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. New DONATE button

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

    New donate goal is set. Sorry for the server downtime. I had forgot to pay the server for the month.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. New DONATE button

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

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

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

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

    Is he able to post now?
  10. 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.
  11. New DONATE button

    No. PM me for the address.
  12. 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
  13. New DONATE button

    Bumping. We're running behind this year.
  14. New DONATE button

    Yep. That's pretty much what I'm looking at. It sounds vain, but as a performer I don't think I can have a gap in my smile.
  15. New DONATE button

    Thank you everyone. It was a stressful last two weeks. Long story short, my dear departed father had a serious hang-up when it came to doctors and dentists and as such I never went to the dentist until I was 28 years old. I had a root canal done, which wasn't so bad considering I'd never been in my life. My teeth were pretty good. But then the dentist decided he wouldn't take our insurance anymore and never put a crown on it. Then we lost our insurance before I found another dentist. That was over 12 years ago. The tooth now needs to come out; it's half gone anyway. Pieces have been breaking off for years. It's going to be $600 to pull it. On Wednesday they treated me for gum disease, which thankfully isn't too advanced but that was $1800 out of pocket. We have insurance now through Medicaid but it covers the very bare minimum and my teeth need more than the basics. Once the tooth is pulled I have to decide whether to live with a big hole in my smile or get an implant. The implant will be between $3k and $4k depending on the work they need to do. YAY! So yeah... I've been stressing about the board funds. You guys took a weight off my shoulders. Thank you.