DIYAPASON-L Digest #538 - Monday, March 18, 2002
Re: [Residence Organs]  Residence organs
  by "Trailrider" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  boots
  by "Nelson Denton" <>
Pipe Organ Parts for sale
  by <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Residence organs From: "Trailrider" <> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 07:34:26 -0600 (CST)       On Sun, 17 Mar 2002, Gary Black wrote:   > One can hear the organ 2 doors away with the windows closed; won't this > summer be interesting with the windows open? (grin). Gary Black   Hee Hee---Yes especially if you play some music with a mysterious tone late at night which brings to my mind a certain movie starring Don Knotts.   GaryK    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] boots From: "Nelson Denton" <> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 22:30:50 -0500   The paper or leather is added to the wooden boots to aid in the speech and start up of the pipes. The theory is that the paper flexes and gives the illusion that the wooden boots are much larger than they really are. Thus the compressed air in the boot has a chance to stabilize a bit more before it hits the reed tongue. The effect also makes the reed slightly less "Buzzy" in tone. You will often find this done on large bass reeds and = some short resonator reeds such as Vox Humanas. I have one Vox that has boots = 34" long!   If you try playing the pipes with flat blocks of wood clamped over the = paper flaps you might find a slight change in sound.   It's not a 100% necessary idea but some pipemakers have their own preferences as to how things should be done.    
(back) Subject: Pipe Organ Parts for sale From: <> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 23:02:00 EST   Greetings John, If at all possible, I'd like to schedule a visit to your pipe storage = place for this Wednesday. If things go well, I can close this deal after Easter (Once I have a chance to get my head back on straight) If this is satisfactory, give Me a ring at 301-574-3998 and I'll set the exact time according to our schedule. Thanks again, Warren