DIYAPASON-L Digest #237 - Thursday, January 18, 2001
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Artisan console - who inquired?
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Artisan console - who inquired?
  by "Grandstaff, Larry P." <grandslp@smxcorp.com>
spare trebles?
  by "Brian  Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com>
Currently playing house organs. LONG
  by "Brian  Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Artisan console - who inquired? From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:59:24 -0500   Hi Larry,   I looked at it this morning:   It has 70 stoptablets operating stop action magnets   2 manuals with 10 pistons each 1 manual with 5 pistons 1 cancel piston Each manual has an 18 solenoid operated matrix. These matrices comprise = the organ relay. I did not look at the pedal switching but it must be similar.   OSI lists SAMS for $22.ea   I figure:   SAMS 70 x 8.00 $560 Keybd 3 x 50.00 $150 matrix 3 x 100.00 $300 console(shell, bench, pedals) $200 Total: *$1,210*   Now that would be my asking price. Other offers would not insult me, as = the object is really to find it a good home.   Partial distance delivery could be considered.   John V      
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Artisan console - who inquired? From: "Grandstaff, Larry P." <grandslp@smxcorp.com> Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 15:16:41 -0500   Hi John,   Would you consider parting the organ out? I am not interested in the SAMs and the matrix, I already have more of those things than I will use in my life time.   But I am interested in the case and keyboards.   Regards, Larry     > -----Original Message----- > From: John Vanderlee [mailto:jovanderlee@vassar.edu] > Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 9:59 AM > To: Residence Organ List > Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Artisan console - who inquired? > > > Hi Larry, > > I looked at it this morning: > > It has 70 stoptablets operating stop action magnets > > 2 manuals with 10 pistons each > 1 manual with 5 pistons > 1 cancel piston > Each manual has an 18 solenoid operated matrix. These > matrices comprise the > organ relay. I did not look at the pedal switching but it > must be similar. > > OSI lists SAMS for $22.ea > > I figure: > > SAMS 70 x 8.00 $560 > Keybd 3 x 50.00 $150 > matrix 3 x 100.00 $300 > console(shell, bench, pedals) $200 > Total: *$1,210* > > Now that would be my asking price. Other offers would not > insult me, as the > object is really to find it a good home. > > Partial distance delivery could be considered. > > John V > > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >  
(back) Subject: spare trebles? From: "Brian Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com> Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 19:16:43 -0000   Hi   Tim Bovard mentioned that he had "a few odd" Estey Oboe pipes laying around.   Fortunately, my Estey Labial Oboe is complete, but there are a few other missing pipes that I'd love to replace.   Do any of you have any of the following pipes that I might be able to coax from you? (Preferably Estey, but not required, also, I looked up some of the information below just so I'd know what it was. I'm not holding out for exact matches.)   4' Flauto Traverso, scroll tuned metal trebles, harmonic, 1/3 cut up, upper lip slightly arched, top octave, notes f4, b4 & c5   8' Open Diapason, 43 scale, scroll tuned common metal, 1/3 cut up, straight (not arched) upper lip, a2 (A above 1' C), and top two notes b3 & c4   8' Gross Flute, b3   Thanks!   -Brian      
(back) Subject: Currently playing house organs. LONG From: "Brian Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com> Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 19:20:48 -0000   On the subject of currently playable organs: What I have playing now is basically one division, "couple-able" to two manuals 16-8-4 (and 2 2/3 & 2, but these aren't very useful!) and pedal-8.   Estey, 1921 & 1925, residence organ in every sense of the word, electropneumatic pitman duplex chests (but nothing like a skinner chest, probably most similar to a Kilgen except with a box pneumatic instead of a pouch and two of these pneumatics per pipe.) Playing well on 1925 leather for now (knock on wood!). With two pneumatics per pipe and two primaries per chest, there are almost 1,000 pneumatics in the main manual chest alone.   I'm currently playing temporarily from a Wicks Sonatina console. The original console w/ tubular-pneumatic coupler stack and roll player mechanism is patiently awaiting TLC.   The ranks, on 5" wind are(in order as they appear on the chest, front to back):   4' Flauto Traverso, harmonic except in the bass, wood w/ metal trebles 8' Open Diapason, common metal, 43 scale, zinc Haskell basses 8' Melodia, 1" x 1 1/4" inside dimension @ 2'C, wood throughout, Haskell basses (wood pipes w/ zinc tubes) 8' Oboe, spotted metal, labial w/ cupped languid and tapered upper half, zinc Haskell basses (I think this is the middle design, w/ an earlier wooden oboe before it and a new and improved design coming later) 8' Gross Flute, 2 1/8" x 2 1/2" inside dimension, wood throughout, Haskell basses 8' Stopped Diapason, wood w/ open metal trebles (I actually don't use this stop now because there is an octave of pipes missing, which I'm hoping is in a pipe tray with another rank!) 8' Saxaphone [sic], wood, labial, Haskell basses   This is basically the "Main" chamber division, sans 16' Bourdon & 16' Bass Viol, with the "Echo" division, 16' Open Wood (w/ all wood Hakell basses) and percussions to follow.   No expression, trem. or pedal ranks yet.   With the cold and dark evenings, I've decided to play (organ) more and work less until spring.   My last big task before this hiatus was restoring the (pressure tubular pneumatic) main chamber bass offset chest, so I have now the bottom octaves of the Diapason & Gross Flute. With a little more work I could tube and rack the Sax bass also.   That's all folks!   Hope I didn't bore you too badly. I don't often send an update, so when I do they tend to be wordy.   -Brian :)