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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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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S5 E2: Deep Purple’s Highway Star Organ Solo

Inspiration, Video
Hi folks, hope you are well. This week we’re going to take a look at a recent lockdown video I put together with a few friends. We covered Highway Star and it occured to me that you might like to see how I approach Jon Lord’s organ solo in this track. I’m sure there might…
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S5 E1: A New Season

Hammond Organs, Video
Hi folks, how are you doing? Keeping safe I hope? Today starts a new season of the video blog. Here’s a quick hello and a round up of what you might expect to see over the coming weeks, hope you enjoy and remember whatever you feel get in touch, its great to hear from you!
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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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