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  • whats teh deal with hammond XK-2's? need help somewhat fast like

    im seeing some hammond xk-2's for 4 and 5 hundred dollars used.

    is there something wrong wit them? im looking for a tough sounding organ.

    im about to flip some gear for an organ real quick like and may want to jump on one of these post haste.

  • #2
    The XK2 is an older generation that is not up to the standards of the current crop of clones. This does not mean you can't make great music with it.

    You are going to have to spend for a used Electro 2 or something else that modern to get something significantly better.
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    • #3
      modern isnt a big selling point to me. i would almost consider it a drawback really. i like simpler old shooly stuff.

      ive played an electro many times and did not like it.

      teh xk-2 sounds pretty bad-ass here




      thanx for teh response.

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      • #4
        While the XK-2 does get its arse kicked by more modern clonewheels it's still a beast of a board, and it has the right "look" to it as well (hint: not bright ****************ing red). If I could score a used one for $400-$500 I probably would.
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        • #5
          i'm sure that you'll have no problem with an XK-2.
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          • #6
            Sounds like a good price - and having real drawbars is a definite advantage over the Electro

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            • #7
              While the XK-2 does get its arse kicked by more modern clonewheels it's still a beast of a board, and it has the right "look" to it as well (hint: not bright ****************ing red). If I could score a used one for $400-$500 I probably would.


              in what ways do the more modern ones kick its arse? sound? that demo clip sounds pretty thick and juicy.

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              • #8
                I'd mate up that XK-2 and a Privia PX-330 for a bad ass cheapie old skool rig.

                Roll it over and grease it down then drive it through the heart of town...
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                • #9
                  I'd mate up that XK-2 and a Privia PX-330 for a bad ass cheapie old skool rig.

                  Roll it over and grease it down then drive it through the heart of town...


                  man thats exactly what i was thinking or maybe a korg sp-100. i remember someone around here had a clonewheel over an sp-100 as their main rig.

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                  • #10
                    The XK2 rocks, so long as you route it through a Leslie or Motion Sound (or some other good Leslie sim). That's the main benefit of more modern clones...better amp and Leslie simulation.

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                    • #11
                      in what ways do the more modern ones kick its arse? sound? that demo clip sounds pretty thick and juicy.


                      Well it's mostly a technical arse-kicking, really. More advanced tone generators, tube preamps, stuff like that. To my ears (not being an organ buff) when you stick the XK2 through a Leslie it sounds more than good enough. You have to spend an awful lot of money to get something significantly better.

                      Oh, and please please PLEASE do not ever buy an SP-100. It's one of the single biggest heaps of **************** I've ever played, and sounds absolutely dreadful. Although it makes me feel slightly dirty to say it, you really would be better off with a PX330.
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                      • #12
                        Just don't get the XB-2. They have a history of crapping out prematurely. Mine developed bad RAM and couldn't be fixed.

                        While the XK-2 is a step up, the intervals are not quite correct and some chords don't sound right.
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                        • #13
                          Just don't get the XB-2. They have a history of crapping out prematurely.


                          not to mention they sound like ****************.
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                          • #14
                            man thats exactly what i was thinking or maybe a korg sp-100. i remember someone around here had a clonewheel over an sp-100 as their main rig.

                            Having owned an SP-100, I have to say that you'd be better off with a Casio PX-130 than that. The sound was pretty awful and the 32-note polyphony was constantly a hindrance.

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                            • #15
                              there was an SP-500 banging around my church for a while and it was truly awful.

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