Tech Talk from Jon Hammond: Playing Hammond organ through Fender Tube Amps

Tech Talk from Jon Hammond: Playing Hammond organ through Fender Tube Amps

Jon Hammond:
I own 2 Hammond B3 organs and Leslie speakers, unfortunately they will not fit in a taxi cab, so these days I play most of my road gigs using either my Hammond XK-1 organ or my Hammond XK-3 organ and I like to play them through my vintage Fender tube amps, I have 2 1965 Fender amps, a piggy back Fender Band-Master with stock factory 12" Jensen speakers and my Twin Reverb with original JBL Speakers option. The Twin was formerly owned by John McFee when he was in Clover and Flying Circus and at that time he had it maintained by Randall Smith of Prune who started Boogie Amp company. I purchased the amp in 1981, it still has Flying Circus stencil on top of the amp.
My Band-Master is now maintained by Scott Robinson who is Vice President of CHRS California Historical Radio Society.
I also have a 150 watt Music Man HD-212 hybrid amp that is a monster.
Jon’s amps: Fender Band-Master Piggyback Amp:

Fender Twin Reverb with factory JBL Speakers

Jon’s amps with Hammond XK-1 organ at home, always practice while watching TV and listening to the radio for independence real-world simulation, split the brain:

Jon’s solo hospital performer set up with Hammond XK-1 organ and Roland 100 watt keyboard amp:

I play organ standing up for full-power delivery.
Jon playing Hammond XK-1 organ with band onstage at Jazzkeller Hofheim:

Jon Hammond will be appearing at Winter NAMM 2010 with Bernard Purdie January 15th Friday night in Hilton Hotel Lobby with Joe Berger guitar and tenor sax tba.
Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at Local 802 Musicians Union Club Room:

Fender Tube Amps, XK-1, XK-3, Organ, Hospital Show, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Local 802 Musicians Union, Tech Talk

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond "LATE RENT"

Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America

Jon Hammond MySpace


ASCAP Network Behind The Beat "NDR SESSIONS Projekt"

Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

Today’s HammondCast HammondCast Radio Funk Soul Blues with spcl. guest Lou Donaldson KYOU Radio
*Note: Jon’s ATA Flight Case for XK-1 organ was custom built to size, special thanks Dave Vumback Goff Professional


About laterent

JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM 7 days a week. *Performing in Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Prisons every month in addition to concerts world-wide. *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. *TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite.
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