Hammond tonewheel organ rapair and maintenance

Hammond stopped producing tonewheel organs in 1975. This means your Hammond organ is now 45+ years old. It’s very reasonalbe to assume it’s not in perfect condition anymore and probably needs a lot of mainteneace. Known symptoms are:

 

 

– Hum, hiss  and pop and crackle sounds coming from the speakers
– Dull and lifeless sound
– Noisy keys 
– Noisy and/or non working drawbars
– Low volume
– Non or incorrect working percussion or vibrato
– Loud mechanical noises from tonewheelgenerator
– Pitch of the Hammond is flat or sharp

 

To get  your Hammond in perfect condition again for service packages are offered. Of course we can also do repairs for you too, scroll below for a pricelist of the most common repairs. All prices apply for  B3, C3, RT3, A100 en D100 models and include materials and VAT. Contact us for other models. WE CAN ALSO COME TO YOUR HOME, STUDIO OR CHURCH TO WORK COLLECT YOUR HAMMOND/LESLIE SET OR TO DO SMALL REPAIRS.  We charge  extra for that.   

 

PLEASE NOTE: We only work on electro-mechanical Hammond organs with tonewheelgenerator. NOT later transistor of digital models, like the Concorde, Aurora, X5, X66, X77, B100, B200 en B3000, XB-serie, XK-serie, SK-serie, etc. DON’T ASK!!


Hammond organ PACKAGE 1 
€70,- incl vat

– Oiling tonewheelgenerator

– Fix small defects

 

Hammond organ PACKAGE 2 

B3/C3/RT3/A100 €425,- incl vat

M3 €365,- incl vat

– Oiling tonewheelgenerator

– Fix small defects

– Replace keystripfelts for white keys (up/downstop) and repositioning felts black keys

– Cleaning keys and outside manuals

  

Hammond organ PACKAGE 3

B3/C3/RT3/A100 €575,- incl vat

M3 €485,- incl vat

– Oiling tonewheelgenerator

– Fix small defects

– Replace keystripfelts for white keys (up/downstop) and repositioning felts black keys

– Cleaning keys and outside manuals

– Cleaning drawbarcontacts and contactrails

  

Hammond organ PACKAGE 4 

B3/C3/RT3
1955-1957 €1.605,- incl vat

1958-1964 €1.515,- incl vat
1964-1975 €1.550,- incl vat

A100
1959-1964 €1.755,- incl vat
1964-1975 €1.880,- incl vat

M3
1955-1957 €1.450,- incl vat
1958-1961 €1.390,- incl vat

 

– Oiling tonewheelgenerator

– Fix small defects

– Replace keystripfelts for white keys (up/downstop) and repositioning felts black keys

– Cleaning keys and outside manuals

– Cleaning drawbarcontacts and contactrails

– Removing GOOEY FOAM in both manuals (1964< only)

– Replacing tonewheelgenerator and vibrato line capacitors (<1964 only)

– Replacing tubes AO28 pre amp (AO29 in M3)

– Replacing electrolytic capacitors AO28 pre amp (AO29 in M3)

– Small rebuild AO28 (only some essential caps and resistors)

– Replacing tubes AO39 power amp (A100 serie only)

Replacing electrolytic capacitors AO39 power amp (A100 serie only)

– Check and fix all ground connections

– Clean inside of the organ

– Adjust expression pedal

– Percussion volume correction

– Vibrato brilliance correction

 

Hammond organ PACKAGE 5 

B3/C3/RT3
1955-1957 €2.155,- incl vat

1958-1964 €2.065,- incl vat
1964-1975 €2.100,- incl vat

A100
1959-1964 €2.305,- incl vat
1964-1975 €2.430,- incl vat

M3
1955-1957 €1.900,- incl vat
1958-1961 €1.840,- incl vat

 

– Oiling tonewheelgenerator

– Fix small defects

– Replace keystripfelts for white keys (up/downstop) 

– Cleaning keys and outside manuals

– Cleaning drawbarcontacts and contactrails

– Removing GOOEY FOAM in both manuals (1964< only)

– Replacing tonewheelgenerator and vibrato line capacitors (<1964 only)

– Replacing tubes AO28 pre amp (AO29 in M3)

– Replacing electrolytic capacitors AO28 pre amp (AO29 in M3)

– Small rebuild AO28 (only some essential caps and resistors)

– Replacing tubes AO39 power amp (A100 serie only)

Replacing electrolytic capacitors AO39 power amp (A100 serie only)

– Check and fix all ground connections

– Clean inside of the organ

– Adjust expression pedal

– Percussion volume correction

– Vibrato brilliance correction

– Cleaning vibrato scanner

– Replacing keycomb felts (=eliminating sideway keyplay)

 

 

Repairs and modifications
At Vintage Instrument Service it is possible to have rapairs and (some) modifications done. See below for a list of the most common repairs for the B3, C3, RT3, A100 en D152 models. Since we aim for authenticity don’t ask us to do exotic mods like making a chop or installing MIDI etc. All prices include materials and VAT.

 

 

Repairs and maintenance  B3/C3/A100/etc
 Oiling twg  € 30
 Replacing twg capacitors € 332,50
 Repacing keyboard felt strips white keys  € 182,50
 Replacing keyboard felt strips white keys and repositioning black key felts  € 270
 Cleaning keys and black hardware  € 90
 Cleaning drawbarcontacts and contactrails € 120
 Replacing keycomb felts (= eliminating sideway keyplay) € 450
 Replacing vibrato capacitors 1955-1957  € 190 
 Replacing vibrato capacitors 1958-1964 € 135
 Replacing tonewheelgenerator capacitors (<1964 only) € 280
 Replacing AO28 pre amp tubes B3/C3/RT3/A100  € 170
 Replacing AO39 power amp tubes A100  € 92,50
 Replacing electrolytic capacitors AO28 pre amp B3/C3/RT3/A100 (original capacitor cans) € 210
 Small rebuild AO28 pre amp B3/C3/RT3/A100 (essential caps and resistors only) <1964 € 80
 Small rebuild AO28 pre amp B3/C3/RT3/A100 (essential caps and resistors only) 1964< € 60
 Replacing electrolytic capacitors AO39 power amp A100 (original capacitor cans) € 120
 Installation Trek II AO28 preamp internal restauration kit € 850
 Cleaning and oiling vibrato scanner € 200
 Zappen vibrato € 25
 Zappen percussion € 20
   
 Modifications  
 Percussion volume correction € 30
 Vibrato brilliance correction € 40
 50-60 hz ombouw toonwielgenerator, vanaf € 250
 FX-loop upper of lower manual (Trek II) € 300
 Installation connectorkit with half moon switches (without parts) € 90
 Instalation connectorkit and half moon switches (incl 122 kit), Leslie kabel  €75,- extra € 425
 Installation connectorkit and half moon switches (incl  147 kit), Leslie kabel €75,- extra € 365
 Trek II  Percussion for pre B3/C3 modellen (Trek II) € 550
 Trek II Line out for AO28 preamp (B3/C3 etc) (Trek II) € 225
 Trek II Line out for A100/E100/M100 (Trek II) with reverb signal integrated € 245
 Trek II Reverb voor A100/B2/B3/C2/C3/RT3 € 650

 

Other reapairs can probably be done as well for an hour rate of €70,- including VAT, but excluding any materials. Definitive costs can differ depending on the exact production place, year and condition of the Hammond organ.  We can also work on models like the A, BC, B2, D, G, C2, M100, M3, E100 en L100. Contact us for more info.

 

 

 

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