Hammond serial number dating
For example, if your organ has a pilot light the table indicates it was created after 1961.
Look for a serial number on the organ and compare it with the Tonewheel website listing in the serial numbers section.
Although there are five revisions of units, these are interchangeable on all RT series consoles.
Entry-level all-tab transistor spinet organ, no tonewheels.
After the Hammond Organ Company ceased trading in 1985, production initially went to Noel Crabbe's Hammond Organ Australia, and then to Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, who, under the name Hammond-Suzuki, manufacture digital organs.
The Hammond organ, created by a company of the same name, was originally intended for use in churches during the 1940s, but by the late 1950s it had become associated with rock, blues and jazz.
Originally from the United Kingdom, now based in Los Angeles, Rob Garland has been a writer and musician since 1989.
It consists of a vacuum tube oscillator and five frequency divider circuits, controlled by a volume and 8-stop tablets (Bourdon 32', Bombarde 32', 16', 8', 4', 2' & 1', mute, pedal solo on) placed on the right side of lower manual.Various models were produced, which originally used tonewheels to generate sound via additive synthesis, where component waveform ratios are mixed by sliding switches called drawbars and imitate the pipe organ's registers.Around 2 million Hammond organs have been manufactured, and it has been described as one of the most successful organs ever.Especially, new designs introduced on Novachord — subtractive synthesis and frequency divider — were immediately followed by many manufacturers of electronic organs and polyphonic synthesizers during the 1940s-1970s.However, Hammond Organ Company did not adopt these on main products until the late-1960s, except for S series chord organ (1950–1966) and "Solo Pedal Unit" on RT series and D-100 (1949–1969). Although Novachord itself is not referred to as an electronic organ, its basic design became mainstream, being implemented in electronic organs and polyphonic synthesizers during 1940s-1970s.
Examine the speakers and write down the number codes written on them.