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About Me

Nick Foley, Hammond Organ Player 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…
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Autumn 2019 Update

Gigging, Hammond Organs
Hi Folks how are you all doing? Just a quick update on whats going on with Hammond For Hire currently. There will be a couple of new videos coming soon, by popular demand. One will be the test of overdrive pedals using the Hammond XK-5 and a Leslie 145 (pedals will include Boss, Lounsberry, MXR…
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S4 E1: Getting that Jon Lord Sound

Hammond Organs, Leslie Cabs, Video
In my vlog this week I look at getting that stationary overdrive sound from the late 60’s and 70’s from my Hammond XK-5. You know the sound, think Deep Purple Black Night or Highway Star, dirty with no vibrato. I look at the best way to achieve this sound and also compare the Neo Ventilator…
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A new venue

Gigging
Morning guys, I had the pleasure of playing a new venue (to me) last week in Derby. A very nice place called The Flower Pot, a venue with a lot of history and character. I thought I might do a sort of day-in-the-life run through of how it went, for those of you who are…
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Winter is Coming

Hammond Organs
Brrrr, its getting colder here in H4H HQ and this time of the year always reminds me to remind you to check your oil reserves in both you Hammond Organs and in your Leslie speakers. on occasions such as these I don’t mind repeating myself, I’ll go and check mine now!
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Depping

Gigging
Hi All, Busy time here at Hammond for Hire towers with much going on, but more to come! With my studio completely overhauled and re-built I am in a much better position to deal with my remote/on-line clients. I found that the control room wasn’t getting enough room and the open booth for my Leslie…
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I am Hammond For Hire!

Gigging
Busy few weeks here at Hammond for Hire what with gigs and recording sessions and a full overhaul of the Studio. From time to time however, I am asked to do Hammond sessions for people and on the whole if we can make it work I do. Its good to hone the skill of dropping…
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My Review of the Hammond XK-5

Hammond Organs
Recently I was fortunate enough to meet up with my friends at Hammond UK to have an extended test of the new Hammond XK-5 and XK-Pro systems. I enjoy meeting up with Malc and Barrie and enjoyed having a good “nerd-out” one rainy Thursday I afternoon as took my place on the stool in front…
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The Don Airey Hammond Sound

Hammond Organs
I was in conversation with Don Airey from Deep Purple recently and had a brief opportunity to ask him about his Hammond Organ setup and how he gets his sound. Although he didn’t want to give much away he was as ever the perfect gentleman and was very patient with my persistent questioning. I asked…
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