PipeChat Digest #47 - Wednesday, August 27, 1997
 
 


(back) Subject: Re: Walker Samples From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 07:38:08 -0400 (EDT)   Stephen,   I'm glad to know that Walker's manual stops are convincing, too. Mr. Walker--send that Skinner solo division my way too, please!! Just what the doctor ordered! (hehehe)   RandyT  
(back) Subject: Re: An Administrative Change From: t.lammers@fontys.nl Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 15:39:10 +0000     > Dear PipeChatters: > > Because of upcoming demands in my life, I regret to tell you that I have > resigned my duties as co-owner and co-administrator of PipeChat-L. > > This may be a temporary move, and at some time in the future, perhaps I'll > be back. But for now, this is necessary. I am facing some very stressful > events for my family and need to focus on those. > > Also, because I do not have access to the subscriber list, I have > dissolved #pipechat, the IRC channel on Anothernet. :( > > Well folks, life goes on. Keep on piping up! > > --Shirley > Shirley, I'll miss you....! ;( -=T.Lammers=- t.lammers@fontys.nl   Fontys Hogescholen PO Box 347 5600 AH Eindhoven Netherlands +31 40 260 5401  
(back) Subject: #Pipechat on IRC Anothernet From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 10:21:24 -0400   To all Pipe Chatters on Internet Relay Chat   If it is at all possible, Dan Wilkinson and I are endeavouring to carry on the Monday and Friday evening #pipechat sessions on Anothernet, IRC.   We survived reasonably well during last night's chat, and we are both learning as we go along. Shirley's example is a hard act to follow, but we will try!   It was nice to see her on the channel, (if only briefly), last night and wlecome you all to join us on Friday evening at 9.00 pm EDT.   Bob Conway,   At 03:39 PM 8/26/97 +0000, Shirley wrote: >   >> Also, because I do not have access to the subscriber list, I have >> dissolved #pipechat, the IRC channel on Anothernet. :( >> >> --Shirley >> >Shirley, I'll miss you....! ;( >-=T.Lammers=- >t.lammers@fontys.nl >    
(back) Subject: Re: Home Sound System - Speaker Recommendations? From: Russell Greene <russg@cyberspc.mb.ca> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 97 10:25:05 -0600   >It's well past time for me to take the plunge and upgrade my home system. >I'm particularly anxious that the speakers be able to handle the low end >well. A couple of years ago, I heard a powered sub-woofer by Velodyne, and >I was very impressed.   No fuss, no muss. Just buy a pair of Bose 901's, suspend them in front of your sound field wall as per Bose's instructions, adjust the bass response on the Bose equalizer that comes with the speakers, sit back and enjoy.   100 watts a side is sufficient but the speakers will handle more. In fact, they're just about indestructible. The reflective sound design provides a very wide sound field that is particularly realistic for organ reproduction. Bass response is clean and powerful right down through the 32' octave.   I have used these speakers in my home both for my stereo system and my own Allen and have used them in three church installations. The commercial version of the 901's is used by many theatres and in numerous concert stage setups. I cannot recommend them more highly.   Bose also makes a superb sub-woofer (commercial version only) which is used mainly in theatres and has solid response below audibility, but I doubt you need it.   Good luck,   Russ Greene  
(back) Subject: 2nd touch keyswitch assemblies From: jkautz@ebicom.net (Jerrell Kautz) Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 10:44:43 -0500   Well neighbors, I have hunted far and wide for adequate 2nd touch keyswitches after several on the list said not to trust the old key contacts in the 3 keyboards I am rebuilding for use with solid state relay systems.     Peterson Electro-Musical wants no part of it, Organ supply, same thing, so ANY IDEAS? Am I missing someone obvious? Someone must make a drop-in 2nd touch ready keyswitch assembly.      
(back) Subject: ACCHOS Update From: "Peter Lenox" <PLenox@classic.msn.com> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 97 18:29:45 UT   Dear friends of the "King of Instruments":   My sincerest thanks goes to all those who responded with such enthusiasm to help the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society! I will not be online after tonight at 9:00PM due to the lack of E-Mail access at the Seminary, but will try to gain access through a faculty friend. Once I am moved back into the Seminary in Philadelphia, I will send a welcome letter and other particulars to all who have signed on as members. My deepest gratitude goes to all who have volunteered a part of their time to this noble cause! My goal for now is to make the ACCHOS & the ACCH Organs known to all by the year 2000, so that restorative work may be done in time for the mammoth organ's centenary! Please join me in working towards this goal! We will be in need of any help that can be given in terms of establishing the ACCHOS as a non-profit organization, and will need financial officers, a board of directors, etc. We are also in the process of setting up a Web site for the Society. Can you offer your services to any of these programs? Please mail me your answers back at the temporary address of the ACCHOS:   Peter F. Lenox Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society@ St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook 100 East Wynnewood Road Wynnewood, PA 19096 (610) 667-3394   I will be at this address as of tomorrow, August 27, 1997. Thank you once again for your continued support and effort to bring these noble pipe organs back into the public realm of interest!   With best wishes, I remain,   Peter F. Lenox President, Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society      
(back) Subject: guests provide surprise... From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgans@imsweb.net> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 17:23:59 -0400   Kirk of Dunedin building interior and console in concert position with full six page specification can be found at <http://www.wcbi.com/organs>   Apparently it has been there for a period of time, we were unaware of it until visitors came from Texas today to see the organ...   TC        
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 17:37:44 -0500   Thus, this letter announces the formation of the Atlantic City Convention >Hall Organ Society (ACCHOS). Founded by Mr. Stephen D. Smith, the aims of the >Society will include:   > - your name, address, and telephone number Frank Johnson 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156   (316)221-6636 > - your E-Mail address usd465@horizon.hit.net > - your date of birth (for a personal annual "hello" from the Society) 2/16/38   > Is there still a recording of the organ available. I heard one at one time but not sure it still exists.   Frank   Frank Johnson (KA0API) leader/clarinet Spirit of New Orleans (http://www.hit.net/~usd465/) Dixieland jazz. Winfield, KS      
(back) Subject: Re: Walker Samples From: Stephen F P Karr <karrlist@scescape.net> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 19:03:28 -0400 (EDT)   >I'm glad to know that Walker's manual stops are convincing, too. Mr. >Walker--send that Skinner solo division my way too, please!! Just what the >doctor ordered! (hehehe)   There was an interesting story that my teacher, Keith Shafer (also the organist for the church and consultant for the project), told at the AGO meeting explaining the work done on the organ. He was wishing to donate (with help from his wife and mother, to be dedicated to his father's memory) a set of Deagan class D chimes. There was one catch, that the standard knob mechanism be replaced by a connection to the crescendo pedal. They would not do so, and he was talking to Walker about it. Mr. Walker mentioned that he had a sample of class A chimes, which would be cheaper than the actual class D's, and for the same price, he could also throw in a Solo division from a Skinner organ. Thus, the entire Solo division was donated by three people. Ain't that neat?   _____ | |_____ | || |_____ |Stephen || |_____ ______|F.P. Karr| || |_____ ______ |o o || || || || || |_____ | o o| | o o||Student Organist || || |_____ |o o | |o o || || || || || || || | | o o| | o o||Director of Music and Organist, | |o o | |o o || Bethlehem Lutheran Church|| | | o o| | o o|| || || || || || || | |o o | |o o || Aiken, SC || || || || | | o o| | o o| \ / \ / \U/ \S/ \A/ \ / \ / |o o | |o o | V V V V V V V | o o| | o o|_____________________________________|o o | |o o || E E | E E E | E E | E E E | E E | || o o| | o o||_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_||o o |    
(back) Subject: Re: 2nd touch keyswitch assemblies From: "Jim Saenger" <chamade@Early.COM> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 97 18:58:04 PDT   Do you have the actual 2nd touch detent mechanism?   Jim Saenger   ---------- > Well neighbors, I have hunted far and wide for adequate 2nd touch > keyswitches after several on the list said not to trust the old key contacts > in the 3 keyboards I am rebuilding for use with solid state relay systems. > > > Peterson Electro-Musical wants no part of it, Organ supply, same thing, so > ANY IDEAS? Am I missing someone obvious? Someone must make a drop-in 2nd > touch ready keyswitch assembly. > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >      
(back) Subject: RCPT: Re: An Administrative Change From: "Andrew Wallace" <awallace@CSU.edu.au> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 13:50:45 GMT+10   Confirmation of reading: your message -   Date: 26 Aug 97 15:39 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: An Administrative Change   Was read at 13:50, 27 Aug 1997.       * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Andrew R. Wallace * * Senior Lecturer in Education, * * Charles Sturt University, * * PO Box 588, Wagga Wagga. NSW. 2678. * * AUSTRALIA. * * * * Phone: 069 33 2375 * * Fax: 069 33 2888 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
(back) Subject: Re: Lightning Protection Ideas Astron Rectifiers From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 23:02:23   A big Thank you to   >Robert E. Wilhelm, Jr >Maintenance Crew Leader >3/66 Dickinson Kimball >(PS -- Delaware registered electrical engineer as well!)   for your excellent ideas.   Regarding Astron Rectifiers- and probably a lot of other makes as well.   Peterson Electro-Musical Products recommend removing the small wire that grounds the negative output terminal to "Earth ground" on these rectifiers. As Mr Wilhelm stated the ground loop effect can cause serious damage to solid state equipment.   Peterson has written a special note about this and other suggestions as to how to prevent lightning damage to their equipment and other hardware. (Peterson has worked hard in this area and warrents their equipment against indirect surges and lightning strikes for 10 years.) Give them a call or visit their web site for more info.     Individual MOV's are available from your local Radio Shack store in various sizes and voltages and can be easily installed on just about any electronic equipment.   For a couple of bucks it's well worth the effort to install them.   now for an "oldy but goody" from me a while back     Insurance on organs.   Last week we had a major thunderstorm pass though our city and one of my churches was hit by lightning. The blast took out the air conditioning system and all the 3-phase power to the church. including the organ blower ( the regular 120 /240 volt lines were untouched). The hydro lines coming into the church and the poles outside were burned to a crisp. Luckily a number of eyewitnesses called the Fire Dept. and the fires were soon put out. However due to a mix up in the reporting of the fire to church officials. No one knew in the church for 3 days what had happened! An A/C serviceman just said that the A/C needed new motors and they would be installed later that week! And a security systems serviceman simply said that the security system was out of order due to voltage surges in the area! 3 Days after the incident we were called in by the organist who said " the organ won't start" Once I found out that the security system was off line and the A/C was dead I began to suspect that something big was amiss. Only after I went outside around the back of the church to see why there was no 3 phase hydro to the church did I find that there were no wires! leading to the church! And just a pile of burnt embers where they entered the church.   "Holy screw-ups! Batman"   - Later we found out that the police and fire dept. had tried to call the church officials but the minister was on vacation and the " caretaker" on the fire dept's list had died 5 years ago!   Just a reminder to never assume that things are just a minor problem.     Remember Pipe organs and churches are expensive things to replace (not including your home and families). Make sure you have adequate insurance on the organ, building and contents. Pipe organs in Canada are usually valued at $13,000.00+ a stop nowadays for Casavant quality instruments. So be forewarned if you don't keep up your insurance you may find yourself without a church, organ , or money to rebuild. And Please let your local fire and police dept's. know who to contact in case of emergencies!!!   P.S. ` The organ has a Peterson Switching System on it and it survived without any damage. The motors on the Air Conditioning system were reduced to SLAG.