DIYAPASON-L Digest #917 - Friday, November 7, 2003
 
Re: DIYAPASON-L Digest #916 - 11/06/03- The SchoberOrgan
  by "F. Eugene (Gene) Dunnam" <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: DIYAPASON-L Digest #916 - 11/06/03- The SchoberOrgan From: "F. Eugene (Gene) Dunnam" <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu> Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 14:29:05 -0500   Greetings, all- I can't resist putting in my $0.02 about Schober organs. As I recall, the Schober was developed by a group headed by C. G. McProud, longtime editor of 'Audio Engineering' magazine, for may years the Bible of audiophiles; it metamorphosed into "Audio" (in the early 1960's, I think). The Schober was considered a step ahead of the Baldwin & its ilk which were the first true electronic [not 'electric' as Hammond] instruments. As I recall, one could install multiple sets of tone generators in the Schober & avoid the 'locked in' sound of the instruments that synthesized all the tones from a single octave of oscillators. I visited the Schober studios in New York in 1964 & had a ball, trying out the several models they had on the floor. Schober was my choice for a home instrument when we moved to a larger house in 1967 & I was saving up to buy the components. But then my good friend Bert Kinzey, AIA, whose brother was voicer at AEolian Skinner for many years, pointed out how much less $$ a used REAL organ would cost. Subsequently I bought Tellers Opus #848 [II-16] from a used car dealer for $175 & the rest, as they say, is history.   Tempus fugit!   Gene   *************************************************** * F. Eugene (Gene) Dunnam * * Gator Slide Farm <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu> * * 104 SE 138 Ave (352) 466-3538 * * Micanopy, FL 32667 * * <http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~dunnam/Welcome.html> * ***************************************************