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Hammond XK-3 Drawbar Keyboard   

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The Hammond XK-3 Drawbar Keyboard is the perfect answer to an age-old problem”how to get that fabulous B-3 sound without actually lugging a B-3 to yo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Like carrying a Hammond B-3 under your arm!

The Hammond XK-3 Drawbar Keyboard is the perfect answer to an age-old problem”how to get that fabulous B-3 sound without actually lugging a B-3 to your gigs. Hammond took the task upon themselves and created a sophisticated and unique technology that uses 96 digital tone wheels to create a tonal replica of the B-3 that's so accurate even died-in-the-wool B-3 fanatics can't hear the difference. A vacuum tube warms up the signal with continuous level change all the way up to serious overdrive. The XK-3 is a single keyboard version of the acclaimed New B-3.

It's equipped with 12 reverse key presets, 3 sets of drawbars, 2-rotor digital Leslie, and 6-position rotary vibrato/chorus knob”all the features you expect to find on a B-3.

And the XK-3 does plenty the B-3 never could such as pitch bend/modulation, transpose, and MIDI. 132 programmable patches let you save your own drawbar combinations, MIDI info, and any other settings. At a mere 43 lbs., it won't break your back or your budget.

FEATURES
  • Amazingly accurate B-3 sound and response
  • 96 digital tone wheels
  • Vacuum tube with continuous level change
  • 12 reverse key presets
  • 3 sets of drawbars
  • 2-rotor digital Leslie
  • 6-position rotary vibrato/chorus knob
  • 73 waterfall keys, velocity sensitive
  • Pitch bend/modulation
  • Transpose
  • MIDI
  • 132 programmable patches
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4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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True B3 Sound without breaking your back!

I recently purchased the Hammond xk-3 and truly find it to be a suitable replacement for my 59 B3. As vintage B3 guy (30yrs now), I've been waiting a long time for...Read complete review

I recently purchased the Hammond xk-3 and truly find it to be a suitable replacement for my 59 B3. As vintage B3 guy (30yrs now), I've been waiting a long time for a clonewheel organ to sound as good as my B3, and it has arrived in the form of the xk-3. The internal presets are very good, although I'd dumped 70% of them and replaced them with my own (which are better suited for my playing). The tube overdrive is a great feature, and one I use often, but the real beauty of the xk-3 lies deep in the control panel. The range of parameters that one can control really sets it apart from the competition, along with the latest VASE technology. The other B3 clones (you know who they are) do a nice job, but they're still "close but still no Hammond." The leslie sim is very good, and fully customizible (from tone cabinet selection to amount of bleed) and while I prefer a true leslie, I don't want to move one anymore, and this fits the bill perfectlly.Was it a little expensive, perhaps, and frankly the Lower Manual option (while a great idea to make a true dual manual organ), is WAAAAY overpriced (since it is nothing but a fancy wood framed controller). All the brains for the lower are found in the xk-3, so I simply midi to my Kawai MP9000, and set the lower setting, and voila, a two manual Hammond.I'd recomment the xk3 for anyone who needs authentic Hammond sound as a staple sound in their arsenal. Nothing else on the market comes close and I've played them all. If you're and old Hammond player, you'll be right at home at the xk3.In a word, "buy it".

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Man!

I was playing this keyboard in a rock concert. While I was in the middle of my solo, my key got stuck and then there was a high pitch sound. The audience got...Read complete review

I was playing this keyboard in a rock concert. While I was in the middle of my solo, my key got stuck and then there was a high pitch sound. The audience got up and left while I was trying to fix it. Some people got permanent hearing damage. Man! Man! Man! Man!

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5.0

Love Those XK3's Keys, Smooth and Silky!!

By Litetackle

from Daly City, CA.

Played my first Hammond (B3)back in the 60's and now I know why I had to get this keyboard. This keyboard is just like playing the B3 it self. I've played various keyboards and they cannot touch what Hammond Suzuki has put out. The XK3 is the epitome of all keyboards.Try one and hear the sounds and the feel of the keys themselves, their smooth and fast. If any keyboard could get a ticket for speeding, it would be the keyboards smooth "Acceleration".

 
5.0

WOW, This is the real deal!!!!!

By Tony Monaco

from Columbus, Ohio

I just wanted to say that the XK-3 has finally arrived. Today's technology has finally allowed Hammond/Suzuki to recreate the real sound of the original tonewheel organs in a package that sounds and feels great! As a matter of fact, the new XK-3 has the same digital tonewheel system thats in the "New B3". The internal Tube pre-amp makes the XK-3 sound so warm, and I've found that it sounds great in the studio using its internal Leslie simulator as well as cranking it live through the 122XB tube Leslie or the Modular 2101 system.

 
5.0

Finally into the (portable) world of hammond!

By MrMusicMan86

from Undisclosed

Having played the Korg and Roland equivilants, I've chosen to go with the Hammond. It's a treat to play, and sounds far better than the imitations. I'm a country keyboard player for a national act, and am on tour with a Kurzweil K2600XS as well as the B3, and will soon be carrying a Leslie 21.One thing I wish it had, I wish the keys connected the same way as Original/New B3. When you push down the key on a B3 very slowly, the drawbars activate one at a time allowing you to just catch the high drawbars when pushing the key just the right amount.Beyond that, it has a great digital leslie, which can be programmed to perform however you would like it to.Overall, this keyboard has satisfied all my needs as an organist.

 
5.0

Amazing

By B.T. Ridgely

from OK

The modeling is full of wonderment. Sounds as good as the real thing if you know how to work it. The preset banks are a nice addition too.

 
4.0

Good B3 clone but wish I had bought the Korg

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I recently purchased this organ from my local Guitar Center. I had a chance to play a Korg CX-3 but not the Hammond. I figured if the Korg was great the Hammond had to be even better. I believe I figured wrong. Now I really like this organ but not near as much as the Korg I should have bought. The keys are to light although I know many organ players probably prefer that touch. I come from a classical and blues background and prefer a little weight behind the key. The Korg to me produces a cleaner better sound that is easier to hit then the very touchy Hammond. I think feature for feature the Korg is the better organ although a Leslie connection would make the Korg the 100% surefire bet. I think once that option happens I am going to switch over to the Korg unless Hammond comes out with a better XK.

 
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Man!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was playing this keyboard in a rock concert. While I was in the middle of my solo, my key got stuck and then there was a high pitch sound. The audience got up and left while I was trying to fix it. Some people got permanent hearing damage. Man! Man! Man! Man!

 
5.0

Hammond XK-3

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

An absolutely amazing keyboard - the sound is virtually indistinguishable from the real deal B-3/C-3

 
5.0

Hammond XK-3

By N/A

from Suwanee, GA

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I am an old road dog who carried a B3 in and out during the 60's and 70's. This new board finally is an exact replacement for the B. I continue to marvel at the sound as I find new subtleties each time. The built in doppler (leslie) even starts, stops and runs the treble and bass at different rates (speeds) like a real leslie cabinet. And only 60 Lbs.

 
5.0

Best organ sound ever

By stimpy77

from Scottsdale, AZ

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I have heard a huge number of B-3 clones. Although I don't play the B-3 regularly, I used to play guitar standing right next to one in church, and as a keyboard lurking enthusiast I am very quick at discerning authenticism from first impressions. The B-3 has a sound that is unique and has thus far been the primary organ sound to copy, and most copies sound horribly off. However, I have to say that for a couple years now I've been listening to five XK-3 MP3 demos for entertainment. The first time I heard these demos I put on my headphones and was in awe for the whole night as I replayed the music over and over again. I have the Korg CX-3 demos, too, and frankly I am disgusted by them; performances aside, the CX-3 really sounds canned, especially the leslie simulation. I have never heard such pleasant and B3-like sounds from a portable keyboard in my life, and although I don't own the XK-3, I have been wanting one since I discovered it.

 
5.0

Hammond gets it right!

By Fossdog

from Detroit, Mi

I have owned a number of Hammonds through the years (M3/BV/C2/3 B3s/XB-2/XK-2/XK-3) and Hammond finally came out with a portable that's almost as much fun to play as a real B3! The other clones and the earlier models are just toys by comparison. If Hammond/Suzuki makes as much improvement on their next model, they will make my '59 B3 obsolete. Well done Hammond!

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