News, reviews and advice for the modern Hammond organ player

News, reviews and advice for the modern Hammond organ player

Let’s talk Hammond organs

My name is Nick Foley 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 am a UK endorsee for Lounsberry pedals USA and use their amazing Organ Grinder pedal through 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 almost 10,000 members. Read more about me here.


Latest Hammond organ articles

Playing hammond organ in 2015

Isolation Collaborations

Hi there, For those of you living in the future get off your hover bikes and understand that we are in 2021 currently back here and hopefully coming towards the end of the global pandemic that was Covid-19. Remember that? I’ll leave you to your Covid-29 but just to say that during this past 16…

Hammond SK-Pro Vs XK-5

Hello there! In the last of the SK-Pro series this final instalment puts the Pro against the 5, the Hammond SK-Pro Vs the XK-5 ! Don’t know which to buy? This is a good place to start. It’s an interesting one as I think they are pitched at slightly different markets, all will be explained…

Using the Hammond SK-Pro with a Leslie 145

Good afternoon folks, In this weeks SK-Pro series video we link up the old with the new namely the old 1975 Leslie 145 (adapted for 1/4″ jack) and work at it to get the best tone. Hope you like it Nick

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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