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    Can someone tell what this Farfisa house organ is. It has a roll top and a helper. I would like to know more before I get in too deep.
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    Les

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    Farfisa 52R, from 1971. Also known as the Farfisa Jacqueline in Continental Europe.

    Value, zero. I would not get in deep at all. Poor tone and very unreliable when new. Does not have the sound of the Farfisa combo organs, if that's what you're after.
    It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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    • #3
      It is free and looks brand new. I have not seen or played it yet.
      thanks
      Les

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      • #4
        Originally posted by andyg View Post
        Does not have the sound of the Farfisa combo organs, if that's what you're after.
        Are there any home organs that sound like combo organs?
        When I become dictator, those who preach intolerance will not be tolerated.

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        • #5
          Any larger early 70s Yamaha home organ will be similar in tone to their YC series combo organs. A really old Farfisa will sound nasal and shrill, a bit like the Compacts, but not exactly like them. I can't think of anything that will sound like a Vox Continental.

          A laptop, controller keyboard and a software organ is the way that many people go these days, me included.
          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 instruments: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition, Yamaha Genos, Yamaha PSR-S970, Kawai K1m
          Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond L122, T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball Temptation.
          Retired Leslies, 147, 145 x 2, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.
          Retired synths: Korg 700, Roland SH1000, Jen Superstringer, Kawai S100F, Kawai S100P, Kawai K1

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          • #6
            Hello drummer125, did you have any joy with that organ....
            I'm only asking because I've got one very similar that I'm trying to get information on.

            Cheers
            Currently tinkering with L122's, 1969 and 1971.

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            • #7
              No luck so far. The model is "112451" on the back plate and the ser number is "62 24 242" . I have not found a name on it but "The Chicago Musical Instrument Co" is also on the back. The book has a date of 1968 on it. I am still searching for info.
              Les

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              • #8
                Hi there, have you tried this guy?
                https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...Hq_SNOVNY4El8r

                His email address is on the site so you can drop him a line to confirm, but I got from him yesterday the schematics for mine. It's a model 112452, made in 1971. Don't think there's much difference between them but that bloke Alessandro I reckon is you best bet.

                Cheers
                Currently tinkering with L122's, 1969 and 1971.

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                • #9
                  Thank you. I'll try that.
                  Les

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                  • Peter S
                    Peter S commented
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                    That was my first organ in approx 1972.
                    Had a built in Leslie - three switched, and a Bell and Howell cassette recorder built in to the left lower manual.
                    At the time thought it was fab! It certainly got me interested for life though..
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