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Hammond H Series organ

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by T. Alan Smith, Sep 23, 2001.

  1. My Mom has a MINT condition Hammond H-Series console organ. She doesn't play it anymore so she's lookin' to sell it. This is from 1975!
    She bought it brand new at a long since closed shop in LaSalle, IL. She used it to practice for weddings, funerals and church services. She was a fill-in when the regular organist wasn't available.

    From the material with the organ, which includes a brief overview of the whole Hammond line including the B-3, it looks as though it is basically the same instrument as the B-3.

    I just don't want to see her get screwed with a classic instrument in such excellent condition. Does anybody have any ideas where she can get a fair deal for it? I'm sure the freight charges to Ebay it make that option out of the question.

    Thanks,

    T. Alan
     
  2. Originally posted by T. Alan Smith:
    My Mom has a MINT condition Hammond H-Series console organ.

    From the material with the organ, which includes a brief overview of the whole Hammond line including the B-3, it looks as though it is basically the same instrument as the B-3.

    I just don't want to see her get screwed with a classic instrument in such excellent condition.


    Well, these aren't in very much demand and I'd say that the H model Hammond is far from a classic. Just because the nice glossy brochure had a B3 in it doesn't make it a B3 or even close. My suggestion is to get it the hell out of there, put an ad in a local paper and sell it for around $300-$400 (if you can get that much).

    It seems that everyone that finds something with a Hammond logo these days thinks they've just won the lottery. Look on Ebay and see how many organs don't meet the reserve prices. Especially the "non-B3, just like a B3" models.
     
  3. faganking

    faganking Guest

    Model H-100 Series

    Production Year:1965 through 1974
    Cabinet Size: 50 1/2" wide, 26 1/2" deep, 50" high with music rack, 445 lbs with pedals and bench.
    Finish: H-111 Traditional styling in Mahogany
    H-112 Traditional styling in Walnut
    H-133 French Provincial in Cherry
    H-143 Early American in Cherry
    H-182 Italian Provincial in Walnut
    H-195 Mediterrean in Oak
    H-262 Institutional Model with locking roll top...Walnut, some preset and other differences.
    H-324 Contemporary in Pecan with built-in Auto-Rhythm
    H-382 Italian Provincial in Walnut with built-in Auto-Rhythm
    H-395 Mediterranean in Oak with built-in Auto-Rhythm - HX100 like H100 in X66 cabinet
    Manual:Two 61 note manuals with overhanging keys. 25note detachable pedal board.
    Controls: One expression pedal effecting both manuals and pedals...tone compensated photo-cellt ype. Kick switch mounted to pedal cancels vibrato "immediately". 9 presets and 2 adjust keys for each manual. 2 sets of 11 drawbars for upper manual, 2 sets of 10 drawbars for lower manual. 4 pedal drawbars. 28 tabs for percussion, vibrato, sustain, reverb, etc.
    Amp/Output:Stereo amplification plus a bass channel. Two 8"speakers and one 15" speaker. Mixture of solid-state and tube circuitry.
    Features: 96 tone wheel generator with self-starting synchronous motor. Tones go up to a high B(around 8,000Hz), then fold back. Fold back note: 16' goes all the way down, the higher harmonic in the mixture draw bars does not fold back. Reiteration, percussion touch control, harp sustain, string bass, lots of vibrato/chorus controls, reverb controls.

    Could be very cool. Value @$750.00>1K

    Benjy
     
  4. B3Nut

    B3Nut Guest

    The H-1xx/H-3xx are interesting organs, but they are not and never will be a B-3/C-3/A-100/RT-3/D-100. They had 96-freq generators instead of 91-freq generators, stereo vibrato and celeste scanners instead of the monaural vibrato scanner of the standard consoles, overhanging keys, non-standard percussions, and can be extremely troublesome.

    They are great for theatre-organ type music, but not really suited for the kinds of things a B-3 or similar is geared for. However, they do sound unique and can sound very beautiful in their own right. When they work, that is. And that isn't often. This series had more service bulletins issued for it than all other Hammond organ models combined.

    If you can get $500 for the thing, take the money and run. :)

    TP
     
  5. sign

    sign Guest

    The H series Hammond can sound very good and some tweaking can make it sound close to the B3/C3/A100
    I understand there were problems with certain serial numbers but not all H's are bad.
    In the Netherlands a good H100 with a 122/147 Leslie sells for between $1200 and $2000. Your mom's mint condition Hammond probably makes $2500 to $3000.

    Peace.
     
  6. Southwind

    Southwind Guest

    This is cool. It just so happens that I yesterday fell into two H100s for next to nothing (as well as a M2). I am hoping to keep one of the H's and sell the other. I know that it will never be a B3, but if anybody knows any mods or tricks that will get it closer or cooler, I would be eternally thankfull.

    Charles
    Southwind Studios
    Austin, Tx.
     

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