Hammond SK1-73

Hammond SK1-73

The Hammond Sk1-73

Many Keyboardists have accepted the 73 note keyboard as the Standard, due to the need to play Piano parts comfortably when you’re an Organist or Synth player. Sometimes 61 keys aren’t enough,but the 88 note board is too much-73 is “just right”. And for any Organist, to play “real deal” Hammond on the larger keyboard can be outright liberating and inspiring. In any case, to have this much firepower in an instrument that is less than 20 pounds is liberating and inspiring in and of itself.The HAMMOND Sk1-73 is“just right” in many more ways.

The Essential Keyboards You Need PLUS A Genuine HAMMOND Organ

Sk Series Overview
The Sk Series Stage Keyboards are the most revolutionary HAMMONDS yet, from the company that invented and perfected the Drawbar/Tonewheel concept in 1934. These ultralight instruments provide the essential keyboard sounds required to play ANY show in ANY style, including a genuine and vintage-perfect HAMMOND Organ in compact packages with all the features expected in a vintage B-3, plus our most advanced Digital Leslie yet.

Sk1-73-Back thinIn addition to the authentic HAMMOND Tonewheel voices, the SK’s Extravoice Division provides Hi-Def Acoustic Grands, Electric Piano’s, Harpsichord, Accordeon, Wind, Brass, Synth and Tuned Percussion voices complete the spec. You may play any of the Extravoices “solo” or add them to the Organ voices. The Organ Generator may be switched to provide authentic models of British Vx Organ, Vx Jag.Organ and Italian Farf Combo Organs, all of which can be registered in the original fashion.

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The fourth Organ mode calls 32 ranks of Genuine Classical (“Church”) Pipe Organ voices derived from our Flagship Model 935 Church Organ. Like all modern Hammonds, the Sk’s have deep editing capabilities, allowing voicing (volume/timbre/leakage/motor noise) for each of the 96 Digital Tonewheels, faithfully delivering any Hammond Organ’s individual personality, with the ability to save these profiles for instant recall. 12 Factory Digital Tonewheel profiles ranging from “showroom clean” to “road worn” are available for instant personalization. Every Facet of the Hammond’s sound like Chorus/
SK1-73-23-Outline-428x463Vibrato, Percussion, Key Click and Overdrive are widely adjustable with all settings saved with every preset. The Pipe Organ voices are also scaling/voicing capable. Their semi-weighted keyboards are designed to feel like a vintage B-3, yet remain comfortable for any pianist, with variable touch “depth”. An expandable Voice Library is available free from the Hammond Website. Any of the Sk Series may be used as a MIDI Controller, with the ability to address 3 external zones. An Mp3/WAV music player is onboard to play backing tracks, break music, educational aids or any other tunes combined with the Sk’s stereo output.


Sound Generator
Organ Section
2- VASE III as Digital Tone-Wheels, transistor organ and Pipe Organ
8 polyphony (for pedal, except Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)
Extra Voice Section
VASE III 63 polyphony (maximum)

F1 to F7 73-keys (SK1-73)

Harmonic Drawbars
9 Pitches, assignable for Upper, Pedal, Lower
Manuals: 6 choices (B-Type1, B-Type2, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Pipe), variable Key-click
Pedal: 4 choices (Normal, Muted, Synth1, Synth2), 5 choices key-click

Touch Response Percussion
Second Harmonic, Third Harmonic, Fast Decay, Volume Soft Display
Touch, Velocity, Decay (Fast, Slow), Level (Normal Soft)

Extra Voice
6 Groups (A. Piano, E. Piano, Keyboard, Wind, Other, Library
Upgradable via Library
Allocate Upper/Lower, Solo Group

Vibrato and Chorus
Digital Scanner
Buttons: 1, 2, Chorus, Swell On, Great On
Digital, 4 programs
Controls: On, Amount
Multi Effects
8 programs for Organ/Extra Voice Individually
Controls: On, Amount
For Organ: Bass, Mid (sweep), Treble, Tone
Internal Leslie
Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors
Buttons: Bypass, Stop, Fast
Digital, 11 programs
Control: On, Depth
Master Equalizer
Control: Bass, Mid Gain, Mid Frequency, Treble

100 User Patches, 100 Preset Patches, manual
10 buttons
Patch Load Options
Drawbar Registration, Drawbar Parameters, Extra Voice, Internal
Zone, External Zone, Organ Effects, EXV Effects, Reverb

Master Volume, Music Volume, Extra Voice Volume
Power On/Off

Music Player
File Format
WAV (44.1KHz, 16bit Stereo), MP3 (44.1KHz, 128Kbps, Stereo)
Song, Play/Pause

USB Flash Drive
20 – Characters, 2 – Lines

9 Templates (SK1)
External Zones
3 Zones, assignable to any keyboard

In, Out
Line Out, L, R, Headphones
8 – pin, 1 and 3 channels available
Foot Switch, Damper Pedal, Exp. Pedal, DC IN (12V)

Accessory (included)
AC Adaptor, AD3-1250

Keyboard Functions
Manual Bass, Split (SK1 only), Great to Pedal (SK2 only), Octave Up,
Octave Down, Lower Transpose
Coupler Highest note, Split Point

SK1-73: 112.4 cm (W), 30.3 cm (D), 9.9 cm (H) (44,3˝ x 11 7/8˝ x 3 7/8˝)

SK1-73: 9.3 kg (20.5 lbs)

Brochure – Hammond SK Range