DIYAPASON-L Digest #950 - Saturday, January 31, 2004
 
Steve Beddia--Atlantic City Organs
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  I'm curious
  by "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu>
RE: [Residence Organs]  I'm curious
  by "Clyde R. Putman" <cputman@att.net>
Grilles for chamber openings
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
 

(back) Subject: Steve Beddia--Atlantic City Organs From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 23:37:59 -0600   I have had email contacts with Steve Beddia of Atlantic City Pipe Organs, and was fairly treated. I had planned to purchase several ranks, and he gave me a good price. I had to cancel the purchase do to scaling back my plans. Where he gets the stuff I didn't ask.   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] I'm curious From: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 01:13:19 -0500   I just reread my post and thought I may have unintentionally sounded a bit negative toward Mr. Beddia. I just wanted to mention that I have never dealt with him in person and it sounds like he is a honest and fair person to deal with. And best part is at least the organs are not ending up in a dumpster like many I hear about. (and always a little too late...)   -Randy       On Jan 30, 2004, at 9:14 PM, rnewman wrote:   > > > Hi Tim, > > It is my understanding that Stephen Beddia (The Atlantic City Organ > Company) is a gentleman that works for Allen as an installer and takes > these organs out when installing new electonic organs. I know a church > near here that recently got a new digital organ and had to pay the > installers quite a decent sum of money to remove the old pipe organ > after they were told it wasn't worth anything. I don't know about that > organ in particular but it appears that some at least are taken away > and sold . I was always curious if Stephen actually gets the prices > that he lists on Church Organ Trader and in the Diapason. > > I apologize if any of this is incorrect but it is what I was told > second hand. > > -Randy > > > > > On Friday, January 30, 2004, at 08:22 PM, Tim Bovard wrote: > >> Hello, everyone -- >> >> While looking through the latest issue of "The Diapason", (where I >> generally start with the classified ads on the last page) I again see >> an ad from "Atlantic City Pipe Organ Company" listing a whole pile of >> old pipes and stuff for sale. This time with an extra (rather >> cryptic) 'more organs coming soon' phrase added. (they also have a >> very basic website) >> >> I've seen these ads for a long time now, it seems, but in my various >> travels around the organ world, I've never come across anyone (that I >> know of, anyway) who has the slightest idea who this "company" is, >> has done business with them, or knows where in the world their >> seemingly endless supply of "stock" is coming from. >> >> Anyone here got a clue? (reply privately if you wish, of course!) >> >> Thanks all -- >> >> Tim >> Little Rock, AR >> 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] I'm curious From: "Clyde R. Putman" <cputman@att.net> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 00:36:23 -0600   I have gotten a couple of ranks from him and was treated fairly. Don't go assuming that a rank that is bargain basement priced is going to look new and lovely, if that were the case they would rate the new and lovely = price!   I would encourage Steve to have an optional, more expensive, better = packing, as I think the ranks I got suffered a bit in shipment. Everything I got = was as advertised and I would buy from him again.   Cheers y'all! -Clyde        
(back) Subject: Grilles for chamber openings From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 20:37:06 -0500   List,   I would like to cover the chamber openings of my organ with some kind of grille. I really like the Grecian motif that has the squares with the "X" inside them. See the organ inside the back cover of TAO March, 2003 for = an example.   I have found couple examples of perforated metal grilles in this design = (and other designs).   I will probably need to cover the back side of the grille with an = acoustical cloth as well.   Since the organ will speak into a room that we use often, this must be aesthetically pleasing to my wife (an to me, of course).   Do y'all have any ideas or links to places from which I can get these things?   Thanks, Keith