Jim Alfredson Posted October 1, 2003 Report Share Posted October 1, 2003 Michel, is the black box you refer to the one you got from my friend? It has a ground lift switch on it that may eliminate your buzzing. I've been having a problem with mine but it's related to the Hammond, not the box. Since I move my B3 around constantly, the power line running from the panel in the back up to the interior of the organ has become worn and is basically putting 120V into the chassis of the organ (ie, the preamp's metal skin and such). This causes the direct box to blow any circuit the minute it's connected to another device, such as a mixer, since it's basically getting 120V from it's ground connection. The solution is to put new AC wire in the organ. I haven't done it yet since I haven't been using the direct box lately but I'll have to before we go into the studio again. On our record the engineer used a combination of the direct box and a Neumann U87 on the bass rotor for the low end. I think it sounds pretty good although I'm excited about recording our next record. This time I'm going to use my newly acquired Leslie 21H instead of the 122. The 21H has more bass naturally as a result of it's more powerful amp and the field coil Jensen 15 inch woofer it employs. It's going to be earth-shaking!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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