assist you
while you are working on your equipment.
You will also appreciate its user-friendly 3-page Table of
Contents to help you navigate in this handbook.
This manual contains many invaluable "gems" about your Hammond and
Leslie and provides you with a lot more knowledge and ability to fine-tune
or customize your instrument to the way you like it to sound
These secrets took me years of frustration, research, and trial and
error experimentations to get the sound that I wanted!
Hammond AO-28 Preamplifier
this section, with the help of many pictures, you will learn which
components are critical and need replacement in
this unit in order to restore the performance and sound of your AO-28
You will also learn which components are most likely to fail
under normal operation.
You will also learn that with the use of new
higher-quality electronic components you will get a lot more warmth
out of your organ's sound - believe me!
That's because manufacturers have had time to improve their product
lines since the last Hammond B-3 quit the production chain back in
If your Hammond has the "Hums", Funny Noises, "Pops"
and all those annoying noises, you will learn how to get rid of them
and filter them out for a quiet and pure organ sound.
Leslie 122 and 147 Amplifier Restoration.
That Smoking- HOT Leslie Sound Is Back!
will learn, step by step with pictures,
how to restore your Leslie sound to make it scream again. The Leslie
speaker is the long-time companion of the Hammond organ. It is a VERY
important component in the whole classic Hammond sound.
Even if the organ you play is
in top shape and you play it through an original vintage Leslie . . .
...chances are that the sound and performance will be limited!
The classic B3 sound is a combination of the organ and the Leslie in
top condition. You will learn how to rebuild your amp and make it
sound better than new!
warmth, more volume and cleaner without all the "hum" that
is associated with these antique amplifiers.
Dividing Network Restoration:
A Leslie speaker restoration without the maintenance of this this unit
would not be complete.
The Leslie cross-over was designed to split the treble and the bass
Again, due to aging, the original components drifted
from their original value -- masking the true Leslie sound.
It is critical to check and replace the faulty components, otherwise
your organ sound might be boomy or muddy-sounding without the definition
your Leslie had when new.
You will learn about different types of treble
plastic horns, their different qualities,
and their contribution to the sound of your organ.
kind of plastic horn do you use for your Leslie?
If you don’t know the answer you should find out, because
this component makes a HUGE difference
in the tonal quality of your Leslie sound.
Let me tell you a short story about it . . .
I met some "specialist" who laughed at me when I told them about the
Driven by their arrogance and strong desire to sound smart many of them
prefer to stay in the ignorance instead of researching and
experimenting it like I did!
You will also learn some simple tricks on how to
adjust the frequency response of your top Leslie driver
and how you could mellow your sound down for more warmth, for Country
Blues or Gospel or make it sound brighter for Rock and Pop music.
A 31-Pound Leslie Treble Driver?
You will learn that you can install some treble driver that are a lot
less fragile than the original V21 in
your Leslie, that weigh 31 pounds but are very sweet sounding for a
If you have to compete with a guitarist with Marshall stack and need more
power handling this is it.
This little-known driver also will give the organ a much
thicker and fatter tone. The percussion
will be more aggressive, the chorus
vibrato will sound bigger, and the overdrive will sound
Do you like Paul Shaffer's
sound on Letterman?
If you love the sound of Paul Shaffer's B3 on "The
Late Show with David Letterman", you will be pleased to learn the
secret he uses to make his B3 "bark" for that special full, open and
You will also learn how to adjust the brightness of your
Leslie treble driver to get just the perfect 'bite' that you
want, and all that the easy way!
How to get more AM Leslie effect or "wha wha wha" by changing the organ
settings just a bit differently without leaving the bench!
Easy Step-by-Step Way to Fix The Common Vibrato
One of the most common and very painful problem on almost all B-3's
C-3's A-100's and similar organs is the huge difference in
sound between vibrato chorus in their "On" and
Let me explain . . .
You play with one of your favorite settings on non-vibrato, you select
the vibrato. But suddenly, you pass from a dull, muffled and mellow
non-vibrato sound, to a full bright and loud vibrato sound!
Everything comes to life and it sounds like a real volume and treble
booster for the drawbars!
In many cases, it almost feels like you changed your drawbar settings!
It is normal that the vibrato and chorus produce a brighter sound than
the non-vibrato one because of the extra amplification stage in the
BUT it is not very musically pleasing when the
difference between those two options is
In this manual, you will learn
everything in a user-friendly step-by-step way with text, as well as
pictures using your own Hammond organ service manual or a Hammond B3,
C3, RT3 organ schematic that I will provide for you FREE.
You can’t read schematics?
No worries, you will probably turn out to be better than the ones who
can, because this manual has been designed to be visual and easy to
You will know exactly what to do to fix that problem and make your non-vibrato
to sound almost identical and as
bright as your vibrato
After this easy upgrade, you will notice just a small difference in the
sound of both channels on your organ for a natural
The vibrato-chorus setting will be slightly brighter,
but not much, so that the switching between these two settings will
become much more pleasing and natural.
The vibrato-chorus position will just add that
classic and sweet chime to your organ sound without
acting like a drawbar amplifier!
How to Fix the Organ Volume
Drop When The Percussion Switch “NORMAL” is ON -
Step by Step:
Here again, you don't really need to know anything in electronics at
all. I will help you fix one, if not the biggest, problem that almost
all 3-series, A-100 series and D-100 series organs have.
It is the ridiculous drawbar volume drop when the
percussion “NORMAL” switch is ON.
In fact, on stock organs, the percussion volume increases,
but the organ volume decreases dramatically, which make this feature
This way, the percussion “ping” becomes
too loud and the organ lacks all of its presence and bigness
This is why most organists never really used this option on these
organs. This is also something that Hammond-Suzuki understood in
feedback from their customers, and they addressed this problem in the
production of new organs.
On the New B-3 as an example, the
“NORMAL” percussion setting will NOT
affect the organ’s volume in any way, retaining a fatter
organ sound with an added aggressive
I will show you an easy step-by-step way to fix this problem. After this upgrade,
your organ’s volume will not drop
when you use the “NORMAL” percussion volume.
This is a pleasant feature you can also have on your older Hammond
organ. This upgrade will give you much
more sound creation possibilities and it will
change the way you use the percussion!
Improvement Part 2
Do you prefer a softer sounding "ping"
like on the older 3-series organs?
Or maybe you prefer the aggressive percussion sound
found on later B-3's?
Once again you are the one who will decide, and I will give you the
information to perform the percussion volume adjustment
on your organ.
This will be particularly useful for you if you play a Leslie with a
modern treble driver in it. These high efficiency drivers always tend
to make the percussion much louder than it should normally be.
the Non-Working Drawbars:
This is something very easy to fix and perhaps some of you already know
how to do. But because it is a very common problem on all Hammond
organs with drawbars,
I had no
choice to include a section on how to perform that in this manual.
Step-By-Step Way To Fix Your
Hammond B-3 C-3 R-T3 and A-100 Keycombs For Less & Save
Hundreds of Dollars.
The manual will take you by the hand and it will teach you step-by-step
how to restore your keycombs for close to nothing
instead of the expensive alternative of buying other used key combs.
I will guide you step-by-step not only with text, but reinforced by
pictures that I took for you on my own organ.
I know that the vast majority of people are not technicians so my goal
was to write a guide that a 5th grader would be able to use without
problems, and apply the information for him/herself!
So with all the text and images that are in the book, anybody would be
able to restore his or her keyboards!
This manual will teach you how to restore your keycombs and give you
the touch and feel just as if they were back to their original new
Imagine yourself playing on a solid
keyboard that is firm, or one that makes NO
annoying plastic noises when you play it!
I remember how I felt after my key comb restoration back in 1997 and
let me tell you this: "It felt great then and it still feels like that
every time I play my organ since the last 11 years "
Did I tell you that I play Rock music and I am not very friendly with
the keyboards? The first instrument I learned as a child were the
drums, and I find it still shows in my organ playing style . . .
5 Ways to Get More Bass
Deeper, stronger and louder bass
on the pedals and fatter bass presence on the keyboards is what I have
on the menu for you in this reference manual.
Would you like to get more bass and fatness out of
The book will describe 5 ways to increase the bass
response on all B3s C3s and A100 plus all D100s series.
No wonder many organ parts suppliers are offering bass booster units
for Hammond organs! Because it is a know fact that they lack bass.
Well, with the information included in that section you might
potentially put hundreds of dollars in your wallet
by NOT spending on one of those devices.
This works particularly well on B-3s C-3s and RT-3s from the 1950's;
and the other tricks works for ALL models starting from 1955 thru 1975.
We will take a look inside the preamp and I will structure the explanations
into simple steps along with diagrams and pictures
for an easy understanding.
This manual will explain 5
different ways to get more bass so you will have
the option of using just one technique or combine all of them together
to get the most thunder out of your
to Fix That Dull & Dark Sounding Organ To Make It Sing
and Scream Again
If your organ is dark, mellow and muffled-sounding without the fresh drawbar
definition and clean,
pure tone, and
brightness without any inductive humming-
Then you will know where to look for in order to increase your organ's
volume and restore the upper midrange and treble output to make it sing
again just like it did when it was new!
Due to component degradation, the tone of the organ will change
dramatically and you will hear that all-to-common common
Hammond B3 humming problem.
This is also useful for Pre B-3 organs like models: B-2, C-2, BCV, BV,
CV, BC, M-2, M-3 and all the way back to the first model A.
a Pure Shime Out Of Your Vibrato & Chorus Sound
There are a lot of Hammonds that suffer from a very dull and muted
vibrato and chorus sound.
Again, because the aged component have drifted from their original
specs, this will affect the quality of sound of your organ.
I have experimented with
components and value in this field and I have found, and will
share some fresh information to help you get the optimal sounding
vibrato/chorus that you can get.
Tone Generator Calibration & Fine Tuning:
This will probably be the most
exciting and fascinating chapter
of this work!
In fact, it is the last procedure in the organ restoration process but
essential in getting a great and perfectly sounding system.
We like to call this procedure the final "Blueprint"
of a newly restored Hammond and Leslie speaker.
Many "Hammond experts" and shops will never even consider
doing this step, which is crucial in any restoration project.
You will discover the secret we use to get a superior
sounding instrument by recalibrating the tone generator,
either to match with the frequency response of a Leslie
speaker, or an easy and safe way to recalibrate your tone generator to
a new curve that you prefer!
So many mistakes has been done in this regards by those before us,
which is why I have decided to offer you a step-by-step guide to help
you fine-tune your tone generator the easy and safe way.
Create a Graph that Represent Your Tone Generator
one ever released that kind of information before!
You will be
amazed by this tool that I will provide you to create your own
unique customized graph made especially for your organ.
This will show you exactly how your tone generator is
calibrated! This easy to use software that I provide you for
free will be a great way for you to visualize how your tone generator
is tuned in comparison with other organs!
You will have the evidence and proof that explains
why each Hammonds and each organ age group have different sound.
Indeed, depending on the year the instrument was
similar generator calibration curves
were observed during the production years.
you will learn the secret about
my "Blueprinting" process that is proven to give you
a Hammond and Leslie that really sound as sweet as the voice of God!
This process is not only fun, but it is very rich in information about
your unique Hammond.
You will learn all the tips that I have discovered during the last
decade about generator calibration and how it can be easy to
improve the sound of your Hammond and Leslie duo by using my
Believe me, I have made a lot of mistakes along the way, but that
helped me to create a method that is now efficient fun and easy!
In a very short time, you will learn all the tips and the tricks that
it took me years to discover. All this is made easier for you with many
pictures and schematics that I have created especially to help you in
your "Blueprinting" process.
For this chapter, you will have access to a private section
for customers only on the website, where I will give you FULL
access to all my favorites resources and downloads!
What? You Thought That Paul Shaffer's
B3 Sounded Great?
Paul's organ on the Letterman show sounds pretty good but I can show
how it could be improved and how you could get a better
sounding organ than his!
YES for sure!
listen to the show you will hear that Paul's organ has some very high
pitch shrill response in the high tone generator notes. This can be
heard right on TV!
I will also speak about some very cool tube substitutions
on your AO-28 organ preamplifier
and also your Leslie amplifier!
Nobody ever released that kind of information to you before!
Would you like to get some more Hammond growl
faster, or get that fat bluesy sound? I am not talking about the
trimmer capacitor here, but just a minor and easy modification on your
Pedal and Keyboard Bass:
What about more bottom on your organ? If you like that deep and fat
bass presence you will be pleased ! I promise that you will put the
thunder in your Leslie.
Get a pure sounding organ with a razor-sharp
definition and tone. Perhaps you think that your organ lack
its definition and it is too muddy - especially in the lower range of
Perhaps you would prefer your treble driver just to "float" over the
bass speaker when you do some power glissandos? I know a trick to
achieve just that in 2 minutes!
Why Your Book is Valuable You Might Say?
First of all, imagine all the savings
when you can perform the work on your own.
Not having to move a 400-pound organ is reason enough!
Or getting a van or a trailer to bring it to a technician, who will
probably charge you a premium labor fee to upgrade, fix or maintain
your organ, are other reasons.
Just to give you an idea, here are some price you should expect to pay
a technician when it's time to rebuild any of these components:
- AO-28 Organ Preamplifier restoration: $450.00
- Tone-wheel Generator restoration: $500.00
- Leslie 122/147 Amplifier restoration:
Total for just 3 units: $1,300.00
Price of this reference manual:
(at least 26 times less expensive).
The knowledge you receive, priceless.
These prices are applicable only when your organ is already in the shop
so I haven't included a van rental or trailer rental, nor your time and
effort to move that elephant!
Now guess what . . .
Even though you would prefer to pay to get your organ to a tech it
would not guarantee you a better sounding organ...
because most techs ignore how to get the best out of these instruments
and they ignore the tricks and tips that I am about to share with you!
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As you already know, we play music to express our emotions and feelings
and we use the organ as a tool to communicate those emotions.
When the organ doesn't scream or doesn't have the punch you need how
can you express yourself?
Most B3s today just don't deliver because of many technical problems.
Not only is it boring to play those instruments but it can be very
frustrating, especially when you know what you are missing.
Remember some B-3’s are now 53 years of
age! In 2008, would you expect your ’55 Cadillac to
perform like it did when new - without any maintenance?
The B3 and similar organs will need a little attention and maintenance
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better than new.
By giving yourself the instant gift of knowledge you will save
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The feeling of control over the instrument you own, and being able to
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When I consider the energy that I have invested
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You will avoid having to make the numerous long distance calls
that I made to talk to reputable Hammond technicians across the
country; or the travels back and forth to the electronic shop
to purchase different components for trial and error.
The online chats with some Hammond technicians. All these efforts are
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So for the ridiculous price that I am asking, the
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years ago I would have jumped at the opportunity that you have in
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Because it would had saved me a lot of effort
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As you might already know, our famous organists are very quiet about
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This bonus section contains unusual settings that I have compiled
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Q. Can I print a copy of my e-Book, once I have
downloaded it on my computer?
A. YES, you can. Print a copy and put it
in a nice binder for easy
reference. You should keep it in the organ bench.
Q. How can I download this e-Book?
Is this an easy process? Should I wait for an email to come in my
A. This is a very easy process
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Q. I have a Mac does your eBook can
be viewed on a Mac too?
A. Yes sure this eBook can be viewed
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to wait another minute before you get the necessary info to restore
your organ and Leslie ?
done the hard work for you. I've spend hundreds
of hours perfecting these techniques, experimenting and collecting the
information for getting the best sounding Hammond and Leslie possible.
worth $47.00 to
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minutes, you can own
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That's how much I believe in this e-book.
me up ASAP, Pat!
I want to make my
Hammond & Leslie scream right NOW!
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which are: B-3, C-3, RT-3 and all A-100 family organs: A-101, A-102,
A105, A-122, A-143, D-100, D-150, D-152 and D-155 and also Leslie
speaker models 122,
122RV, 122V, 122A, 142, 147,
147RV, 147RV, 147A,
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