Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kissing the Organ Goodbye

It's old and unwanted.

Kissing the Organ Goodbye

Look at the layout: open the top and you get diagrams on what the various modules are doing, and there's a second flip-up circuit board with more diagrams...I weep at the effort. But even Freecycle won't have it and it's too big and too-little used to justify the space it takes up. It's going to leave in lovingly disassembled pieces. I may save the spring reverb: plug those into an amp and they're Neubauten-style percussion instruments.

8 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

The readership voted and I have been asked to say that you would need both hands to play that organ.

Substance McGravitas said...

And both feet.

ckc (not kc) said...

...and kissing it goodbye - well, not hands or feet, no?

tigris said...

You tried Craigslist, too? That's too awesome to dismantle!

Substance McGravitas said...

Yup, nobody wants it. It is astonishingly heavy for its size.

It does some very strange things for the usual crap 70s solid state home organ: the accompaniment was hilarious and useful, minor league synthesis added some zip and portamento and hawaiian guitar queasiness, and everything was shipshape. Sometimes I'd turn it on and tape some of the keys down and just let it do its thing for a half-hour or so.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh man! That's a shame. My grandmother played an organ.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Poor old thing!
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M. Bouffant said...

It didn't make you a star?