[vc_row iron_row_type=”in_container” iron_remove_padding_medium=”” iron_remove_padding_small=”” iron_overlay_pattern=”” iron_parallax=”” iron_bg_video=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Late 1950’s Hammond RT3 organ (wooden checkblocks were used until 1959) normally would have been larger with a 32-note pedalboard and an area to the right of the manuals for pedal solo switches.  In 2007 Donna The Buffalo bought it and took a chainsaw to the cabinet resulting in almost a foot less wide.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”5″ iron_row_type=”in_container” iron_remove_padding_medium=”” iron_remove_padding_small=”” iron_overlay_pattern=”” iron_parallax=”” iron_bg_video=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2296″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2295″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row iron_row_type=”in_container” iron_remove_padding_medium=”” iron_remove_padding_small=”” iron_overlay_pattern=”” iron_parallax=”” iron_bg_video=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Then they put thinner wooden panels on the sides and build custom folding steel legs and that’s been their chopped Hammond organ for 14 years.  The organ is paired with a late 1940’s Leslie 47 speaker and both are toted around the county playing over 100 dates a year.  It’s been through so much use and abuse.  Moving stress, scratches, rainstorms, beers, dirt, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row iron_row_type=”full_width” iron_remove_padding_medium=”” iron_remove_padding_small=”” iron_overlay_pattern=”” iron_parallax=”” iron_bg_video=””][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2303″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]The organ is paired with a late 1940’s Leslie 47 speaker and is toted around the county playing over 100 dates a year.  In that time it got very worn.

I brought the organ home and put in a 2-speed conversion kit in the Leslie to give it tremolo and chorale speeds.  I recapped the organ’s tone generator – which I don’t recommend doing again.  Repaired the cabinet, did a buss bar lube and complete cleaning/overhaul on the organ.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row iron_row_type=”in_container” iron_remove_padding_medium=”” iron_remove_padding_small=”” iron_overlay_pattern=”” iron_parallax=”” iron_bg_video=””][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”3″ gap=”3″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1587501203033-6bfd60da-de79-1″ include=”2211,2210,2236,2212,2246,2213,2214,2216,2215,2217,2218,2219,2220,2221,2228,2226,2239,2238,2237,2234,2233,2231,2230,2225,2232,2224,2229,2227,2240,2243,2244,2241,2242,2235,2223,2222″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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