Hammond RT3 rig restoration

The Hammond RT3 Leslie 147 and Hammond Pr40 cabinet restoration. It apparently came from Winchester Cathedral then to a private home. As you can see it was in a poor state and someone had tried to restore the case with the manuals and everything still fitted.

  • Assembled restored manuals
  • Close up showing resisters to correct voiced values
  • Contact bar and manual case restored
  • Contacts cleaned
  • Drawbar knobs
  • Drawbars after restoration
  • Drawbars set ready for assembling
  • Hammond A028 restored
  • Hammond Pr40 cabinet total restoration and new original speaker grill material
  • Hammond Pr40 restored top view
  • Hammond RT3 bass solo unit rebuilt
  • Hammond Rt3 tone generator restored and voiced
  • Long shot of the restored manuals
  • Manual components stripped down before restoration
  • Manual fallboard refinished and new upstop felts
  • Manual keycomb felts and bussbars
  • Manual parts striped ready for restoration
  • Manuals removed. Drawbars showing heavy corrosion
  • Manuals removed from the case prior to strip down and restoration
  • refinished manual covers
  • Repaired resistance wires
  • Repaired resistance wires
  • Restored bussbars
  • Restored drawbars and contacts
  • Restored drawbars
  • Restored keycomb
  • Restored manuals leveled, key pressure set, angle position etc
  • Restored manuals fitting to the case
  • Sample of restored keys
  • the RT3 case showing that the case has been stripped before with the manuals and tone generater in place
  • Unrestored drawbars
  • Upper manual key combs removed showing corrosion
  • Uupper manual brushed out and ready for strip down