DIYAPASON-L Digest #844 - Wednesday, July 9, 2003
 
Wicks 4701
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
 

(back) Subject: Wicks 4701 From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 09:15:13 -0500   I got back yesterday from a two day trip to pick up Wicks #4701, 1967, which I recently purchased. It's a 2/11, rather neo-baroque as you would expect from the date. Open toes, low windpressure, but sounds really nice--not a screamer. The church sold it because they are building a new sanctuary and needed a larger instrument.   This thing is built like a tank. Nobody could accuse Wicks of skimping on craftsman ship. Extra screws, cover plates, all sorts of stuff.   I still have one more trip to pick up the rest of it.   It was 90+ degrees in the organ chamber, and no water in the building, due to renovations. Not a fun job.   I had been told to expect cotter pin connectors, and got semi-lucky with that. The console had the cotter pin connectors at the relay board, so that was easy to unhook. But it appeared that the chests were hardwired, so I finally had to cut a few cables. But by the time all the pieces were moved and uncovered, I discovered a whole section of convoluted, extra long cables, and the rest of the cotter pins, so I cut for nothing, but that's what happens in unfamiliar territory when you are tired and overheated. But there is lots of cable length on both ends, so I can splice things back together with a junction board in the cool of my own home at my leisure.   And my favorite local organ builder may get some on site work and money out of me yet--if he can figure out how to work around his cat allergy! Right, Rich?   Dennis Steckley   Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower