DIYAPASON-L Digest #450 - Saturday, December 1, 2001
 
Re: House Organ
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
Problems with @Home
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: House Organ Saga Cont'd
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: House Organ From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 09:00:33 EST     --part1_98.1e37c407.293a3c81_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Bart and list:   I am about to leave to go get the organ about 140 miles down the road from =   here. Bart, you asked about the other two ranks. They are a "diapason" = and a dulciana of 73 notes each, available on both manuals at 8 and 4 foot pitches. The bottom 21 pipes of each are in "towers" to the left and = right, respectively, of the organist, sitting practically on the floor. The = bottom octave of each is Haskelled with bridges, the rest slotted spotted metal opens. The scale looks to be fairly small, but I haven't measured. The lowest duciana pipes are marked "Dul." but the lowest diapasons are marked =   "Oboe" and someone has suggested that they are "oboe diapasons", something = I have never heard of. I have picked up a couple of each and blown through them and both ranks sound relatively mild, but maybe I didn't give enough wind, so I am going to have to wait till I get the organ here and can = spend more time with it before I can tell you more conclusively what they sound like. The Spencer that comes along is marked 4" on the faceplate, so I assume the whole thing is contemplated to operate on about 3" or less of = wind.   Well, my ride is going to be here soon, so I better get ready. More news tonight or tomorrow. I am pretty excited!   Regards, Roy Kersey   --part1_98.1e37c407.293a3c81_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi Bart and list: <BR> <BR>I am about to leave to go get the organ about 140 miles down the road = from here. &nbsp;Bart, you asked about the other two ranks. &nbsp;They are = a "diapason" and a dulciana of 73 notes each, available on both manuals at = 8 and 4 foot pitches. &nbsp;The bottom 21 pipes of each are in "towers" to = the left and right, respectively, of the organist, sitting practically on = the floor. &nbsp;The bottom octave of each is Haskelled with bridges, the = rest slotted spotted metal opens. &nbsp;The scale looks to be fairly = small, but I haven't measured. &nbsp;The lowest duciana pipes are marked = "Dul." but the lowest diapasons are marked "Oboe" and someone has = suggested that they are "oboe diapasons", something I have never heard of. = &nbsp;I have picked up a couple of each and blown through them and both = ranks sound relatively mild, but maybe I didn't give enough wind, so I am = going to have to wait till I get the organ here and can spend more time = with it before I can tell you more conclusively what <BR> <BR>Well, my ride is going to be here soon, so I better get ready. = &nbsp;More news tonight or tomorrow. &nbsp;I am pretty excited! <BR> <BR>Regards, <BR>Roy Kersey &nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_98.1e37c407.293a3c81_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Problems with @Home From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 20:06:05 -0600   Folks   As i am sure most people are aware there is the possibility of @home going into bankruptcy and that the High-Speed services might be shut down. Already I think the service in the San Francisco CA area has disappeared and i gather there might be other areas of the country where this is going to happen.   I don't normally remove an address from the list on the first bounce of mail to that address but in this case I will remove any addresses that bounce from the @home domain. If your address does remain with @home and i have removed you please write the Administration account and I will reinstate your address. I just don't want to have to deal with numerous Bounced Mail Digests during this period of transition or whatever is going to happen with people who have their access via the @home domain.   I'm sorry to have to bother all the list members with this posting but this is the only way that those that might be affected will get this notification. Good luck to those of your who are affected.   David   ************************************ David Scribner Owner - Diyapason-L  
(back) Subject: Re: House Organ Saga Cont'd From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 00:07:07 EST     --part1_6f.1ea6d66a.293b10fb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Group:   Well, the house organ is sittiing in a 26 foot Uhaul truck in the side = yard. I was able to drive it here without any great incident, but I was able to ding the truck up and uproot a sapling or two in the front yard trying to turn the truck without any help (but my front yard is a pasture, so it's = not a big deal). It was a good ride, as Tennessee beat Florida in The Swamp = on the radio during the trip (Go Vols). It was an exciting game and that made =   the ride go along pretty good. I wonder if they beat them on TV, too?   I have some pipe dents to fix and some ears to straighten and then I will have a lot of wiring to ring out. I think the manuals are wired and just = the pedal has yet to be done, but I'm not sure. The rectifier is coming in = the mail, so it will be a few days before I can get to that.   I thought that there was a chest missing for 24 pipes, but, in loading the =   organ,it got caught coming up the ramp and I looked under the chassis and found that the missing chest for the off-chested Bourdons is under the organ!! The "topboard" is evidently on the bottom of the chest, which = looks like a rectangular windway from above, and there are holes which run horizontally for tubing which will run to the Bourdons stacked on the back = of the organ horizontally. Some of the others will also be off-chested but = will sit on a board at the back ( or the front?) of the organ. There seem to be =   only 19 holes, so I am thinking that the pipes on the main chest, which started at 4 foot C (a two foot pipe) were arranged wrong and that there = are six more to go on that chest. After this I am not making any more rash statements until I examine everything carefully.   From some paperwork that went with the organ it appears that it may have started life as a 9 ranker with Moller pipework and a console separate = from the chest assembly. A photo indicates that this console may have been cut = up so that the keyboards fit into the chassis which I have, where the = keyboards and chests are all one assembly. That would explain the fact that the = chests and rackboards have more holes than I have pipes. If I'm correct, there = may be room for a rank or two more on the chest, and there may be magnets in = the chest for them already. I'm going to have to investigate. The pipework which I have blown into sounds quite soft and gentle, but not particularly =   bright or chiffy. It will be interesting to see what it sounds like when winded. There is a lot of nicking which can be filled in, if necessary, = and then we'll see where we are when everything plays.   The best news, of course, is that I probably don't have to construct = anything major since I found the "missing" chest. I may have to releather the reservoir, but I can probably get the organ to play without one at first. =   The biggest job will be getting all the wiring right and getting some orgaflex to tube off those pipes. When I get the organ in out of the = truck tomorrow, I will measure the holes on the chest and pipes (looks like an = inch to an inch and a half) --- does anybody have any extra orgaflex tubing = they want to donate/sell? I am also going to need a few pieces of plastic = "ivory" where the keys have lost some.   Well, that's enough from here for now. Wish me luck with getting the = truck up to the patio door so the organ will roll into the house. I'll send another installment in a day or two. If any of you know anyone who wants = a Fender Rhodes 73 Electric Piano, it is being sold to make way for the = organ .. . . they can email me.   Regards, Roy Kersey   --part1_6f.1ea6d66a.293b10fb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi Group: <BR> <BR>Well, the house organ is sittiing in a 26 foot Uhaul truck in the side = yard. &nbsp;I was able to drive it here without any great incident, but I was able to ding the truck up and uproot a = sapling or two in the front yard trying to turn the truck without any help = (but my front yard is a pasture, so it's not a big deal). &nbsp;It was a = good ride, as Tennessee beat Florida in The Swamp on the radio during the = trip (Go Vols). It was an exciting game and that made the ride go along = pretty good. &nbsp;I wonder if they beat them on TV, too? <BR> <BR>I have some pipe dents to fix and some ears to straighten and then I = will have a lot of wiring to ring out. &nbsp;I think the manuals are wired = and just the pedal has yet to be done, but I'm not sure. &nbsp;The = rectifier is coming in the mail, so it will be a few days before I can get = to that. <BR> <BR>I thought that there was a chest missing for 24 pipes, but, in loading = the organ,it got caught coming up the ramp and I looked under the chassis = and found that the missing chest for the off-chested Bourdons is under the = organ!! &nbsp;The "topboard" is evidently on the bottom of the chest, = which looks like a rectangular windway from above, and there are holes = which run horizontally for tubing which will run to the Bourdons stacked = on the back of the organ horizontally. &nbsp;Some of the others will also = be off-chested but will sit on a board at the back ( or the front?) of the = organ. There seem to be only 19 holes, so I am thinking that the pipes on = the main chest, which started at 4 foot C (a two foot pipe) were arranged = wrong and that there are six more to go on that chest. &nbsp;After this I = am not making any more rash statements until I examine everything = carefully. <BR> <BR>From some paperwork that went with the organ it appears that it may = have started life as a 9 ranker with Moller pipework and a console = separate from the chest assembly. &nbsp;A photo indicates that this = console may have been cut up so that the keyboards fit into the chassis = which I have, where the keyboards and chests are all one assembly. = &nbsp;That would explain the fact that the chests and rackboards have more = holes than I have pipes. &nbsp;If I'm correct, there may be room for a = rank or two more on the chest, and there may be magnets in the chest for = them already. &nbsp;I'm going to have to investigate. &nbsp;The pipework = which I have blown into sounds quite soft and gentle, but not particularly = bright or chiffy. &nbsp;It will be interesting to see what it sounds like = when winded. &nbsp;There is a lot of nicking which can be filled in, if = necessary, and then we'll see where we are when everything plays. <BR> <BR>The best news, of course, is that I probably don't have to construct = anything major since I found the "missing" chest. &nbsp;I may have to = releather the reservoir, but I can probably get the organ to play without = one at first. &nbsp;The biggest job will be getting all the wiring right = and getting some orgaflex to tube off those pipes. &nbsp;When I get the = organ in out of the truck tomorrow, I will measure the holes on the chest = and pipes (looks like an inch to an inch and a half) --- does anybody have = any extra orgaflex tubing they want to donate/sell? &nbsp;I am also going = to need a few pieces of plastic "ivory" where the keys have lost some. <BR> <BR>Well, that's enough from here for now. &nbsp;Wish me luck with getting = the truck up to the patio door so the organ will roll into the house. = &nbsp;I'll send another installment in a day or two. &nbsp;If any of you = know anyone who wants a Fender Rhodes 73 Electric Piano, it is being sold = to make way for the organ &nbsp;. . . they can email me. <BR> <BR>Regards, <BR>Roy Kersey &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6f.1ea6d66a.293b10fb_boundary--