Hammond XK-1

Hammond XK-1

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XK-1, Organ from Hammond.

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Hammond XK-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hammond
  • Model: XK-1
  • Category: Organs
  • Added in our database on: 04/06/2006

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Hammond XK-1 user reviews

Average Score:3.1( 3.1/5 based on 6 reviews )
 2 reviews33 %
 1 user review17 %
 3 reviews50 %

Davy78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" big sound hammond"

Hammond XK-1
Organ sounds to top


Zippers effective.


The sound quality is very good.


This little Hammond organ fulfills its role, the sound is there, with a presence unmatched q'uon not find anywhere else except maybe on the North, zippers are very nice keyboard to play. It is true that the build quality is not on top, I have changed the battery less than 2 years after purchase, and the painting goes under the keyboard in place appear allowing corrosion, c is not bad but it's a shame.

JMB.Studio31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hammond XK-1
Just a link to résumé:

The sound, the keyboard ... SUPER!!


Use with a second keyboard is quick and free pdalier rglage
But the advance setup is far from being ergonomic.
The manual is comprehensive but could be better.

Compared my MP8 not simpler .. not more complicated.


Trsraliste see site


Just a link to résumé:

The sound, the keyboard ... SUPER!!

tonewheel_organ_shop's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hammond XK-1
Keyboard type water fall. 61 notes. Splittable
9 drawbars. a selector: upper / lower / pedals
Midi In 1: IN2/out .. Audio Left / Right / Leslie / pedal ..

The organ in his Regiond Edie Hammond, though having its orchestral ..
Total polyphony


Setting simple, menu-called almost on the fly ... continuous pressure on a button opens the menu function of this function. eg percu maintained settings menu = percu ..


Nothing to say: this is an excellent clone of Hammond in Hammond Suzuki. I am a seller of organs and those who attend me, know my passion for the Hammond of the past ..
the XK1 is above the Roland VK ... (J I sold the Roland VK, I was then trading at Roland) and I never No I was very excited about the VK7 and VK8 ...
Leslie effects are correct without more ... hard drive to replace the real impact .. but will complain of not having to carry a leslie!
All the configurable at will, wiring virtual foldback, frequency of the delay line of Chorus Vibrato ...
Regret weight! keys cxelles weigh less than a true b3 .. but about 14 kg and less than 10,000 francs (vintage money!) (less than € 1,500, money clone)


I have in stock since the month of March .. I love the bass pedal playable in left hand .. attention to HP ... it is powerful.
J loves percu 888 + ... I have set the XK1 to be as close to the sound of my C3 .. of course, I cut the leslie digital and requires no .. leslie leslie simulation mode Brake I like much ..
The organ is present, the treble sound rendz you .. not crash on the last notes as on some clones.
of fact, I'm surprised, as some of my friends, no magazine has noted the existence of XK1 .....
Value for money: hard to judge as a seller ...
but it is affordable .. say it's the same price as 68 weeks for a tobacco smoking 2 packs a day!

BassWalk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hammond XK-1
Nothing to say about the general characteristics.
There's enough for everyone, everything, fix everything with this keyboard.


Access to important controls are easy touches of vibrato, chorus, and Leslie Drawbars on the left.
Volume, tone, overdrive and percussion as easy access to the top of the keyboard. One negative point about the tone control, there is that one button for bass, treble and medium. Therefore each time pressing the right below to select the setting and use the same pot. That said, an organ, it is not required to address this often Tone.
On setting sounds and effects, you must enter the menus are not always easy especially as the size of the monitor is ridiculous. But know that there is already enough to do with the factory presets. Note: to select the factory presets, this is not the easiest solution was chosen, we must press the Bank button and simultaneously the number of the bank desired to select a family of sounds. Then you have to press a button again to select one of the Bank's ... Potentiometer "push-turn" on Roland JV1080 would type was welcome ...
All this is of course a matter of habit.
On an organ, the drawbars are essential and necessary and largely sufficient to create the sounds of every day. Therefore the remarks in perspective regarding the ergonomics that I just described. Do not forget that overall, it still uses a few sounds that we like in terms of its style. Go no further, the key is to have fun using the easy and direct friendly zippers!
The manual is in English. You need to download the French version available on the Hammond Suzuki.


This is the highlight of this instrument and the only reason with zippers that made me want to buy it.
Hammond is the sound. For enthusiasts, connect a Leslie is possible.
That said, the numerical simulation of the original Hammond is the best of Clavia with that I heard and it is very realistic.
Compared to other clones of the market, so Clavia had caught my attention also to the Hammond sound quality but there are no zippers, ESSENTIAL to me!


Purchased February 27.
Failed in early June, now repaired. Brake button was defective. Disassembled and reassembled under warranty, there are traces, scratches inevitably associated with this repair. In addition, resistance to "feel" of this key is now different from the others and there is hardly that little "click" when it supports. Which I'm pretty sensitive and "manic" in relation to finishing instruments in general, I can only be disappointed. Unfortunately the "made in china" like many other things today that we could destroy our life and work. Had I known, I would not have purchased because of it. Some will not agree with me, but me working in the industry, I often see plants close. I also see the desolation and misery in the eyes of our workers. I am therefore not be paid attention when buying and I will be very critical of the quality and reliability of this instrument. This may be out of luck, but this failure is still arriving and as they say, it does not happen to others!
From my point of view, the ideal would be for the organ keyboard with zippers .....!
In conclusion,

Sounds Hammond
The effects
Touch keyboard

Manufacturing quality
Ergonomics for those who want absolutely Triffouille in internal settings
Screen Size
For those interested, the voices are zero extras but we bought it especially, especially not for that

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