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If you’ve noticed, I rarely update this page.  Part of the reason is the non-stop deluge of comments from people making demands, trying to buy things that I’ve made pretty clear aren’t mine, and people trying to sell organs – which I can safely say are 99% scams.  Well, congratulations dumbasses – no more comments.  I am DONE with your laziness in finding out about things like:

A) Where you are.

B) What the purpose of the place you are is.

C) What a blog is.

Half of you people seem to think I’m running a store, even though it says RIGHT UNDER THE TITLE

“No. I don’t own them. Stop asking!”

And you run your mouth at me making demands like “I need this manual.  I will pay five dollars.  I need you to get it here by Friday.” without even checking to see if I have the manual in question or if you’re actually in a store!

And then there are you sad, sad old folks who are all to willing to give up your personal info, credit card numbers and all to a total stranger you’ve never even seen in hopes of getting the organ pictured.

Enough.  I warned you months ago, but nothing has changed.  You’ve just about killed what joy I had in doing this blog.  When I get an email saying that a new comment awaits my moderation, I literally GROAN.  I really wanted to just have a blog where people came and drooled over crazy organs, maybe talked about their experiences and shared videos etc.  There have been a few of you that did just that.  To you I say thank you and also I’m sorry.  You were who I had in mind when I started this, unfortunately there are many more Archie Bunkers out there, ruining it for the rest of us.

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Yamaha MR1 PLAYER ORGAN!!

From Craigslist in Katy, near Houston, Texas

Yamaha MR1 PLAYER ORGAN!!

“[V]ery nice Yamaha MR1 player organ. Everything works. missing one small knob. and we no longer have any of the player cards. But, you can play it yourself…..doesnt need the player cards for that! This is a great instrument that I dont want to store any longer! Comes with bench. Has smoke colored plexi glass hinged top.”

Asking price is $125.00 US.  I bet you could haggle it down!

Here’s the manual (right click the image choose ‘Save Link As’) to help you decide.

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

Thomas Monticello 371 Organ W/ Moog

from this auction

“Thomas Monticello 371 Organ.. With MOOG Preset SYNTHESIZER.. A Sound For Everyone.. Owners Manual.. Two 44 Note Keyboards.. Power And Color Glo Switches.. Organ Control Panel.. Lower Keyboard Control Panel.. Synthesizer Control Panel.. Upper Keyboard Control Panel.. Radial Arc Pedal Keyboard.. Expression Pedal.. LESLIE And Variable Controls.. Pedal Voices.. Tremulant.. Solo Voices.. Percussions.. Headphone Jack.. Pedal Keyboard.. Lots Of Music Books And Bench Included……………………….

Church Registrations With MOOG Synthesizer:
Full Organ: Clear, Tone Good Choral Accompaniment.. Baroque Ensemble With Reeds.. Brilliant Ensemble With Reeds.. Sforzando: Bold, Brilliant With Reeds And Strings..

Special Registrations Moog Synthesizer And Organ: Barrel Organ.. Concert Grand Played In Octaves.. Harp.. Hawaiian Guitar Chorus.. Highland Pipers Chorus.. Honky Tank Piano.. Musette.. Marimba With Flute.. Novelty Reed With Organ.. Sitar.. Theatre Organ Tibia Vox Chorus.. Vision Ensemble With Organ………………….

Solo Moog Synthesizer Registrations: Smooth Trumpet.. Fat Trombone.. French Horn.. Tuba.. English Horn.. Bassoon.. Sub-Tone Clarinet.. Baritone Sax.. Alto Sax.. Violin.. Electric Bass Guitar.. Plucked Bass.. Flute.. Slide Flute.. Recorder.. Alley Cat.. Warbler.. Singing Voice.. Moon People.. Jaw Harp.. Happy Voice.. Tweedle.. Fire Siren.. Wart Hog……
PLUS: You Can CREATE Your Own Sounds.. Even The PHASER Sound From Star Trek…………….

Owners manual and music books included.. Even the Day Glo Self learning books…

NOTE:

It Would Take Pages To Describe Everything This Organ Can Do…………..”

I am FALLING ALL OVER MYSELF to recreate that Phaser sound from Star Trek on an organ! Finally, a dream fulfilled!

Seriously, though, this sounds great.

Kawai E600A part 1

I’m about to embark on a project…

Okay, so I got this off of craigslist for 85 bucks total (50 for the organ, 35 to ship). It’s HUGE and weighs about 400lbs. I live on the second floor of an apartment building with rickety little homecrafted wooden stairs. Needless to say, the poor thing had to spend two days under a tarp in the alley. And wouldn’t ya know it, there was a massive storm that first night!

Luckily, MIRACULOUSLY, it survived getting wet and my pal Carlyle Haire and I hauled the thing off to his beautiful one story house in Lithonia, Ga. Everything works great (although I didn’t hook up the massive twenty-five pedal array, I’m certain that’s in order as well).

As you know, this is one of those ‘Fun Time’ band-in-a-box type consoles and not an organ in the classical sense of the word. In fact, with all of the levers down, it’s damn close to a synthesizer in it’s character. It still has a full set of drawbars, but a B3 it ain’t!

Being that I’m an experimentalist at heart, I’m ga-ga about this machine. It’s organ enough that you’ll know what you’re hearing when it’s played, but synthy enough that I can alter it’s sounds around to make it my main console.

The onboard drumbox is fantastic, super-fakey to the point of being textural at times. The auto chord function is really cool with deep basses and interesting progressions.

The sounds are as follows:

UPPER PERCUSSION

Piano, Harpsichord, Mandolin, Banjo, Marimba, Upper Percussive 4 & 2 2/3, Wow Repeat.

INDEPENDENT SPEAKING VOICES

Tibia 16, String 16, Major Flute 8, Bourdon 16, String Bass, Diapason 8, Tibia 8, Oboe 8, Horn 8, String 8, Clarinet 8, Bassoon 8, String 4, Tibia 4, Tibia 2-2/3, Tibia 2.

Kawai Voice Drawbar

16, 8, 4, 2-2/3, 2.

Kawai Synthesizer

VOICES: Player Sound 16, Player Sound 8, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Wow Mute.

DRAWBAR: Attack, Decay, Level, Cut, Peak.

okay, so there’s a mini analog synth in there. The ‘Player Sound’ levers allow the user to modulate on the fly.

Kawai Autorhythm

The on board drumbox is turned on when you flick the ‘Rhythmer’ tab (yes, ‘Rhythmer’)

The black and white pushbuttons are in two rows of 8.

TOP ROW: Waltz, Ballad, March, Tango, Rock I, Rock II, Rock III, Bossonova

BOTTOM ROW: Swing I, Swing II, Swing III, Samba, Mambo, Beguine, Cha-Cha, Rhumba.

Kawai Electro Chord

Break, Electro Chord, Rhythmer

Yeah, this thing is pretty awesome for what it is.

But this weight issue is an….issue.

So Carlyle and I have been thinking about this: Shedding the heavy, HEAVY wood, separating the amplifier and placing both into their own dedicated plexiglass consoles!! The other idea is have absurdly big handles, casters and built in dolly. I want to use this live, dammit!!