The title say it all – I’m looking for a copy (electronic if possible) of the user manual for a XB-2 in English. Hammond-Suzuki have it for download. How to fix loose keys on the XB-2 manual. jackets from Hammond and do it yourself, or pay. SERVICE MANUAL. XB-2, XB-Sn. CAUTION! see safety notice inside. J. May, HAMMOND SUZUKT, LTD. frt\(\ont.i\c On vse. 60\o\. Scan by Manual.

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You’ll be surprised at how much you can change the sound of your XB Listening back to some of the recordings I’ve made of my performances with various bands the last few years, I have realized something.

Some of those things you will want to move around dynamically to add expression. There aren’t any internal adjustments that let you alter the XB2’s basic tone, though boosting the XB2’s output signal to your amplifier may yield a somewhat fatter tone due to natural harmonic distortion realized in the amplifier’s pre-amp section.

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On my rig I set the EQ sliders so that the lows in the Hz region have a little more growl than manuak high, which I like clean. I noticed an unlabeled pot on the lower circuit board near the AC power recepatacle on the left side of the organ.

I like Jimmy Smith’s tone on his recent albums, which I’d describe as sweet and a hammoond churchy, yet beefy in the lows and especially in the lower mid-range. In other words, the 74HC is the drawbar select register; its own address is decoded elsewhere in the schematic. Diapason Family check Mark Pattern A continuity test showed that the via — even its top side — was no longer connected to IC23; the trace up to the via manjal been eaten away by the leaking capacitor.

Hi I wonder if you could help, I have a Hammond xb2 series 1 Rev the display comes up I did a system reset and that all worked I also tested the draw bars and the display recognises them and displays when I ajust them also key data is registering via the LEDs on manuaal.


If you’re one of us folks who thinks the XB-2 tone could be improved, you’ll be surprised at just how good you can make jammond sound and you’ll have lots of fun doing it. Pull out the bottom 3 drawbars ad crank the mod wheel all the way up adds overdrive and she’ll scream for you. Al Goff does not recommend using the XB-2 effects loop for EQ because more tone shaping takes place in the XB-2 internal signal path downstream from the effects loop.

Split Octave Select Below I describe what I discovered by experimenting with different pot settings on my XB2. Midi Controller Options Be forwarned, Hammond-Suzuki will not take hmamond to your call asking what the factory settings are since hammmond forgot how yours were originally set yours and screwed them all up.

When you press the Record button, any sound that is going out will stop, so only do this when you’re not playing. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. This EQ has constant-Q circuitry, which means that the band width effected by each slider is constant whether the slider is at full boost, full cut, or anywhere in between. A Basic String Tone In Split Gate Data Chart Percussion enables a transient percussive tone – turn off all the drawbars and listen to 2nd and 3rd percussion to hear the effect, then blend in the class drawbar setting.

Since this feature isn’t found on the B-3, purists probably might not use it and I myself find it of limited value, but some folks might consider it to be an important feature. I should mention that my XB2 was made in the first year of manufacture.

You need to know how to use drawbars, percussion, overdrive, chorus, vibrato, leslie to get the sound that you want. Many people have complained that increasing the XB2 overdrive level using the mod wheel adds way too much volume to the output signal. Midi Keymap Options If you get lost, send me e-mail and I’ll send you my default settings, but they may be different for you if your circuit board is of a different revision than mine.


This can be compensated for by programming presets with velocity triggering to have slightly higher percussion levels.

Various dealers are charging various prices for the upgrade hardware and installation labor. Paul Clancy Senior Member Registered: Information Center Display Overview Reverb Gain Control This is additive synthesis at its most visceral. Just monkey around with the pots and you’ll see which way to turn them.

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That’s why I always have both. Percussion1 – Percussion Drawbar Cancel But the dbx X has a button to take out the Hz frequency only, which removes the buzz almost completely mmm-mmm good.

Now I’m thinking of buying a B3 clone in order to inject more organ parts into my performances. Many of us have complained lots about the XB-2 chorus sounding whimpy.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Preset Record Data Chart I became suspicious of a damaged via on a trace that turned out to connect to pin 9 Manuak 2. This is a wee-bit off topic. The percussion normally reacts just like on a real B3, in that it only percusses the first note played, and uses the 1′ drawbar for the sound.

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The chosen enabled TC analog mux selects which input to pass to its output on pin 3, which is then op-amp buffered and delivered to the input pin of IC25 BA analog-digital mnual. Add to your Watched Users. Makes it much easier. External Leslie volume may be adjusted by internal trim pots on output jack board see installation manual if volume is too low. Midi10 Vel Curve