View Full Version : Rick Wright gear

07-08-2010, 04:19 PM
you may have already seen this doc http://sparebricks.fika.org/sbzine28/WrightGear-rev156.pdf

07-08-2010, 05:41 PM
It may be worth noting when Rick Wright was using a Hammond M102 (http://www.theatreorgans.com/hammond/faq/all_hammonds.html#M100) he was using one which was modified to connect to Leslie cabinet (from what I've seen either a 145 or 147 (http://www.theatreorgans.com/hammond/faq/all_leslies.html#145)) rather than use the internal speakers.

Edit: I've just noticed this is clearly noted in the list. I'll leave this post up anyway just in case somebody finds it interesting.

I had this setup for a couple of years. It's a great way to get a good Hammond sound for those of us who can't afford a console (B3, C3, etc.) size organ. Steve Winwood used a similar set up on "Gimme Some Lovin'" with the Spencer Davis Group. Booker T and the MG's "Green Onions" is also a spinet model Hammond using only the built-in speakers.

Here's some good info (http://www.dairiki.org/HammondWiki/HowToOvercomeSpinetLimitations) about the differences between spinets and consoles

Unfortunately, Leslie cabinets are getting pricier and pricier and it's getting pretty harder to find people who will do a Leslie breakout job on a Hammond spinet.

I finally traded in my pile of electronic keyboards for a Nord Electro 3 (http://www.nordkeyboards.com/main.asp?tm=Products&clpm=Nord_Electro_3), which emulates a pretty good percentage of the keyboards on that list. It's got one of the most convincing Hammond/Leslie tones I've heard and also has realistic Farfisa and Wurlitzer voices, which are pretty hard to find.