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    Quote Originally Posted by rhapsody89 View Post
    After some investigation and thought maybe it would be best if we sold it or donated it to a community church. Does that seem disrespectful or ungrateful?? No other family members seem to have wanted it. Maybe it's not worth anything and Grandpa was just being funny?!? Hmmm...*scratches head thoughtfully.* We are a musically inclined family, we just favor the piano and vocal/choral music.
    Hi Rhapsody89, and welcome here!

    Now I want to pour a little bit oil in a fire.

    If you have already opened your new treasure and have examined its guts ( i.e. what is inside ), you should have found out that the thing has got an electric motor. it is used in Hammond to rotate so called tone wheels, with the means of which the sound will be actually produced.

    So, to cut the story short - this motor would need oil sometimes, like any other motor. The contact pairs ( not sure, but I believe there must be about 17 contact pairs per key by a B3 modification ) should be kept clean. In other words, the thing would need a certain maintenance, if you want to play it yourself , and if you want that it sounds properly.

    Donating a Hammond to anybody is generally a brilliant idea, and your Grandpa would love it too. Man, why am I not your neighbour??? Can you somehow ship it to Germany???

    Btw does this Hammond come alone, or with one another strange looking thing ( looks like a big wooden case; very heavy )? If yes - much respect to your Grandpa, because this thing - if you have it - is called Leslie. It contains an electric motor, a pair of rotating speakers, and an already mentioned wooden case. Can be sold OR DONATED together with the Hammond, or separately.

    Once again - how about a shipment to Germany?

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    Hi Rhapsody! I agree with Krummhorn that this instrument should be used. But before you give it away for someone else to use, consider these facts. Anyone who can play the piano can learn to play the organ also. Many people don't know if they like playing the organ or not because they've never really tried. Some people do learn to play the organ at a rather mature age, and enjoy it enormously. So please, be certain that you yourselves don't want to play the organ, before giving it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Roussak View Post
    So, to cut the story short - this motor would need oil sometimes, like any other motor. The contact pairs ( not sure, but I believe there must be about 17 contact pairs per key by a B3 modification ) should be kept clean. In other words, the thing would need a certain maintenance, if you want to play it yourself , and if you want that it sounds properly.
    Good point, Andrew. Surprisingly, I have also a book called "The Hammond B3, C3, A100 disassembly & restoration manual for non-technicians..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Roussak View Post
    Donating a Hammond to anybody is generally a great idea. Man, why am I not your neighbour??? Can you somehow ship it to Germany???
    Or to Poland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post

    Or to Poland?
    Man, I was the first to ask!!!!
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    Update to a previous post of mine.

    I have just checked out this model in Ebay - if it is in a good condition, it must be worth 4500 USD now ( with Leslie ).

    Now I am almost sure you have TO DONATE it, and I even know who could be a happy recipient of such donation...Should I give you an adress in Germany for a shipment??

    VERY truly yours,
    Andrew
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    Very valuable insight! Thank you, kind people. Just for fun, I think I'll try to post a picture of the organ. Andrew, I'm pretty sure we didn't inherit a lady named "Leslie" ~ for, if we had, I would have put her to work right away as a housekeeper and nanny (now that's an inheritance I'd sing about)!!! *insert "winking happy face"* because I'm not sure where to find one. However, upon examining the list of features in the pamphlet I do read the following: "Leslie Upper, Leslie Lower, Leslie Reverb, Leslie Chorale...." Apparently we've got a whole bunch ~ and you say they need to be "fed"...! Yikes!

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    You are very welcome!
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    rhapsody89,

    Is this similar to the organ you have?

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8jexocypA4[/YOUTUBE]

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    ....Now that is the thing you own, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    Intet, I would really love to do that . But you know, it's not all that simple...
    Mat

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    Thank you, Intet. You're absolutely right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    Thank you, Intet. You're absolutely right.
    Mat

    From out of pure curiosity, what would you pay for a new Hammond B3 organ in Poland???
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    For my dear friend Intet

    Hammond B3-classic ~ 50,000,00PLN (~23,255,00USD)
    Hammond B3-portable ~ 50,000,00PLN (~23,255,00USD)
    Hammond B3-ultimo exclusive ~ 80,000,00PLN (~37,209,00USD)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    rhapsody89,

    Is this similar to the organ you have?
    Yes.

    I was going to take a picture of ours but I'm waiting for my husband to put the big pedal attachment back on it first (we put that away from the children so they wouldn't "dance" on it).

    Oh! Hey, look! There's the emoticons...I found them. I guess they don't show up in the "quick reply."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    For my dear friend Intet

    Hammond B3-classic ~ 50,000,00PLN (~23,255,00USD)
    Hammond B3-portable ~ 50,000,00PLN (~23,255,00USD)
    Hammond B3-ultimo exclusive ~ 80,000,00PLN (~37,209,00USD)
    Wow, Mat ...

    Is that the going price in Poland that everyone would have to pay?
    We have US cars that are cheaper priced than that
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