Tag : T-202

Written on Nov, 06, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment
Valve Overdrive for Hammond T-202

Putting the distortion back! The classic Hammond Organs of the 60’s all had valve amplifiers, as did the Leslie speakers they usually played through. Played loud, you got a bit of overdrive resulting in a gentle warm distortion. The clean sound of the later Hammonds can be great (like Tony Banks with Genesis) but sometimes you just need that dirty …

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Written on Nov, 01, 2014 by in , | 2 Comments.
D.I.Y. Hammond Leslie Horn

    Getting that Honky Sound The Hammond T-202 has an inbuilt Leslie speaker which sounds pretty good but only has a 10″ cone with a 2 speed rotating baffle – no horns for that high end and honky air distortion. To modify it I bought a compression driver for £7 (plus around £6 delivery!) from Blue Aran (here) and …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2014 by in | 11 Comments.
Hammond tonewheels

  I bought a Hammond Organ for £97 Yes! Organs are out of fashion, and take up space so most go very cheaply on ebay (pickup only!!!) If you know what to look for you can get a real electromechanical tonewheel Hammond Organ (Hammond also made loads of cheap cheesy transistor organs). Mine is a T-202 built in 1972. The …

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