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moosers's review

By moosers, 08/07/2009
The Hammond C3 is a dual keyboard analog organ that is quite similar to the classic B3 organ.  It is a fully polyphonic organ and also has bass pedals and draw bars as you would expect with an organ.


The make up of the Hammond C3 organ is pretty standard for an organ as Hammond has dictated what the industry standard has become, so if you have any experience with organs you shouldn't have any trouble understanding what everything does.  In addition to the standard draw bars, the organ also has effects like reverb and vibrato and has controller for use with a Leslie cabinet if you have the luxury.  Since this is an old instrument I've never seen the manual so I can't say how well put together it is.


Besides the legendary Hammond B3 organ, the C3 is just about as good as any organ out there.  While it doesn't sound quite as good as the B3, it still has a great sound and I would imagine that most wouldn't even be able to tell the difference between the two.  The organ is quite easy to play and feel good on the fingers, making the sounds really come to life while you are playing it.  The effects are really good too, but this guy makes its money with its traditional organ sounds, presets and draw bars as these features are absolutely stellar.


I first used the Hammond C3 organ a few years ago and while I used the B3 first, I find that the C3 is a great substitute if you can't get your hands on the elusive B3.  The price is a lot cheaper even though it still isn't cheap and it really does have a comparable sound quality.  If you are looking for a great sounding organ and can't pony up for the B3, the Hammond C3 is a great option.


By benbar81, 10/02/2011
Hammond C3 organ, the same characteristic as the legendary B3 in a cabinet designed for churches.
One can see that among other organ concerts on the videos of Deep Purple, Jon Lord is always one.


Same as the B3.


The real and unmistakable Hammond sound.


I play it for 8 years and each time the foot!

hammond and leslie

By phigaro, 22/05/2011
I had 10 years in 1960 and I played on the b3 (already) from my neighbor and I hated
all sounds, vibrato, the tone wheel in his days, I did not understand that it sounded old! and then to the coming 65-66 years leslie while
Exchange then share the grand Doppler spellbinding, all the sounds of the hammond magnified, hence to say that I prefer the hammond, it would be an exaggeration but the leslie!! and then comes Keith Emerson doing with her instrument
breaking the hum of jazz organists, since I have a reverence for the hammond b3 c3 or, I has 2 a C3 and a Rarity M100 white, reduction in the b3 I used to do scè what a beautiful piece of furniture! C3 or B3 I regret




with a yes and leslie slow position


Blessed is he who possesses a B3 with Leslie

Petit Joueur's review

By Petit Joueur, 12/09/2005
2 61-key keyboards, tone wheel and lamps. great pdalier 25 notes.

It is a B-3, The Hammond organ, in a cabinet diffrent (more typical "church").




The C-3 is identical to B-3. So the sound of the B-3, B-3 CHARACTERISTICS, what better?


Top. For 60% of a B-3. Is it worth to look any further?
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Hammond C3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Hammond
  • Model:C3
  • Category:Organs
  • Added in our database on: 07/15/2002

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