News, Reviews and Advice for the Modern Hammond Organ Player

Welcome to Hammond For Hire

My name is Nick and I’ve been a Hammond organ player for three quarters of my life. I’m based in the British Midlands and am fascinated and/or obsessed (depending upon your viewpoint) by all things Hammond. Over the last three decades, I’ve worked my way up through many of the best organ clones to arrive at my current setup of a Hammond XK-Pro rig for touring and a 1960 Hammond C3 organ for recording. I use these with a Lounsberry Organ Grinder pedal and either a Leslie 122 or 145.

I’m a busy musician and session player, previous winner of Hammond USA’s international “Riff Off” championship and the founder of the online Jon Lord Appreciation Society which now has more than 5,500 members. Read more about me here.

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Lounsberry Pedals

Hammond Organs
Good morning/afternoon how are you all going? I hope that you are all staying safe and well during this difficult time? Today I wanted to talk to you about Lounsberry pedals, a really cool independent effect pedal manufacturer based in the US that are turning out quality boutique effects , many of which are aimed…
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Staying safe? (M102 Update)

Hammond Organs, Maintenance
How you doing folks? Staying safe? Its a weird world that we are in at the moment isn’t it, we are nearly there, just a few months to go! I thought I would drop you a line as I have been quiet of late. Quiet but very busy ! My M102 project has stalled a…
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S5 E3: Unboxing a 1967 Hammond M-102

Hammond Organs, Video
This week we take a look at the Hammond M-102 which I picked up recently. Let’s run through it, what works and what doesn’t work and discuss the restoration work needed. This will take a short while to complete so I will keep you updated on progress!
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Get in Touch

If you’re struggling with any aspect of the Hammond Organ sound and feel I might be able to help, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

Likewise if you’re an instrument manufacturer or retailer and need a little consumer feedback, I’m always happy to assist.

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