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Monday, October 03, 2016

Elka Capri 300 / Panther 300 Combo Organ with Strings & More


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"Here we have a 1960's Elka Capri 300 combo organ. It is identical to the more well known Elka Panther 300. According to the Combo Organ Heaven website, this organ was marketed under two different names depending on the location.

This organ has been professionally serviced and is in great working condition. We recapped the power supply, cleaned the keyboard bus bars, replaced the tone decay lamp, replaced the knobs and tuned the oscillators. We also replaced some faulty components that were causing some parts of the organ to not function.

Features include: multiple vibrato options, multiple footages per note with selectable filters for each footage, mixture control for unique harmonics / ring modulator like sound, fully polyphonic bass section with optional extension for two octaves of bass (grey keys), tone decay (subtle envelope applied to the mixture footages).

The output of this organ uses a TRS (stereo) jack. The purpose of this is to allow you to use a bass amp for the bass section, and another amp for everything else. If you plug in a regular mono instrument cable, you will not hear any bass section. You can use an adapter that merges the two signals into one cable, or you can use a split cable and plug the two ends into two different amps.

There is a discoloration on one corner of the organ. We've included a picture showing that. The organ also comes with a sheet music stand and we'll include a power plug with it."

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