What is the benefit of physical drawbars.
First whatch these youtube videos
Derrick Jackssonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8ieEJ_Fn8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbZAS8lG ... re=related
Wendell Lowehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7aKgjLqk3whttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXtX8C0r ... plpp_video
Willie Duces Joneshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCPWUgiw ... re=related
Eddie Howard Jr - Marvelous rhythmic playing - no so much fiddling the drawbars but man he can play.
This demonstrates the percusive capability of the old electromechanical Hammonds - I bet the new C2 will be able to deliver it. Nothing to do with the drawbars - the percusiveness is due to other factors.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGjI9BCxUPc
Sammy Berfect - Really brings out some nice dynamics and sounds - Also check out Billy Preston - I think he modeled the way on this song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn4yMY_mxAo
Apart from them all playing the Hammond organ in the most inspired way - could you imagine them using a Nord c1/c2 and changing the sounds at the same speed and with the same precision.
This is why and others have built add on drawbars for their Nord combos.
From the sound perspective the Nord combo organs have always delivered great sound i.m.o. live and vibrant and with an "attitude" - specially in a Leslie (this is the way I use it)
When I have played with my trio and just strait Jimmy Smith jazz I have "survived" without the buttons. In gospel it is very hard since you chance sound so often to accommodate the mood.
I hope the videos explains the things about drawbars better than a thousand words