DIYAPASON-L Digest #349 - Friday, July 6, 2001
 
update
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
 

(back) Subject: update From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 07:37:01 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C105EE.71D62720 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I haven't contributed in a long time and thought I would give you an =3D update. Last year I decided to scale back my project and just limit the = =3D size of my instrument to 4 ranks, these are 1) 16' Rohrflute 97 pipes, =3D 2) 8' principal 85 pipes, 3) 8' Dulciania 73 pipes and 4) a smaller =3D scale dulciana of 49 pipes starting at tenor C. I have all pipes =3D playing except the principal which I plan to have made in a year or two. = =3D All pipes, except for a few bass offset chests, are located directly on = =3D top of my large 2 manual Hinners console. With 11' ceilings this plan =3D works well and saves a ton of space. The smaller dulciana rank makes a =3D beautiful celeste rank however I currently have it tuned to unison =3D pitch. Without a swell box I found more use for a very soft dulciana =3D than the effect of a large celeste. Someday, when other planned storage = =3D areas in my apartment are completed I will convert my adjoining walk-in = =3D closet into a swell box and restore the celeste, right now I need the =3D closet more ! My latest progress is relocating my BOBCO (very powerful, = =3D but yes they are a bit loud !) into a remote cabinet which I designed =3D and had built. The cabinet is actually a wall recessed bench in the =3D outside hallway to my apartment which has a hidden vent allowing the =3D intake of the blower to draw conditioned air from my dining room. The =3D organ sounds completely different now (Gary, David, you will love it !) = =3D and I can't believe I put up with that awful noise for so long! There is = =3D also room in this bench for the trem. which will gently affect the =3D entire organ. The large or main dulciana on my organ has a big sound and = =3D coupled with the flute creates a strong sense of foundation. The organ =3D is wonderful for practice, but I do look forward to adding the =3D principal. In the last 2 years I have tried 3 different used ranks, all = =3D disastrous !   Here is the playable spec. as it is now: (there are more pitches =3D planned, so yes there are obvious things missing, all can be had with =3D enough wiring hours!)   lower   8' Rohrflute 8' Dulciana (hoping to have a 4' flute soon) 4' Dulciana 2-2/3' Dulciana (very successful stop) 2' Dulciana 1-3/5' Dulciana   lower   8' Rohrflute 8' Echo Dulciana 4' Echo Dulciana     pedal   16' Rohrflute 8' Rohrflute 4' Rohrflute   I am hoping to have the 8' open wood dulciana basses hooked up soon. =3D Right now I have the flute basses wired to do the job, works but not the = =3D real McCoy ! We all have to have a little fun in life so I have planned = =3D to install a 13 note chime set which I rescued from the city boiler room = =3D here in town.   Progress is slow but happening...... my advise to staying with it? Get = =3D something playing, even one 8' flute so that you can practice and DON'T = =3D BRING IT DOWN... keep something playable all the time ! =3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C105EE.71D62720 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I haven't contributed in a long time = =3D and thought I=3D20 would give you an update. Last year I decided to scale back my project =3D and just=3D20 limit the size of my instrument to 4 ranks, these are 1) 16' Rohrflute =3D 97 pipes,=3D20 2) 8' principal 85 pipes, 3) 8' Dulciania 73 pipes and 4) a smaller =3D scale=3D20 dulciana of 49 pipes starting at tenor C.&nbsp; I have all pipes playing = =3D except=3D20 the principal which I plan to have made in a year or two. All pipes, =3D except for=3D20 a few bass offset chests, are located directly on top of my large 2 =3D manual=3D20 Hinners console. With 11' ceilings this plan works well and saves a ton =3D of=3D20 space. The smaller dulciana rank makes a beautiful celeste rank however = =3D I=3D20 currently have it tuned to unison pitch. Without a swell box I found =3D more use=3D20 for a very soft dulciana than the effect of a large celeste. Someday, =3D when other=3D20 planned storage areas in my apartment are completed I will convert my =3D adjoining=3D20 walk-in closet into a swell box and restore the celeste, right now I =3D need the=3D20 closet more !&nbsp; My latest progress is relocating my BOBCO (very =3D powerful,=3D20 but yes they are a bit loud !) into a remote cabinet which I designed =3D and had=3D20 built. The cabinet is actually a wall recessed bench in the outside =3D hallway to=3D20 my apartment which has a hidden vent allowing the intake of the blower =3D to draw=3D20 conditioned air from my dining room. The organ sounds completely =3D different now=3D20 (Gary, David, you will love it !) and I can't believe I put up with that = =3D awful=3D20 noise for so long! There is also room in this bench for the trem. which = =3D will=3D20 gently affect the entire organ. The large or main dulciana on my organ =3D has a big=3D20 sound and coupled with the flute creates a strong sense of foundation. =3D The organ=3D20 is wonderful for practice, but I do look forward to adding the =3D principal. In the=3D20 last 2 years I have tried 3 different used ranks, all disastrous =3D !</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Here is the playable spec. as it is = =3D now: (there are=3D20 more pitches planned, so yes there are obvious things missing, all can =3D be had=3D20 with enough wiring hours!)<BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>lower</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3DArial = size=3D3D2>8'=3D20 Rohrflute</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>8' Dulciana</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>(hoping to have a 4' flute =3D soon)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>4' Dulciana</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>2-2/3' Dulciana (very successful =3D stop)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>2' Dulciana</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>1-3/5' Dulciana</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>lower</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>8' Rohrflute</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>8' Echo Dulciana</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>4' Echo Dulciana</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>pedal</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>16' Rohrflute</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>8' Rohrflute</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>4' Rohrflute</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I am hoping to have the 8' open wood = =3D dulciana=3D20 basses hooked up soon. Right now I have the flute basses wired to do the = =3D job,=3D20 works but not the real McCoy !&nbsp; We all have to have a little fun in = =3D life so=3D20 I have planned to install a 13 note chime set which I rescued from =3D the&nbsp;city=3D20 boiler room here in town.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Progress is slow but happening...... = my =3D advise to=3D20 staying with it?&nbsp;&nbsp; Get something playing, even one 8' flute so = =3D that=3D20 you can practice and DON'T BRING IT DOWN... keep something playable all = =3D the time=3D20 !&nbsp;&nbsp; </DIV></FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C105EE.71D62720--