over 60 years, the pros have chosen the original Hammond
Organ above all others. Tonewheel Organs were finally phased out
of production in the mid-70's in favor of newer designs. This
lead to the ultimate demise of the original Hammond Organ
manufacturing company, since they could never sonically replicate
the Tonewheel. Years later, the Suzuki Corporation bought
the Hammond company rights and started making digital sample-based
organs. Synthesis and sampling schemes have consistently failed
to match the sound of a genuine Hammond tonewheel.
may be wondering why anyone would design a product using old style
electro-mechanical technology in this age of micro-electronic
miracles. Because of the sound it produces, of course! But moving
an old Hammond Organ, weighing as much as an elephant, to
gigs is the biggest problem we sought to address. Many keyboard
players tend to sacrifice sound in favor of portable imitations.
We've combined genuine Hammond Tonewheels with modern technology
to create an unrivaled tone generator. The weight can be managed
by one person, and can fit into the back seat of a compact car!