MICHAEL FALKENSTEIN at the Sk1-73
“Hammond Sk1-73?! This thing is a BEAST… It’s classic drawbar tones combined with Hammond’s new digital Leslie sim are the most authentic I have ever heard . It even sounds great in mono! From screaming Deep Purple to that flute-y Wallflowers thing – This is my go to for every gig I do. Add on top of that an arsenal of great sounding vintage keyboards and the ability to split them across the keyboard and you have yourself a ‘One stop shop for rock’. .. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s only 15 lbs?”
– Christian Matthew Cullen
The 61-note keyboard became the de facto standard for electric keyboards through its use on the first widely available electric keyboard instrument, the HAMMOND ORGAN, but demands on today’s players require a greater scope. A keyboardist today may jump from B-3 to Electric Piano to Clav in the same song, and if based in the Piano tradition, may find a 61 note keyboard limiting. The Sk1-73’s 73 note Fatar keyboard provides the proper “breathing room” for a modern keyboardist, while retaining the superior feel, light weight and small footprint of the 61-note model. It is also the perfect ax for singer-songwriters and accompanists of all genres, due to its ability in shifting the keyboard response automatically between piano and organ-type “feels”.