Hammond SK2 Review


The Vox Pathfinder is a cool looking little 10 Watt Amp that is great for practicing.  As is the case with most 10 Watt Amps, I wouldn’t use it at a show, but for practice I like the look and sound of this little guy.  Just don’t push it too hard expected something that no 10watt amp can achieve.

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There is a reason why the name Hammond is synonymous with the modern organ, and ultimately the best organs.  The Hammond brand defines the tone of what the modern musician hears in their mind when they think about what an organ should sound like, especially when looking for the best keyboards.  From Jimmy Smith and Dr. Lonnie Smith (not related), making organ led jazz popular with their famous Hammond B3 playing to the classic greats like the Allman Brothers and Santana bringing the world of rock to new heights with the growling tones of the B3, it is not wonder why Hammond is the most sought after organ in the world.
Until the SK2 came out, it wasn’t easy getting an Authentic Hammond B3 to gigs, unless you had a team of stage hands and a nice size tour rig.
This is an authentic Hammond B-3 Organ with Acoustic and Electric Piano, Clavinet, Harpsichord, Accordion, Wind, Brass, Synth and Tuned Percussion voices.  You have the ability to play these tones solo or with the Organ.  There are a dozen organ voices and 16 Leslie Speaker profiles which creates endless classic Hammond organ combinations.  With it’s editing capacity, you can really dial in that essential Hammond B-3 tone that made the Hammond brand so famous.

Hammond SK2 122 Key Portable Keyboard Features:

  • A 35 Pound Double Keyboard Genuine Hammond And Leslie With Full Range Of Pianos And Other Keyboard Essentials.
  • 12 Hammond Organ Profiles+16 Leslie Speaker Profiles=1000’S Of Classic Combinations
  • Deep Edit Capacity To Make This The Hammond You’ve Always Wanted
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this come with a Leslie Speaker?
It does not come with a speaker, it comes with Leslie patches for the tones.  It is however compatible with an external Leslie speaker.
Can I attached a pedalboard for player the bass notes with my feet?
Yes, it is possible to attach pedal boards.  I have seen it used with the Roland PK-25 pedal board as well as the AGO midi Pedalboard, which is awesome!


9.6 Expert Score

If you are looking for a portable Hammond B3 with some nice additional tones built in for live performances, this is a great option.  It has more authentic organ and even harpsichord tones that it’s comparable Nord C2, though the Nord C2 is also a fine instrument.  I would highly suggest this for the touring musician that doesn’t want to lug around a full vintage B3 and Leslie.

  • It's a Hammond B3
  • Great bonus pipe organ and harpsichord tones
  • A few tones aren't my favorite but they aren't essential