Many retail and online companies are now selling flat out counterfeit B3 Hammond organs as Genuine B3 Dating hammond organs for Genuine B3 prices. We've personally examined many counterfeit B3's lately with customers finding out after the fact that they purchased a counterfeit B3 while being told it was a genuine B3 and paying Genuine B3 prices. The organ on the LEFT is a single landwirte deutschland, and the one on the right is a Genuine Vintage Hammond B3 and the one below the other two is also a counterfeit.
As Members of the Better Business Bureau we cannot condone this. If you have fallen victim to the purchase of an undisclosed counterfeit B3, contact the state Attorney General office in the state the dealer is doing business in. If in doubt, send dating hammond organs email and photos of the inside and outside of the cabinetry and we will help you determine this. Some counterfeits are better than others, but we know what to look for. Preferably contact us BEFORE you buy to avoid any problems.
Getting your money back from slysters that do this is nearly impossible. It is not criminal to sell one of dating hammond organs counterfeits provided it is disclosed that it is not, in fact, a Morgenpost dresden bekanntschaften B3 organ but an organ put together from parts or some other way distinguished. Watch for folks dodging the question "Is this a Genuine B3? If in doubt, shop elsewhere. A Counterfeit B3 is no bargain at any price and has little to no resale value compared to a Genuine B3.
Please submit any photos you have of a disabled dating manchester B3 that you have or know of so we can post them to help the public awareness of this latest fraud. Here are some telltale signs. If you haven't been around a Genuine Hammond B3 much then how could you be expected to know what they look like? You can't and the crooks are counting on this.
The collection of photos here will dating hammond organs as users submit them and we find them also. Generally a counterfeit B3 will have the guts and keyboards of a cheap Hammond A organ chateau paderborn allemagne into a cabinet that looks like a B3 cabinet. We are tipped off immediately by the B3 on partnersuche vollig kostenlos left because there is no keyhole in the photograph.
A Genuine B3 has either of two types of locks. The first is the original style followed by a change sometime around to a "jailhouse" or "skeleton key" type lock as shown below. We also notice there is no trim piece along the side of this B3. An Original B3, Above, and Counterfeits, Below 3. We also notice right away that there is no foot rest on this pedalboard like a real B3 would have.
Another counterfeit B3 4. Lets mosey around to the back and see what kind of moxie this gal is made of. Dating hammond organs should find two thumbscrews holding the back on which we can remove by hand. Instead we have 4 drywall screws. Dating hammond organs that back looks funky already. Looks like a piece of plywood with some stain on it from this angle. Hammond didn't use anything like that. Even the side is obviously veneered in strips and not like anything Hammond would have made.
Let's take out those drywall screws and see what we have here. The dating hammond organs falls off in our hand. A paar sucht ihn aachen B3 back will stay in place as it has little wood blocks on the back of it to hold it in place even if the thumbscrews are removed. What does an original back look like?
If you've never seen one, how would you know? The flirten munster B3 back has single veranstaltungen wolfsburg wood blocks on it that permit it to stay dating hammond organs place even if you were missing the big thumbscrews that hold it on.
In the dating hammond organs below, we show the finished side. Notice the high quality finish and the hole where the big thumbscrews go through to hold the back on. The trim piece along the back matches with the thick trim dating hammond organs shown in item 2 that regular B3s all have from each front cheek all the way around the back. A good clue is that the wood the cabinet is made from is NEW. Genuine Hammond B3s will have wood that is at least 40 years old. You can see that the wood is new in this counterfeit.
Inside a genuine Hammond B3 you will find a GENUINE Hammond name plate and serial number. Here are photos of two Genuine Hammond organ nameplates. The dead giveaway that you are buying an A instead of a B3 is the length of the pedal wiring harnass. Only A's had the longer harnass. Photo Above is counterfeit B3, BELOW is an original B3. NOTE HOW the PEDAL WIRING HARNASS is exactly the correct length. No excess to wrap around. And another Genuine B3 below shows the same short length pedal harnass 8.
The wiring harness for the shielded wires is also excessive in length. Before we never saw this in a Genuine B3, but after you will find Hammond Singleborse vorarlberg kostenlos that are original that have the dating hammond organs length shielded wires. Here is a photo of our counterfeit: The above photos show long shielded lines indicating that most likely these are A guts in a B3 counterfeit cabinet.
The Above is a genuine B3 with the normal exact length of shielded cables installed. B3's afteras shown in the photo below of a Genuine B3, seem to have long wires even if they are genuine B3s. Check the wiring harnass for the pedals to be sure. A Genuine B3 has the preamp bolted down with bolts into threaded T-nuts. The dating hammond organs has the preamp simply screwed into place with wood screws from the nearby Home Depot.
Counterfeit, above, and Genuine B3 from underneath, below, shows T-nuts. Above is original B3, Below Another view of the counterfeit preamp held in by wood screws Another clue is the height of the generator spring holding rail. The A uses shorter springs than an original B3. Below is a picture of a counterfeit, where they have adjusted the rail to a lower position so it will singlewandern berlin brandenburg with the shorter springs that accompany the generator from an A organ.
A Genuine Dating hammond organs also single wohnung fulda unfinished inside wood surfaces. This particular counterfeit has finished inside wood surfaces on the side panels. Counterfeit shown singlereisen chemnitz has some single wohnung hoyerswerda inside surfaces.
Original B3 below is unfinished inside. As shown in the counterfeit B3 photo in 11, you can see there is no dust felt across the top of the inside of the organ. The following photo depicts an original B3 with felt intact: The counterfeit shown in 11 also has a square wood brace instead of dating hammond organs professional Original B3 triangle shaped wood pieces to help secure the lid to the sides.
What follows is a breakdown of the more common parts and a description of their codes. Beautiful Ballad from Porgy and Bess. Some of the entries on the age list show actual known production dates and can be used as markers to guage the quality of other entries around them. In memory of Gregg Allman December 8, — May 27, In the case of instruments made back in the mid to late s, the serial plate probably has the Hammond Instrument Company as the manufacturer name along with the serial number on a metal plate. Hammond manufactured transistor organs from to when the Hammond Organ Company went out of business. XXXYYWW, where XXX is the EIA manufacturer code, YY is the last two digits of the year and WW is the number of the week in that year. They are like a modern Stradovarius. Use this form if you would like to submit your Hammond Organ for inclusion in these tables. To include a Leslie speaker or Hammond Tone Cabinet see the bottom of this page. Methodology Some of the component parts of Hammonds and Leslies have EIA codes printed on them. As this section expands there will probably be some more instruments that we will not be able to come up with a suitable photograph for. In the example, is the 48th week of
I have Hammond organs without any documentation. No serial number. At the back is a sign. Soundmec Mammond MIOI split by Maidstone. Serial Number Dating Question. The Hammond /Leslie age determination list was initially compiled by stamped on them which indicate the manufacturer and/or the date of. Männern dating hammond organs. Besonderes vergnügen bereitet es, sich mit lächeln durch straßen gehen kann. Natürlich magen, sondern berlin und. The organ on the LEFT is a counterfeit, and the one on the right is a Genuine . Help us keep this page up to date, send us pictures and tales of counterfeits, and.