DIYAPASON-L Digest #799 - Saturday, April 19, 2003
RE: [Residence Organs]  Tuning
  by "Carl Dodrill" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re:  voidless plywood
  by "H Chase" <>

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Tuning From: "Carl Dodrill" <> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 14:26:48 -0700   Robert,   Thank you for your note. Have you tried playing your tuning rank one = octave different (usually higher) than the rank you are tuning? I have found = that this simple trick makes rank to rank tuning much easier and more precise = as small differences between the ranks can be more easily detected and corrected. And it is not as difficult as setting temperament.   Carl Dodrill Pipe Organ Foundation 4488 West Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040 Phone: (206) 236-3492 Fax: (425) 696-0082   -----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Robert Eversman Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:58 AM To: Residence Organ List Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Tuning     Hi Carl,   I use a Peterson and tune every note in the organ to it. It is a lot more work for the key holder to switch pitches on the Peterson but I find that = I get a much better result than if I just tune one rank to the Peterson and then tune the rest of the organ to that rank. In theory it should not = matter but it does.   I admire your approach nonetheless ! Robert, Blue Mounds, WI (formerly Mineral Point) 2/4 Basement Wicks      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: voidless plywood From: "H Chase" <> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 10:49:17 -0700     128' .... Wouldn't this be a Contra-Gravissima ??? ( and will it fit = in the living room?! :)   >   > On an organ-ic note :-), the Wicks family in Highland of Direct Electric organ > action fame also build aircraft. Carrier-launched from a 128' CCCCC diapason, > the aircraft is ...... well, the carrier-launch part isn't true, but = they do > make aircraft and parts and sell wood. Here's their website: > David Doerschuk         Harry Chase