Friday, December 27, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Hammond models C3, A100, D156, RT3 and even some of the older models that may not have percussion are ducks.
These other models quack like ducks and sound like ducks I guess they don’t all look like ducks in every detail.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Monday, December 24, 2012
Shopping: you never hear sad music because the idea is to put the shopper in state of relaxation.
Driving: never listen to the William Tell overture and expect to drive the speed limit - most likely you'll discover that you're more than 10 miles over the limit: "Presto!"
Now here we are celebrating the birth of Christ; the most important factor in life and the reason we have life. Notice that whether it is Christian music or secular music it all reflects peace and feelings of warmth and joy. The lyrics are all about family, love, peace or joy.
In fact, God created music for a reason: it is man that edits its intent. "... suddenly a great multitude appeared singing..."
Music is a very important part of our lives. I recently had three sales that were Christmas gifts and one that was an anniversary gift - that's how precious and intimate music is to our lives.
Start now and continue through the coming year to take time to share the gift of music with someone you've never shared it with before and I know you will be amazed by their response. Stop by Dollarhide's or share your experience with me on this blog.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I have notice that some of the younger Hammond Organ players can’t grasp why it is so important to some of the older players to have the Vintage Hammond Organ sound.
The New Hammond Organs are dictated to trying to capture that vintage sound. That is why the New B3 came about. It uses modern digital technology with mechanical components as well as old analog technology. This is why to this day New B3 comes as close as possible to the warmly rich tone of the Vintage Hammond.
It is all about the player, venue and atmosphere to how important that may be. For some of the younger players they don’t need to sit behind that vintage type cabinet or hear that vintage type key click or warmer simulated sound of analog. The other Hammonds such as the XK Systems & SK1 & 2 series will work fine. But if you looking for old school in a new instrument than the New B3, B3 Portable and New C3 Hammond are what you are looking for.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I was at a church in Mobile last week when this question came up again. I have had this question come up on many occasions and I will give you some simple facts. If you are looking for the Hammond Gospel Organ Sound that is usually called the B3 sound. Do you have to purchase a B3 to get it? The short answer is no; the C3 is the same identical organ as the B3 just enclosed in a different style cabinet. This cabinet is usually called the church style cabinet. The C3 cabinet is closed around the bottom portion, which creates a design that is good for women wearing dresses to be comfortable while playing the organ; this modesty-designed cabinet is the only difference.
The Hammond model A100 sounds just like the B3, the tone-wheel type generator and the use of tube amplification is the same. The A100 has full range of pedals, percussion, and tremolo. This model has a smaller frame C style cabinet, enclosed speaker system underneath it and also adds reverb to it mix of B3 features. Originally placed in the spinet organ category for the home. The A100 has proven down through the years that it sound as good as the B3. It can ignite the worship service the same as the legendary B3.
There are several other vintage models that will give you that true B3 sound as well. We will talk about them later are you are always welcome to contact me.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I was sitting and meditating on my unique position as being a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a musician and a seller of pianos and organs. I can see ministry needs from many different aspects. I do find an apparent need for those of us in music ministry to reproduce ourselves. As being heirs to the Kingdom of God, we need to produce fruit in every area of life. I would like to recommend that you and I do the same, to take time out for some teaching responsibility to develop musicians for The Kingdom that will worship God in Spirit and in truth.
We all need money on this side and it is good to pay musicians, but money should not be our main focus when we know Jesus is our source. This gift from God, just like all gifts from above will make room for you if you trust and obey.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
THE DEAN of HAMMOND