Check out this cool video from sounddoctorin with a modded Farfisa Combo Compact with a tube preamp. This one, she sounds mean!
Most portable Farfisa organs had a 16 pin connector for bass pedals. The standard bass pedals are a standard octave plus one note, from C to C. With the exception of the Mini Compact, most of the Compact Series, VIP Series, and Pro Series organs can take these pedals. Now the pedals are not super cool synthesizers like the Moog Taurus pedals, but instead just a controller for the circuitry onboard the organ. The 16 pins are for each of the 13 note, and 3 for the juice (positive, negative, and ground I imagine).
The Farfisa Portorgan was a Reed Organ released sometime in the 1960s. Not too much is known, as it is quite rare compared to the Royal Artist and some of the other early Reed organs that Farfisa Made. Covered in Tolex, this ogan was made for portability. It’s sound lies somewhere between an accordian and a pump organ.
Have you ever wondered what your Farfisa was worth, or how much you should pay for one? Well wonder no longer, if you are trapped in 1968, and have stumbled across this site, you know know how much to pay for and/or how much the suggested retail price of your Farfisa!
The ever elusive Farfisa Sferasound pedal photographed in the wild (below). The Sferasound was built into the standard 70s era Farfisa plastic wah housing, and supposedly was some sort of chorus-y, rotating speaker, phaser-type effect.