I was able to trade a guitar I no longer play for a Hammond A100 organ. This is pretty much a dream come true for me. If you aren’t familiar, an A100 is more or less a B3 with a few additions. In order to make this a bit more portable, I plan to make a road cabinet for it and transplant everything into the new cabinet, with the exception of the “additions” the A100 provides.
I previously rebuilt a Hammond M-3, which included all of the fun modifications.
- Recap the Tonewheel Generator & vibrato linebox.
- Add a foldback on the upper manual.
- Drop the lower manual by 1 octave.
So onto this new instrument.
Here are a few images of what I’m working with.
Also included were the full set of pedals.
A peek at the business end.