Moog Cordovox CDX Organ 1975

The Moog Satellite was designed to be an organ player’s synth. It was manufactured by the Thomas Organ Company, who paid a large royalty to be allowed to manufacture the Satellite for Moog. In return they were allowed to incorporate the Satellite into their organs. Thomas Organ Company also, along with Cordovox, designed the Moog CDX.

The Moog CDX is basically a Cordovox organ with a built in Satellite monosynth. It is the only organ product that bears the Moog name prominently across the front. Somewhat rare in the US, they seem to be in plentiful supply in parts of Europe.
CDX-0652

A dual-manual combo organ with a Moog Satellite grafted onto it. I understand that the Satellite had a very thin sound, nothing like the MiniMoog. It had only a single oscillator and several preset sounds, similar to other semi-preset synths like the Arp Pro Soloist and the Roland SH-2000.

Thomas bought the rights to the Satellite from Moog. The CDX-0652 was designed by Thomas in cooperation with Cordovox. A Thomas version of the Satellite (the “Synthi 1055) and the CDX-0652 were both manufactured by EME, the same outfit that made most Italian Vox organs. Thomas also marketed the Satellite under the “Orbit” name on some of their home organs.

The synthesizer voices play only on the upper manual, organ voices play on both. Organ and synth voices may be played simultaneously on the upper manual. It includes a batch of 9 preset synthesizer voices that don’t appear on a Satellite. Unlike the 0642, this one seems to have all of the organ features (many of which seem identical to the 0642) available on both keyboards.

Controls:

Top Panel:

* Tab: Moog On/Off
* Buttons: Piano, Sax, Guitar, Flute, Banjo, Clarinet, String, Trumpet, Horn, Preset
* *Tabs 1: Octaves: 1 & 2 Modulation: Rep, Sine/Square, Vib, Trem
* *Tabs 2: Glide, Sust
* *Tabs 3: Brass: Mute, Open Reed: Thin, Hollow, Full, Bright
* *Tabs 4: String: Bow, Pluck Strike, Pick Bell, Lunar

Left of Upper Keyboard:

* Knob: Tuning
* Black Sliders: Flute Voices: 16′, 8′, 5-1’3, 4′, 2-2’3, 2′ Mixture, Volume Lower, Volume Upper
* *White Sliders: Filter: Contour, Color, Emphasis Modulation: Rate, Depth Glide, Volume

Left of Lower Keyboard:

* Buttons: Coupler, Sustain, Bass
* Sliders: Bass Min/Max, Guitar Bass, Vibrato Depth

Right of Lower Keyboard:

* Buttons: Percuss, Repeat, Mono
* Sliders: 8′, 4′, 2-2/3′, 2′, Decay Short/Long, Repeat Rate Slow/Fast””

Via THIS AUCTION

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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.

PINK HAMMOND C3? Yup.

Holy Crap.  It’s takes either a wacky old lady of the Boldest Dandy on Earth to make this work – with a matching Leslie!  Find The auction HERE. Ends on 2/26/10!

“Now here is a color you don’t find a Hammond C3 in everyday.  Pretty in pink- perfect for Mother’s day or for your daughter or for anyone who likes PINK.  The organ works really well, the finish is a bit wore but looks good if you like PINK.  The price is so good on this one that you can afford to have it refinished if pink isn’t your thing ….Maybe a nice black semi gloss or something.  Also matches in a church with purple carpet.

Pink haired boy not included.

The organ has had a bussbar lube job, new felts in the keyboards and pedal switch assembly and is ready to go.  Because of the special pricing this organ is sold AS-IS.

Delivery to a church, school or business address, 48 states is $350.  Residential delivery is more complicated and more expensive.   It is always best to find a local company (music store, 2 men and a truck, etc)  to accept delivery of the organ and bring it out to your house than what we can arrange.  Organ ships on a space-available basis with Keyboard Carriage, blanket wrapped.  Shipping may take place between one to two weeks from receipt of payment, depending on the shipping company schedule.

Within 100miles we’ll deliver free, within 500 miles we can deliver the organ for $350 within a few days and residential delivery is ok by us when we are doing the delivery ourselves within 500 miles.  Overseas shipping door to door around $1000-1300, crating $300, Conversion to 50Hz power is also $300.”


Thomas Floridian Classic

Whatta Beaut!  Pretty cheap for what it is and, get this, they’ll actually SHIP IT IN THE CONTINENTAL US.  Can you even believe that?  Here’s the description.

“Here with a Thomas Floridian home organ for your pleasure…unit is used and has all discs and software and will sell with all that you see…this instrument resembles the Wersi Floridian and if it didn’t have the Thomas name on it I would have thought it to be one…the features are identical…in both sound and appearance…the keys are yellowed a comment to the series but in perfect working condition…due in no small part to the logistics of this sale the winner may live outside of Florida and we have a great many ways to ship it to you…”LOWER 48 STATES ONLY PLEASE”…I can only list it with a local pick up as I cannot calculate the charges until the winner is determined…this unit will be priced to see to the needs of my many old and new music enthusiasts.”

The auction is here and ends on 2/22/10 (though I have a feeling it will get relisted.

Mmmmaybe.

Lowery Spinet Festival Organ Model # NL-20.

HOLY CRAP! This is a GREAT deal!! 350.00 opening bid with a 550.00 Buy It Now via THIS auction!

“Offered for sale is a Lowery Spinet Festival Organ Model # NL-20. This piece was recently included with an Estate Purchase and looks to be in great condition. This is the Electronic Spinet and retailed for over $10,000.00 New. We are offering this item at well below retail and it still has many years of enjoyment left. This Organ was purchased NEW and used very little if at all. We have the Owners Manual and song book included as shown.

Some of the details are as follows: 4 preset registration buttons, LCD display. 2-44 note keyboards, 13-Bass Pedals, 2-Channel (Stereo) Sound System (2x40W), 2-6″x9″ Full Range Speakers, Rhythm Preset buttons, Music Chord System, Automatic Organ Computer, Upper & lower symphonic voices, bass voices, digital voices/upper voices, orchestral voices (upper & lower), solo voices (upper only). Effects: Vibra Trem, Dynamic Keying (On/Off), Celeste, Solo Portamento, Reverb Effect, Transpose, Chorus, Sustain. Dimensions: 42″ Wide, 25.25″ Deep, 39.75″ Tall, 146 pounds. Serial Number: NL20-109J3-75240 WALNUT 1993 Year Of Production. Bench is included in great condition as well.”

And check out this sad sign of the times – great incentive, though (if you live up the street).

“Choose the BUY IT NOW option and receive $50.00 Credit towards gasoline expense for pick-up at our location in Greencastle, PA. 17225. Shipping can be arranged for a fee by our truck. Pick-up at our location is preferred.”

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!!!