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The Doors keyboard sound?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    My band does 4 Doors songs. We recently acquired a keyboard player, but his keyboard sound for the Doors stuff isnt right. He uses a controller so he can get alot of tones. Anyone know the name of the keyboard the Doors used? I think its a Gibson, but what keyboard gives that distinctive sound?

  2. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    t's an organ.
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    A Farfisa organ.
  4. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    It was definitely a transistr combo organ, I think that Ray Manzarek used both Vox and Farfisa at different times, and the bass parts were played on a Fender-Rhodes Piano Bass, that is, a 2.5 octave Rhodes with only low register. They did have session bassists play on some of their studio stuff though.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    IIRC, the Fender Piano-Bass had the exact same range as the Fender bass...Low/Open E up to the high D#(20th fret).I was reading a Latin Music book & someone made a comment how Santana had a killer organ sound...unlike the sh***y organ sound like The Doors.