The all new B3 mk2

B3 mkII The King of Hammond

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

Preset Key

12 keys, Mechanical Latch

Preset Memory

Internal memory, CF card

Keying Method

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

Swell Drawbars

9 pitches, 2 sets

Great Drawbars

9 pitches, 2 sets

Pedal Drawbars

2 pitches

Vibrato / Chorus

V1, V2, V3, C1, C2, C3, (programmable), Swell On, Great On.

Onboard Digital Leslie

Advanced 2 rotor, digital Leslie

Leslie Switch

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

Digital Reverb

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)

External Slot

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)


Leslie Switch, Main/Echo Switch

Weight (including Pedal & Bench)


132 Kilos (293 lbs)

Dimensions (Opened)

123w x 73d x 97h  cm

48 3/4” (W) x 29” (D) x 38 3/8” (H)

Locking Keyboard Cover


Cabinet Finish

Red Walnut


Main/Echo Switch