DIYAPASON-L Digest #915 - Wednesday, November 5, 2003
 
Looking for pistons
  by "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Looking for pistons
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net>
Schober Demo Album
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Schober Demo Album
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
 

(back) Subject: Looking for pistons From: "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 18:38:59 -0500   Hi list, I am looking for 6+ manual pistons and/or toe studs. Or just a whole manual piston rail. I have no particular specification since I can work with most of what I get, and am aware of current eBay auctions. Please respond directly to my email address.   Thanks!   Regards, -Drew Taylor    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Looking for pistons From: "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 15:54:44 -0800 (PST)       On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Drew Taylor wrote:   > Hi list, > I am looking for 6+ manual pistons and/or toe studs. Or just a whole > manual piston rail. I have no particular specification since I can work > with most of what I get, and am aware of current eBay auctions. Please > respond directly to my email address. >   Hi Drew,   I've got some toe studs in a box in the garage. I think I've got at least six, I'll have to go check. I may have some manual pistons as well.   ---john.    
(back) Subject: Schober Demo Album From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 21:24:09 -0500   Dennis and list,   I had cut the Schober ad from my dad's "Workbench" magazine and received = the catalog. Of course I had to order the demo LP. I kept dreaming of = building the Recital model. I even ordered the book "How Schober Organs Work", so = I could understand it all. I wish I had the old catalog just for old time's sake.   The piece on the demo LP that fascinated me to no end was "In Dir Ist Freud". As an amateur, I have played some organ pieces of some degree of difficulty, but I've never taken the time to actually get that one worked out. As soon as I get my pipe organ playing, my goal is to get that piece down. Anyway, I just about wore out that album.   My parents never let me spend the(ir) money on a Schober. Looking back, I can see wisdom in their decision. They surely looked good on paper. From what I've read on the "Schober Orphans" website, there actually are a few out there playing, but most have been modified. Apparently, there were numerous design flaws. To me, they appeared to be more organ than the Thomas kit organs found in the Heathkit catalogs.   Anyway, have a good week, Keith      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Schober Demo Album From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 19:08:23 -0800   For what it's worth, I did have a Schober Theatre organ, and I loved it! It was, however, a home installation, and I was using it as a professional practice organ, and I wore it out, literally! It was a well made instrument, and a well designed one as well. It was NOT made for = 8-10 hours a day, every day, which is what I gave it for its first 4 or 5 = years. In my own not-at-all-humble opinion, the demo records sounded like = SCHLOCK, where the instrument in person, with its added speakers and separate amplification, sounded beautiful. At that time (1968), the Rodgers organ company made the top electronic theatre organ, the 36E, and for its size, = I would have matched the Rodgers with my Schober any day. Ah, those were the days... ";-)     At 06:24 PM 11/5/2003, Keith Zimmerman wrote: >Dennis and list, > >I had cut the Schober ad from my dad's "Workbench" magazine and received = the >catalog. Of course I had to order the demo LP. I kept dreaming of = building >the Recital model. I even ordered the book "How Schober Organs Work", so = I >could understand it all. I wish I had the old catalog just for old = time's >sake. > >The piece on the demo LP that fascinated me to no end was "In Dir Ist >Freud". As an amateur, I have played some organ pieces of some degree of >difficulty, but I've never taken the time to actually get that one worked >out. As soon as I get my pipe organ playing, my goal is to get that = piece >down. Anyway, I just about wore out that album. > >My parents never let me spend the(ir) money on a Schober. Looking back, = I >can see wisdom in their decision. They surely looked good on paper. = From >what I've read on the "Schober Orphans" website, there actually are a few >out there playing, but most have been modified. Apparently, there were >numerous design flaws. To me, they appeared to be more organ than the >Thomas kit organs found in the Heathkit catalogs. > >Anyway, have a good week, >Keith   Regards, Bob   http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm