Steve B

REAL Hammond B3 Organ

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Been playing the Hammond Organ for 50 years and it's true today as it was back then, there is nothing that sounds like a real B3. Why settle for an imitation? Love to work on your song to give it that big Hammond sound.

Get the classic sound of a real Hammond B3 organ on your recordings. In 1967, I traded mom's piano for a used Hammond B3. 50 years later, there is still nothing that can fake the sound of a real Hammond and a Leslie. Now you can have that sound professionally recorded on your rock, blues, or country song. More samples below on my Soundcloud Playlist.

I use three microphones on the Leslie to capture the sound of this vintage instrument, the real deal B3/122 set up...not an electronic reproduction or a clone or a plug in.

I'll send you an MP3 mixed with your backing track for approval. After you approve, you'll get three dry wav stems, upper rotor horn track using a Shure SM 57, lower rotor track using a Shure Beta 52, and a room track using a Lewitt LCT 441 so you can blend the individual tracks to suit your taste and recording style.

Price is for a song five minutes or less. I don't cut and paste so if you're more than five minutes, let's talk about it first. I include two revisions but that's not set in stone. My average price is around $80.00 but that wasn't a choice in the drop down box.

And just for clarification, despite the category, I don't do any piano or synth work. Just the Hammond B3.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

17 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Danny
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    Outstanding tracks provided, great to work with and easy to communicate with, one of the last great original Hammond players!

  2. Review by Torben M.
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    Steve provided some absolutely gorgeous Hammond on one of my songs on top of that ,he added an extra take as a bonus option.

    Great communication , very pleasant experience working with Steve.

  3. Review by Billy M.
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    Steve did a wonderful job on my song he's easy to work with a lot of talent. If you're looking for some real B3 in your song Steves the man!

  4. Review by Randy H.
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    Another great project with Steve who lays down authentic, beautiful sounding Hammond B-3 tracks. He uses an actual Hammond and it makes all the difference. Polished, professional and wanting to make your song sound great. Highly recommended.

  5. Review by Julian C.
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    Class act individual with a magnificent talent! and one heck of a beautiful sounding B3!!

  6. Review by Danny
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    Steve hits a grand slam on every project, truly unique melodies every time!!

  7. Review by Randy H.
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    This was my first time working with Steve and it was one of the best experiences I've had on SoundBetter. He came up with terrific Hammond parts for my song and recorded them perfectly. He is by far one of the most professional musicians I've worked with here, creating a "let's work together and create a great song" vibe. I cannot recommend him enough.

  8. Review by Jeremiah B.
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    Steve was great to work with. Prompt, great communication and a reasonable fee. He executed with excellence - 5 stars!

  9. Review by Danny
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    Always great working with Steve- he knows exactly what to do!!

  10. Review by Billy M.
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    Steve B' did an amazing performance on my song. The B3 sound was just what my song needed. If you're looking for the real deal Steve is the man and not only did he deliver he is great to work with super nice guy with a lot of talent. Thanks so much you were amazing. Looking forward to working with you again soon. Take care. Billy Mack.

  11. Review by Kary B.
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    Steve was amazing and more than accommodating. Great player and a wonderful sound!

  12. Review by Danny
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    Steve can make your track sound incredible, great ideas all around, highly recommend!!

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    Great working with Steve- knows what he's doing, super creative!!

  14. Review by Danny
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    This guy can literally play anything and always makes the tracks sound great!! See you at the next project!

  15. Review by Danny
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    another slamming track-- Steve is my go to guy for anything Hammond!

  16. Review by Danny
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    Steve delivered an unbelievable natural organ sound, I will never go back to software organs. Huzzah!!

  17. Review by Scott M.
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    Steve did a better job than I even imagined possible. Amazing playing, high-quality recordings, and the utmost professionalism. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks so much Steve!

Interview with Steve B

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Analog...what else is there?

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: Over 50 years

  5. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  6. A: My preference is Rock & Roll or Blues. I've done a lot of work on Country music as well.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I have the "Hot Setup" for the Hammond B3. It's paired with a Leslie 122. I use three microphones to record it, a Shure SM 57, a Shure Beta 52 and a Lewitt 441.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: Felix Cavaliere, Jimmy Smith, Booker T, Billy Preston, Jimmy Greenspoon, Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Gregg Rolie, Reese Wynans.

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: I play the Hammond B3 organ, it's all I do so I consider it to be my specialty.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Felix Cavaliere
  • Booker T. Jones
  • Billy Preston
Gear Highlights
  • Hammond B3
  • Leslie Model 122
  • Shure Microphones
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