MATRIXSYNTH: Eddie Jobson's Hammond C3 organ/custom+restored

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Eddie Jobson's Hammond C3 organ/custom+restored


YouTube Uploaded by TomnookHD on Dec 21, 2008

"UK from 35mm film recorded 1979. HD 720p version."

via this auction
"Own a piece of rock 'n’ roll history! Eddie Jobson's customized Hammond C3 organ, played with his late-1970's progressive-rock super-group: UK (band-mates: John Wetton, Allan Holdsworth & Bill Bruford/Terry Bozzio). Featured on UK's albums "UK" (self-titled debut), "Danger Money", and "Night After Night" (live in Japan); notable tracks: "Alaska", "Nothing To Lose", "Danger Money", "Carrying No Cross" & "Night After Night". Seller acquired organ directly from Eddie in 2003. (Authenticity can be provided.) Organ was just serviced & “restored” by a renowned Hammond technician, including new tubes. It works & sounds incredible!

This is one of two Hammond C3's (manufactured in the mid-1950s) customized by Pro-Co of Kalamazoo, MI. One went to Rick Wakeman (Yes, etc.) in ’76, the other to Eddie Jobson in ’77 (Eddie was formerly with Roxy Music, Frank Zappa and Curved Air). The organ has enhanced percussion, direct output, built-in phase-shifter & Leslie speed control, custom presets personally hand-wired & labeled by Eddie, standard & custom Leslie interfaces, plug for remote pedal volume or effects send/return, and remote Leslie speed-control pedal connection. Painted black (excludes bass pedals, bench, music stand and Leslie or tone cabinet). Organ is in good physical condition (high “C” of lower manual has small chip). Includes Eddie Jobson's large Anvil[-style] flight case...

Photo descriptions (selected):
#2 Custom Leslie speed-control & Chorus panels, and Eddie’s custom draw-bar presets.
#3 AC power and standard Leslie connections.
#4 Custom box with 1/4” direct (DI) output, special Leslie audio & speed control XLR outputs, and Leslie remote speed-control pedal plugs.
#5 Rear view of console, including new tubes, Phaser unit (far right), isolation transformer for Leslie interface, remote volume/effects plug, and Eddie’s hand-wired custom preset patches.
#6 is Eddie Jobson playing the C3 with ‘UK’ (other keyboards in photo not included).
#7 Plug (TRS/ring-tip sleeve) for remote volume control or effects send/return.

Here's a video featuring the organ in 'Nothing To Lose'" [above]

inside a C3

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