A KEYBOARD MAGAZINE “Key Buy”! The most versatile organ/keyboard anywhere. For all practical purposes, the XK-3c is the “Upper Manual” of a B-3. All the familiar ingredients are there. Reverse Presets, Chorus-Vibrato on the left, Percussion on the right. A 2-tube preamp, and full MIDI controller capability are just a few of the features of this beast. The nameplate says “XK-3c” but play it, and you’ll think “B-3”.
The HAMMOND B-3 was revolutionary upon its release in 1955, and became one of the most important instruments in history. Now HAMMOND repeats the revolution for the 21st century in the form of the Stage Keyboard (or Sk) series of keyboards, which combines the “must-have” keyboard voices needed for any gig, any session, in any genre, with a full-featured genuine HAMMOND Organ plus Digital Leslie, and provides it in trim packages that range from the ultralight 15 pound Sk1 to the 35 pound Sk2. Pianos, Electric Pianos, Clavs, Transistor Organs, Accordions, Synths, Orchestral and even 32 ranks of Classical/Church Pipe Organ team up with an authentic Hammond to make the most comprehensive set of essential keyboard voices ever offered by Hammond, or any other manufacturer. Sounds alone do not insure greatness, The Sk’s have Hammond’s finest waterfall keyboard yet, calibrated especially for the “B-3″ touch, yet providing maximum comfort for those more familiar with “Piano Touch”-the Sk wants to be played. Why tote multiple boards in your rig? Get rid of your Minivan and give your roadies a break. Every keyboardist wants a real Hammond. Now you can have one with NO compromise.