PipeChat Digest #71 - Monday, September 15, 1997
 
Re: Hammond Organ model H
  by Tom Smith <snifter@infinet.com>
New Organist Advice and Support Line
  by Barbara Eppley <beppley@acorn.net>
Re: Conn electronic pipes and other speakers
  by David E. Howarth <dhowarth@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Hammond Organ model H
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: Hammond Organ model H
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: Conn electronic pipes and other speakers
  by john cormack <jcormack@cpcug.org>
Re: This is my first posting.. -Reply
  by Rick Williams <Rick@netlink.nlink.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Hammond Organ model H From: Tom Smith <snifter@infinet.com> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 08:23:48 -0400   james turner wrote: > > Hello fellow Hammond organ friends, > > I am new to the group and my name is Jim Turner. A while back I bought > a Hammond organ model H. It is a full size console with two sets of > drawbars and 25 pedals. It is also self contained and has tubes. > > It does have some problems, but I was just wondering from the rest of > the group if this is a good model or if I should look for another model. > I would appreciate any comments. > > Thanks, > > Jim Turner, Indiana > > Hi Jim I also have a Hammond H-112 it also has a amp problem or two but all parts can be replaced from local sources. I have had it for about 25 years and love it. Be sure to oil the generator. Only problem is the plastic keys if you can find some on a scrap unit don't hesitate to do so. They are hard to find and they do get brittle abd break. -- TOM  
(back) Subject: New Organist Advice and Support Line From: beppley@acorn.net (Barbara Eppley) Date: Sun, 14 Sep 97 8:44:21 EDT   #1. there ought to be one ! (An immediately available, 1 -8oo panic number to call from the console after the prelude if you hit that wrong bobble you've successfully avoided for the last 3 days before the service....)   I agree with Shirley....I use the announcement and general greeting time to sit on the bench, visualize Jesus right there on the bench with me, and begin my deep slow breathing before I begin the Prelude. I find the heart pounding and finger shaking is STILL there in that last 5 minutes before a service, but now after several years of doing it successfully, I find that it only lasts a few measures in to the music. Nerves ARE good, they keep you on your toes. I also never eat before I play....just drink juices or something to keep my blood sugar up. A little hungry edge helps to keep me alert. Good luck, Godspeed, and things will get better as you do it more. God and the congregation love you anyway!!! x-- Barbara K. Eppley Organist Stow, Ohio, USA     If at first you succeed,   try not to look astonished!!  
(back) Subject: Re: Conn electronic pipes and other speakers From: "David E. Howarth" <dhowarth@worldnet.att.net> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 21:57:03 -0500     I own an Ahlborn "Classic" which I play from MIDI controller keyboard(s). The unit has a nice, almost severely classic sound with adjustable chiff, wind noise and tuning, voicing - balance high/low, etc. All in all, a nice sounding box.   As to MIDI implementation: The Div A, Div B and Pedal can have their MIDI channels changed to suit your controller - keyboard, computer, etc.. Normal channels are 1, 2 & 4 for the Div A, Div B and Pedal. There is also an "AUX" MIDI which can play any of the divisions set to that channel which Ahlborn suggests to be used with a third keyboard (??).   The combination action appears to be an internal item only. At least, I have never figured out how to get it to work except by pushing the buttons on the box ... If someone knows how, I'd like to know.   Since I don't know about the Rodgers 790, I can't guess at the problems there.     Dave Howarth ---------- > From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: UK Value of a Compton electronic > Date: Friday, September 12, 1997 9:08 AM > > >At 07:44 PM 9/11/97 +0100, you wrote: > > > >I know nothing about the Compton electronic so the following may > >not be applicable. I have no financial or other interest in the > >Ahlborne MIDI boxes that may be a solution to the limited > >sounds from the Compton (as you describe them) provided that > >the Compton has MIDI capability. The Ahlborne MIDI Romantic > >module provides about 20 classical organ stops allocated to > >the Swell, Great, and Pedal manuals. > > > Has anyone had actual experience with the Ahlborne MIDI module? I keep > hearing about it but have not heard anything about it from someone that has > actual experience with them. > > David > > ********************************** > David Scribner > Black Iris Consulting > 4775 Balmoral Drive > Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 > 850-478-9635 - Voice > 850-476-0711 - Fax > david@blackiris.com > > > > "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: Re: Hammond Organ model H From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 09:53:19 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-09-14 08:25:36 EDT, you write:   > Only problem is the > plastic keys if you can find some on a scrap unit don't hesitate to do > so. They are hard to find and they do get brittle and break.   My good friend, Walter Derr, owns and operates Melody Organ Service here in Indianapolis and specializes in Hammonds. He may have on hand the parts you may need for Hammonds. He can be reached by e-mail at W8KNX@Trader.com   gene hamilton indianapolis, in  
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond Organ model H From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 09:53:33 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-09-14 08:25:36 EDT, you write:   > Only problem is the > plastic keys if you can find some on a scrap unit don't hesitate to do > so. They are hard to find and they do get brittle and break.   My good friend, Walter Derr, owns and operates Melody Organ Service here in Indianapolis and specializes in Hammonds. He may have on hand the parts you may need for Hammonds. He can be reached by e-mail at W8KNX@Trader.com   gene hamilton indianapolis, in  
(back) Subject: Re: Conn electronic pipes and other speakers From: john cormack <jcormack@cpcug.org> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 13:32:50 -0400   At 09:57 PM 9/14/97 -0500, you wrote: > >I own an Ahlborn "Classic" which I play from MIDI controller keyboard(s). >The unit has a nice, almost severely classic sound with adjustable chiff, >wind noise and tuning, voicing - balance high/low, etc. All in all, a nice >sounding box. > >As to MIDI implementation: The Div A, Div B and Pedal can have their MIDI >channels changed to suit your controller - keyboard, computer, etc.. >Normal channels are 1, 2 & 4 for the Div A, Div B and Pedal. There >is also an "AUX" MIDI which can play any of the divisions set to that >channel which Ahlborn suggests to be used with a third keyboard (??). > >The combination action appears to be an internal item only. At least, I >have never figured out how to get it to work except by pushing the buttons >on the box ... If someone knows how, I'd like to know. > >Since I don't know about the Rodgers 790, I can't guess at the problems >there. > > >Dave Howarth >-----------------------------------------------------------------   Dear Dave and List:   If your MIDI keyboard can send a "program change" number to the Ahlborne box, then you can select any of the 30 general combinations by sending its "program change" number to the Ahlborne box. I have an 11 page document in Microsoft Word for Windows format that I can send if you want it. It gives all of the MIDI commands that the Ahlborne modules accept, and lists the stops that are available in each of the 4 Ahlborne MIDI modules. The document was sent to me by John Greenwood of Melbourne, Australia who also is an Ahlborne user.   I don't have an Ahlborne unit yet. An Ahlborne engineer, plus the local salesman, will visit me some time in the next week or two to try to make the Ahlborne unit compatible with my Rodgers 790 and the Allen MDS Expander II unit that I do have. I will report the results of that visit. However, there is no doubt in my mind that the Ahlborne can be compatible with the Rodgers provided that the "common channel" on the Ahlborne can be set to Channel 1, the common channel on the Rodgers. If so, I will be able to select any of the combination memories in the Ahlborne by sending the desired "program change number" from the Rodgers keyboard.   Siincerely,   John G. "Jack" Cormack Potomac, MD  
(back) Subject: Re: This is my first posting.. -Reply From: Rick Williams <Rick@netlink.nlink.com> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 13:26:33 -0500   I'm in St. Paul, MN at a small LCMS church. We have a very wheezy old Wicks. The poor old dear really needs some work. I haven't yet joined the AGO, planning to do that soon.