Here are some of the comments from the in-depth review, courtesy of expert keyboard and technology guru, Dennis Wilkins:
"A truly fine B-3 emulation with excellent Leslie and extra FX."
"The B-3X sounds better than some real B-3’s I’ve heard since many are over 50 years old and some have been through rough times!"
"And it sounds a lot more 'realistic' than a couple other B3 emulations I have."
"The harmonic contribution of the tonewheels have a clarity that is lacking in the other simulations. It certainly sounds like a B3 should sound."
"Playing a run of notes on a B-3 with the percussion effect requires a staccato technique in order to obtain the percussive sound for a run of notes. This 'limitation' is accurately reproduced on the B-3X."
"The amp section creates a distinctly colorful tone, not a clean amp by any means, and provides a lot of character when you need a sound to cut through a mix or just be dirty."
Dennis's final verdict was:
"All thumbs up for this very fine B-3 emulation – it is a pleasure to play and fun to experiment with the features you’d find on a real B-3. And it’s a lot cheaper than a used B-3, more reliable (remember those 1,000-plus switches!) and weighs a lot less than 425 pounds!"
+ Excellent sound that really emulates a B-3
+ Clean layout of both the overall keyboard with controls, and the separate Controls view
+ Lots of additional sound mangling tools in the Cabs, Stomp Box and Post FX sections
+ Comprehensive computer-based presets along with the traditional B-3 keyboard preset controls
+ Window can be continuously resized from 1156 x 734 pixels up to your full monitor size
+ Modest CPU resource requirements
+ Hammond-Suzuki approved!
Sound quality 5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use 5 out of 5 stars
Features 5 out of 5 stars
Bangs for buck 5 out of 5 stars
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Hammond B-3X wins maxmimum score in all categories and the Gearslutz Gold Review Award