Hammond Organ Repair
Hammond Organs are worth repair!!
The number of good Hammond Organs is rapidly decreasing. Many are thrown away or even dumped somewhere unaware of the value of these historical instruments.
As with all products some are really defective and should be taken apart
to serve for spare parts. Alright, they are not new but unfortunately there
are no new parts available other than the sparcely available New Old Stock
Repairing a Hammond Organ is a specialty on itself. The many types have
their different problems and difficulties. Some are easy to maintain others
are a burden!! Much of repair jobs is cleaning/repairing contacts and resoldering
Some Hammond Organs do have the GUI-FOAM. This foam was used in Hammond Organs from mid 60's and on. This foam is getting weak and sticky and can distroy the tiny resistance wires in the manuals of the organ causing dead keys in the end. This Foam must be removed; It is not a question if it happens but WHEN it happens! So the sooner the better!
Another main problem with hammond organs are the so called "Tin-Wiskers".
From my point of view one should have the organ completely technically cleaned whenever a problem encounters. Some parts that are worn are even very dangerous (mains cable) and should be replaced immediately!! Also a fuse must be added for safe operation. Ok, it will cost some money but its worthwhile!! The Hammond can be played on for another few decades or so.
- MusiFix will pick it up for repair/restauration and bring it back when
it is finished or
Repair rates are as follows :
- Repair / hour : €50,-
All prices excluding 19% Btw / VAT