No More Comments.

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.

Wurlitzer Omni 5000

Ahhhh… back to good ol’ non-killer, blood thirsty, slave crazy robot organs!

Here we have a Wurlitzer Omni 5000 up for AUCTION from wholesome Witchita, Kansas yet another P.U.O. with a starting bid of 65 bux.

How about a few pix?

WAIT!  WHAT’S THIS?!?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Call Me Quixote…

So here I am trying to convince the youth of today that organs can be awesome, cool and totally modern and this is who Lowrey has settled on marketing to:

I can’t help you if you don’t help me, Lowrey!!!!!

Mattel Optigan – 70’s tech personified!

The legendary ‘Mellotron for kids’ record playing ‘OPTIcal orGAN’ that only the 1970’s could create.  This console is AWESOME.  This particular unit is Pick Up Only in Kentucky, USA for $200.00!!!  That is NOTHINNNNGGG!! AWWW I WANT IT!!  Auction via this link.

Hey, if you pick it up (or already own an Optigan), why not grab these while you’re at it:

Singing Rhythm

link for pic is DONE BROKE

Polynesian

Romantic Strings

Country star Glen Cambpell BEFORE listening to the Optigan…

and AFTER!

Not everyone is strong enough.  ARE YOU???

CHAMBERLIN MUSIC MASTER 600 from Neve

GREAT GRAVY!!

“More rare that a Mellotron, original tapes (which are very rare) — it sounds amazing. And as you can see, the condition is amazing. I’ve been getting asked quite a bit of questions so I want to add this: Yes, it works and it has been regularly maintained. As you can see, it’s in very good condition. Not only outside, but inside as well. I will take more pictures and post them. However, I would recommend getting it serviced. When you push a button for a preset, sometime it doesn’t go to the preset, sometimes it does. I heard this was an easy adjustment. I was using this in a recording studio, so the amplifier was bypassed and it went in directly into a DI box, which is the best, cleanest sound. I have played the new mellotrons and I have to say, this thing has so much more soul. The beauty and the spirit is in the slight imperfections of the machine. The thick sounds can not be matched. It’s located in Hollywood, CA. Local pickup is preferred. Got this text off the internet: This is the model that inspired the Mellotron Mark I. Bill Franson took two of these to England looking for a company to manufacture them and found Bradmatic, Ltd. (later Streetly). Look closely at these photos . The resemblence is profound. Two 35 note keyboards, a drum based station shuttling mechanism, push button operated station selectors, a single capstain and flywheel for driving the tapes – these and more were all present in the 600. _____ I’ve been asked to take hi-res photos and have just posted them. Many have asked what sounds it comes with and this is the email I send out: it comes with 18 sounds of lead, violins, flutes, guitar, voices, piano, cellos.. comes with many (too many to mention) sound effects, hard to describe what they are, but imagine an old movie score, very nostalgic, hand claps, scare shrieks, orchestral swirls, etc… It comes with 18 rythms. Mostly big band, swinging, salsa, bossanova, waltz, etc…”

Oh, hell yeah!  I’m gonna bid right now, let’s see the pri YI YI!!!

14,500.00 at this auction

well, it’s so rare, I guess I understand.  Tons more pix at the link.