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Hammond SK2 Organ  

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  • Organ Section
  • 2 - VASE III as Digital Tone-wheels, Transistor Organ and Pipe Organ
  • 61 polyphony (for manual, except Pipe Organ)
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      The power, tradition and soul of a B-3 in a two-tier portable package.

      The Hammond SK2 is the SK1 plus a second 61 note keyboard for added convenience-you may play the SK2 as a two-manual organ, or assign the Drawbar/Extra Voice divisions to your choice of keyboard. It has all the vibe of the vintage B-3 into a trim 35-pound package. Much like it's little brother, it gives you a wide series of other voices, like Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Clav, Vintage Combo Organs, Vintage String Synthesizer, Accordions, Pipe Organ, and many more. The SK2 isn't a watered-down, light version of a Hammond, either. All the classic features that make a Hammond are included: real mechanical drawbars, Waterfall keyboard, touch-response percussion, Chorus Vibrato, and a new-generation Digital Leslie that gives the big speaker a run for the money. Your eyes will see an easily portable two-tiered organ, but close your ears will hear, and your fingers will feel a B-3.


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      • Organ Section
      • 2 - VASE III as Digital Tone-wheels, Transistor Organ and Pipe Organ
      • 61 polyphony (for manual, except Pipe Organ)
      • 8 polyphony (for pedal, except Pipe Organ)
      • 63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)
      • Extra Voice Section
      • VASE III, 63 polyphony (maximum)
      • Keyboards
      • 2 x C1 to C6 61-key

      Harmonic Drawbars

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

      Touch Response Percussion

      • Buttons
      • Second Harmonic, Third Harmonic, Fast Decay, Volume Soft
      • Adjustable
      • Touch, Velocity, Decay (Fast, Slow), Level (Normal, Soft)

      Extra Voice

      • Instruments
      • 6 Groups (A. Piano, E. Piano, Keyboard, Wind, Other, Library)
      • Upgradable via Library
      • Control
      • Allocate Upper/Lower, Solo, Group


      • Vibrato and Chorus
      • Digital Scanner
      • Buttons: 1, 2, Chorus, Upper On, Lower On
      • Overdrive
      • Digital, 4 programs
      • Control: On, Amount
      • Multi Effects
      • 8 programs for Organ/Extra Voice individually
      • Control: On, Amount
      • Equalizer
      • for Organ: Bass, Mid (sweep), Treble, Tone
      • for Extra Voice: Bass, Mid (sweep), Treble
      • Internal Leslie
      • Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors
      • Buttons: Bypass, Stop, Fast
      • Reverb
      • Digital - 11 programs, Control - On, Depth
      • Master Equalizer
      • Control - Bass, Mid Gain, Mid Frequency, Treble


      • Buttons: Lower to Pedal (SK2 only) Octave Up, Octave Down, Lower, Transpose
      • Adjustable: Coupler Highest note, Split Point


      • Capacity: 100 User Patches, 100 Preset Patches, Manual
      • Favorites: 10 buttons
      • Patch Load Options: Drawbar Registration, Drawbar Parameters, Extra Voice, Internal Zone, External Zone, Organ Effects, Exv Effects, Reverb


      • Volumes: Master Volume, Music Volume, Extra Voice Volume
      • Switch: Power On/Off

      Music Player

      • File Format: WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, Stereo), MP3 (44.1kHz, 128kbps, Stereo)
      • Control: Song, Play/Pause
      • Storage: USB Flash Drive
      • Display: 20 - Characters, 2 - Lines, 8 Control Buttons and Value knob


      • Templates: 5 Templates(SK2)
      • External Zones: 3 Zones, assignable any keyboards


      • MIDI: In, Out
      • Audio: Line Out L, R, Headphones
      • Leslie: 8 - pin, 1 and 3 channels available
      • Other: Footswitch, Damper Pedal, Exp. Pedal, DC IN (12V)

      If you like you sound vintage, but you technology modern, order this organ today!


      SK2 Organ Specifications:

      • Dimensions (WxDxH): 37-1/4" x 17-7/8" x 6-3/4"
      • Weight: 35-1/4lb.
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      Simply the BEST

      By Mister.Music

      from Omaha, NE

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      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys


      • None

      Best Uses

      • Gigging

      Comments about Hammond SK2 Organ:

      I finally purchased a keyboard that ALL other keyboard TRY to emulate. The Hammond is the real McCoy and not only am I proud to play it, but so impressed with everything about the SK2. Hammond...Thank you! Musiciansfriend THANK YOU for the smokin' discount you offered me.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


      A complete multi-keyboard rig in one

      By Esh

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Professional Musician


      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • That Hammond Sound


      • Poor Tube Overdrive Sim

      Best Uses

      • All-in-one Rock Rig

      Comments about Hammond SK2 Organ:

      When I bought the SK2 I thought it would work well sitting beside my 88-note digital piano, and it did, but soon it became my whole stage rig for jamming and blues/rock gigs. Many stages I play on with bands are small and the SK2 packs a punch while taking up the least space of any keyboard rig I've ever owned. Being able to assign acoustic piano or Rhodes or Wurli to the lower manual and "that Hammond sound" to the top manual is a dream come true. No other dual manual keyboard can do that - the SK2 is a virtual multi-keyboard-rig in one. And the SK2 is a handsome instrument - it looks and plays as good as it sounds. If it had a real tube preamp it would be perfect but Hammond has not yet come up with a tube pre sim for the SK series that sounds warm and true. The sims it does have are a little harsh but useable (I had a Hammond XK3c before... now THAT has a real tube preamp!). Even without a real tube preamp the SK2's Leslie sound is great... in fact, Hammond now sells the SK2's Leslie sim in it's own pedal! I run the SK2 through a stereo keyboard amp on stage and that's all I need.

      The SK2 is one of the best investments I have ever made and I credit it with turning heads and getting me gigs without breaking my back or taking more than ten minutes to setup or pack up. And BTW I haven't had the first problem with my SK2 in a year and a half of solid use.

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      (15 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


      Hammond SK2 not bad; Hammond tech support: dreadful!

      By Rick Schroeder

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Hammond SK2 Organ:

      I purchased a Hammond SK2 to evaluate for use as our church organ. This is clearly not a primary application for the SK2, but it performed fairly well. However, it had several significant glitches: when using the pipe organ and playing the lower manual, the 4' drawbar only sounded on every other key (this is a very important pipe organ stop). I emailed Hammond technical support with a complete description of the problem and asking whether this was a known software bug that would be corrected by upgrading to the latest operating software (I also called and left a phone message). After four days I received a one sentence email: "what is the software version installed in the keyboard?" I never did receive a phone call back.

      I tried to download and install the latest software version from the web-site: despite having cute Japanese anime characters to lead you through the process, I discovered that the instructions were incorrect and conflicting. The keyboard never succeeded in loading the new software version and began locking up when I tried.

      I gave up and made arrangements to return the Hammond. It is noteworthy that Musician's Friend stood fully behind their return guarantee: in fact, because the keyboard was defective they sent me a prepaid return label, so I do not even need to pay return shipping. Way to go, Musician's Friend.

      Meanwhile, I discovered the Nord C2: based on the Nord web-site information and demos, it is much better suited to our needs for not much more cost (maybe no more cost depending on what MF sale promotion is underway): I may be purchasing one of these instead.

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      (29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)


      A Real Porta B3 plus a lot more

      By Slash-AWj_-

      from Chicago

      Comments about Hammond SK2 Organ:

      I have a real B-3 that doesn't leave my basement and an XK Pro system that has now been demoted to recording duty. I am perfectly happy using the SK2 with the Nord Pedal Keys 27. Fans love to see me kicking bass and doing two-handed organ glisses. I've played the Nord organs and they are okay but the SK2 sounds better and has many more features. I like the Leslie kick switch on the expression pedal that comes with the XK Pedal Board but it doesn't work with the SK2. Instead, I use the CU-1 leslie switch that mounts to the SK2. Hammond is going to release a 20 key pedal board with XL pedals that allow for heel-toe playing. However, a home run would be a leslie kick switch on the expression pedal and a damper switch included on a pedal board. In other words, something designed like the Roland PK25 but more compact and about 35 pounds.
      The extra voices go a long ways towards making this a complete gigging keyboard option. There isn't enough space for a second set of drawbars but that would be at the top of my wish list. On a more practical level, I would like to see the extra voices assignable to either manual rather than only the upper manual. When using an extra voice on the upper manual, the only option for the lower manual is an organ setting without percussion because percussion is only available to the upper manual. I would also like to see the pedal sounds expanded to include upright and electric bass sounds. There are two synthesized bass sounds available for pedal sounds that are not part of the extra voices group. As only one extra voice part can be played, this would allow an acoustic piano extra voice selected for the upper manual and an upright bass played in the pedal section.
      I've been gigging with the SK2 since January 2012 and there have been no quality issues. The build is sturdy and I expect to gig with this unit for years.
      I also have the XK Pro system with the XK pedal board bass pedals. You can buy the SK2 for a third of the cost of the XK Pro system and at about a third of weight.

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