Hammond RT3 #GearThatMadeUs

20th April 2022

This Hammond RT-3 organ was acquired in the ‘50s and has become a hugely important fixture in our history.


It features on nearly every Beatles album, used by each respective member at one time or another, as well as by Sir George Martin. Over the years, countless other jazz, rock and pop recordings made at Abbey Road feature this instrument, including Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

 
 

Hammond electric organs were first manufactured in 1935 by Laurens Hammond. They were marketed to churches as a cheaper alternative to traditional pipe organs and often used in conjunction with a Leslie speaker cabinet. This particular model is similar to the well-known Hammond B3 but modified with 32 bass pedals. It is still used on sessions nearly every day.

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