Jim Alfredson

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About Jim Alfredson

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    Grand Poobah
  • Birthday 05/25/1977

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  • AIM b3groover
  • MSN B3Groover
  • Website URL http://www.jimalfredson.com

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Lansing, MI
  • Interests Hammond organs
    Wurlitzer & Rhodes electric pianos
    Audio Gear / Engineering
    Woodworking / Home repair

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  1. everything SAM RIVERS - whacha got?? - and talk about 'em all!

    I don't know if this has been mentioned, but this new upcoming book looks pretty incredible. https://www.gofundme.com/f/sam-rivers-sessionographypresale
  2. Is anyone here a server specialist / software person?

    The server was being used by spammers to send 100k emails a day through an exploit in my personal website. That was bogging down the server massively. My hosting company shut that down but I need to completely rebuild my own website now, which I don't really have time for. The forum software is still in need of updating because it has a lot of security holes in it, too. I'm still looking for someone to help with this.
  3. New DONATE button

    It's probably due to that plugin. If you want to go direct, you can PayPal b3groover@hotmail.com. Thanks!
  4. New DONATE button

    New donate goal is set. Sorry for the server downtime. I had forgot to pay the server for the month.
  5. Jim Alfredson?

    Hey Tom, Thanks for the kind words. I'm doing fine. The family is good. The kids are getting much bigger (my eldest, Zora, turns 17 in April) and they are pretty much sick of online school but it is what it is. I haven't played even a local gig in months. I do weekly livestreams over on FB and my YouTube channel. Every Tuesday at 7pm EST (though not this Tuesday as I'm using my gear to livestream for the West Michigan Jazz Society). Sometimes on Sundays. My wife took up real estate two years ago and is basically keeping us afloat since my income is nil. That's about it. Hope you're doing well.
  6. Hammond newbie looking to buy. Need advice!

    The XK5 is the king of digital Hammond emulations right now. And the price reflects that. It's very expensive. But it sounds like the real deal and is 1/5th the weight. It can be purchased as a single manual or double manual like the B3. The 25 note pedal board and expression pedal are separate items. You can also get a Leslie but the internal digital Leslie sounds very good. Another option is the double manual Hammond SKX which is smaller, lighter, and made more for the stage with other, non-organ sounds like piano, electric piano, strings, etc. The new SK Pro was just announced (I have a bunch of videos about it on my YouTube channel) but so far they only have single manual versions available. I'm sure they'll do a double manual sometime in the future but I don't know when that will be. Other manufacturers make Hammond clones, like Viscount (called the Legend), Crumar (the Mojo), Nord (the C2), and MAG. Everyone has a different opinion on how closely they emulate the real thing. I prefer the Hammond stuff, like the XK5. The nice thing about the XK5 is that it is modular, so you could start with the single manual, add the second manual later, then the bass pedals, then the Leslie, etc.
  7. New DONATE button

    Your friendly reminder.
  8. Why can’t new members join now?

    Please have him email me directly at b3groover@gmail.com
  9. Why is a Member Restricted From Posting Content?

    He should be able to send private messages now.
  10. Speakers for desktop computers

    I would get the IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors. Huge sound, very small footprint.
  11. Why is a Member Restricted From Posting Content?

    Is he able to post now?
  12. New DONATE button

    I know everybody is stressed out but the donations have been a bit slow lately. I could really use some help in the next few months due to losing all my music gigs. Thanks.
  13. New DONATE button

    No. PM me for the address.
  14. Hi friends, I am running a Kickstarter campaign for Bill Heid's latest release, It's A Living. I produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered this album and it's a goodun'. Bill is an absolute master and he's joined by two other grand masters; Randy Gelispie on drums and Perry Hughes on guitar. You may recognize this trio from Bill's other albums like Bop Rascal (a stone classic... if you don't have it, go get it). We're a bit behind so hopefully some of you can help out. Thanks! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/billheid/bill-heid-its-a-living-hammond-b3-soul-jazz
  15. New DONATE button

    Bumping. We're running behind this year.