Check out this stellar old Farfisa Drum Machine video demo from your wonderful German friends at AnalogAudio1. Another one that I have never heard of. I bet this one never made it over to the states.
Playing around the Farfisa “Melodic Rhythmer” CER-60. It’s a very rare analogue drumbox from the seventies. Also known as “GOYA Melodic Rhythmer”. There are CANCEL tabs for several sounds: CYMBAL, CLAVES, COWBELL, BASSDRUM. With these tabs you can mute them.
This box has a funny design, it looks like a guitar amp. There is no speaker inside. It’s also perfect for your next prank with a guitar player 😉
Granted the keyboardist plays an Elka organ, not a Farfisa, Los Peyotes from Argentina should be on your radar. Their live set looks amazing, there are plenty of videos on youtube for your review. Here is my personal favorite.
Take a look at this rare Farfisa amp, the Farfisa 8 on ebay right now! I have never heard of this model, so tiny and cute! It looks full of features, and is quite a sexy looking little amp. Here’s the description from the seller:
This is an extremely rare Farfisa 8, 8 watt tube practice amp for guitar, ez81 rectifier, single el84 power tube, and two ecc83 preamp tubes, has volume, tone, and superb vibrato. Speakers are two 6″ Quam alnicos (not original). The amp has been totally gone through by one of Portland’s best tube techs, and has new filter caps. He also put in a new, custom wound, power transformer because the last one was non original and not a good match for this amp. The sound is a warm tube sound, fairly clean with single coils, more breakup with humbuckers. Just on its own, it is a fairly unremarkable amp, but once you put a boost in front of it, it becomes a wailing tone monster. I used a Zendrive with it and got great sounds. As I say, the vibrato is also very clear and cool. As you can see, there are some tears in the speaker cloth and some scuffs, but over all it looks quite good.