DIYAPASON-L Digest #680 - Wednesday, November 6, 2002
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Small consoles
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Small consoles
  by <gzlmn@iwaynet.net>
Small Consoles
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
DVA
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Small consoles
  by "Jon" <sparky@CEINetworks.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  DVA
  by "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Small consoles From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 08:16:19 -0600   "Alwyn V. H. Farey-Jones" wrote:   > Yes, I too like draw knobs, but think I may have to find an alternative. = I > was wondering even about using a touch screen and MIDI software to = replace > draw knobs.   One means which escapes mention here is the use of "Luminous" stop controls. There are many illuminated pushbuttons which can either be engraved or have small labels (like Divisional Designation Labels) placed adjacent to the buttons which make for very small "footprints" in terms of stop jambs. Estey "cash Register" Consoles come to mind.   Indeed: the largest object is the Pedalboard and any superstructure above that does not need to be any larger than the width of the Key Bed made wide enough to allow the Pedalboard to be shoved underneath.   Faithfully, -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Small consoles From: <gzlmn@iwaynet.net> Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 10:14:35 -0500   Jonathan writes: >One thing is that consoles do not have to be deep. They can end just = behind >the keys - there's no need for 2' or more of mass behind the keys. = Without >old-fashioned combination actions and/or pneumatic consoles, the only >mechanism that needs to fit in there is a simple contact on each key.   CAREFUL!! We designed and almost had in construction a console with this logic, until someone luckily noticed before it was too late that the swell shoes would hit the back panel and not open fully. You need more depth than just the pedalboard, unless you're doing a swell-pedal-less "antique" organ. I'll gladly send on a photo of our efforts at a mini-drawknob console. Cheers. Paul Gunzelmann (Gunzelmann Organs, Columbus, OH)  
(back) Subject: Small Consoles From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 10:16:30 -0600   I recently purchased a small 2M/P Frazee console, ca. 1959, that is barely over 30" deep (not counting the pedalboard, of course). It was electropneumatic, and with all that stuff removed, I'll bet it could actually be shaved down a good four inches if I needed to (though that would look a bit disproportionate!) by putting all the relay mechanism out of console. I was quite pleased to find something that would fit easily through a small door.   But most of the consoles I've seen seemed needlessly big--monsters 42 or 44 inches deep, presumably in the interest of a dramatic appearance more than actual necessity.   Dennis Steckley   Ich liebe meine Katzen        
(back) Subject: DVA From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 12:54:47 -0600   Forgive my ignorance, but sometime tell me what a "DVA" is.   Dennis Steckley   Ich liebe meine Katzen        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Small consoles From: "Jon" <sparky@CEINetworks.com> Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 14:33:46 -0500   I would assume you are using Colby or Peterson keyboards which do have = some depth to them... Remember to measure the keyboards before you build... Old Rodgers or newer Allen keyboards are GREAT if you need to conserve space.   ~jon     On 11/6/02 10:14 AM, "gzlmn@iwaynet.net" <gzlmn@iwaynet.net> wrote:   > Jonathan writes: >> One thing is that consoles do not have to be deep. They can end just = behind >> the keys - there's no need for 2' or more of mass behind the keys. = Without >> old-fashioned combination actions and/or pneumatic consoles, the only >> mechanism that needs to fit in there is a simple contact on each key. > > CAREFUL!! > We designed and almost had in construction a console with this logic, > until someone luckily noticed before it was too late that the swell > shoes would hit the back panel and not open fully. You need more > depth than just the pedalboard, unless you're doing a > swell-pedal-less "antique" organ. I'll gladly send on a photo of our > efforts at a mini-drawknob console. > Cheers. > Paul Gunzelmann > (Gunzelmann Organs, Columbus, OH) > > 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: Re: [Residence Organs] DVA From: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 14:39:28 -0500   Dennis,   Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat installed and click here:   http://www.organsupply.com/CatPages/5%2010%20DVA%20Magnets.pdf   -Randy       On Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 01:54 PM, First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois wrote:   > Forgive my ignorance, but sometime tell me what a "DVA" is. > > Dennis Steckley > > Ich liebe meine Katzen > > > > > 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