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If you are looking for the kind of supreme service that you used to expect 20-30 years ago, then "Skip" is your man.
Skip has been repairing and modifying amps, for me, for close to 25 years. He is the absolute best Fender Amp Repairman in the business.
If you are a serious customer he will be happy to collaborate with you so that you can have an end result that is beyond what you expected. If you need any other questions answered about Skip, feel free to call me at (916) 470-4027.
Hal "9000" Markiewicz www.skipsimmonsamps.com
Email your testimonials to hal9000hammondorgans.com They will be posted shortly thereafter.
I am very grateful to have found Hal, and appreciate the work he did for me on my Hammond B3. I didn't even know what I had until he took a look at my instrument. Within minutes, he told me what a beautiful Hammond B3 I really had. Within a few more minutes, he was able to diagnose the problems and get to work on fixing them. I had been afraid to bring my long neglected, but missed, Hammond to anyone for fear of a ridiculous price. Now, I wish I had brought it in much sooner because Hal, the genius and new found friend that he is, identified the problems, and fixed them quickly, with professionalism, and at a price that was more than reasonable. I could tell within just a few minutes that this is someone that loves Hammond Organs, understands them and is just an all around great person to get to know too! When it was over, I had a perfectly operating B3 and a new "LESTER" that is awesome, so much better than what I had before, and I play every day to my heart's content. Hal, I am so glad I found you.
Doug Hight - Roseville, CA
I am truly grateful for finding an organ technician as skilled and experienced as Hal. He carefully diagnosed and repaired my Hammond M3 and Leslie 145 with precision and expedience. His price for parts and labor was more than reasonable. I am completely satisfied with the results and look forward to continuing my business with Hal, Sacramento's very own Polish organ prophet.
Steven Sheehy - First-time Hammond owner
I brought in a dead single speed Leslie 51C to Hal. He resuscitated it and converted it into a dual speed guitar speaker for me. Not enough words to describe how much I love this speaker! He made it so I can hook any of my guitar amps up to it. The price was excellent. The job was better than I dreamed of. Hal is the man!
I recently purchased a Hammond A100 Organ without a Leslie. Not to worry, I also owned a Hammond M3 with an older 21H Leslie.
I thought I might try to change the connection of the 21H from the M3 to the A100 so I started reading everything I could about Hammonds, Leslies and such. I downloaded manuals and searched the sites for blogs and "how to" info.
The more I found the more I realized I was over my head. Among the sites I visited was Hal9000's site: http://hal9000hammondorgans.com
I asked Hal a few questions which he graciously answered for free, but I soon arranged for Hal to come out and do the job for me. My situation was worse than I described, when he got here. A mishmash of wires and resistors connected my M3 to my Leslie. Hal quickly reviewed the situation and came up with a plan. The next day he came back with "his" own handmade installation kit, which worked perfectly and looks great. I not only found an excellent Hammond Tech (He can actually connect things without having to to use a schematic, although he does know how to read them). He and I have so much in common I think I've found a new friend! Thanks Hal9000! Job well done :)
Sincerely, Ray Jensen
I have received my Lester Lil Monster and feel the necessity to make this statement to my friend Hal. This thing blows me away. Period. The sheer volume outdoes any Leslie I have ever used in my life, whether it be stock or lightning rigged. I cannot use it anywhere near maximum volume unless I am as far away as possible from the speakers. The clarity, depth, and overall performance of this system is outstanding in every way. The service I demand and have received from you and your company exeeds any that I have encountered in the music industry. This compact Lester is the finest addition to my B3 that I could wish for. I am in awe of the power and range of this Monster you have created. You cannot find a better all around system for a Hammond or any keyboard. I applaud you, Sir Hal.
Skip Mahler - Mr. Breeze: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
"Hal's leslies can't be beat for portability and sound output in a compact package. I've had one of his monsters for a few years now and have had no issues with it. The tube amp really softened up the sound of the xk3. I love playing it at live shows with my organ trio and using it in the studio. Highly recommend it for an alternative to a 145 or 142 for a portable rig."
Jeremy Abernathy - Salt Lake City
I've had the opportunity to know Hal for about 6 years now and I can't put into words how extremely impressive his workmanship has become. The first time I played one of his organs it was top notch and I had never heard anything that even came close to the sound that it produced and they have just gotten better since then. Unbelievably authentic sound, RIDICULOUS volume, great price and excellent customer service and warranty. Truly professional equipment for truly professional people who want truly professional sound quality on any level of any music arena. Every week I enjoy playing the organ that Faith Fellowship purchased from you and I'm still as excited about it as I was the first time I played it... Thanks Hal and I look forward to seeing what in the world you'll come up with next!
George L. Jackson - Kingdom Music Studio
I have been doing amplifier work with Hal for more than fifteen years, and there is no one in the greater Sacramento area with more Hammond and Leslie experience. Hal also has the deep dedication required of the true craftsman. Contact Hal for all of your Hammond and Leslie needs, and if you want the ultimate, ask about his custom-built Leslie speakers . . . truly astounding!
For any more info about Hal feel free to contact me at Skip Simmons Amp Repair (530) 771-7345.