North Suburban HAMMOND ORGAN Society

The following series describes the typical Hammond Organ, such as the model B3, C3 in some detail. I have been asked numerous times what happens inside these instruments to make them function. Why do they never go out of tune? How do they make so many different sounds? These are just two of many questions that I've heard, and in this article, we'll show you exactly what is behind the scenes in a typical Hammond tone-wheel organ, the instrument which really defined the term "electronic organ."

This series has now begun on this website, more will be added on a regular basis as time permits. We hope that you will find it useful. Although newer electronic organs and modern keyboards use a different technology, this is what got the whole industry started, and there are still many thousands of these Hammond organs around. Probably there's one in your own home! We hope you will find this both interesting and useful.


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