A European Design - Hammond TTR-100Below is a picture of the T-series model I have owned myself, the TTR-100 :
The two 12" speakers in the TTR-100 were mounted so they radiated the sound away from the player - something that suggested the model to be used professionally. The speakers themselves were slightly different from the ones used in the other T-series organs produced at the time as the baskets had to be less deep to fit inside the top compartment. Most of the TTR's had a 9-pin Leslie socket (for Leslie model 760 and 825) in place of the Hammond Series 10 tone cabinet socket.
Even if the original design of the T-100 series did not include split vibrato, the TTR-100 (and other European-built T-series organs) were fitted with a separate vibrato on/off button in the lower right-hand end block. Split/selective vibrato using the tabs became available in the last T-series organ - the T-500.
Here is the one I used to own, it looks a bit used and torn but it plays fine (please excuse the mess...)
Below two pictures of a TTR-100 in its original finish, courtesy of E. A. Andersen. The TTR-100 could be ordered in teak, oak and palisander (a form of rosewood with a medium brown tone).
|The plywood sheet mounted under the organ is an addition
(a common one).
A German brochure on the TTR-100 showing the bench. The Leslie speaker on the left has two single top louvres on the front as opposed to four. This was a common feature of Leslie cabinets made by Deutsche Hammond. Brochure kindly scanned by Søren Poulsen in Denmark.
I have recorded four small sound files (MP3 format) of my TTR-100 which demonstrates the many vibrato settings it features.
Here is the later model TX-500 with the same cabinet style as TTR-100. The picture has been given to me by Lars Wichmann.
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