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Organ Grinder

(4 customer reviews)


The Organ Grinder was the first Lounsberry Pedal designed for keyboards. Developed with the aid of Roger Powell of Utopia and Meat Loaf fame, it provides a fat, tubelike overdrive for clonewheel organs that can cover the gamut of organ sounds from Greg Rollie, to Jon Lord, Uriah Heep, and even Canterbury sounds.

It is a gain staged preamp with Germanium diodes. The onset of overdrive is gradual and can be easily controlled with the swell pedal. It adds compression and 2nd order harmonics. With it’s drive and transparency, it works extremely well even with complex chord shapes.

Like all Lounsberry Pedals it sounds and plays more like an amp than a pedal, bringing to mind the tube power amp section of an overdriven Leslie cabinet. As it easily handles the low notes, the Organ Grinder also sounds awesome with bass guitar. Itt is the ultimate shredding device for the keyboardist who wants to rock.


Discrete preamps provide gain in several stages, so that a lot of what happens to provide the right amounts of drive and compression in a preamp is determined by how many discrete stages are employed, and their levels, determining how the stages interact.

Top Reasons to Buy

  • Very natural warm sounding circuit
  • Correct gain staging and compression makes the perfect Organ Overdrive
  • All Discrete components – No ICs or surface mount parts
  • Great for Bass Guitar
  • True Bypass – 9V Battery Included
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4 reviews for Organ Grinder

  1. Rein (verified owner)

    Fantastic pedal. Using it with my new Hammond SK Pro, what a great sound.
    Also great service, follow up.
    Thank you Greg


  2. Will (verified owner)

    I bought this pedal to use on my Hammond SKX, hoping to emulate Jon Lord’s sound, and what a pedal! It has accomplished exactly what I bought it for. It adds a real nice heavy, rich overdrive, and my organ can finally keep up with the distorted guitars my bandmates use. Greg was incredibly kind and helpful — great customer service! I could not be happier.

  3. Roger J Guttromson

    How do I go about purchasing 1 of your “Organ Grinder Pedal’s” for my Hammond SKXPRO?

  4. Archie Ramos

    Im a big Jon Lord fan & im really impressed w/ its overdrive sound.I also have d Tall & Fat.M planning 2 buy d stereo version God willing.Tnx & more power 2u…??

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