Synth Site: Farfisa: Mini Compact: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Mark Barner a part-time user from Anaheim, CA, USA writes:
I inherited my late father's MC/3 Mini Compact, which I lugged around as his roadie/tech and worked with him on it's circuitry during the late 60's and early 70's. This inspired me to take up electronics a profession and music as a hobby. Now, 30-odd years later, both the organ and I are a little worse for wear. The original user's manual and schematics have disappeared, so I have to generate my own. The germanium transistors are hard to find, but are required for that special Farfisa sound. Wish me luck!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-16-2004 at 11:40
FB a professional user from USA writes:
I bought one new in 1967! It was my first keyboard.I played mine through a 145 Leslie tone cabinet.That little baby really rocked thru a Leslie! I later traded up to a combo compac Farf before moving to a Hammond.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-25-2003 at 19:02
DAVID VESEL a hobbyist user from Saint Louis, Missouri, USA writes:
This was the first keyboard I ever played that wasn't a piano. I played this guy in my first rock band in high school. By itself, it's not terribly versatile, even for a combo organ, but it's compact and reasonably portable for the era. And it's fun to play. I just picked up a possible basket case -- I'm hoping it's not, because I would love to have a MiniCompact to noodle on again.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-24-2002 at 23:21
george pinner a professional user from US writes:
My name is George. I like basketball and soccer, but i really do like this keyboard alot too. I don't usually go on a limb like this and post to the internet for security reasons, but i really like this keyboard.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-22-2001 at 19:25
Alec V. a part-time user from New Orleans writes:
Don't underestimate the Mini-Compact. Run through a couple of analog pedals (eg, delay and a wah pedal) it can kick any digital organ patch back to the stone age. Despite the complaint of other users, it is actually quite light -- amazingly compact and portable for even a combo organ. Seeing as mine has been around since the mid 60's, and I have had it since 1993, I would have to say that it is also surprisingly durable. The mechanism that is attached to each of the keys that triggers each oscillator unfortunately uses little plastic loops that sometimes fall off and are very difficult to reattach. You won't notice they are even missing unless some of the keys aren't sounding at full volume.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-30-2001 at 10:16
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