In the early days of the band, Wright dabbled with brass before settling on Farfisa electric organs as his main instrument onstage. He originally owned a single-manual Combo Compact model, which was used for early recordings of "Interstellar Overdrive", and later upgraded to a dual-manual Compact Duo. During the 1960s, Wright relied heavily on his Farfisa fed through a Binson Echorec platter echo, as heard on the Ummagumma live album. On later tours, the instrument was fed through a joystick control allowing the signal to be sent through up to six speakers in an auditorium, which was called the "Azimuth Coordinator". Wright stopped using the Farfisa after The Dark Side of the Moon, but revisited it in later years, playing it on Gilmour's On An Island tour. It was recorded for the sessions that eventually became The Endless River. Wright's Hammond M-102 organ, used on Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. Wright played the piano and Hammond organ in the studio from the start of Pink Floyd's recording career; using the Hammond's bass pedals for the closing section of "A Saucerful of Secrets". He used a Mellotron in the studio for some tracks, including Ummagumma's "Sysyphus" and on the "Atom Heart Mother" suite. For a brief period in 1969, Wright played vibraphone on several of the band's songs and in some live shows, and reintroduced the trombone on "Biding My Time". He started using a Hammond organ regularly on stage alongside the Farfisa around 1970 and a grand piano became part of his usual live concert setup when "Echoes" was added to Pink Floyd's regular set list. All three keyboards are used in the concert film Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.[a] In the 1970s, Wright began using synthesizers such as the VCS 3, ARP String Ensemble and Minimoog, which were featured on "Shine on You Crazy Diamond". Wright wrote the closing part of the track alone, and included a brief extract of the band's early single "See Emily Play" on the Minimoog towards the end. He used a number of electric pianos during the 1970s, including a Wurlitzer fed through a wah-wah pedal on "Money" and an unaccompanied Rhodes introduction for "Sheep" on Animals. From the 1987 Momentary Lapse of Reason tour onwards, Wright and touring keyboardist Jon Carin favoured Kurzweil digital synthesizers, including the K2000 keyboard and K2000S rack module for reproducing piano and electric piano sounds. Wright retained the Hammond along with a Leslie speaker, playing it onstage and using it during the Division Bell sessions.more
John Linnell played a red Farfisa Compact in the early days of They Might Be Giants, as well as in his previous band, the Mundanes. It was used on many very early demos and some studio recordings, most notably "Twisting". There are no known usages of this organ by John Linnell beyond 1990, although it's possible it might've seen use on Apollo 18.more
Mentioned by Hornsby in this May 2017 Road to Jacksonville interview. > Then, about 1964 I heard Eric Burden and the Animals. Alan Price with his Vox portable organ impressed me a lot. I thought that keyboard was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. The band I was in, was already playing their House Of The Rising Sun. I thought that if I had one of those organs, I bet I could play that tune. Before long I bought a Farfisa Combo Compact organ. I remember I got it on Monday and I played my first gig with it on Friday. I played the hell out of that thing & did as much with it as was possible during the next 6 months. Then I came across a Jimmy Smith album and discovered the Hammond organ. That changed everything. That was real organ playing. I had to have one right away. So, I continued playing guitar and organ about equal amounts for the next 10 years.more
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