Yep, I think you’re right. I’ve played a real Hammond since the 70s (starting with an M2 and then a string of C3s) and I’m a real snob about organ sounds. I used to get as worked up over how my Leslie was sounding as any guitar player and his amp rig. I actually had a Nord endorsement back around 2005 and got an Electro 2 rack and it was a revelation at the time (which went away went the American distributor closed and the parent company took over from Sweden). I tried to like the B4 but it just had such a flat, dull Leslie sim and the amp modelling was bad. And you couldn’t bypass that because there was no other decent Leslie plug I could find. (For the record, I don’t like Lotary at all either.) But the VB3 blew my mind utterly when I heard it. Sure, the Leslie still isn’t perfect, mostly at the fast speeds, but it’s light years ahead of anything else. And in a mix it almost always sounds real enough it will fool most listeners. I play a real B3 every Sunday in church, and of course there’s always a sense of, “Oh… right… THAT’S how it sounds!” lol But the VB3 is pretty fantastic. I even love how you can have the classic Leslie hiss running in the background- I always leave that on during shows
Hey Guido, add my name as well!