We now have a waiting list for big instruments that won’t fit on our work table like combo organs, Wurlitzers and Rhodes pianos because we only have room to work on one of them at a time. So if you have a big instrument like this that you’d like us to work on any time in the next several months, it might be wise to get in touch now so you can get into the queue. We’re currently scheduling them out into April already. Continue reading “Farfisa Combo Compact (#3?)”
This was one of the first few organs Darian and I bought and fixed up, and because of space issues in our studio/workshop/dining room, we have decided to sell it. In the past few weeks we have finally finished up a few tasks that we’d wanted to do for ages to make it as good as it can be.
When we got this organ it was a wreck. It literally looked like it had been set on fire. The red top looked scorched and melted and had a lot of gashes, pockmarks and cracks. Continue reading “Elka Panther 300 (#2)”
I’m psyched to have been invited to do some writing about vintage gear repair for Reverb.com… here’s my first article which is all about combo organs!
We were relieved to discover that this Combo Compact had been much better maintained than the Compact Deluxe we worked on last month. We were working on it for a friend of ours from DC, who had gotten it from a relative who was a professional musician in the 70s and had taken pretty good care of it. Continue reading “Farfisa Combo Compact – we can fix a bad coil!”
This odd little thing, made by Gibson/Maestro in 1967, is not a synth but an early effects processor designed to be used with a mic’ed signal from a woodwind instrument. Continue reading “Maestro W-2 “Sound System for Woodwinds””
[SOLD] We just put this Nomad Model 61 organ up for sale in our Reverb shop. This organ was made in Japan and is apparently the same as the Teisco Teischord G. This is not a very well known organ but we were impressed by how good it sounds and by its build quality. Continue reading “Nomad Model 61 Combo Organ – now for sale”
This Elka Panther 300 combo organ from the late 1960s was fully serviced by Bell Tone’s combo organ expert Darian, and is actually now for sale in our Reverb shop.
The Panther, also known as the Elka Capri, is unusually richly featured for a single-manual organ. It has a bold yet rich sound, a powerful vibrato and a wide variety of tone filters. This particular organ bears the name Capri, but it is exactly the same as the Elka Panther 300 organ, inside and out. Continue reading “Elka Panther 300”