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what would be a nice organ?

Post by Slidey_Knobss » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:54 pm

i need reference for a slightly editable organ. else than vk's
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Post by wiss » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:08 pm

all organs are editable to a certain point....Vox, Farfisa, Wurlitzer, Hammond, and dozens of other great combo organ.
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Post by Synthazaiser » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:20 pm

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Post by V301H » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:52 pm

The Casio WK series has some slightly editable tonewheel organ drawbar settings if you are looking for something modern and inexpensive. The WK's also have a lot of other worthwhile sounds that are less editable.

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Post by zmd » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:08 am

any yamaha yc's
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Post by Slidey_Knobss » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:34 am

yes thank you, i should say inexpensive right, thanks V301H. but i want organ only... any one want to trade a dead battery dx 7 iid + need bit electronic work jp8x + its pg800. ill be happy with a 61note old good working reliable any wooden chased slightly editable organ. slightly become off topic sorry. thanks guys. :)
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Post by hfinn » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:18 am

This should be in buyer's guide.

That being said, my favorites are the YC series and the Farfisa VIP series...

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Post by WDW » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:04 am

hfinn wrote:This should be in buyer's guide.
Yes, it should. And...voila!

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:30 am

I third the Yamaha YC suggestions, best organ ever.

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Post by daddio » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:38 am

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Post by insky » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:04 am

Ahh...you beat me but I was going to say about ten inches.

and to go with the Yamaha YC bandwagon I have to say that I thouroughly enjoyed my Yamaha D-80 while I had it. Most any Yamaha of this era sounds great...but of course they're not portable like the YC's

Edited beause the stupid s key is to close to the a
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Post by Johnny Lenin » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:09 am

It depends on the sound that you want. If you're looking for the combo organ sound [Vox, Farfisa, Gibson, Howard, etc.], your best bet is to look for one of the Yamaha YC series, like the YC-10 and YC-20. They sound GREAT -- really about halfway between Vox and Farfisa -- they are much, much cheaper than the more collectible Voxes and Farfisas and they are far, far more reliable. I've seen Vox Jaguars with serious problems sell for over $600 [and virtually all vintage Voxes have serious problems], but you can get a perfactly good and virtually bomb-proof Yamaha YC-10 for $300-$400.

If you're looking for the Hammond sound, you can probably find a first generation clone-wheel for a few hundred on eBay. In fact there's a Roland VK-1 with 2-hours left at $400 on eBay now here.

A happy medium would be a Farfisa VIP series organ. These are transistor combo organs that sound a bit more Hammondy than most Farfisas. They also have drawbars rather than tabs. They date from the early-70s and are not very collectable, and can be had for a couple of hundred. I'd look for the VIP-345.

The VIPs were very well-built and generally require very little fixing up, if any. They are also built -- and weigh -- like tanks.

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:47 am

There's a Lowery T1 [similar, but not identical] to a Gibson on eBay right now, here.

According to one of the guys on the combo organ mailing list, it's definitely a T1 and not a T2.

It's wired to work only with the companion amp, but it can be rewired.

Good news is that it's NR. Bad new is that it's a 40-year-old instrument and if you think vintage analog synths from the 1980s are a pain, you haven't had to contend with maintaining a 60s-vintage combo organ

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Post by V301H » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:36 am

If you have the space Hammond spinet organs are great sounding and often a bargain ranging in price from free to a couple hundred dollars. Models to look for are M3, M100, L100, and T100 in order of desirability. Then there are various other spinet organs by Lowrey, Conn, Wurlitzer, Gulbransen, etc. that can often be had for next to nothing.
As combos go the Yamaha YC series is very desirable, but can be a bit pricey. Other possible bargain combos to look for are Panther, Rheem (yes, the air conditioner company), Ace Tone, and Philicorda (more common in Europe).
The Yamaha SK10 keyboard might be worth a look. It is mainly an organ with strings and brass added.

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Post by premieklovn » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:19 pm

I really like my Farfisa Combo Compact. Dirty and charmingly a touch out of tune.

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