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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby mtier0067 » 06 Mar 2018, 04:22

The only way to get a nord to sound as good as a hammond (yes i said it... :) is to put it through a good tube leslie. If you can't do that, put it through a 3300. If you can't do that put it through a vent. if you can't do that, save your pennies for the previous 3 things. I have tried everything and its not worth the run around trying to get it to sound right if you've played a real deal rig before. Fix the leslie, the tone going to the leslie you can deal with pedals, eq, and drawbar adjustments.
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby analogika » 06 Mar 2018, 08:49

Have you tried the Stage 3 since the 1.36 update?
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby randy » 06 Mar 2018, 17:22

CraigW wrote:
randy wrote:We actually really like the B3-Sound :-)

Regards from germany, Randy

Watch on youtube.com


Randy, what are you running the Nord through? Sounds like a real leslie.


--> it is just the build-in leslie-sim :-)

Regards,
Randy
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby Hobster » 06 Mar 2018, 21:29

I've got my NS3C Hammond sounds going into a Tall & Fat (off for clean-ish; on for 'growly') and then into a Vent II (with the overdrive on very slightly) and finally thru my PicoVerb giving a touch of delay/verb.
If I need extra heavy growl a la Purple, I just use the distortion (not the leslie one) on the NS3C.
I honestly could not be happier!! To me it was well worth the extra expense as this combo definitely sounds to me (and the band) WAY better than the Leslie sim on ANY Nord I've ever owned! :)
Bear in mind, my previous favourite Leslie sim sound of any Nord was from my venerable Electro 2, so I may have a different idea as to what constitures a great Hammond sound to everyone else...! :lol:
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby Quai34 » 07 Mar 2018, 08:14

Well, I like that because it's on my plan to do just that, C2, to Tall & Fat to Vent II to TC hall of fame.... I had had an L100 35 years ago but I'm like you, I cannot remember how the real thing sounds....
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby analogika » 07 Mar 2018, 09:39

An L100 sounds nothing like a B3.
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby Hobster » 07 Mar 2018, 12:30

analogika wrote:An L100 sounds nothing like a B3.

I wouldn't say 'nothing like' (having played both at various times); they are both tonewheels after all...
But yeah; of course there are differences between spinet & console. Tony Banks vs Keith Emerson :)
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby reinski » 25 Mar 2018, 20:43

I just bought a Nord Stage 3 after owning an NS2 for the past 3 or 4 years and am SO bummed that they changed the B3 section. The C3 chorus sounds totally cheesy and unrealistic and the overall tone is not happening. Not at all as realistic as my NS2 when I A/B them side by side. (Incidentally I owned a B3 for years and have been playing forever). I'm on the verge of sending my back for a refund unless someone out there knows about an update/fix that Nord might be planning.
Any feedback would be much appreciated!!
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby jeffkeys » 25 Mar 2018, 21:08

What’s the OS version you have? The organ section has had a re-make with the updates in 1.33 and 1.36.
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Re: Nord Stage 3 - hammond B3 Sound

Postby baekgaard » 25 Mar 2018, 22:55

@reinski: Make sure you have updated to the latest OS, as @jeffkeys said. The NS3 organ and the rotary emulation is much improved in the latest releases, in particular in 1.36.
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