PipeChat Digest #335 - Saturday, April 18, 1998
Re: for sale ads home page
  by "Jerrell Kautz" <jkautz@ebicom.net>
Re: for sale
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Kansas organbuilder?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: lutheran/catholic liturgy and hearing aids
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: for sale
  by "DudelK" <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Lynnwood Farnam
  by "JKVDP" <JKVDP@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Re: for sale ads home page From: "Jerrell Kautz" <jkautz@ebicom.net> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 07:15:29 -0500   http://theatreorgans.com/ads/   has complete listings of organs, both pipe and electronic, classical and= theatre, for sale and wanted.   *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********   On 4/16/98, at 8:13 PM, Robert Kekke wrote:   I had found a site for Organs for Sale and >can't seem to locate it anymore  
(back) Subject: Re: for sale From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 08:53:18 -0500 (CDT)   At 08:13 PM 4/16/98 -1000, Robert Kekke wrote:   >Would like to hear from any of you if >you know of that or other sites, or if you have or know of anyone who >has a pipe organ for sale.   The Organ Clearing House, P.O. Box 104, Harrisville, NH 03450 Tel. 603/827-3055, Fax 603/827-3750 has more than a hundred redundant pipe organs for sale -- or even in some cases going free. You can contact the Executive Director, Alan M. Laufman by e-mail at <103202.2212@CompuServe.com> They have a web site you can look at at <www.tneorg.com/och>   John.    
(back) Subject: Kansas organbuilder? From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 09:22:46 -0500   I recently read of an organ builder in central Kansas near Lindsborg. Of course I'm aware of Reuter, but this is a man who is building organs and he was written up recently in the Wichita (KS) paper. I've lost track of the information and wondered if anyone here could refresh my memorty as to where he is located and possibly his name. Thanks for reading this.   Frank     Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: lutheran/catholic liturgy and hearing aids From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 07:59:38 -0700   At 21:47 4/16/98 -0400, you wrote: >> >>The new stop has the name "NIHIL NISI BENE", and, > > > >Ooohhh! Where can I get one? Is it available as an add-on to an Allen?   You can add ANYTHING to an Allen. Isn't MIDI *WONDERFUL*???     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: for sale From: DudelK <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 11:22:45 EDT   There are listings of pipe organs for sale every month in both The American Organist and The Diapason. There is also a web page for the Organ Clearing House.  
(back) Subject: Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 18:52:42 -0400     On Mon, 13 Apr 1998 19:25:49 -0500 Kevin Cartwright >I would like to apologize for starting the little "organists and >chambers" war. But, give ME the microphone for a minute- > >The organist at my church is like that. She has no care in the world >about what makes the sound, except that it makes the sound properly. >And you know what??...we were discussing a problem dealing with how to >put a microphone on/in the piano (please do not send solutions, >happened >long ago and has been fixed). We were discussing where to put a small >mike, and she suggested we just drill a hole and bolt it to the bottom >of the soundboard. What if it were her piano in her home, and she had >the tools?? THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND THE >"WALLS!" How does a tuba work? I KNOW there is more to it than just >blowing into the mouthpiece. Knowledge of how it works tells me how >to >open the valves and clean/oil them, etc... > >Another example: you want to know a little about how your car works so >you might be able to make a quick, simple repair to get you to the >nearest service station before you get mugged. Right? AND some >churches can't afford to "call the towtruck" every time something >small >happens. I have SAVED the church hundreds of dollars, repaired the >organ from unplayable condition for the service, and I have received a >"crash course" on quick fixes and repairs from our technician, and it >only took about 1 hour. Organists and other instrumentalists need to >be >aware of how their instrument works as well as how to play it...do I >even have to list the reasons? > >Isn't it funny, people like me ask this list (pipeorg-l) some basic >questions, and we get persecuted for being interested in how the >instrument works. Is it a big secret that only technicians are >supposed >to share? Yes, well meaning people can make things worse, AND boats >sink, planes crash, cars collide, trains derail, &%&$ happens, and the >world keeps turning, and eventually, WE DIE. Who can help it?? I >vote >"yes" for teaching pipe organists how to mailtain their >instruments...just like in the "more advanced" European countries (at >least by railroad technology). > >I am tired of fighting people on the list (pipeorg-l)...I will no >longer >start a war by asking [pipeorg-l] for some simple advice. ************************************   Kevin and I are just alike. (well, I don't play the Tuba) My church chews me out (LITERALLY) when somebody sees me "Doing something with the organ" and tells me to stop. Their words are: "I was in here ----- and I saw him carrying out some pipes and taking them apart and distroying them."   Next thing I know, I'm getting chewed out at the Administartion Board.   The pipes they saw me taking out were the Trumpet rank to get the 'gunk' out of the reeds. (The little pieces of hair or lint that get stuck in them) My Organ Tech. said that I could tune the reeds or take the boots off so I can get them cleaned. I could also replace some duct tape (don't start) on the wind lines and reconnect the wind line leading up the the Swell Shades Motor.   I could list all of the things I have done to 'help' the church on saving money with the organ. After all, we only have $350 in the budget for both the pianos (one has the soundboard cracked and the sustain dampers don't work for %&$%. THe other is in OKay condition) and organ. (They could put more money in the budget from other things that haven't been touched in about 14-15 years. (Since the church was built) )   1.) Re-duct-taped the windline to the Swell Motor 2.) Caulked-up the main windline so it stops whistling 3.) Cleaned the Reeds and Shallots from air-borne particles 4.) Tuned the entire insturment after the Ice Storm because it had gone BADDLY out of tune (you couldn't play C and G together on 8' pitch without the frequencies making you quiver) 5.) Duct tapped up the windlines (temporarily) to stop the air whistles 6.) Put the pin back in the lever from the Swell pedal to the pin cylinder 7.) Tightened up the pin cylinder's axis (4 screws) 8.) Straightened up the pins on the Swell Cylinder (the shades were always half closed) 9.) Improved the contact points on the Swell Cylinder 10.) Readjusted the switches on the Bourdon relay (when the tab was off, the pipes spoke on certain notes) 11.) Adjusted the wind supply going into the Bourdon pipes so they were gentle enough to be used during Communion, but still gave you enough 'rummble' during Hymns. 12.) Shut off the Breaker before the blower almost went up in smoke and flames. (the pastoer could smell something during Communion, asked me about it, and I pinpointed the problem to the Blower which hasen't been oiled in about 20 years) (NO LYING!!!!!) 13.) Cleaned under the pedalboard and discovered a 20 14.) Fixed the contacts on the pedalboard so now all the 'things' work 15.) Pulled out about 7 cyphers during Hymns with Full Organ 16.) Fixed the piston System so when you hit the Great Clear, the Dulciana and the Swell to Great 8' tabs clear (two crossed wired touching) 17.) Re attached the Swell shades bar to the top so the bar doesn't fall off again 18.) Jacked-up a Shade with a piece of folded paper under the pivot pin 19.) Took the keyboards apart to get a paper clip the organist dropped in between the keyboards out. 20.) Cleaned and reregulated the Chimes so they now shut-up when you take your finger off the key so they don't keep sounding half way through the Sermon. 21.) Re attached the lock to the roll top because some woman who thank heaven's moved wanted to play it and ripped the lock right out of the nock-out 22.) Fixed the door to the chamber so you don't slam the door into teh Bourdon CC pipe. 23.) Fixed the door to the Swell chamber so it stays on and doesn't fall off after you put it on. 24.) Did a console cleaning this past week and reregulated all the contacts and relays.   I've figured it all out and the repairs I've done totaled about $300.00.   BEAT THAT ADMIN. BOARD! HA!   Later and I'll give my fingers a reast. THEY'RE KILLING ME!!!!!!     Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 22:41:04 -0400   Jason, hope you didn't tell the church about #13 (the 20) you'd owe them $2. Seems to me you probably left a zero or two or your bill!!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o cremona84000@webtv.net  
(back) Subject: Re: Lynnwood Farnam From: JKVDP <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 02:31:46 EDT   Just before reading about the dates of Lynnwood Farnam I was organizing some old and very old Hi Fi and pre Hi Fi phono recordings. I came across a set of recordings made on the Welte-Mignon recording organs in New York and Germany. The performances are by Max Reger, Lynnwood Farnam and Eugene Gigout. According to one of the dust jackets, the recording was done at the studios of Mervin Fulton of Tulare CA on a specially installed pipe organ. The recording label is Fulton Productions. In my opinion the acoustics are too dry to hear the music effectively. I remember purchasing these recordings on special when I was very young in the early 1960's.   I do have questions.   Is this studio still in operation?   Has anyone converted these recordings to MIDI for use on a sequencer?   Another recording I came upon was by Bruce Prince-Joseph playing at St Paul's Chapel at Columbia U. Is this artist still alive? The playing is of very high quality and the organ also sounds fine. Jerry in Seattle