Yamaha Electone ME-55a

Straight out of the 1980s comes the Yamaha Electone ME-55a organ.

With a very cheesy (by today's standards) set of sounds, the instrument has two keyboards, bass pedals, rhythm generator and a built-in amplifier and speaker.

It can be used as a MIDI keyboard controller for other instruments, we show it working with a Roland JD-Xi synthesiser here.

In the video below, I give a quick explanation and demo of the organ.

And, a common problem with these is the rubber washers in the pedals. I show how to dismantle and repair the pedal board.

Article - Simon Taylor, 30th January 2023

At last! An instrument I can play (when it's switched on).