Tech Talk from Jon Hammond Using Vintage Fender Amplifiers Live XK-1 and XK-3 Series Organ

Tech Talk from Jon Hammond Using Vintage Fender Amplifiers Live XK-1 and XK-3 Series Organ

Organist Accordionist Jon Hammond says: “I have been using stock 1965 Fender vintage Band-Master piggyback amps and 1965 Fender Twin Reverb amp with factory JBL speaker option to power my XK-1 and XK-3 organs, also XB-2 prior to that. You can’t beat that combination on the band stand as a portable solution to the classic B3 Leslie combo (I own 2 B3’s, a 1965 and 1959 models with stock 122 and Bill Beer custom high-power Keyboard Products Leslie in flight cases) this sound has served me well for many years. I started playing professional gigs with a blonde 1964 Fender Band-Master I scored from Leo at Leo’s Music in Oakland CA with my electric Giulietti accordion. These amps are well suited to either accordion or Hammond organ by nature. In 1987 I had the good fortune to meet Leo Fender on the way back to USA from the Frankfurt Musikmesse, we had a lengthy discussion in Frankfurt Airport on this topic. Nobody has come up with a better more comfortable sound solution for my own taste yet, and the Hammond Suzuki engineers have done a wonderful job at recreating the sound and feel of the real deal Hammond organs with the XK series, and I still use my XB-2 organs on occasion also.”

Jon Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union, ASCAP Composer Publisher

and leader of Jon Hammond Band, Host of Jon Hammond Show TV and daily HammondCast radio program

on KYOU Radio.

http://www.jonhammondband.com

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English: 1965 Fender Bandmaster piggyback amplifier belonging to Jon Hammond with 2 x 12″ factory Fender Jensen speakers stock. Hammond uses it currently with his Hammond XK-1 Organ and Excelsior Accordion with Sennheiser pickups.
Date
2008
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San Francisco CA

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English: Jon Hammond at XK-1 Hammond Organ in concert at JAZZKELLER FRANKFURT at annual “Musikmesse Warm Up Party”. On the JON HAMMOND Band with Jon, Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums. Funky Swingin’ Jazz and Blues.
Date
2007
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Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt am Main Germany

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English: Tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost and Jazz Organist Jon Hammond on Hammond XK-3 organ. Jon Hammond band in concert at Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City.
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2008
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New York City

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English: 1965 Fender Twin Reverb amplifier with factory JBL Speakers belonging to Jon Hammond since 1981. This amp has pedigree, it was originally owned by guitarist John McPhee (Doobie Brothers / Flying Circus) and has worn stencil on top saying “FLYING CIRCUS” it played the Fillmore in San Francisco and has been maintained by Randall Smith of Prune and Boogie.
San Francisco CA

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English: Jon Hammond World’s First Psychedelic Accordionist performing at wedding in Topanga Canyon CA 1971, photo courtesy of Bob Fratti. Jon is playing custom Giulietti Classic 127 Accordion with Psychedelic Striped Pants.
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Fender Band-Master, 1965 Twin Reverb, Factory JBL Speakers, XK-3c, XK-1, XB-2, B3, Organ, Giulietti, Excelsior, Accordion, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Funk Soul, Local 802 Musicians Union

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