DIYAPASON-L Digest #650 - Wednesday, September 18, 2002
 
testing testing
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
Testing testing is in
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  switching/relays - SONIC CREATIONS??
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Testing: testing is in
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Wurlitzer xtylophone
  by "D Heimer" <dheimer@sensible.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer xtylophone
  by "randy" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu>
 

(back) Subject: testing testing From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 10:23:13 EDT   I am thinking, oh no, that trying the pipes in question on the great chest = to see how they sound on 3.5" w.p. might answer some unknowns. I will report back with my findings in a little while. Dennis  
(back) Subject: Testing testing is in From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 11:08:44 EDT   O.K. here is what happened. The Aeolian free reed Clarinet is happy at = 3.5" or more but it doesn't seem to get noticeably louder on more. The fellow I =   got it from said he could not make it loud enough for his set up. The Ludwigtone wants more wind than 3.5", how much more I can't tell. I will see if I can find another wind source that I can crank up. We"ll see. Off to work. Dennis  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] switching/relays - SONIC CREATIONS?? From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 15:34:29 -0700   >There has been some discussion recently about electronics and >switching. Well, there always seems to be some discussion on this >topic! > >I was hoping someone out there has some knowledge of Sonic Creations >and would be willing to share a little feedback on their product. I >bought a few of their devices (keyers, magnet drivers, etc.) a few >years ago. Now I have begun serious work on my organ again, and I'd >like to decide whether I should continue to invest with these guys, >or go with one of the many other companies I've heard about. > >My recollection is that Don Becker (who runs the company) was a >great guy, and extremely helpful to me (I was about 14 at the time). >The boards I bought worked fine, and seemed well-made. I just don't >have first-hand experience with any of the other systems available. > >many thanks- >Jon Reese   We had some very nice dealings with Don regarding acquiring a 16' electronic Tibia extension for our theatre's Wurlitzer.   He was very upfront about not being certain that his Flue product could match our tibia accurately. Yet he lent us a unit to try it for the cost of shipping alone. Unfortunately it did not work out; the transition sounded too drastic. Not his fault, just not the right product for us. He graciously accepted return of the unit, and we're on good terms. I will definitely consider him for any of his other products if the need arises.   John V   NYTOS  
(back) Subject: Re: Testing: testing is in From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 15:46:53 -0500     Pipewheezr@aol.com wrote: > O.K. here is what happened. The Aeolian free reed Clarinet is happy at = 3.5" > or more but it doesn't seem to get noticeably louder on more. The fellow = I > got it from said he could not make it loud enough for his set up. > The Ludwigtone wants more wind than 3.5", how much more I can't tell. > I will see if I can find another wind source that I can crank up.   Since the Ludwigtone is a flue rank, it should be easily able to work on 3.5" of wind by simply enlarging the Toe Holes. You're better off doing that than starting an installation requiring 6" of Wind in a Residence!   Faithfully,   G.A.   -- 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: Wurlitzer xtylophone From: "D Heimer" <dheimer@sensible.net> Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 21:37:01 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C25F5B.8630C140 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Yo' List Guys   I've acquired a mid 20's vintage Wurlitzer xylophone and wish to install = =3D it in my qusi-classical/romantic organ (The Monster In The Cellar).   1. What is the type and where does one obtain the cord that holds the =3D bars?   2. How low a windpressure will the thing run on? I have 4 1/2" =3D available from a 1 hp blower on the sw. div., and 3 1/2" available from = =3D a 1/2 hp Bobco on the gt. If I must, I can wind both the Gt and the Sw. = =3D from the 1 hp and use the Bobco to boost the wind to ~7", although I'd =3D really rather not go there..   3. This critter has re-interation contacts hard wired in. Does anyone = =3D have >37 contact switch that wants to lose for cheap so I can have the =3D option to bypass this "feature"?   I am aware that it doesn't make much musical sense to put the xylo on =3D this type of organ, but, what to hell. I know it's hard to believe, but = =3D some folks even think the whole concept of the pipeorgan in a house is a = =3D bit out there. Go figure.   = =3D Regards, Dave Heimer = =3D =3D20         Dave & Margie Heimer 2160 Armor Bridge Rd Greensboro Georgia 30642 706-467-3926 - Home 706-343-0033 - Office dheimer@sensible.net - email www.heimer.siteblast.com - website   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C25F5B.8630C140 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 http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.100" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Yo' List Guys</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I've acquired a mid 20's vintage =3D Wurlitzer=3D20 xylophone and wish to install it in my qusi-classical/romantic organ =3D (The=3D20 Monster In The Cellar).</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>1. What is the type and where does = one =3D obtain the=3D20 cord that holds the bars?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>2. How low a windpressure will the = =3D thing run=3D20 on?&nbsp; I have 4 1/2" available from a 1 hp blower on the sw. =3D div.,&nbsp; and=3D20 3 1/2" available from a 1/2 hp Bobco on the gt.&nbsp; If I must, I can =3D wind both=3D20 the Gt and the Sw. from the 1 hp and use the Bobco to boost the wind to = =3D ~7",=3D20 although I'd really rather not go there..</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>3.&nbsp; This critter has = re-interation =3D contacts=3D20 hard wired in.&nbsp; Does anyone have &gt;37 contact switch that wants =3D to lose=3D20 for cheap so I can have the option to bypass this =3D "feature"?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I am aware that it doesn't make much = =3D musical sense=3D20 to put the xylo on this type of organ, but, what to hell.&nbsp; I know =3D it's hard=3D20 to believe, but&nbsp;some folks even think the whole concept of the =3D pipeorgan in=3D20 a house is a bit out there.&nbsp; Go figure.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&= =3D nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n=3D bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 Regards, Dave Heimer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </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></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;=3D20 Dave &amp; Margie=3D20 Heimer<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;=3D20 2160 Armor Bridge Rd<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = =3D   Greensboro Georgia 30642<BR>706-467-3926 - Home&nbsp;&nbsp; 706-343-0033 = =3D -=3D20 Office<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:dheimer@sensible.net">dheimer@sensible.net</A> -=3D20 email<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; <A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.heimer.siteblast.com">www.heimer.siteblast.com</A> = -=3D20 website</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C25F5B.8630C140--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer xtylophone From: "randy" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 00:00:16 -0400   Dave,   Go for it! I have a wurli glock and a harp that i intend to install on my moller classical organ as well. I am curious about the wind pressure as well, but the moller has 7" static so i think i'll be ok.     -Randy     D Heimer wrote:   > Yo' List Guys I've acquired a mid 20's vintage Wurlitzer xylophone and > wish to install it in my qusi-classical/romantic organ (The Monster In > The Cellar). 1. What is the type and where does one obtain the cord > that holds the bars? 2. How low a windpressure will the thing run on? > I have 4 1/2" available from a 1 hp blower on the sw. div., and 3 > 1/2" available from a 1/2 hp Bobco on the gt. If I must, I can wind > both the Gt and the Sw. from the 1 hp and use the Bobco to boost the > wind to ~7", although I'd really rather not go there.. 3. This > critter has re-interation contacts hard wired in. Does anyone have > >37 contact switch that wants to lose for cheap so I can have the > option to bypass this "feature"? I am aware that it doesn't make much > musical sense to put the xylo on this type of organ, but, what to > hell. I know it's hard to believe, but some folks even think the > whole concept of the pipeorgan in a house is a bit out there. Go > figure. > Regards, Dave Heimer Dave & Margie Heimer > 2160 Armor Bridge Rd > Greensboro Georgia 30642 > 706-467-3926 - Home 706-343-0033 - Office > dheimer@sensible.net - email > www.heimer.siteblast.com - website