Hammond organ player, educator and reviewer

Hammond organ player, educator and reviewer

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 a Leslie 122, Lesley 145 or new Leslie 3300.

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 10,000 members. Read more about me here.

Latest Hammond organ articles

Do I need a Rhodes Piano?

Pianos, Reviews
In this episode I am not playing a Hammond Organ of any sort for a change! Well, many organists pair up their tonewheel with an authentic piano keyboard. And you can’t get more authentic that this. Here we have a Rhodes 73 Stage Piano and discuss do we NEED one, and if that a yes,…

Comparing early and later generations of the Leslie 3300

Leslie Cabs
Today we have a unique opportunity to hear the earlier Leslie 3300 back to back against the brand new 3300. It’s pretty interesting to hear the differences although mic placement and drawbars probably make up for quite a bit of the change. Its a tricky one to demonstrate. Let me know what you think and…

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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