Got my Hammond Sk2 the other day!!!
Just got this board the other day and must say I am pleased with the purchase. It's essentially an organ and a very good one at that. There are other tones such as Piano, EL piano, Clavs, Vox, farfisa, strings and wind. They all sound decent and useable in any gigs, but if you're fussy with how it should sound you might want to use other boards. Basically it's all about the B-3 sound. It does a fantastic job with so many parameters you can tweak to your own liking, therefore, the imagination is really up to you.
It was a toss up between Nord C2 and this, I went for this because to me the B-3 sounds warmer and authentic (though other will argue for Nord's case) and also the price tag. Just a little disappointment in that the boards can only be assigned one tone at a time. meaning you can have strings on lower or upper, but with an organ to either. Can you imagine if both upper and lower boards can be split to allow four tones running? Well, I'm sure Hammond thought about that and figured this Sk2 is an organ and probably didn't want people playing other tones excessively-defeats the purpose of this board I guess. Aside from that, it's built well and looks very stylish. A few people have thought about building a cabinet and I might do as well, however, there are stands that go with this product and I'm just using a single cross brace without any problems. Overall, good product, great gigging board, light, nice keys action, reasonably priced, great drawbars, effects, Eq's, favourite banks for instant recall, leslie speaker pins, midi connection to other boards if desired, downloadable tones from their website and updates Get one, you'll love it and may never want to part with it for a long long time!