Welcome to ORGAN*PRON!

 

NOTE:  This post is a ‘Sticky’, a post that starts the top of each page.  New content continues below!

Hello everybody and welcome to Organ*Pron, a blog dedicated to that most enigmatic of instruments, the electric organ! My name’s Mars and while I’m certainly no keyboard wizard, I do love the artistry and innovation that has gone into the myriad of electronic organs. What I’m attempting to do with this blog is to make a sort of photographic database of the many organs out there. My main inspiration is undoubtedly the unparalleled juggernaut that is Matrixsynth the last word in synthesizer pron on web.

I’ve been cruising both ebay and craigslist looking at the various organs and noticed that, beyond the fact that they’re either blood curdlingly expensive or dirt cheap, there is very little in the way of a comprehensive database to reference these things. I’d like to try and change that. Unfortunately, I know VERY LITTLE in this regard, so I’m hoping that you organ enthusiasts can help both identify the pics of any unknown organs I post and add pictures and reviews of your own!

I do want to make clear that I want to keep the blog fun and loose for now, so don’t expect academia when visiting. The name of the blog is ORGAN*PRON, after all.

Okay, while I want to keep a main focus on organs here, I’m not opposed to string machines, Mellotrons and their family (Birotrons, Nanotrons, Optigans, etc.), artistically interesting Harmoniums, mystery stuff, videos, add ons, VSTi’s, home modifications (can you even do this?), etc.. No straight up synthesizers though, as Matrixsynth has that well covered!

Okay, so a few rules. First, I don’t own the vast majority of what’s going up and what I do have ain’t for sale so don’t ask. If I do decide to sell, I’ll notify you all by posting my EBAY or CRAIGSLIST link. Secondly, please don’t try and sell your stuff in the comments unless you have an active ebay or craigslist post for the item. NO DIRECT SELLING OF STUFF IN THE COMMENTS SECTION – IF YOU TRY I’LL DELETE THE COMMENT AND BAN YOU.

Forget it.  Comments closed unless otherwise noted.

Update October 2010:  I plan on doing more updates now that I don’t have to worry about thieves, jerks and fraud victims clogging up the comments section.  Stay tuned!