Love the XK1C
First I have to say that I had an amazing buying experience to Sweetwater. My sales engineer Luke and Andy were exceptional. I must've asked 1000 questions on the phone, their patients their expertise and the willingness to go above and beyond made this an amazing purchase experience. I purchased gear in the past from some of the local music stores, and I was always treated like a nobody. Sweetwater elevates the status of anyone, to that of a professional musician.I was treated professionally, and like an old friend. Thank you so much guys.
In terms of the Hammond XK1C, I was extremely impressed. I am currently a Yamaha motif XS six user, and was less than thrilled with the Oregon Patchetts. I knew that nothing would compare to that of the Hammond,and I was right.The realism, and expressive keyboard, makes this an absolute joy to play. In fact, I'm playing it even more than I am my Yamaha motif, which I absolutely love.The ability to shape the sound, into any plastic Hammond Oregon is simply mind blowing. The only one criticism that I have, is the Leslie switches. They are very flimsy, and on a couple of occasions, the button slipped out of place. This is not going to prevent me from getting the keyboard five stars. The sound quality is great, and the overall build quality is high. My only criticism, is the longevity of these Leslie controls. However, I'm very happy with my purchase, and will absolutely buy again from Sweetwater. These guys rock!