It’s here! My new 1965 Farfisa Mini Compact electronic combo organ.
Being that it’s 48 years old and entirely original, it isn’t 100% perfect. The only real problem is the F# keys - any F# key produces a middle G# tone that is unaffected by tuning, vibrato, etc. That’s kind of odd, but there’s only so many places it can be malfunctioning, so I’ll get to the bottom of it eventually. And also, the 2nd octave C# only sounds on the “16” footage.
Otherwise, it is in perfect working order and sounds FREAKING AWESOME. I played through the band’s songs after getting it set up - being careful to avoid playing any F#s, of course - and I am blown away by how good it sounds.
When somebody tells you they have a gift for you, it’s best to take them up on it - it might be something incredible, like this gorgeous, fully-operational Polaroid SX-70 that my friend Steve just gave me. Wow!