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    Does anyone have good pics of the M-3 concert back (or maybe there were even several variants?)

    I need to build something for my latest aquisition...
    Current organs: AV, BC, A-100
    Current Leslies: 22H, 142, 147, 760
    Organs in the past: L-100 (several), M-100 (x2), T-100, E-100, CV
    Other keyboards: Roland FP-4, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX81Z, Yamaha Motif ES Rack, Korg Krome, Novation Mininova

  • #2
    This may not be helpful, but would thus A100 concert back be anything close to what you what you might be looking for? It is described as rare and comes from B3 Guys as a wood replacement article. But the horizontal divider needs to be wide enough to accommodate a really tasteful Hammond logo. You could see tubes glowing! wonder if you could bounce a more subtle coloured light off spinning surfaces. Or perhaps just a few interior lights that hint at components...

    PS Back in Canada from Europe after 18 months. It was nice to start up the Hammond again!

    Dave


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    Last edited by Tonewheel; 08-20-2020, 04:20 PM.
    1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."

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    • #3
      This is what my aged brain remembers
      Larry K

      Hammond BV+22H+DR-20, Celviano for piano practice
      Retired: Hammond L-102, M-3, S-6, H-112, B-2+21H+PR-40, B-3+21H, Hammond Aurora Custom, Colonnade.

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      • #4
        Must've been raised around hillbillies, but I never saw a back on an M-3.
        Saw people staple speaker cloth once or twice. Even a bedsheet. But never a legit Hammond cabinet piece.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by handyczech View Post
          This is what my aged brain remembers
          That's the one! I'd like detailed pictures of the trim pieces and how it attaches to the sides if possible. The old M series are different to the newer ones in that the tone generator shelf ends flush with the sides, not somewhat counter sunk like the newer ones. Which makes me confused about how to make the back fit in a good looking way.
          Current organs: AV, BC, A-100
          Current Leslies: 22H, 142, 147, 760
          Organs in the past: L-100 (several), M-100 (x2), T-100, E-100, CV
          Other keyboards: Roland FP-4, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX81Z, Yamaha Motif ES Rack, Korg Krome, Novation Mininova

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          • #6
            That looks much nicer than the grid. What about these? Interesting joinery. Enor, are you a woodworker with a router? The frame looks fairly easy, And the mitres could just be biscuit joints. Catch the 4 little screws all down the very edge of the back (vertical)? Brass or bronze might look good. You could install push-in metal clips under the top edge. The second organ is not so pretty, possibly because of a makeshift piece, no matching overhang, larger screws, no staining of the countersunk area, and techs who use claws instead of fingers for removal of the back....😎. The first one is a very nice way to finish off the back for performances. I can see why you are struck by the idea. That photo comes from an old post here on the forum!

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            Last edited by Tonewheel; 08-21-2020, 03:07 PM.
            1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."

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            • #7
              I've only got one pic of the back of the M-3 I owned at one time. The picture is in post #19 here.

              The back had screws along the edge holding it on. I believe there were four along the top, four along the bottom, and one or two on the sides. The center screen was just cloth.
              1962 Hammond A102

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              • #8
                Here are bunch of detailed photos, tried to throw in measurements where they would be useful. As you x=can see just screws into back of organ, no lip or anything. Interestingly, girl cloth is inset on the inside instead of just stapled to the back.

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                • #9
                  Here are some measurements

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                  • #10
                    Plexiglass panel, with RGB LED's on a colour-changing cycle inside the organ?
                    That's what I'd do
                    Current:
                    1971 T-202 with Carsten Meyer mods: Remove key click filters, single-trigger percussion, UM 16' drawbar volume correction. Lower Manual bass foldback.
                    Korg CX3 (original 1980's analogue model).
                    1967 Leslie 122 with custom inbuilt preamp on back panel for 1/4" line-level inputs, bass & treble controls. Horn diffusers intact.
                    2009 Marshall 2061x HW Plexi head into Marshall 4x12 cabinet.

                    Former:
                    1964 C3
                    196x M-102
                    197x X5
                    197x Leslie 825

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                    • enor
                      enor commented
                      Editing a comment
                      I'm a musician, I do not run a 1980s strip club

                  • #11
                    Many thanks, Adam Wasserman! I'll likely never be able to build something quite that nice, but gonna try to at least make something vaguely similar
                    Current organs: AV, BC, A-100
                    Current Leslies: 22H, 142, 147, 760
                    Organs in the past: L-100 (several), M-100 (x2), T-100, E-100, CV
                    Other keyboards: Roland FP-4, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX81Z, Yamaha Motif ES Rack, Korg Krome, Novation Mininova

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                    • #12
                      Here's the back of an Aussie M3 I picked up recently. Apologies its not on the organ, but you get the idea.
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                      Current gear: 1960 Hammond M3 with Electro Tone presets, Leslie 122 and 860, XK3c system, and XK3 First Gen Korg CX-3, G4 leslie sim, 1964 Vox Continental, Farfisa Mini Compact, Nord Stage 2, Wurly 200A, Roland JC-120 SH101, TR606, R8, Kurweil PC2R, Novation Basstation module, EMU vintage keys module, Alesis Micron, Ensoniq EPS.

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                      • #13
                        Enor, had quite a laugh with your reply about the interior lighting! Adam is exceptionally helpful. This was a fun and informative thread,
                        1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Tonewheel View Post
                          Enor, had quite a laugh with your reply about the interior lighting! Adam is exceptionally helpful. This was a fun and informative thread,
                          Enor you’re missing out my friend!
                          Strip Club decor is all the rage

                          Current:
                          1971 T-202 with Carsten Meyer mods: Remove key click filters, single-trigger percussion, UM 16' drawbar volume correction. Lower Manual bass foldback.
                          Korg CX3 (original 1980's analogue model).
                          1967 Leslie 122 with custom inbuilt preamp on back panel for 1/4" line-level inputs, bass & treble controls. Horn diffusers intact.
                          2009 Marshall 2061x HW Plexi head into Marshall 4x12 cabinet.

                          Former:
                          1964 C3
                          196x M-102
                          197x X5
                          197x Leslie 825

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