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Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
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Stef a part-time user from Germany writes:
This little orange box smashes the other clones - not by its looks but by its sounds! But - hey: do you want to have a nice piece of furniture or a B-3-sound? Ok then, go for it - there is nothing on the market sounding like this lovely organ module since they discontinued the tonewheel Hammonds!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-09-2004 at 18:29
Chad a part-time user from Beaver Dam, WI writes:
Never played a B3 before, but played plenty of inadequate organ patches in various keyboards. The V5 is a great instrument and made the gigs more fun. I run the V-5 through a Motion Sound KBR-M and it's amazing. I drive it with an Alesis QS7.1 and use it mainly for rock and country. Having to deal with a seperate module could be a pain for some, but I put together a metal mounting bracket that clamps to my stand that makes it a snap to use.

I've never had a reason to use the vibrato/chorus, but may someday. Same thing with the leakage. My V5 is pretty sensitive to static in the winter when humidity is extremely low. It sometimes will reset if the screws or metal parts of the drawbars are touched. It depends on the humidity, shoes and stage. The percussion is great but has a characteristic I don't like; the percussion only works on the first keys pressed. After it decays, it will not sound again on subsequent key presses until all keys are released. Please forgive me if this is modeled after a Hammond and should be that way! The overdrive sounds as good gigging as the tube overdrive in the KBR-M, plus it deosn't affect output volume.

I wouldn't gig without this thing. It's become a staple for me.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-21-2004 at 12:35
Ralph Raposa a professional user from Kansas City writes:
Best B3 clone yet.....I bought two even though you can push two keyboards plus bass pedals through one unit WITH FULL POLYPHONY (no 16, 32 or 64 note limitations). I've recorded with one and even a trained player would have a hard time telling it from the real deal. Try using a controller with a pitch wheel and bend some notes (can't do that on a B3).....plugs right into the Motion Sound rotating horn/speaker system. I've heard some B3's through wooden leslies that didn't sound as good. V5...$690.00 (don't pay more) Motion Sound rotating horn and LO PRO rotating speaker...$1200.00.........two midi 61 note controllers, about 250 bucks.......for two grand, you have $4000.00 worth of B3 that you can carry in your compact car, by yourself....I love sitting behind the monster B3, but this is in practice much more practical without losing much (if any) sound quality. Best thing? If you mess up some keys you just get another controller!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-29-2002 at 17:24
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