In an interview with Music Radar, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Josh Klinghoffer is asked if the band can play their song Puncture live, to which he replies: "Yeah, yeah. We got bold and opened with it when we played a couple of years ago. It's a lot of fun. Clint fills up a lot of space on the guitar live, but there's a lot of Hammond B-3 in there and a few other keyboard things. Every time we do it, it's different. I can't wait to play live again, and hopefully do more than one show in a week."more
In this video, Jon Lord talks about his Hammond B3. These are the most common drawbar settings (for "the beast" sound): - The first four (lower) drawbars near maximum or maximum - The last two (higher) drawbars on 1, 2 or 3, depending on the amplification and acoustics of the environment. - Al the other 3 middle drawbars on minimum or mute. It would be something like (in values): 888800022more
“When all else fails, the Hammond is my inspiration. With G n’ R, I play an XK-5 through a Leslie 3300. It sounds unbelievable and I use it as a MIDI controller. I also play and XK-3 through a Leslie Studio 12 for clubs. It kicks ass, holds it’s own. And of course, in the studio, there is nothing like the B-3 through a Leslie. It’s the best sound ever.”more
In 1971, Ray acquires a Hammond B3 Portable Organ (a Bill Beer "chop") for use on the Post-Morrison tours. He can be seen playing it during the band's appearances on Beat-Club and The Old Grey Whistle Test. It becomes his main touring instrument along with the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano through 1972.more
The B-3, the instrument she most frequently plays, has been parabolized by Keyboard Products. Christine has no settings that she regularly favors. "I use the drawbars a lot; in fact, I don't think I've ever used anything else but the drawbars," she admits. "Sometimes I perk it up with a bit of percussion too. But I don't think there's any particular sound I go for every night. I try to get whatever sound suits the track best when we're recording, and I just look for something that sounds good when we're playing live."more
"With the Shakes, I have a pretty sweet right now. They recently bought a road-worthy B3 that has folding legs and fits into a road case. So I usually have that and a Rhodes and the Nord Electro. The Electro i normally use for just piano sounds unless the Rhodes is having issues, which happens from time to time."more
This is one of Joey Defrancescos main instruments. It can bee seen in most picturs of him "Right. And the whole thing now is nobody wants to move a B-3 around. It’s too heavy. I mean, I used to do a lot of it; actually, I miss those days. It was fun. But now they have these things called clones or “clonewheels,” which is a play on the B-3 organ’s “tonewheels.” There’s a lot of companies making them, even Hammond, which is actually Hammond Suzuki now. They have their own versions of the instruments. They’re digital. They’re smaller and a lot easier to move around."more
B3's are one of the greatest instruments ever invented. B3's are one of the greatest instruments ever invented. B3's are one of the greatest instruments ever invented. B3's are one of the greatest instruments ever invented.