Hammond SK1-73 Portable Organ
Many Keyboardists have accepted the 73 note keyboard as de rigueur due to the need to play Piano parts comfortably when you’re an Organist or Synth player. Sometimes 61 keys aren’t enough, but the 88 note board is too much-73 is “just right”. And for any Organist, to play “real deal” Hammond on the larger keyboard can be outright liberating and inspiring. In any case, to have this much firepower in an instrument that is not much more than 20 pounds is liberating and inspiring in and of itself. The HAMMOND Sk1-73 is “just right” in many more ways.
The Sk Series Stage Keyboards are the most revolutionary HAMMONDS yet, from the company that invented and perfected the Drawbar/Tonewheel concept in 1934. These ultralight instruments provide the essential keyboard sounds required to play ANY show in ANY style, including a genuine and vintage-perfect HAMMOND Organ in compact packages with all the features expected in a vintage B-3, plus Hammond's most advanced Digital Leslie yet.
In addition to the authentic HAMMOND Tonewheel voices, the Sk’s Extravoice Division provides Hi-Def Acoustic Grand, Rhodes, Wurli, and FM Pianos. Clavinet, Harpsichord, Accordion, Wind, Brass, Synth and Tuned Percussion voices complete the spec. You may play any of the Extravoices “solo” or add them to the Organ voices.
The Organ Generator may be switched to provide authentic models of Vox Continental, Vox Jaguar and Farfisa Combo Organs, all of which can be registered in the original fashion. The fourth Organ mode calls 32 ranks of Genuine Classical (“Church”) Pipe Organ voices derived from Hammond's Flagship Model 935 Church Organ.
Like all modern Hammonds, the Sk’s have deep editing capabilities, allowing voicing (volume/timbre/leakage/motor noise) for each of the 96 Digital Tonewheels, faithfully delivering any Hammond Organ’s individual personality, with the ability to save these profiles for instant recall. 12 Factory Digital Tonewheel profiles ranging from “showroom clean” to “road worn” are available for instant personalization. Every Facet of the Hammond’s sound like Chorus/Vibrato, Percussion, Key Click and Overdrive are widely adjustable with all settings saved with every preset. The Pipe Organ voices are also scaling/voicing capable.
Their Fatar semi-weighted keyboards are designed to feel like a vintage B-3, yet remain comfortable for any pianist, with variable touch “depth”. An expandable Voice Library is available free from the Hammond Website.
Any of the Sk Series may be used as a MIDI Controller, with the ability to address 3 external zones. An Mp3/WAV music player is onboard to play backing tracks, break music, educational aids or any other tunes combined with the Sk’s stereo output. You may also direct connect a physical Leslie Speaker via the 8pin dedicated Leslie Jack.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power Supply & Cord|
|Number of Keys||73|
|Key Action||Semi-Weighted Waterfall|
|Programs/Presets||100 User Patches
100 Preset Patches
|Voices of Polyphony||61 polyphony (for manual, except Pipe Organ)
8 polyphony (for pedal, except Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (Extra Voices)
|MIDI Control Zones||3|
|Effects||Vibrato/Chorus, Overdrive, Multi Effects, Equalizer, Internal Leslie, Reverb, Master Equalizer|
|Onboard Controllers||(9) Drawbars|
|Control Connections||(1) Footswitch
(1) Damper Pedal
(1) Expression Pedal
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Song File Playback, Program/Preset Storage, System Updates|
|Expansion||Extra Voice instruments upgradeable via Library|
|Organ Models||Tonewheel, Transistor, Pipe|
|Drawbar Sets||1 Set|
|Reverse Key Presets||No|
|Half Moon Switch Input||No|
|Pedal Board Input||5-Pin MIDI In|
|Product Weight||21 lbs|
|Unique Features||9 adjustable mechanical drawbars
Organ and Extra Voices can be played simultaneously
USB port for WAV/MP3 music player
Hammond USA Limited 1-Year Warranty
Hammond-Suzuki, LTD. ('Hammond') warrants to the original consumer/purchaser that this product shall be free from any defect in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase for an authorized Hammond dealer.
If a defect covered by this warranty occurs during this one-year warranty period, you should return the product within such one year to:
A. The dealer from whom you purchased it, together with a copy of your sales slip or similar proof-of purchase, and the dealer will repair the defective unit without charge for parts or labor.
B. The nearest Hammond Authorized Service Center together with a copy of your sales slip or similar proof-of-purchase, and the authorized service will repair the defective unit without charge for parts or labor.
The warranty does not cover damage or malfunction resulting from improper handling or abuse, accident, misuse, failure of electrical power, battery leakage, use on improper voltage or current, failure to follow normal procedures outlined in the User’s Manual, use with other products not manufactured or approved by Hammond, alteration, damage while in transit for repairs, repairs attempted by any unauthorized person or agency or any other reason not due to defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is void if the serial number (if any) has been altered, defaced, or removed.
Any implied warranties arising out the sale of this hardware product, including but not limited to the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to above one-year period. Liability is limited solely to the repair or replacement of the defective product in Hammond's sole discretion, and in no event shall include damages for loss of use or other incidental or consequential costs, expenses or damages incurred by the purchaser, including, without limitation, any data or information which may be lost or rendered inaccurate, even if Hammond has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Hammond shall have no obligation to enhance or update any product once manufactured.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long any implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. (Available in USA only.)
To receive the protection of the limited one-year warranty, you must return your registration card within 10 days after the date of purchase.