DIYAPASON-L Digest #755 - Tuesday, February 18, 2003
 
Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "Tony Newnham" <organist@tsnp.fsnet.co.uk>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "Harold Chase" <wa1vvh@net1plus.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@msn.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by "Donald Peterson" <dpete.tx@verizon.net>
Adjusting oval key pins
  by "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Key touch weight
  by "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net>
 

(back) Subject: Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 07:42:04 -0800   I am rebuilding keyboard on a 2 manual Wurlitzer keyboard where the second touch springs were removed. Does anyone know of a source for springs that can be used to replace the second touch springs?   In the ATOS Shop Notes, Allen Miller's article on Keyboard Assembly and Adjustment lists OSI 6130.03 1/16" Thin Red Bushing Cloth Punchings to be glued on top of the Alathon Nuts to make the second touch adjusting nuts. 6130.03 is 1/16" felt. 6130.02 is 3/64" bushing cloth. Anyone know which should be used?   Any suggestions for what to use to hold the second touch contact in the lowered position?   Allen Miller suggested increasing the second touch tension to about 22 ounces. Al Sefl suggests making it about 2 ounces more than first touch = for a total of about 5.5 ounces. Any comments on this rather large difference of opinions?   Not a second touch question but what tool do people use to adjust the oval key pins under the front ends of the keys?   Thanks, Jim Henry    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 08:02:57 -0800   Hello, Jim. I believe that second-touch springs are available from Arndt, but I don't know their phone number, address, etc. They also have the contact blocks, if any need to be replaced. If I'm not mistaken, Wurlitzer used a = seperate contact block for 2-T, and had the shorting bar adjusted up to in-effect-'lower' the contacts. Not sure on this last, as I've never bothered to look at mine, which is Style 216 Opus 1142. As far as the springs' tension, I'd go with Al Sefl's recomendation, = unless you have a 'heavy hand'. Having the lighter second-touch makes single = note accents much easier that way. Can't help you on the felt, as my keyboards were already rebuilt when I got my console.   Bob, who is (to borrow Al Sefl's 'famous' line...) "Guaranteed to be correct at least 50% of the time".   At 07:42 AM 2/18/03 -0800, James Henry wrote: >I am rebuilding keyboard on a 2 manual Wurlitzer keyboard where the = second >touch springs were removed. Does anyone know of a source for springs = that >can be used to replace the second touch springs? > >In the ATOS Shop Notes, Allen Miller's article on Keyboard Assembly and >Adjustment lists OSI 6130.03 1/16" Thin Red Bushing Cloth Punchings to be >glued on top of the Alathon Nuts to make the second touch adjusting nuts. >6130.03 is 1/16" felt. 6130.02 is 3/64" bushing cloth. Anyone know = which >should be used? > >Any suggestions for what to use to hold the second touch contact in the >lowered position? > >Allen Miller suggested increasing the second touch tension to about 22 >ounces. Al Sefl suggests making it about 2 ounces more than first touch = for >a total of about 5.5 ounces. Any comments on this rather large = difference >of opinions? > >Not a second touch question but what tool do people use to adjust the = oval >key pins under the front ends of the keys? > >Thanks, >Jim Henry     Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm   "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle".      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "Tony Newnham" <organist@tsnp.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 19:10:08 -0000   Hi   I didn't look closely, but I do remember that the early Wurlitzer theatre organ in Thomas Peacocke School, Rye, England simply used one wire in the standard contact block for second touch. This one wire was simply bent a little, so that it made contact later, after the 2nd touch spring had come into play.   To add to the fun, the wire that was used for 2nd touch seemed to be = totally random from key to key!   I'm not sure what the correct setting for touch resistance is - but it = needs to be positive enough to prevent triggering 2nd touch accidentally - ISTR the Rye Wurlitzer being not too much heavier than 1st touch.   Too light a 2nd touch can be a nightmare - especially when it's 2nd touch cancelling on stop keys. On one church organ I used to play was = notoriously easy to push the sw-gt coupler down (or the gt mixture) and cancel everything else on the great manual!   Every Blessing   Tony ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 4:02 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch     | Hello, Jim. | I believe that second-touch springs are available from Arndt, but I = don't | know their phone number, address, etc. They also have the contact = blocks, | if any need to be replaced. If I'm not mistaken, Wurlitzer used a seperate | contact block for 2-T, and had the shorting bar adjusted up to | in-effect-'lower' the contacts. Not sure on this last, as I've never | bothered to look at mine, which is Style 216 Opus 1142. | As far as the springs' tension, I'd go with Al Sefl's recomendation, unless | you have a 'heavy hand'. Having the lighter second-touch makes single note | accents much easier that way. Can't help you on the felt, as my = keyboards | were already rebuilt when I got my console. | | Bob, who is (to borrow Al Sefl's 'famous' line...) "Guaranteed to be | correct at least 50% of the time". | | At 07:42 AM 2/18/03 -0800, James Henry wrote: | >I am rebuilding keyboard on a 2 manual Wurlitzer keyboard where the second | >touch springs were removed. Does anyone know of a source for springs that | >can be used to replace the second touch springs? | > | >In the ATOS Shop Notes, Allen Miller's article on Keyboard Assembly and | >Adjustment lists OSI 6130.03 1/16" Thin Red Bushing Cloth Punchings to = be | >glued on top of the Alathon Nuts to make the second touch adjusting = nuts. | >6130.03 is 1/16" felt. 6130.02 is 3/64" bushing cloth. Anyone know which | >should be used? | > | >Any suggestions for what to use to hold the second touch contact in the | >lowered position? | > | >Allen Miller suggested increasing the second touch tension to about 22 | >ounces. Al Sefl suggests making it about 2 ounces more than first = touch for | >a total of about 5.5 ounces. Any comments on this rather large difference | >of opinions? | > | >Not a second touch question but what tool do people use to adjust the oval | >key pins under the front ends of the keys? | > | >Thanks, | >Jim Henry | | | Regards, | Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA | http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm | | "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which | ones to keep." | Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle". | | | | 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] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "Harold Chase" <wa1vvh@net1plus.com> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:01:23 -0500   What is the "2nd touch" function anyway? I haven't run across this one yet, but I am still new to this; does it enable one stop to come in momentarily after another as you play? how is it used by organists? Thanks for any info.       Harry Chase     .. .. .. ----- Original Message ----- From: Tony Newnham <organist@tsnp.fsnet.co.uk> To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:10 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch     > Hi > > I didn't look closely, but I do remember that the early Wurlitzer = theatre > organ in Thomas Peacocke School, Rye, England simply used one wire in = the > standard contact block for second touch. This one wire was simply bent = a > little, so that it made contact later, after the 2nd touch spring had = come > into play. > > To add to the fun, the wire that was used for 2nd touch seemed to be totally > random from key to key! > > I'm not sure what the correct setting for touch resistance is - but it needs > to be positive enough to prevent triggering 2nd touch accidentally - = ISTR > the Rye Wurlitzer being not too much heavier than 1st touch. > > Too light a 2nd touch can be a nightmare - especially when it's 2nd = touch > cancelling on stop keys. On one church organ I used to play was notoriously > easy to push the sw-gt coupler down (or the gt mixture) and cancel > everything else on the great manual! > > Every Blessing > > Tony > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> > To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 4:02 PM > Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch > > > | Hello, Jim. > | I believe that second-touch springs are available from Arndt, but I don't > | know their phone number, address, etc. They also have the contact blocks, > | if any need to be replaced. If I'm not mistaken, Wurlitzer used a > seperate > | contact block for 2-T, and had the shorting bar adjusted up to > | in-effect-'lower' the contacts. Not sure on this last, as I've never > | bothered to look at mine, which is Style 216 Opus 1142. > | As far as the springs' tension, I'd go with Al Sefl's recomendation, > unless > | you have a 'heavy hand'. Having the lighter second-touch makes single > note > | accents much easier that way. Can't help you on the felt, as my keyboards > | were already rebuilt when I got my console. > | > | Bob, who is (to borrow Al Sefl's 'famous' line...) "Guaranteed to be > | correct at least 50% of the time". > | > | At 07:42 AM 2/18/03 -0800, James Henry wrote: > | >I am rebuilding keyboard on a 2 manual Wurlitzer keyboard where the > second > | >touch springs were removed. Does anyone know of a source for springs > that > | >can be used to replace the second touch springs? > | > > | >In the ATOS Shop Notes, Allen Miller's article on Keyboard Assembly = and > | >Adjustment lists OSI 6130.03 1/16" Thin Red Bushing Cloth Punchings = to be > | >glued on top of the Alathon Nuts to make the second touch adjusting nuts. > | >6130.03 is 1/16" felt. 6130.02 is 3/64" bushing cloth. Anyone know > which > | >should be used? > | > > | >Any suggestions for what to use to hold the second touch contact in = the > | >lowered position? > | > > | >Allen Miller suggested increasing the second touch tension to about = 22 > | >ounces. Al Sefl suggests making it about 2 ounces more than first touch > for > | >a total of about 5.5 ounces. Any comments on this rather large > difference > | >of opinions? > | > > | >Not a second touch question but what tool do people use to adjust the > oval > | >key pins under the front ends of the keys? > | > > | >Thanks, > | >Jim Henry > | > | > | Regards, > | Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA > | http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm > | > | "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing = which > | ones to keep." > | Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle". > | > | > | > | 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 > | > | > > > 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] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@msn.com> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:24:56 -0600   Hi Harold-- I'll throw in my two cents. Second touch is seen primarily on theater organs rarely on "classical" organs.   There is a first set of contacts (the normal ones) which work as you would expect. A little extra pressure on the key allows you to make contact = with a second set of contacts which add other stops to the first (primary) registration. Stops available on second touch are so labeled.   To hear this used you need to dig out your old Leon Berry Hub Rink recordings. Listen to his countermelodies.   Hope this helps clarify, Bill. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Harold Chase" <wa1vvh@net1plus.com> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:01 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch     > What is the "2nd touch" function anyway? I haven't run across this = one > yet, but I am still new to this; does it enable one stop to come = in > momentarily after another as you play? how is it used by organists? > Thanks for any info. > > > > Harry Chase > > > . > . > . > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Tony Newnham <organist@tsnp.fsnet.co.uk> > To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:10 PM > Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch > > > > Hi > > > > I didn't look closely, but I do remember that the early Wurlitzer theatre > > organ in Thomas Peacocke School, Rye, England simply used one wire in the > > standard contact block for second touch. This one wire was simply = bent a > > little, so that it made contact later, after the 2nd touch spring had come > > into play. > > > > To add to the fun, the wire that was used for 2nd touch seemed to be > totally > > random from key to key! > > > > I'm not sure what the correct setting for touch resistance is - but it > needs > > to be positive enough to prevent triggering 2nd touch accidentally - ISTR > > the Rye Wurlitzer being not too much heavier than 1st touch. > > > > Too light a 2nd touch can be a nightmare - especially when it's 2nd touch > > cancelling on stop keys. On one church organ I used to play was > notoriously > > easy to push the sw-gt coupler down (or the gt mixture) and cancel > > everything else on the great manual! > > > > Every Blessing > > > > Tony > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> > > To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > > Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 4:02 PM > > Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch > > > > > > | Hello, Jim. > > | I believe that second-touch springs are available from Arndt, but I > don't > > | know their phone number, address, etc. They also have the contact > blocks, > > | if any need to be replaced. If I'm not mistaken, Wurlitzer used a > > seperate > > | contact block for 2-T, and had the shorting bar adjusted up to > > | in-effect-'lower' the contacts. Not sure on this last, as I've = never > > | bothered to look at mine, which is Style 216 Opus 1142. > > | As far as the springs' tension, I'd go with Al Sefl's recomendation, > > unless > > | you have a 'heavy hand'. Having the lighter second-touch makes = single > > note > > | accents much easier that way. Can't help you on the felt, as my > keyboards > > | were already rebuilt when I got my console. > > | > > | Bob, who is (to borrow Al Sefl's 'famous' line...) "Guaranteed to be > > | correct at least 50% of the time". > > | > > | At 07:42 AM 2/18/03 -0800, James Henry wrote: > > | >I am rebuilding keyboard on a 2 manual Wurlitzer keyboard where the > > second > > | >touch springs were removed. Does anyone know of a source for = springs > > that > > | >can be used to replace the second touch springs? > > | > > > | >In the ATOS Shop Notes, Allen Miller's article on Keyboard Assembly and > > | >Adjustment lists OSI 6130.03 1/16" Thin Red Bushing Cloth Punchings to > be > > | >glued on top of the Alathon Nuts to make the second touch adjusting > nuts. > > | >6130.03 is 1/16" felt. 6130.02 is 3/64" bushing cloth. Anyone = know > > which > > | >should be used? > > | > > > | >Any suggestions for what to use to hold the second touch contact in the > > | >lowered position? > > | > > > | >Allen Miller suggested increasing the second touch tension to about 22 > > | >ounces. Al Sefl suggests making it about 2 ounces more than first > touch > > for > > | >a total of about 5.5 ounces. Any comments on this rather large > > difference > > | >of opinions? > > | > > > | >Not a second touch question but what tool do people use to adjust = the > > oval > > | >key pins under the front ends of the keys? > > | > > > | >Thanks, > > | >Jim Henry > > | > > | > > | Regards, > > | Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA > > | http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm > > | > > | "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which > > | ones to keep." > > | Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle". > > | > > | > > | > > | 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 > > | > > | > > > > > > 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 > > > > > > > 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] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:28:42 -0800   Wurlitzer uses one block of contacts with one (or more?) of the same set of contacts bent down ward at an angle so that the the first depression of the key does not touch them. Pressing the key farther down, past a soft stop, will hit the second touch contact .   An immediate use is for "accenting " the music, often used with reeds being the accent. i.e. when already playing "full organ" it is nice to have the post horn on second touch so a little bit of "bite" sticks out above the ensemble when it is used.   John V  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: "Donald Peterson" <dpete.tx@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 16:43:29 -0600   Arndt Organ Supply Co. sells Wurlitzer 2nd touch springs in sets of 61, = The last price I had for them is $38.95 per set. Arndt's Part Number 1052.   Arndt Organ Supply Co. 1018 Lorenz Drive P.O.Box 129 Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 964-1274 (877) 964-1274 (toll free to place an order) E-mail arndtorg@juno.com   Hope this helps. Don Peterson   James Henry wrote:   > I am rebuilding keyboard on a 2 manual Wurlitzer keyboard where the = second > touch springs were removed. Does anyone know of a source for springs = that > can be used to replace the second touch springs? > > In the ATOS Shop Notes, Allen Miller's article on Keyboard Assembly and > Adjustment lists OSI 6130.03 1/16" Thin Red Bushing Cloth Punchings to = be > glued on top of the Alathon Nuts to make the second touch adjusting = nuts. > 6130.03 is 1/16" felt. 6130.02 is 3/64" bushing cloth. Anyone know = which > should be used? > > Any suggestions for what to use to hold the second touch contact in the > lowered position? > > Allen Miller suggested increasing the second touch tension to about 22 > ounces. Al Sefl suggests making it about 2 ounces more than first touch = for > a total of about 5.5 ounces. Any comments on this rather large = difference > of opinions? > > Not a second touch question but what tool do people use to adjust the = oval > key pins under the front ends of the keys? > > Thanks, > Jim Henry > > 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: Adjusting oval key pins From: "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 17:57:02 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003A_01C2D777.23DC10A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   For Jim Henry - The tool used by piano technicians to adjust the oval =3D key pins is called an "offset key spacer". The offset is to reach the =3D pins under the sharps as well. This tool is used primarly to slightly =3D bend the pin left or right to evenly space the keys one from another. =3D However, if there is too much side-play in the keys, it is probably time = =3D to replace all the key bushings. Twisting the oval key pin is only a =3D temporary fix at best as the "sharper" edges of the key pin will tend to = =3D wear the bushing faster. The reason for the oval pin is that more =3D surface of the pin touches the bushing - as opposed to a round pin which = =3D would wear a groove in the bushing quickly. There should always be a =3D very small amount of side play in every key - so that the key wont bind = =3D on the pin and stay down. Be dead sure you are using genuine "key =3D bushing cloth" - a finely woven cloth with incredible wear longevity and = =3D manufactured to a very close tolorance. There is a world of difference = =3D between bushing cloths and ordinary "felts". Again, if anyone has =3D trouble finding felts, cloths, special tools or is wondering =3D "what-to-use-where" I would be happy to try to help. Will   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003A_01C2D777.23DC10A0 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 6.00.2719.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>For Jim Henry - The tool used by = piano =3D technicians=3D20 to adjust the oval key pins is called an "offset key spacer".&nbsp; The = =3D offset=3D20 is to reach the pins under the sharps as well.&nbsp; This tool is used =3D primarly=3D20 to slightly bend the pin left or right to evenly space the keys one from = =3D   another.&nbsp; However, if there is too much side-play in the keys, =3D it&nbsp;is=3D20 probably time&nbsp;to replace all the key bushings.&nbsp; Twisting the =3D oval key=3D20 pin is only&nbsp;a temporary fix at best as the "sharper" edges of the =3D key pin=3D20 will tend to wear the bushing faster.&nbsp; The reason for the oval pin = =3D is that=3D20 more surface of the pin touches the bushing - as opposed to a round pin = =3D which=3D20 would wear a groove in the bushing quickly.&nbsp; There should always be = =3D a very=3D20 small amount of side play&nbsp;in&nbsp;every key - so that the key wont = =3D bind on=3D20 the pin and stay down.&nbsp; Be&nbsp;<EM>dead sure</EM>&nbsp;you are =3D using=3D20 genuine "key bushing cloth" - a finely woven cloth with incredible = wear=3D20 longevity and manufactured to a very close tolorance.&nbsp;&nbsp;There =3D is a=3D20 world of difference between bushing cloths and ordinary "felts".&nbsp; =3D Again, if=3D20 anyone has trouble finding felts, cloths, special tools&nbsp;or is =3D wondering=3D20 "what-to-use-where"&nbsp;I would be happy to try to help.&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 Will</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003A_01C2D777.23DC10A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlitzer Keyboard Second Touch From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 18:55:41 EST     --part1_1cd.3138570.2b8421fd_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Jim:   Just a quick note to say the 22 ounces sounds like more than 1 pound of = force to me! Imagine doing just 3 notes for a quick accent and having to push = down on the keys to 66 ounces! An organ down under was adjusted to the 22 = ounce figure and the organists labeled it a wrist breaker. It has been = readjusted to my figures and now everyone is happy from what I hear.   Talk about your carpal tunnel syndrome!   Al Sefl Ergonomic Organ Mechanic... And bench load tester... Who's gotta get to weight watchers...       --part1_1cd.3138570.2b8421fd_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>Jim: <BR> <BR>Just a quick note to say the 22 ounces sounds like more than 1 pound = of=3D20=3D force to me! &nbsp;Imagine doing just 3 notes for a quick accent and = having=3D20=3D to push down on the keys to 66 ounces! &nbsp;An organ down under was = adjuste=3D d to the 22 ounce figure and the organists labeled it a wrist breaker. = &nbsp=3D ;It has been readjusted to my figures and now everyone is happy from what = I=3D20=3D hear. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Talk about your carpal tunnel syndrome! <BR> <BR>Al Sefl <BR>Ergonomic Organ Mechanic... <BR>And bench load tester... <BR>Who's gotta get to weight watchers... <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_1cd.3138570.2b8421fd_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Key touch weight From: "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:22:38 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0013_01C2D78B.7B4A7B60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   In the revised AGO report on standardization of the console, December =3D 1961, the "weight of touch" is specified at 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 ounces. It = =3D is the pedal "touch" that is specified in pounds. (From: The =3D Contemporary American Organ by Wm. Barnes. Ninth edition, page 199.) =3D Will   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0013_01C2D78B.7B4A7B60 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 6.00.2719.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>In the revised AGO report on =3D standardization of the=3D20 console, December 1961, the "weight of touch" is specified at 3-1/4 to =3D 3-3/4=3D20 <STRONG><EM>ounces.</EM></STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp; It is the pedal "touch" =3D that is=3D20 specified in pounds. (From: The Contemporary American Organ by Wm. =3D Barnes. Ninth=3D20 edition, page 199.)&nbsp;&nbsp; Will</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0013_01C2D78B.7B4A7B60--