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Thread started 03/07/19 5:08am

NIQULUS

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Was that a real organ on stage?

So, I've recently watched the Parade, SOTT and LoveSexy tour and I noticed the organ which most believe to be a Hammond organ (particularly a B3).
Please all my gear heads out there help me out!!! I know for a fact that Prince and Fink were good for pimping out gear, the cp80 got put into a grand piano body for the Parade tour and eventually swapped the guts for a Roland MKS module and a weighted board was put in the grand body by the time the nude tour came along. But, here's the thing, listening to the organ on those shows and rehearsals it doesn't sound like a Hammond organ at all. Especially from SOTT/LoveSexy tour where it's really thin and I know a Hammond organ has way more balls that what's on those shows and tapes. Was it a DX7 or D50 or fairlight dumped into a Hammond body running through a rotary simulator?
We can tell that Mr Hayes is playing a real B3 because we can hear it AND the Leslie is obviously upfront.


I know this is a seriously random post but I'm curious because it's bugging me. I'd appreciate all you guys input and ideas.
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Reply #1 posted 03/07/19 8:44am

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Not sure about later tours, as more and more his pianos would be synthesizers, but during the Under The Cherry Moon tour, the hammond was real. Not sure as to what type though.

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Reply #2 posted 03/07/19 10:18am

steakfinger

The Hammond was real in the SOTT movie. Not sure about on tour or if that part was filmed at Paisley Park or not.

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Reply #3 posted 03/07/19 12:36pm

Madhouse6

Was a real Hammond and resides in one of the recording studios at PP as saw in in Jan16 during the P&M Gala
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Reply #4 posted 03/07/19 12:42pm

Genesia

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organ giggle

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Reply #5 posted 03/07/19 2:10pm

mikeyaddict

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Why was it so small?
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Reply #6 posted 03/07/19 2:32pm

Genesia

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It didn't know it was playing in a cathedral. razz

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Reply #7 posted 03/07/19 2:33pm

IstenSzek

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Genesia said:

organ giggle


cue crotch close up live performance pic with raised symbol guitar and gold lamé pants

sexy


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Reply #8 posted 03/07/19 2:47pm

Cindy

Vicki didn’t laugh at all. lol
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Reply #9 posted 03/07/19 2:53pm

IstenSzek

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Cindy said:

Vicki didn’t laugh at all. lol


vicki shoulda been hangin' on his every word, is what i say, the little brat mad

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Reply #10 posted 03/07/19 7:59pm

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It was, and it was the first time I remember seeing it in a show. It sure wasn't on the PR Tour. Morris Hayes played that acrylic clear one later on. You could see the fan moving in it, too. I'm glad he incorporated it into his music, opposed to using a synth in a cabinet that looked like an organ (like his purple piano he used thru 1985). But I think even the blue Beautiful piano was a synth as well.

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Reply #11 posted 03/15/19 10:41am

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Genesia said:

It didn't know it was playing in a cathedral. razz

clapping

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Reply #12 posted 03/15/19 11:51am

thebanishedone

i didnt like Princeincorporating organ,he started sounding 2 old school

he was better with the oberheims and oberheims have nice organ simulation(When U Were Mine)

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