Bass on the hamond b3(c3?)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Andrew Jones, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    When players like jimmy smith and joey defranseco are playing bass on the hammond b3 (the one with the pedals)organ is it all in the left hand or feet or bolth?whats the deal? how do they do it?

  2. It's all in the feet. A really good Hammond player is a wonder to watch when he's soloing--his feet are pumping walking basslines, his left hand is comping, and his right hand is playing melody.
  3. Here in Auckland, New Zealand, we have a great B3 player name of Alan Brown who plays wicked bass with his left hand. His lines are so good, I think he's studied a lot of bassists.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I know a Hammond player who can blow away a lot of bassists with his feet. I hate playing with that guy, because he will not give a bass player any room. But he can play some mean pedals, and plays the rest of the instrument really well, too.