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    G'day folks,

    In 1974 I migrated from Germany to Australia on board the Liner "Britanis". The resident Greek band used a Keyboard-Combo Organ I'm trying to identify. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Skippy
    AS FAR AS ORGANS ARE CONCERNED - I'M A GOOD MECHANIC AND A HOPELESS DRIVER.
    Hammond C3 & M102 & Elegante & PR40. Yamaha D85 & D65 & FS30 & MC600 & GX76. Thomas Celebrity Royale 871, Kawai T5 & E550, Conn 643 & 632 & 552.Lowrey H25R2. Elka EP12. Orla D6180, Wurlitzer 4430 & Omni 7000 & 555. Roland D70 & RA90 . Ferrofish B4000+. Leslie 145 & 705 & 710 & 720

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    Gem combo organ - likely candidate(s) on this page: http://combo-organ.com/Gem/index.htm
    It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

    New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

    Current organ: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition
    Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball something-or-other.
    Retired Leslies, 147, 145, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.

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    • #3
      Yes that looks very similar to the GEM combo organ that is sitting in my garage,not working currently and will probably stay that way as there is very little info available about these organs.
      Regarding the Britanis I sailed to Europe on the sister ship Australis in 1974, they used to circumnavigate the globe in those days.

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      • #4
        Have you checked out the site I mentioned, Geoff? There is, I think, also a combo organ group on Facebook. There's nothing in them that can'e be fixed as the electronics is basically late 60s stuff. Tuning coils can be an issue if they've drifted out but apart from that, the only usual concern is tarnished contacts and e-caps.
        It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

        New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

        Current organ: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition
        Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball something-or-other.
        Retired Leslies, 147, 145, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.

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        • #5
          I have seen that web page before, my GEM appears to be the Imperial II model, so it's to good to dump and even better if its repairable

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          • #6
            Thanks Guys,

            andyg - as usual, you are a fountain of knowledge.

            geoffbrown - The Britanis escaped the scrap yard to a more dignified end: https://chickenjuice.neocities.org/b...s+Sinking.html

            Cheers,
            Skippy
            AS FAR AS ORGANS ARE CONCERNED - I'M A GOOD MECHANIC AND A HOPELESS DRIVER.
            Hammond C3 & M102 & Elegante & PR40. Yamaha D85 & D65 & FS30 & MC600 & GX76. Thomas Celebrity Royale 871, Kawai T5 & E550, Conn 643 & 632 & 552.Lowrey H25R2. Elka EP12. Orla D6180, Wurlitzer 4430 & Omni 7000 & 555. Roland D70 & RA90 . Ferrofish B4000+. Leslie 145 & 705 & 710 & 720

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