I have been slaving away in the Farfisa kitchen, whipping up something for you guys. Introducing My Farfisa, a new section of the site where anyone who registers with the site can post about their Farfisa. I hope to build a living database of all who still dream the Farfisa dream.
Enough reading already, head on over to My Farfisa and start sharing your Farfisa joy with the world!
My name is Jim, I run this site, and play Farfisa in The Infrasonics and in The Columbines. I am launching a new section of the site called My Farfisa, a place where anyone who comes to the site can post about their Farfisa. I figured I would check it out to make sure that everything is working!
Restored by the awesome folks at Smashing Guitars in Asheville, NC, my Farfisa is a pristine, working model of what a Compact Deluxe should be. In addition to all the bells and whistles that the Deluxe is known for, someone along the way added two modifications to this beast. The first black knob in the picture adds a volume pot for the Bass section. The second knob adds depth to the onboard reverb.
I go back and forth between a few different amps depending on my mood. They are a restored Gibson Sabre Reverb, a Shure Vocalmaster Deluxe PA Head, and a Roland KC-300.
For effects, I seem to always have a Maestro Parametric Filter on for filter sweeps and it’s great fuzz, possibly a ProCo Rat for getting dirty, and definitely a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator with an expression pedal in the frequency for variable speed modulations.
Check out this great performance by Charles Bradley backed up by The Menahan Street Band at The Leedervile Hotel in Perth, Australia. “Just carve yourselves a corner of the floor to set up boys, the kids will dig it.” Hells yeah they will. I am so stealing that to the sky, drop to the knees move from you Charlie! I’m pretty sure that I spy the Budos Band Farfisa in the background.