Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ  

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The Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ is powered by the critically acclaimed VASE III digital tone wheel generator. It uses many of the features of the XK-3 but in a premium package. You still get the sound,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ is powered by the critically acclaimed VASE III digital tone wheel generator. It uses many of the features of the XK-3 but in a premium package. You still get the sound, you get real drawbars, you get waterfall keys, and you can plug in a Leslie 21 system”all in a traditional Hammond cabinet. Only 33 lbs (15kg).

Features
  • Sound Generator: 2 x Vase III as Digital Tone-wheel
  • Keyboard: 61-note Water-fall Keys with Velocity
  • Harmonic drawbars: 1-set: 9 Adjustable Pitches
  • Drawbar Select: Tabs Upper, Lower, Pedal
  • Waveform: B-type/Mellow/Brite(Upper and Lower)/Muted/Normal/Synth(Pedal)
  • Percussion: Tabs: Second On, Third On, Fast Decay, Soft
  • Adjustable: Touch, Velocity, Decay (Fast, Slow), Level (Soft, Normal)
  • Extra Voice: 8 Instruments
  • Tuning: Master: 430 450 (Hz Steps)
  • Transpose: -6 0 +6
  • Effects: Internal Leslie: On, Fast, Brake, Digital 2 Rotors
  • Vibrato and Chorus: V1, V2, V3, C1, C2, C3, Upper&Lower, On/off, Speed: 5(6,10Hz7,25Hz)
  • Overdrive: Digital Overdrive
  • Equalizer: 3 Bands
  • Reverb: 10 Programs
  • Sustain: 5 Lengths (Pedal)
  • Internal Zone: Tabs: Split, Manual Bass
  • Adjustable: Map Low, High, Split Point, Lower Octave, Pedal Top Key
  • Combination Presets: 12 Banks x 11 Numbers + Adjust
  • Switchable:Link/Independant
  • Controllers: Switches: Power On/Off
  • Rotary Controllers: Master Volume, Overdrive, Tone
  • Wheels: Pitch Bend, Modulation
  • Display: 20 characters, 2 lines with 9 control switches and rotary encoder
  • MIDI: Templates: 3 modes zoned 9 parts and keyboard ch.
  • Connections: AC-Inlet; MIDI In x 2/Out; expression pedal in (phone jack); foot switch in; line out (L/R); headphone jack; 8-pin Leslie port
  • Dimensions: 116cm(W) x 11cm(H) x 33cm(D)
  • Weight: 33 lbs (15kg)
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HammondXK-1 Drawbar Organ
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Clone

By GustavoPezzi

from Pittsburg, KS

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

When I bought the Xk1 I was looking for a module that could give me a great B3 sound. The key factors that made me go for the Xk1 was the price, the light weight and also the fact that is incredibly good looking.The keys are incredible, waterfall, fast trig., and the Leslie is really good. When I first heard the Xk1 I was not very happy with the Leslie. But after some minor adjustments like mic angles and distances I got the rotary I was looking for.The Xk1 has the raw tonewheel sound I wanted. Some other clones have a lot of effects added to the organ sound, but the Xk1 is trully a B3 sim.And, also, I love the fact that I can change most of the effects like keyclick intensity, percussion volume, motor leackage, and some other parameters.Bottom line, for those who are looking for a good hammond simulator to play jazz/blues like me, the Xk1 is the gear for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Expectations & No Disappointments

By Daniel Goerg

from Murfreesboro,TN

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

I shopped around for a long time and I was sure I was getting the best Hammond sound for the money. Well, not only is that true, but the Leslie is fantastic AND the midi/controller functions are way cooler than I expected. The extra sounds may be weak, but I look at them as a bonus-you shouldn't expect any other sounds from a specialized instrument like this. But the organs-just freakin' great! Solid build with B3/wood look. Keys feel just right-B3y. I've owned three B's in the [long] past & other clonewheels, both hardware & software - the XK-1 will probably be the last organ I buy.

 
5.0

Unbelievable!

By Mightycujo

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

I used to play the real thing in the 60's. I finally sold my A100 (B-3) when I moved back to Nashville from L.A. (after watching sit in storage for years) since nobody was using them here.I have always wanted another and watched and played all the clones. They were good but there was just that "something" missing, so I held off.I finally found it. The B-3 has returned in a smaller package. What a monster! They got the Leslie effect perfect (of course you have the option of hooking up a real one, but it's not necessary). The overdrive is incredible! The sound is.....words fail me...excellent. It sounds more like a B-3 than a B-3.You can't go wrong with this one. It was worth waiting for.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE REAL DEAL!

By Raph

from Largo, FL

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

This is as close to the real deal minus 270lbs! Great feel (waterfall keys, real drawbars), tone (authentic chorus, percussion, OD, Leslie), very tweakable. Only thing I hate about it is the worthless Extra Sounds. Should have dedicated ALL the memory to the Hammond\Leslie replication. Still a great Clonewheel though!

 
5.0

Wow.

By shawno66

from Geneseo, IL

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

Since I started my first band in 1979, I've wanted a B3. I've owned lots of keyboards (synths) that had OK organ sounds but just weren't perfect. This keyboard is perfect for me. I don't play organ on every song, and at first it seemed like an extravagance, but when I play it, it sounds exactly what you'd want it to sound like. I mean exactly. I can't say it any better than than. When I first plugged it in, in minutes I was comfortable with the controls and jamming with a big smile on my face. Those high vibrato punches just rock. The quality of this keyboard is top-notch, nothing cheap about it. If you're on the fence, don't be.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is It !!!

By Jimmy Colletta

from Glendale Ny

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

I played and hauled an old Hammond for years. I was never completely satisfied with the portable replacements I used until I purchased the XK1. It feels, plays, and sounds great! The organ presets are very good and with a little tweaking you can get exactly what you want. The leslie effect is better than others in this class and the drawbars are for real! This instrument deserves to have the legendary name of Hammond.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

XK1 for Players

By Rafone

from Arizona

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

Ya know I have agonized over this purchase since ?clonewheels? came out. I have played almost every keyboard that has been manufactured in the last 40 years. All of them without exception have had a couple of good organ patches that were close but none of them gave you the flexibility or the sound of a ?real? Hammond.Well I bit the bullet and bought the XK1 and I must say that I am truly home after an almost 30 year search for a synth. It happened as soon as I turned it on and pushed the first key! This is the ?Real-Deal? the original synthesizer. Everything is right where you would expect it to be if you have ever played a console before. The sounds are the ?DNA? sound that afflict anyone who has ever heard and experienced the power and emotion of a real Hammond.I can not explain all the other reviews?believe me I read them to. But let me tell you as a player you owe it to yourself to pick-up one of these beauty?s. There?s a lot of talk about the Leslie simulation and programmability but I?m hear to tell you it is fantastic. If the Leslie simulation is still not what you are looking for you can plug the XK1 into a Leslie and it will knock your socks off. As far as programmability is concerned the registration (draw bars) are the same as the B or C the other types of parameter are laid out well and do have some common sense to them.All-In-All I have not been this excited to play since I stopped lugging the C3 around in 1978.Thanks to the Hammond company for giving me back my youth, creativity and inspiration!!

 
5.0

Lightweight..Great Leslie

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

I just got this organ last week and I am truly stoked about the sound that I'm getting. I had an XK-2 that I was running through a Motion Sound Pro 3T to get a decent sound, but with this organ I can put that into storage. The leslie reproduction is as close as I've heard from any of these clone-wheels....and 33lbs? Ahhhhhh!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's Here - The Hammond Without The Hernia

By Henry-Lwhb7

from Cromer, Norfolk, England

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

This keyboard exists for one reason only - to replicate the sound and (just as important) the feel of a tonewheel Hammond in an easily portable package. But being the digital age, they've made it into a fully MIDI-capable machine, which can be used as a controller, and can be expanded through MIDI to take a set of footpedals and another keyboard to act as a lower manual, for the full console experience. Don't want to go that route? No problem - just split the single keyboard into upper and lower manuals, and even double the pedal sounds on the lower manual.They've also loaded it with scads of incredibly useful presets that will appeal to everyone from the lounge jazzer to the all-out rocker to the church musician. Don't like 'em? No matter - everything is editable on the fly, with a minimum of button-pressing. There's a fistful of drawbars (assignable to upper, lower or pedal voices), reverb (lovely), overdrive (a bit harsh at higher settings), Leslie simulator and percussion. All editable in incredible depth, down to the rise time of the Leslie, and a choice of up to ten different sets of virtual tonewheels. But don't let this frighten you - any keyboard player will be able to work it all out straight from the box, and to anyone who has ever played a Hammond or another clonewheel it all makes immediate sense. Which is just as well, as the manual is no great work of literature - but you'll only need it for reference.There are even a few 'extra' voices (some okay-ish, electric pianos, vibes, rather poor clavs, and silly synth noises). I wonder why they added these, but they might come in useful now and then, even though they are nothing to write home about.Just a note about the keyboard itself - it's a joy to play. The keyboard has 'waterfall' keys which means you can do all those slurs and glissandi without slicing up your fingers. And, unlike a drawbar organ, it's velocity sensitive, which is great for controlling harmonic percussion. The only difference between this and a real Hammond is that you can't physically chuck it around to make the reverb spring crash, and you probably shouldn't throw knives at it. If you did, it would probably bite back - it's a very well-made instrument that just oozes class.

(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light and Sweet

By Mightyfee

from Charlestown, RI

Comments about Hammond XK-1 Drawbar Organ:

I owned an XK-2 for a while, which sounded great but broke my back before and after a gig. This thing sounds better and weighs about thirty pounds. GREAT feel, gorgeous, flexible tone, and the Leslie sounds like a Leslie. Just buy it already.

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