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hammond organ sound for cheap

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jlt5x, May 25, 2010.

  1. jlt5x

    jlt5x Supporting Member

    May 8, 2007
    I currently have a Bass MicroSynth and it about the only thing I use it for is the cool Deep Purpley organ sound, and that is not very often. It is too expensive and too big to hold on to for that.

    So, Is there a smaller cheaper pedal - maybe one of the other synth pedals - that can give me this sound? Maybe the syb-3 combined with some distortion?

  2. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    I have no experience with those synth pedals. But I love organ sounds too.

    The EHX POG is amazing for that, but more for a classic organ.

    Hammond... overdrive plus leslie effect (or sinewave tremelo)

    I recently tried to mix those while borrowing some of my guitarist's pedals:

    BOSS LS-2 to blend 2 loops:
    Loop A: some Ibanez Tubescreamer plus my EBS TremoLo
    Loop B: EHX POG plus Line 6 Verbzilla.

    It sounded awesome. :)

    Look into overdrive and Leslie effect. :)
  3. amroach


    Feb 11, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    I get my Organ sounds using a Micro Pog and a jim dunlop volume controller for manual attack control.

    On top of that i like mixing it up with some DD-3 and Proco Rat for extra tone, Not a cheap way but sounds awesome.

    im still looking for something to get a good leslie sound.
  4. Like the others above, I've found a good method of getting a more-than-reasonably-good B3-type sound using my E-H MicroPog, my Xotic BB overdrive/distortion for that wonderfully dirty B3 tone (but any decent quality overdrive will do), a delay set pretty fast but with fairly quick decay of the repeats, and a Volume Pedal as well for manual fade-in-and-outs. As for other methods, I haven't heard of any other way to pull it off unless you're going the MIDI or Roland VG "virtual" route - compared to those, a MicroPOG, overdrive, delay & Volume pedal (all of which can be certainly be used for other effects) is the easiest & cheapest method. I'm pretty sure there's no "one pedal" solution to it.
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  6. Aaroneous


    Jul 15, 2008
    Once you've played a hot-rodded C3 into two cranked Leslies, NOTHING sounds like a Hammond organ.
  7. 6810


    Jan 11, 2008
    Seems like every man and his dog are trying to squeeze organs (oh the punnery) out of their guitars…

    My advice? How about a laptop running Reaper with a Korg micro controller and a B3 type plugin? Light, easy to use and setup and mostly free if you have the computer to start.
  8. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    yes. +1.
  9. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky The guy with the dumb username... Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Has anyone tried the Line 6 Roto-Machine pedal for a rotary effect?
    The POG and overdrive gets me halfway to the sound but I really need a good rotary sound to get that thick swirling effect like in the beginning of Deep Purples "Lazy"

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