Welcome to my Organ Memory page. As I find pictures of organs on the internet I'm going to add them to this mix, along with some of the interactions I've had with them.
This is a Yamaha EX-42 with twin speaker cabinets. WOW, it was the king of the pop scene when it came out in the early 70's. I don't remember it's selling price but around 20,000 seems to be right. In 1972 I was visiting Winnipeg for the weekend. When we drove back from the Zoo to our hotel we drove past a Yamaha Music Center. I owned a Yamaha E-3, a large console, but had only seen pictures of the EX-42. Happiness just flooded my body as I saw this supermarket sized keyboard store. The next day we decided to walk down to the store. Not used to a big city we didn't realize it was about 3 miles, but it was a beautiful day and we just kept walking. FINALLY we reached the center. They didn't have a 42 there but in talking to a guitar salesman, he encouraged me to apply for an open position that they had. I did, they hired me and my life's' career path changed forever.
This is a Farfisa Duo-Compact. It's the first organ I every purchased. I'm thinking back in 1968. It was $900.00 and purchased from Brent's Music in Crookston. I probably should have purchased a Vox Super Continental but was just a small town boy and this is what the local music store could order in. It had a separate power supply type box which which went on the floor. At first I used a 50 watt Gibson Bass guitar amp and then coupled that with a small home Leslie that had just a bottom speaker that spun. But for a high school garage band organ player, it was really a great unit! These pictures were borrowed from an auction site on the internet. Whoever took them THANKS! Identify yourself and I'll give you credit!
Next organ I purchased was a Yamaha E-3
Then a 1961 Hammond B-3 which I owned till May of 2007 and
sold back to the man
I purchased from in 1973. It's now back in Winnipeg where it started out its life.
Then a Yamaha E-5 in Shiny Ebony Finish. Sure loved that organ. Also had one of the speaker cabinets like are pictured above for the EX-42, so it had LOTS of power and was very impressive.
Now I own an Albhorn Galanti Digital pipe organ with big twin speakers and a whole rack of keyboards. Will post more as I find pictures and time.