Hammond XK-3c drawbar organ PLUS EXP-100F expression pedal

$200 price drop
This seller is open to offers
Shipped From
Frank's Closet
Tokyo, Japan
Joined Reverb
Quick Responder

Find More on Reverb

Sell Yours NowWhat is this?Anyone can sell on Reverb. List your item today to get it in front of thousands of eyes, quickly and easily.
Reverb Protection

Buy with Confidence – Reverb Protection has you covered

  • Live support from an expert team of musicians
  • Simple and straightforward returns
  • A safe community for finding the gear you want

About This Listing

This XK-3c was Hammond's top portable organ until the crazy-expensive XK-5 came out.  The XK-5 goes for  $3,695.00 in the US, and the EXP-100F expression pedal is $229, so I'm selling this nearly-mint XK-3c for less than half of what you'd pay for the new one.

This isn't new but it's also not a questionable "b-stock."  In the photos I've circled the three biggest scratches or marks I can find on it anywhere, and you may not be able to even see them in person.

I'm shipping from Japan, but I will order a brand new DOUBLE-WALLED (8mm = 5/16" thick) shipping carton to the exact dimensions required and wrap with over an inch of bubble wrap.  I've shipped about 20 instruments internationally and never had a problem with this method.  The actual shipping will be a bit CHEAPER than I've shown here--I'm assuming 30kg but it's going to be less than that so cheaper.  I just need to weigh it when the box comes.  The unit's wired for 100V but you can get a power transformer for a few bucks, or your keyboard technician can surely convert it for you.

A major US retailer describes this thusly:

If a 300+ pound B-3 is not available, the next best thing is the XK-3c from Hammond that comes in at a little over tenth of the weight while still delivering the genuine and original sounds of the B-3. For all practical purposes the 73-note keyboard is the top manual of a Hammond B-3, with two sets of harmonic drawbars, chorus-vibrato, and Touch-Response Percussion. The reverse-key presets function exactly as they do on the original, and the Waterfall keyboard allows for traditional organ playing techniques.

Extensive editing capabilities allow for voicing (volume, timbre, leakage, motor noise) for each of the ninety-six digital tonewheels, with the ability to save these profiles for instant recall. Twelve factory digital tonewheel profiles ranging from "showroom clean" to "road worn" are available for instant customization. The traditional "hot rod modifications" for vintage B- 3's can be achieved on this modern recreation using all the included parameters. Modified presets can be stored internally or to optional CompactFlash cards via the built-in card reader.

The keyboard can also function as a MIDI controller, with the ability to address six external zones on two manuals and pedals, with dedicated and assignable switches and rotaries on the front panel. Pitch bend and modulation wheels are provided. Additionally the keyboard can be expanded to include a lower manual, pedal boards, expression pedals, and the unit can be connected to a real Leslie speaker via an 11-pin Leslie connector.

  • Ninety-six independent oscillating digital tonewheels that accurately reproduce the sound of the vintage B-3/C-3
  • Fully polyphonic keyboard with Waterfall keys
  • Reverse colored keys for selecting presets
  • Rotary vibrato control
  • Preamplifier circuit with two characteristically different tubes, a 12AX7 and a 12AU7, offering a variety of overdrive sounds
  • Preamp circuit consists of dual bands allowing for assigning bass and treble to respective tubes with single-band operation also possible
  • Adjustable bias voltage for obtaining not only the distortion by general clipping but also nonlinear distortion
  • DSP effect generator simulates the scanner-vibrato and Leslie speaker
  • Leslie effects simulate the rotation of the two rotors in a traditional Leslie
  • Chorus effect
  • Three-band EQ and tone-control
  • Tone-control simulates the circuit built in on the vintage B-3/C-3 pre-amp to obtain a gently cut treble
  • 11-pin Leslie speaker socket for direct connection to Leslie Speakers
  • Save parameter files to an optional CompactFlash card
  • Optional Leslie switch can be mounted to the front rail

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Made In
  • Japan
Number of Keys

Reviews of this Shop


Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

iOS app store button
Android play store button
Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.