Calling All Manuals!

Next to goofballs trying to sell their organs – which I expressly forbid without craigslist / ebay representation – the next question I’m asked is for manuals.  This is tough as there aren’t many available online as most of these instruments predate the internet as we know it by 20 years or so.

So this is my request: send me your manuals in PDF form and I will store them here!  If this amount gets big enough (unlikely) I will move them to their own dedicated site!

The organ community NEEDS this service more and more each day, so if you can – Please Do!  I will make sure to credit you, unless you don’t want me to.

If this sounds good to you, send me your manuals – user or service – to:

mars hottentot (at) hotmail dot com (remove the spaces and turn ‘at’ into ‘@’ and ‘dot’ into ‘.’)

Thank you in advance and hopefully we see a few manuals in the near future!

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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.