DIYAPASON-L Digest #813 - Wednesday, May 21, 2003
 
sizing pipes veeery narrow
  by "francois planiol-auger" <planiol-auger.sta-nrw@t-online.de>
Re: [Residence Organs]  sizing pipes veeery narrow
  by "randy newman" <rnewman@ccf.rutgers.edu>
 

(back) Subject: sizing pipes veeery narrow From: "francois planiol-auger" <planiol-auger.sta-nrw@t-online.de> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 12:53:04 +0200   Dear List! How narrow can I build pipes? Is a Gedeckt 8 with 2'' width still voiceable? And a Diapason 8? Or is it possible to build narrower? (Of course with less wind pressure) Who has experienced with it? Thanks in advance! Fran=E7ois    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] sizing pipes veeery narrow From: "randy newman" <rnewman@ccf.rutgers.edu> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 10:47:05 -0400     I think if you get too narrow you will end up with a quintadena for your gedeckt and a stringy diapason. Why do you want such narrow scaled pipes? The smaller the scale the less fundamental tone you will have.   I have a very nice sounding Estey Stopped Diapason that is not even 4" wide at 8' CC and plays on about 3" pressure. It has a delicate sound and works well in a small organ, but I wouldn't want to go much smaller than that.   Wurlitzer and Kimball frequently built very narrow string stops. some were about 2" diameter at 8' CC. Not usually on low wind pressure either.     -Randy       francois planiol-auger wrote: > > Dear List! > How narrow can I build pipes? > Is a Gedeckt 8 with 2'' width still voiceable? > And a Diapason 8? > Or is it possible to build narrower? > (Of course with less wind pressure) > Who has experienced with it? > Thanks in advance! > Fran=E7ois > > 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