1963 B3 from B3 Manual

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1963
Hammond B3
with a 147 Leslie Speaker

Notes:

While restoring this organ, I decided to document each step and write a "how to" manual. To date, no one has written a manual like this. If you wish to see and read more about the manual, the link that follows will take you to:  The Hammond B3 Disassembly & Restoration Manual for Non-technicians

To list what has been done to this organ I'm showing the contents page of the manual. There are many sub-topics not shown but this will give you a good idea. To follow are some pictures of the work that was done.

Content page from the B3 manual



Serial Number

Picture of serial number plate


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Pic overveiw of 1963 B3

Picture of the 1963 B3

Picture of the 1963 B3

Picture of the 1963 B3

Picture of the 1963 B3

Picture of the 1963 B3

Picture of the 1963 B3


Pic of the generator


Pic of key combs

Pic of contact bins

Pic of drawbar base

Pic of drawbar contacts

Pic of drawbar base open

Pic of perc box

Pic of busbar covers

Pic of contact covers

Pic of drawbar base

Pic of bass pedal felt

Pic of new felt for bass pedal pushers

Pic of bass pedals

Pic of organ AC box

Pic of petrified AC cable

Pic of scanner

Pic of pedal base

Pic of pedal base unit

Pic of pedal base bus bars

Pic of pedal tyne

Pic of pedal foot rest

Pic of new up-stop felts installed

Pic of pedal combs

Pic of bass pedals

Pic of bass pedal frame

Pic of generator top

Pic of matching transformer

Pic of matching transformer cover

Pic of black pedal keys

Pic of clean keys






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