Reviews

You’ve read all the smashing international reviews. Now check out what the local Australian Hammond artists are saying:

 

Review: Jon Hammond Live at Bernie’s CD

Hammond Live at Bernie’s Who says that the jazz organ is forgotten? That it exists only as an option on a modern electronic keyboard? Jon Hammond (what an appropriate name!) shows clearly that the Hammond jazz room is not only alive and well but, what is more, that it...

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Review: Hammond XK-3c

                  HAMMOND XK 3c review by Tim Neal The folks at Hammond have sure been busy lately with some great new products hitting the market. One of them that has tongues wagging internationally is the new single manual XK3c. The first thing to impress me is the...

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Review: The XK-1c

XK-1c I already have an electric piano and I really wanted the perfect Hammond sound, so I recently got myself a Hammond XK-1c. Whether I play at home, with friends or at my charity lunches, the XK-1c just works. The sound works perfectly, the drawbars work smoothly,...

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Review: XK-5 IS HAMMOND’S MOST FAITHFUL B-3 RECREATION YET

The Hammond XK-5 is the new organ from the famed brand, and is being hailed as the “New Original Hammond”. It is more portable, affordable and reliable than its vintage counterparts, and should be able to stand up to the rigors of the life of a modern musician. With...

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Review: Hammond Leslie Cream Pedal

The names Hammond and Leslie have been around in music for longer than most of us can remember. But one usually thinks of big organs and killer rotary speaker cabinets when these names are mentioned. The last thing I would have thought about was a guitar pedal, until...

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Review: Hammond XK-1 : A Whole Lotta organ in one small package

Hammond XK-1 :  A Whole Lotta organ in one small package Clonewheels. Wanna-Bs. Virtual B-3s. Combo organs. There are almost as many names for this genre of keyboards as there are models in it, but the mission is singular: re-create the sound of the legendary Hammond...

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Review: HAMMOND SK1-88 DIGITAL ORGAN

So, I have had the chance to play with a few newer Hammonds over the last couple of years and I am always impressed with what I get my hands on every time. That is why when I went to give the SK1-88 a quick fing this month I was not surprised in the quality of what...

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Review: HAMMOND B3-MK2 CONSOLE ORGAN

Just over 60 years ago, the organ world was revolutionised by the introduction of the Hammond B3 organ, the “King” of instruments. These goliath keyboards delivered a sound and control quite unlike any other on the market and have continued to do so for decades. SO,...

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