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Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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a part-time user from California writes:
Near perfect Hammond/Leslies...awesome Rhodes...killer Wurlitzers...stunning Clavinets...even respectable ensemble pianos...and all in a 21 lb. package. I have heard people rip on the Electro because of it's acoustic pianos, but in the Electro 2, they're great in a band situation...besides, they're just icing on the cake. I got my Electro 2 73 from Tony at BT Productions...he sold me one (brand new, in the box) for slightly over $1500...a STEAL !! If you play vintage gear, you owe it to yourself to try one out. I guess it would be improved with real drawbars, or maybe effects...but you get used to working around both these issues with no problems.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-19-2004 at 01:31
Allen a professional user from Pennsylvania writes:
I've owned at least 2 dozen Hammonds, Vintage (1938) A's thru spinets, chops, new & used B-3's all invariabley coupled to probably every leslie ever made. I loved 'em all. I am the guy who would never sell his last B-3, & 122. But I did and bought an XB-2. Have an 860 leslie, and was "satisfied" only because of space/weight factor. I also used an Ensoniq KS-32 as a bottom manual. Had a Wurly 200, and a mint clav. My ego demanded a seperate amp for each, so I carrying a 1/2 ton van loaded to do 4-5 jam sessions a year. My time on the road long since over. Then I heard of the Nord, visted their web site, listened & immediately called the U.S. Distributor. After explaining my loyalty to the real electro-mechanical vintage era instrumernts and sound, I asked why I shouldn't buy a "61". They seemed too good to be true... His answer, "they're red." I bought that! It is in fact the only shoirtcoming, other than the inabilty to easily stack 'em. I was one of the first to purchase of these, a pair, when you paid full price. I have NO regrets. Using One 100 watt amp for each channel, they are totally indisingquisable from a tone wheel Hammond. Getting used to the controls takes some time, but once you've mastered that aspect, you have all the advantages of a B-3, (assuming you do as I did and buy 2) in a 17lb per unit package. The Amps? In my opinion are necessary to realize the full potential of the Leslie simulator. I give the Hammond sound 100%, Wurly, 80% and Clav 70% ratings for nit-picking accuracy. Face it. 95% of your listeners are not even going to pay atention. If you're recording, you probably have access to the real thing. In two words... BUY THEM. P.S. The amps I bought are made by a small company in PA. ASR has OEMed for Korg, (Vox) Yamaha, and many other big name companies. They are GREAT! Small, powerful, and reliable. Email noreply@epix.net (ME) if you want more info. NO I don't get a kick-back.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-26-2003 at 09:19
ryan t. a part-time user from USA writes:
I got my 61 super cheap ($1200) and it was worth every penny. It's not perfect, but considering that my Wurli 200A and my Rhodes always need work, it's close enough. The Organ / Leslie is without a doubt the best I've ever heard. I've done a few sessions where I used a real A100 with a Leslie, and it's always a struggle to keep everything working. Can't wait to roll in with this little thing and just get the job done. BTW - the 2.0 upgrade really does adress most issues people havee with this thing. Piano is still lame, but that's not what this unit's for.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-29-2002 at 11:45
Mos a part-time user from Trieste, Italy writes:
I own NE73 and I use OS 2.0 (free upgrade on www.clavia.se) Today the Nord Electro is the best clone-wheel... IMHO better than Korg CX3, Roland Vk7 & Vk8, Voce V5, Hammond XK2, NI B4, Oberheim & Viscount stuff... and I have try everyones NE73 is fantastic for "easy of use", "sound", "malleability", "feeling" Rhodes Suitecase e Stagepiano samples are excellents like the Nutella(TM) Wurlitzer, Clavinet is very good... Good sample of the CP80... Poor acoustic piano :( Effect OK (specially the Tremolo and Pan) Ring Modulator is a jolly Sim-Leslie wonderful! Best buy of the digital-era!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-04-2002 at 20:12
triazolam a professional user from usa writes:
I love my Nord Electro. I use it almost everyday, the sound is perfect the Rhodes has so much character, the Organ is excellent, it is beautiful... :)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-03-2002 at 19:56
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