DIYAPASON-L Digest #505 - Sunday, January 27, 2002
Weekly Update on Lunenburg
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <>
Lockeport Boat Sunk
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Lockeport Boat Sunk
  by "Jon" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Weekly Update on Lunenburg
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <>
[Fwd: Re: A hopeful sign]
  by "Mac Hayes" <>

(back) Subject: Weekly Update on Lunenburg From: "Daniel Hopkins" <> Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 12:23:36 -0400 the link above is to the weekly updated Progress on St .John's Lunenburg updated today Hope you all enjoy         Danielwh    
(back) Subject: Lockeport Boat Sunk From: "Daniel Hopkins" <> Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 21:04:58 -0400 this boat docks at the wharf at the end of my street.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Lockeport Boat Sunk From: "Jon" <> Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 22:57:35 -0500   I hate to be the person to tick everybody off again but that=B9s life. This is not organ related. This list USED to be people giving occasional update= s on projects and discussions of problems/questions. If a church burned down and they're restoring stuff, update us once every week or 2. I'm sure everyone will yell at me for the suggestions but just my opinion.   ~jon   On 1/27/02 8:04 PM, "Daniel Hopkins" <> wrote:   > > this boat docks at the wharf at the end of my street. >=20 >=20 > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : > List: > Administration: >=20 >=20    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Weekly Update on Lunenburg From: "Daniel Hopkins" <> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 00:31:02 -0400   I am sorry if I have offended anyone on this list Dont worry I will no more   If anyone here finds my info of use Please let me know I will email it Privatly to you I will no longer P----ss anyone off We also live in the real world there are Pipe Organs In the real world I hope.Well maybe not in my areaTHere are fires in the real world and there are tragedys in the Real world as well as people living around the real world putting Pipe Organs in there homes Danielwh   David Scribner wrote:   > Daniel > > i don't want to be a pain about it but posts such as these have no > place on the DIYAPASON-L list. Please go back and re-read the > guidelines at > > I have tried from the beginning to keep this list directly on the > topic of residence organs. There are other places where some of this > can be posted. > > Thanks > > David > > > > > the link above is to the weekly updated Progress on St .John's > >Lunenburg > > updated today > > Hope you all enjoy > > > > > > > > > > Danielwh > > > > > >DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > >Residence Pipe Organs. > >HOMEPAGE : > >List: > >Administration:    
(back) Subject: [Fwd: Re: A hopeful sign] From: "Mac Hayes" <> Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 20:59:59 -0800   I was amazed to read this post (appended, below) on PIPORG-L almost immediately after reading "Trailrider"s introductory posting to this list, in which he says:   > ... I am primarily building this organ for "ME", I plan to add and > subtract from it in order to get it sounding just right so that it > suits me.   Christopher Sabatowich said very nearly the same thing, and I asked his permission to repost his message on DIYAPASON-L. He had one qualification, that I not leave out the post (by Bob Elms) which inspired his post, so here is the whole thing. -Mac Hayes   -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: A hopeful sign Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 21:49:07 -0500 From: Christopher Sabatowich <c.sabatowich@STHEDWIGCHURCH.ZZN.COM> To:   Bob Elms et al.: > James, is any firm making spinets now? Haven't seen a new model in > years .... and years. The buyers who used to be a market for spinets > in this country are going for keyboards, which are deficient in organ > tone (choice of two sounds) but at least have five octaves or more. > These have no pedal board at all so your LFLs will now be NFLs. Does > that worry you? > B. E. > These are very much the same reasons for which I just acquired a 2 manual, AGO 32-note pedal board console from a local organ builder. With the deluxe toaster I have already and about $40's worth of chips and components, I can take said toaster's 8 "stops" and spread them out over the manuals and pedalboard with MIDI. This will work for a practice instrument since there are bound to be hundreds of small practice organs with only an 8' Diapason or 8' Bourdon. In my case, these stops (really connections) will be the seed that gets the instrument started. Later on, I will build analog circuits to fill out the stop list. And now for the icing, I am planning to include three to four ranks of pipes (Diapason, Dulciana, Bourdon, Oboe) that are unified in the manner of a theatre organ. Since the action is solenoid (most famously employed in Wicks Direct Electric TM), unification will be an economical way to obtain as full as an organ one would desire a home organ to be. I am going to be using one 8 ohm, 1.5" diameter speaker per pitch to give a real chorus effect to the electronic voices. A total of 132 small speakers would be needed, but 40-60 would probably be employed. In any case(work), I will have a practice instrument that is a living laboratory, adaptable to my tastes. It will be my own organ in every way. Out of building this instrument will hopefully come a product to advert the No-Foot-Norman phenomenon since I am also planning to build a portable, midi-compatible, lightweight AGO 32 note pedalboard with its own sound generators. Essentially, it will be a pedal organ that you can put in the back seat of your car. If one has a keyboard, then one only has to buy the pedalboard, a new bench, and some blocks of wood to raise the keyboard off the floor to have a decent 1 manual practice organ with pedalboard. For an organist wanting a basic practice instrument or a member of a band for which one plays the keyboard, this pedalboard would be ideal. One would probably not be inviting AGO over for a convention, but that doesn't matter much because of the purpose of the instrument. Instead of the AGO, I would probably first call selected organ builders over once the organ was ready to be presented to the public.   Sincerely, Christopher Sabatowich