The Hammond B3 is reborn
Since its introduction in 1955, the Hammond B-3 has become the essential performance tool for the world’s great keyboard players. The instantly recognizable b-3 sound is essential in the world of popular music, while no concert stage would seem complete without a B-3’s imposing wooden cabionet.
Now, for the first time, Hammond has exactly replicated the original B-3 design specification with the introduction of the New B-3.
The unique B-3 sound is reproduced by a revolutionary new sound generator system which recreates all of the idiosyncrasies of the tone-wheel generator.
Two 61 note manuals with deluxe square-front keys allow for the essential performance charateristics of the Hammond masters. Four complete sets of Harmonic Drawbars and latching programmable Preset Keys allow total ease of set up.
The Drawbar Foldback feature subtly affects the overall sound, while the all-new Direct Analog Keying mechanism creates the famous “Key Click” an essential component of the B-3 character. Sound dynamics are controlled by an exact copy of the original B-3 expression curve incorporated in the new instrument’s Expression Pedal.
Only Hammond has the qualifications and knowledge to accurately reproduce the look, sound and feel of the legendary B-3. Now the B-3 is reborn.
61-note Keyboard x 2 and a 25-note pedal keyboard
12 keys, Mechanical Latch
Internal memory, CF card
Direct Analog Keying
Full Polyphony (Upper & Lower)/8 notes Polyphony (Pedal)
Generator for Upper & Lower Manual Key
96 digital tone-wheels (Btype1, Btype2, Mellow)
Level is adjustable wheel by wheel for 96 tone wheels
Generator for Pedal
VASE III (Muted, Normal, Synth 1, Synth2)
Normal timbre is adjustable by drawbar’s composite system
9 pitches, 2 sets
9 pitches, 2 sets
Vibrato / Chorus
V1, V2, V3, C1, C2, C3, (programmable), Swell On, Great On.
Onboard Digital Leslie
Advanced 2 rotor, digital Leslie
Slow, Stop, Fast
ON/OFF, Second / Third Harmonic
Slow/Fast Decay, Normal/Soft Volume
Vacuum tube x 2(12AU7: Overdrive, 12AX7: Preamp)
Expression Pedal w/Foot Switch
Motor Control (Up/Down Switch
Pedal Sustain, Manual Bass, Normal/Soft Volume
Spring and 10 more models, Leslie On Reverb, Reverb Volume
Overdrive, Reverb, Master Volume
Bass, Treble, Mid-Range (adjustable center frequency), B-3 type “tone” control
LCD 20 Character x 2 Lines (orange back Light)
CF (Compact Flash) Card
Head Phone, Line in L/R, Line out L/R, Pedal out Effect Send/Return
11-pin Leslie Socket x 2 (Main, Echo)
MIDI OUT, MIDI PEDAL IN
Leslie Switch, Main/Echo Switch
Weight (including Pedal & Bench)
132 Kilos (293 lbs)
123w x 73d x 97h cm
48 3/4” (W) x 29” (D) x 38 3/8” (H)
Locking Keyboard Cover