Posted by: Shadorunnr
King Of The Hill - 02/16/02 03:22 AM
The Piano Forum has several hundred posts on which piano is The King Of The Hill. Now it's time for the Organ King OF The Hill. (Although I really doubt it will be anywhere near as long as the Piano KOTH.) I believe the Hammond B-3 to be the undisputed KING, even though it has not been manufactured in over twenty years. This is evident by the thousands of recordings in rock, country, gospel, and jazz, that use the B-3, as well as live performances all over the globe. There are also many different companys that manufacture organs and virtual organs that emulate the B-3 tone wheel sound including the new digital Hammond-Suzuki organs. Anyone care to add their two cents on this one? Only two rules to determine king; 1) Any make, any model, any year, including one of a kind (like cathedral/theater pipe organs) and models/companys no longer in production. 2) Organs that emulate other organs do not count as King, only wannaB's. The sound they produce must be unique to that organ. (Like a B-3, Vox, Farfisa, or that 300 year old pipe organ in your grandmothers' basement[ and attic]).