Hammond Maintenance, Restoration
and General How-to Information

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Keyboard Exchange International


  • How to Start Your Hammond Organ

    - You must understand the best way to start your Hammond to prevent damage and frustration. This is easy once you understand the concept of a two motor system both start and run motors.

  • How to Test Your Hammond Organ

    - How to test the keyboards of a Hammond B3, C3 and A-100. This test will also verify that the tone generator is working correctly. If there are missing tones and there is a pattern to the missing tones than most likely the problems are in the tone generator or wiring harness. If the missing tones are completely random, then the problems are more likely in the keyboards.

  • How to Maintain you Hammond B3 and C3

    - In this video you can find some basics and helpful suggestions for maintaining your Hammond B3 and C3 Organ.

  • How to Install Bass Pedals on a Hammond Organ

    - Safety First is the goal of this video as well as preservation of the bass pedal parts. Caution when moving and installing is taught and all organists need to know what and how to install bass pedals on a B3

  • How to Regulate the Hammond B3 Bass Pedals

    - A few minor adjustments can save you hundreds of dollars and make playing your bass pedals all the more enjoyable.

  • How to Play Hammond B3 Bass Pedals

    - The basics for playing the Hammond bass pedals. To better hear the low bass tones on this, and any of our videos, use a good set of head phones or a speaker system that will allow for proper audio quality. Since we are showcasing bass pedals which are low frequency tones, this tip will be important for full enjoyment and understanding. Thanks for listening folks! Let us know if you have any suggestions that we can use to help you understand playing the Hammond organ even more´╗┐!

  • How to Lock Down the Tone Generator on a Hammond Organ

    - The importance of locking down the tone generator of a Hammond organ when moving a long distance cannot be overstated. A 5/16 tone nut driver will be helpful not 9/16 which was mentioned at the end of this video which was a verbal slip up. Oops!

  • How to Do a Bus Rod Shift

    - Busbar Rod Shift, this is a bit more advanced information and usually requires a very long screw driver. It may be best to get an expert to help but when they do, watch carefully. If this process does not resolve your problems then the next step of bus rod cleaning or replacement will require expert help to avoid damage to the keyboards.

  • How to Use your Hammond Drawbars

    - An overview to help you get started with understanding the basics of how to use your draw bars, percussion, and preset keys. Once you understand the basics and master them, your playing will be more efficient and enjoyable! This video, like most of our videos, is intended for the first time player or an experienced player who appreciates a different point of view. All of us can learn from each other and really......is that not the point of the Internet?


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