Hammond R124
Hammond R124

R124, Organ from Hammond.

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ericthegreat 11/27/2011

Hammond R124 : ericthegreat's user review

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The Hammond R124 organ is a dual keyboard compact electronic organ. It has outputs for a speaker cabinet, as well as for a sustain pedal and organ foot pedals, among other connections. The Hammond R124 has all types of sounds, but specializes in a cheesy organ sound, rather than your traditional Hammond or pipe organs sound. The keyboard is fully polyphonic.


The configuration of the Hammond R124 is pretty easy to follow, but it does take some time to figure out what everything does because there are a lot of parameters and functions available on this organ. It is easy to get basic tones and to explore different sounds, but mastering the uses of the Hammond R124 can take a little while. I don't have a manual for this keyboard, so I can't speak to how helpful it is or not.


The sound of the Hammond R124 is awesome, but it does have its specified use and isn't incredibly versatile. It is more versatile than most of the other compact organs made by R124, but still outputs a similar tone throughout the entire spectrum of the instrument. The Hammond R124 is easy to play, with the keys being quite light and pretty sensitive. Overall, a great sounding organ for what it is when you are looking for that compact organ sound.


I've been using the Hammond R124 compact organ for about a year and it is one of my favorite organs of this type that is out there. I'm a big Elvis Costello fan, so naturally I would be a fan of the sounds that this has. It is somewhat rare at this point, and isn't that cheap if you can find one used, but also isn't that expensive. Overall, this is an awesome keyboard that I highly recommend for those interested in a great compact organ.