I'm setting up my complete studio, well almost. The Hammond and Leslies are still in the living room and there they'll stay. I've been working on it all day long, every day, for about a week. I'm happy to say that I finally finished up the rack today. I set the monitors a few minutes ago. I still have to make the interconnect cables for them. I am very happy that I have made it so I will NEVER have to crawl around to the back of the rack to do anything. The rack is on wheels and the 5 cables that will go to and from it to other things are all on spring loaded strain reliefs. That makes it so I can wheel the rack out into the middle of the room, do whatever needs to be done, and roll it back into place without having to worry about running over, damaging, or disconnecting, any cables.
This is the tidiest setup I have ever put together. Since all of the interconnects between the computer and the analog realm are digital that makes for very few cables. One fiber-optic cable took the place of 16 the way it used to be. When I was taking gear out of old racks from my former setup I removed 6 - 8 channel snake cables I had made for making all the necessary connections. That's 48 wires. I am N E V E R going back to analog.
It's staring to look like something but, it's not finished yet.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2020 19:56:25 GMT -5 by ninworks
I sold my Hammond C-3 and 122 Leslie last year, but kept my second 122 and hooked it up to a small Hammond XK2. Nothing sounds like a tone wheel generator organ but this comes close, it was just getting too crowded. I always wanted a Hammond and Leslie in my home, and had the rig for about 15 yrs., many of my friends play and could just come over and sit down. I only play guitar but adore the sound of it w/a B-3, left hand bass and pedals only please, no bass players! ;<) Almost all of the gigs I've worked in the last 25 yrs are Hammond bands and many of my friends play organ.
Philly! where else? Hammond B-3 Capital of The World
Yeh. Nothing like the real deal for sure. I have an RT-3 which is the theater version of a B-3 or C-3. It's a 500 pound behemoth. I have an old Leslie 46W and a 145 sitting in my living room. One of these days I may be getting another one from a friend who recently passed away. It's a solid stae 760. The 760 sounds incredible on guitar. Much better than the others IMO.
I hit a snag. I ran out of interconnect cable and still have some specialty cables to make. I ordered some but it won't be here till the middle of next week. DRAT! I'm on a roll and don't want to stop.