Need to learn how to tune that brand new Farfisa organ that you rescued from the craigslist? Well, look no further. Check out this excellent video from Vintage Vibe. In it, they tune up a VIP 233, but fear not, the premise is the same for most of the combo organs.
They Swing… Where The Action Is
The live instruments with compact portability for today’s young action groups!
Today’s action groups swing to a modern sound with a driving beat. The FARFISA Compact Electronic Organs match the go-go tempo of their arrangements.
Easy to play, Farfisa Compacts have the sound and the excitement you’ve been looking for!
The exclusive Tone Booster knee-lever produces an attack sound that puts teeth in an arrangement and power in a combo! The easy portability of the Compact Electronic Organs makes them perfect for the active musician because they can go anywhere.
Each Compact organ folds into its own rugged, self-contained carrying case covered with heavy, colorful vinyl. Handsome and lightweight, the Compact cases resist mars, scratches and wear.
What we have here is a very bad old picture of a set of bass pedals for a Farfisa Pro Duo. This set up is truly one on beauty for the organist who gets a volume pedal for each keyboard, a full set of bass pedals, and all of the controls for the bass pedal sounds in easy to use dials and switches. It comes complete in an incredibly rare fake wood housing.
Check out the one and only (no, seriously, there is probably just one of these) Farfisa Cromwell. Or is it the Farfisa Foyer like it says in the last picture? In an incredible engineering feat, someone took a Mini Compact Deluxe and mounted it into a wood console with 2 – 10″ Speakers, and a sweet built in volume pedal. In addition to the Multi-Tone Booster, it looks like someone snuck in an extra tab for a Chorus effect!
Here’s another mysteriously awesome oddball from Farfisa that no one knows about. The Super Piano looks like a Professional Piano built into a modern styled Teak wood console. The guy sent me these pictures many years ago knew absolutely nothing about it after picking it up at an estate sale.
The Farfisa Pro Piano is a very unique instrument compared to other combo organs and electric pianos. Similar to Farfisa combo organs, the Professional Piano has electronic oscillators, but instead of having only 12 and using electronic dividers to create the multiple octaves on the keyboard, the Farfisa Pianos have an oscillator for every single key on the keyboard! Pretty cool right? To bad they don’t sound as good as a Wurliters or Fender Rhodes electric pianos…