Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 150: 2-6

Thursday, June 27, 2013


I remember an old saying, when I was a child, that I think went like this “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” I was pondering over why many Hammond Organist had to have a B3 and nothing else would do. 

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. 

Then it came to me that all ducks don’t look exactly the same but they are all still ducks. I thought of a few types of duck such as Mallard, Dabbling, Diving, Perching, Scoter and Sea just to name a few. The bottom line is if you want the B3 quack and the B3 sound you can still get with these other Hammond models. They just may look a little different, but the sound production generated from the vintage Hammond Organs are all the same: DUCKS!