Hammond Piper on eBay

It seems that the Hammond Piper Autochord is the most popular item here on Organ*Pron.  Whether that’s because you all have one and want to see how much you can get for it (probable), or because everyone suddenly thinks they’re super cool (unlikely) I DON’T KNOW.

SO.  Here’s an AUCTION (auction finished) out of Scottsdale, Arizona.  The seller is  asking 49.99 US.  This one has a bench!  PICKUP  ONLY, although they will deliver anywhere in The Valley for 50.00 plus sales tax.  Really nice clean model.  Click for larger image.

see the original post HERE

ARP String Machine MELTDOWN!

This week is a good one on the ‘bay if you’re an ARP string machine fanatic – also somewhat frustrating.  Click titles to go to the matching auction.


ARP Quartet


ARP Omni

And then these two poor bastards who no doubt had their filters removed for some synth DIY bologna!

ARP Omni sans VCF & ASDR filters

ARP Omni II sans MANUAL

oh man, that’s gotta smart.  On the bright side – if you bought both of these, you could probably cannibalize one to feed the other – it’s totally feasable at 49.99 each!

Buy them for me.

ARP Omni String Synthesizer

Via this AUCTION

UP FOR GRABS IS OUR NEAR MINT FULLY RESTORED ARP OMNI VINTAGE STRING SYNTHESIZER. WE ARE BROKEN HEARTED TO HAVE TO PART WITH HER BUT I JUST GOT MARRIED AND SOME THINGS JUST HAVE TO GO. THIS WAS RESTORED BY ONE OF THE BEST TECHS IN THE COUNTRY, JEFF BLANKENSOP FROM E.A.R.S (EXPERT AUDIO REPAIRS) N.Y.C. HE TOURED WITH PINK FLOYD FROM DARK SIDE OF THE MOON TO THE WALL AMONG OTHERS. HE WAS THEIR PERSONAL TECH AND HAS BEEN REPAIRING THIS STUFF SINCE IT WAS NEW. HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT. THE COSMETICS ON THIS BABY ARE UNREAL. IT HAS BEEN IN OUR SMOKE FREE STUDIO SINCE NEW. WE ACTUALLY HAD 2 RESTORED AT THE SAME TIME ONLY NEEDED ONE SINCE A STUDIO DOWNSIZE BUT KEPT THE NICER ONE FOR OURSELVES . THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES THE OWNERS MANUAL,SERVICE MANUAL AND THE ULTRA RARE ARP OMNI PROMO DEMO . THE PHOTOS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. ITS NOT CHEAP. BUT THE BEST NEVER COMES CHEAP.  BUT A CRUMMY ONE FOR $300 AND RESTORE IT IF YOU CAN FIND A EXPERIENCED TECH. HER YOU HAVE A NM ONE FULLY RESTORED. ( see bill of sale photo)  IN PLUG AND PLAY CONDITION.  THIS IS THE ONE THE ONLY ORIGINAL STRING SOUND YOU HEARD ON MANY RECORDINGS OF THE 70s/80s ROCK GROUPS.”

Beautiful.  Buy it for me.

Yamaha Electone FS-500

THIS IS SOME ORGAN*PRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

click the pic for the extreme close up, you perv!

Hey Michigan Organ Addicts – Check it out!

From this Auction:

“This is a excellent condition Yamaha Electone FS-5000 It is one of the best organs Yamaha ever made, this is from 1984. It has Combination Section , Orchestra Section strings, brass, reeds, Special Presets, custom voices, Solo keyboard ….plays GREAT wood cabinet… combination lever memory 1, 2, 3, orchestra stirrup, brass, reed, & vocal Piano Harpsichord, celestra, vibraphone, mandolin, banjo, jazz, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxaphone, trumpet, trombone, violin, electric bass, solo…piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxaphone, trumpet, horn, violin, harmonica, guitar, auto rhythm, unit march, waltz, ballad, slow rock, tango, latin, samba, … Also comes with bench, .. Again, excellent condition… Buy with confidence, check my feedback… Item is for local pick up only, unless you make arrangments for a shipping company to pick up. Organ is located in Homer Michigan,”

they call it it the FS-5000, but it is definitely the FS-500 as can be seen in the third photo below.

What I love about this auction, beyond the very affordable start price of 799 US, are the almost VIOLENT close ups, like you’re being shoved face first into the amazing features!!!