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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Francesco Giolo a part-time user from burubba writes:
I found an Ob3 squared for just 500 Euros, i was looking for a Hammond wannabe cause i already own a M101 screaming from a 145 leslie and i need this keyboard at home. The sound is great and much liquid the overdrive is pretty good as the leslie emulator. The only problem is when you like to fast the leslie.... this is very very bad. I try to use with my band, every thing was amazing till I switced on le tremolo.... Finally a really good wannabe as the VK 7 and XB2 are

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-25-2003 at 13:54
Beppi a hobbyist user from Italy writes:
I bought OB-3 Squared module because I was looking finally for a Hammond organ with Leslie and all other effects for 70ies music. Sure, the Leslie may not be perfect, but it is not just a Hammond emulator: it IS a Hammond! Stay away from sampled sounds, OB-3 CREATES the Hammond sound and, believe me, my band's music changed face since I bought this stuff. I'm not a great technitian, but I can play marvelous organ solos just by setting the correct sound. I'm so happy that I decided to avoid samplers for the future. BUY IT!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-31-2002 at 05:30
Rick a part-time user from USA writes:
I have been using the OB-3(squared) organ for the past 3 1/2 years. I agree with most of what has been written, so I won't rehash. I use mine with a motion sound KBR-3D(has a real leslie). This is the ticket to getting great organ sound from this keyboard. The leslie sim (especially the fast speed) is very lacking. Hook this up to a mechanical leslie and be ready to rock! It has been very reliable. If you can locate one, buy it!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-16-2002 at 02:46
Jeppe Johansen a hobbyist user from Denmark writes:
I like the OB3 alot, it's cheap andnice. But I disagree that the Leslie emulation is good. I find the Leslie synthethic (usable on slow, but awfull on fast. When you use the fast leslie emulation, jumps a bit on the rotation). On features part they have been lacking a bit. I dislike the following.

U can't disable the following: Leak, foldback and keyclick.

The buttons are anoying because they offen don't press when u use them.

There is no touch velocity on the midioutput (irelevant when using it as an organ, but anoying as a midi controller)

there is a slight problem with the volume, it's like this between 0 and 2 there is no sound and then a big step when u cross two (this is anoying when you wanna make a fade in with the volume pedal).

When this is said, I'll say I'm very happy about the organ, it was cheap and very nice, and if you have a Leslie the sound is eminent, even though it has a lot of errors, it's still fine (all other models have a million silly errors to but cost more),

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-20-2001 at 16:16
Ronzel Lamont Bell a professional user from USA writes:
I recently purchased the OB-3 from a friend of mine who had just purchased a hammond portable keyboard. It is evident that he did not know what he had in the OB-3. This module is like taking the hammond B3 everywhere you go without the hassle of loading and unloading. Any sound that I want to make on the Hammond B3, I can make with the OB3. As a gospel organist, this instrument is irreplaceable. The leslie on the Ob-3 sounds just like you have a large leslie speaker with you, the drawbars are great and gives the hammond sound, the pre-set are ok. They sound better mixed with the drawbars. I rate this instrument superior in quality.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-15-2000 at 15:38
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