PipeChat Digest #603 - Friday, November 20, 1998
 
Re: DIAPHONES
  by "Charles Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Bones, Diaphones, Bourdons and Xylophones
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
more Diaphones
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Rogation days
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Navigating around DIAPHONES
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Kevin's en Chamade
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!, more info~~~~
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
I...prefer...trackers...
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Happy Birthday, Jason
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: Rogation days
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Kevin's en Chamade
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: I...prefer...trackers...
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: I...prefer...trackers...
  by "MR SAND   LAWN" <KWQT65A@prodigy.com>
Re: Kevin's en Chamade
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Trackers
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Kevin's en Chamade
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Koehnken & Grim
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
nix on die politiken
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Subject: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: Mr. Scarbourough's humor
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
The enemy of pipe organs.
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
en Chamade
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
The Enemy of Pipe Organs
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Rumble, Rumble
  by <Diaphone32@aol.com>
Koehnken & Grimm
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: more Diaphones
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
 


(back) Subject: Re: DIAPHONES From: "Charles Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:27:02 -0500     -----Original Message----- From: VEAGUE <dutchorgan@svs.net> To: e-mail organ chat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Friday, November 20, 1998 4:25 PM Subject: DIAPHONES     >The San Fran. Fox Theatre >had a 32 ' Diaphone that had to be disconnected because it under-mined the >foundation of the building.. My 2m/9r Wurli has a 16 ' wood diaphone that >shakes everything in the house very nicely, thank you. Rick     What about the 64' Diaphone Profunda in the ACCHO?   And doesn't the Wannamaker have a 64' resultant?   Another guy named   Charles    
(back) Subject: Re: Bones, Diaphones, Bourdons and Xylophones From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:45:00 EST   BONE SHAKERS!   I would think the 32' & 16' diaphone, the 16' tuba and 16' tibia would be the most likely bone crushers found in a theatre organ. The tuned percussions usually started out with chimes ,followed by orchestra bell or glockenspeil then xylophone, chrysoglott, piano and marimba harp. This order varied slightly with the different pipe organ companies.   Later, Phil L  
(back) Subject: more Diaphones From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:57:58 -0500   Hi, Charles.... I would think the 64 ' resultant at Wannamakers would really rattle the jewelery cases! Atlantic City's beast has kickers on their Mucho Grosso Profundo Basso's to get them started. Rick Ain't this fun????    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 19:07:39 EST     In a message dated 11.20.98 7:04:22 PM, dgoward@uswest.net writes:   <<No, but tall tales aren't really lies.>>   You got me laughing out loud here, and there's no one to SHARE it with!   And you're right. My great uncle was Paul Bunyan!   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Rogation days From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:26:40 -0800   At 09:45 AM 11/20/98 -0800, Bud wrote:   >somehow I don't see that translating to blessing the bank parking lots >in Irvine and Newport Beach, California. Any ideas?   He could bless all the boats....just a thought!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Navigating around DIAPHONES From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:26:43 -0800   At 02:57 PM 11/20/98 EST, Afreed0904@aol.com wrote:   >Maybe it was Audsley. I read it in one of those classic books in the early >50s. I was thinking Sumner or Barnes, but you may be right. My impression is >that the wave-action provided the power for the horns, and that it was a great >thing for the maritime industry when the invention took place. Just HOW that >happened, I haven't the vaguest. But I'm sure someone will let us know.<snip>   Well, here's more on this:   Stevens Irwin, in his "Dictionary of Pipe Organ Stops", wrote that the story of the diaphone was that he was in an organ chamber one day, while someone else was holding notes for tuning, when a pallet for a rather large 16' pipe went into vibration, causing the pipe to speak on pitch with a very powerful voice. Supposedly, Hope-Jones did some tinkering and investigating, and the diaphone was the result.   Most navigational diaphones I've heard in the San Francisco Bay area usually speak at their third harmonic first, before finally settling down to their fundamental. This gives the classic "Beeeeeeee-O" sound of a diaphonic foghorn, doncha know!   In organ applications, the Diaphone usually appears anywhere from 32' to 8', on pedals and manuals. I'd characterize the tone as being very quick in speech, without the usual labial pipe initial speech pattern, very strong in fundamental, with a harmonic train that tapers off much quicker than a diapason. In almost all cases, the Diaphone stop's dynamic would be ff or better. Many were the theaters that had their walls and foundations shook by a 32' Diaphone in countless Wurlitzers of the era. As Irwin said, "...there could be little doubt of the organist's ability to create thunder with such a stop!"   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:26:45 -0800   At 01:41 PM 11/20/98 -0700, Dennis Goward wrote:   >Is this for real?   This is VERY much for real. The U.S. Coast Guard, responsible for such warning devices, has been systematically replacing diaphones with electronic oscillator/horn speaker devices, which offer lower maintenance costs than the old diaphones. However, there was a revolt by San Francisco residents, in which city the famous "Beeeeeeeee-O" sound became part of the charm of a foggy San Francisco day. It also was used in speech to tell someone rather unforgivingly that they needed to bathe.   The result was formation of a foundation that took donations to help the Coast Guard keep the old diaphones functioning, and ward off their demise to the more modern devices. And...indeed they still do moan "Beeeeeee-O" over San Francisco Bay, thanks to those residents' organizing and fundraising efforts!   DeserTBoB   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:35:04 -0600   Brian Graham wrote: > > I've read about diaphones ranks, but I've never seen > or heard one. Does anyone out there have any first > hand knowledge on this subject? > > Also, I've seen several mentions of Chrysoglottes recently. > I presume this is a percussion stop? Of what type? > Diaphones and Chrysoglotts were very common on Wurlitzer organs. The smaller organs, including my style D 2/6, have Diaphones with metal resonators. These are mitred and easily stand under an 8' ceiling. The larger organs had Diaphones with Wooden Resonators, similar to the big 16' reeds. Difference between the Diaphone and a reed is that the Diaphone uses a vibrating beater valve and has a faster attack which gives the bass a good punch. The small organs also had Chrysoglott Harps instead of a wooden Marimba Harp. My "D" also as a Chrysoglott as one of the 4 percussions on that model, along with the Xylophone, Orchestra Bells (Glock) and Chimes. The Chrysoglott has metal bars with padded hammers and is useful in accompaniment registrations as well as solo registrations. Since the Diaphone has a deep powerful tone it was found to make an exceptionally fine FOG HORN. There is a detailed explanation of Diaphones including the FOG HORN in David H. Fox's biography of Robert Hope Jones, which was published in 1992 by the Organ Historical Society.   jch  
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:41:15 -0600   Bob Scarborough wrote: >   > >Is this for real? > > This is VERY much for real. However, there was a revolt by San Francisco residents, > in which city the famous "Beeeeeeeee-O" sound became part of the charm of a > foggy San Francisco day. And...indeed they still do moan "Beeeeeee-O" over > San Francisco Bay, thanks to those residents' organizing and fundraising > efforts! > > DeserTBoB > DeserTBoB   Me'thinks you travel under false colours. Don't recall a desert anywhere near San Francisco Bay. The Diaphone is saying come clean mon!   jch  
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 19:52:05 EST   Brian,   Actually you don't have a Diaphone rank. The Diaphone is the 16' octave of the Diapason rank. The 12 note chest has 12 individual beater boxes. Each beater box is about 5 to 6 inches square and has a corresponding primary valve and a secondary valve,( about 2" diameter) assembly to admit air into it. The beater consist of a round brass disc attached to a stiff flat bar which is about 5 inches long. The disc diameter and bar size varies from low C up the scale to B. The top of each beater box is removable and is an assembly which has a wood block about 1-1/2" square by 6" long glued on it so that it is suspended in the interior of the beater box. This assembly has an air channel drilled through the top(toe hole that the resonator sits on)and extends almost the full length of the 1-1/2" square by 6" piece. A hole is drilled into the side of this assembly near the botton so that it intersects the hole drilled from the top. The beater (disc and suspension bar) is secured to the drilled side of the assembly so that the disc is positioned over the hole in the side. A piece of punched valve leather is glued over the horizontal hole and under the brass beater disc. The suspension bar is adjusted so that the disc does not quite rest against the hole, (about a 1/16"gap) and the stiffness of the suspension bar is varied with a special clamp for tuning purposes.   The top of the beater box is screwed to the beater box housing to make an airtight assembly. When air is introduced to the interior of the beater box by the primary and secondary valves, it tries to exhaust out the toe hole through the gap between the disc and the leather valve seat. The pressure and velocity of the air flow pushes the disc down on the valve seat and seals it. Now the velocity is zero and the stiffness of the disc suspension bar causes the disc to lift off the valve seat. This action is repeated over and over at the pitch frequency of the particualr note being played. When the resonator is placed over the toe hole, the pulsations of air are amplified into what some list members call "bone shattering sound". Anyway this is how my Wurlitzer Diaphone works. Other manufacturers may have something different.   I hope this is not too confusing an explanation of how a diaphone beater works!  
(back) Subject: Re: Kevin's en Chamade From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 17:59:45 -0600   George.Greene@rossnutrition.com wrote: > > Kevin wrote... <<I WANT a trumpet en chamede>> > > Add it to your "residence" Wicks, Kevin! That oughta get the > neighbors' attention! (But don't forget the ear protection > when you play it!)   When I get my Oboe 8' in, it will probably have to go up in that manner due to space problems. You can tell space is no problem for me...I always find room for something that "won't fit." I am also drawing plans for my full-length 64' through 16' Diaphone rank...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com        
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!, more info~~~~ From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:18:49 EST   Hi List------- very nice explanation of the diaphone valvular components Mr. Organut...right on! I had been thinking how I would explain the components and operation,,but you did a swell job,,, :>))   Cheers,   Roc (still waitin for the first bone to shatter from the diaphones he's worked on)   An interesting historical note,,,alluded to by Bud,was the mention of the Magneton as built by the Austin Organ Co..and maybe even by Austin Organs Inc.. The Portland Maine Municipal organ had a Magneton, needless to say,,,it was removed by the baroque interests way back,,but when the organ was moved back to original position and rebuilt, a Magneton was located and moved,,,or contstructed,,,never did hear which,,,and so was reinstalled. Nice touch by the company that employed Robert Hope-Jones when he was early on in this country from England. One of his distant relatives works at Austin today,,so I am told.. R----  
(back) Subject: I...prefer...trackers... From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 21:02:46 EST   >And I prefer playing trackers! >Judy Ollikkala   Do you also prefer stairs to elevators and escalators? ...horse and buggy to automobiles? ...barbers to pull teeth instead of dentists?   Just couldn't resist.   Incidently, I am angry at trackers. While servicing the local Swedenborgian Church tracker (originally given to a Pittsburg congregation by Andrew Carnegie) I had to crawl inside, lay on the reservoir and complete several adjustments. I could not get out because of a six inch beam across the back of the organ about two feet above the reservoir level, and a stained glass window a foot and a half on the other side of that beam. My crew chief had to lift me out by my leg. Trackers - Humfph! (growl, grumble)   The Wurli Stan    
(back) Subject: Happy Birthday, Jason From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 21:02:42 EST   >Subject: HAPPY B-DAY, JASON >JASON....I'll fire up the Mighty WurliTzer for you and we'll all sing >along.   Follow the bouncing ball if you don't know the words.   The Wurli Stan  
(back) Subject: Re: Rogation days From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 21:18:10 EST     In a message dated 11.20.98 7:19:32 PM, desertbob@truelink.net writes:   <<He could bless all the boats....just a thought!>>   That franchise is already held by someone else.   Alan Freed  
(back) Subject: Re: Kevin's en Chamade From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 21:28:30 -0600   Kevin Cartwright wrote:   > When I get my Oboe 8' in, it will probably have to go up in that manner > due to space problems. You can tell space is no problem for me...I > always find room for something that "won't fit." I am also drawing > plans for my full-length 64' through 16' Diaphone rank...   I forgot...does anyone have PLANS for a diaph. 64'?????   krc        
(back) Subject: Re: I...prefer...trackers... From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 21:32:22 -0600   KriderSM@aol.com wrote: > adjustments. I could not get out because of a six inch beam across the back of > the organ about two feet above the reservoir level, and a stained glass window > a foot and a half on the other side of that beam. My crew chief had to lift me > out by my leg. Trackers - Humfph! (growl, grumble)   GOOD THING THE CREW CHIEF WAS THERE!!!!!!!!!! Another thing I don't like about older, larger trackers is you have the ability to have 80 pallets pulled by one key, and running through 10 couplers, etc..., and it takes a pulled ligament to play the thing..... Anywho,   krc        
(back) Subject: Re: I...prefer...trackers... From: KWQT65A@prodigy.com (MR SAND LAWN) Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:03:21, -0500   Just a word... love playing my 2/15 tracker.... and the ease of making repairs myself when necessary. I guess I'm lucky that everything is very accessible. I love just about all pipe organs and try to appreciate whatever is at my fingertips.   Sand Lawn  
(back) Subject: Re: Kevin's en Chamade From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:18:30 -0800   At 09:28 PM 11/20/98 -0600, Kevin Cartwright wrote:   >I forgot...does anyone have PLANS for a diaph. 64'?????<snip>   Midmer-Slosh sure did! They put them in the ACCH organ! They reportedly "shake the pier" at 8 Hz!!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Trackers From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:22:58 -0500   I service a small Koehnken & Grimm 1m 5r tracker in a Catholic church in Enochsburg, Indiana. Self-contained in a @ 12x12x15 case. Very accessable, very light touch, one pedal coupler. Made in 1873. Nicely fills the old granite building. Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Kevin's en Chamade From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 22:23:51 -0600   Bob Scarborough wrote: > > At 09:28 PM 11/20/98 -0600, Kevin Cartwright wrote: > > >I forgot...does anyone have PLANS for a diaph. 64'?????<snip> > > Midmer-Slosh sure did! They put them in the ACCH organ! They reportedly > "shake the pier" at 8 Hz!!   Well...........I know that............but isn't there another Diaphone 64' out there? Plans for a 32' would work too. Hey, at 8hz, you don't need a Vox trem while low C is running! While everyone is speculating and jumping into "planning sprees," I'll just say:   My theatre organ is to be installed above the vaulted cieling in the living room. There will be shades (w/chamber divider walls) that speak into a tone chute that goes down and there are grills at the angle of the north half of the ceiling. The drop will only be a a few feet. On the other side of the chute (the north wall of the chute is going to be part of a weight-bearing wall that supports the roof), will be the precussion box with it's pwn set of shades, and an expression pedal on the console JUST for that... The sound will be deflected down due to the 30 degree slope in the roof of the tone chute.   |--/-| - |_/ | - - Perc.| | Organ - ------------|Gril|----------------   Anyway,   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com        
(back) Subject: Koehnken & Grim From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:34:41 -0800   They're WONDERFUL ... there used to be a bunch scattered around Cincinnati ... some have been relocated ... St. Heinrich's to a Lutheran seminary, Holy Cross to The Immaculata ... last I heard, they were still trying to decide what to do with the untouched one at Marienhilfe; Mutter Gottes across the river is a three-manual, but it's been electrocuted, and I don't know if the re-trackerization project was ever carried out. The only surviving three-manual, I believe, is in the old Isaac M. Wise Synagogue (Plum Street Temple) in downtown Cincinnati, across from the Roman cathedral that USED to have a FOUR-manual Matthias Schwab tracker.   Regards,   Bud    
(back) Subject: nix on die politiken From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:35:47 EST   >Subject: nix on die politiken   >From: Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com>       >Gentlemen, Could we please leave the mud-slinging and >smearing to the   >guys in Washington? Pipe Chat is supposed to be an organ-friendly >outlet.   >Thank you.       Lighten up, Dougie, this ain't Pipeorg-l, ya know! ;-)   Wurli Stan  
(back) Subject: Subject: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:35:58 EST   Brian Graham <bgraham@geaf.com> writes:       >I've read about diaphones ranks, but I've never seen   >or heard one.   A diaphone is a theatrical rank extending usually from a Diapason tenor F down to the bottom of a 16' or 32' rank. It contains an unusual reed action which consists of a metal tongue 5 - 7" long, about 1/4 - 1/2" thick and 1" wide attached to a metal frame on one end, and holding a metal, leather-covered disc on the other end. When blown, this disc is forced against a hole and back vibrating like a typical reed. The resonator is made of wood, square and tapered from bottom to top. The sound is very much like a Contra Trombone or Fagotto, but with a mellowed vibrating sound due to the leather on the disc. The sound is awesome. It is used usually with fuller theatre organ registration to round out the pedal organ. The 32' Diaphone produces the bone- shaking sound associated with theatre organs. I have dis- and re-assembled these monsters.   Yes, there is a difference in the tone quality of Diaphones from the open Diapason sound to the Diaphone sound. One notices it only when running the scale. During normal playing the break is not noticed.   To most classical organists, it probably sounds like tuned fog horns. The list has already confirmed the history of this rank.   Wurli Stan    
(back) Subject: Re: Mr. Scarbourough's humor From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:35:55 EST   Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com>   <snip> I would like to openly address the managers of this list asking them to   please take some sort of disciplanary action against Mr. Bob Scarbourough's   less than friendly attitude.<snip>     I like Bob Scar (oops, pardon me list) Mr. Scarbourough's humor. If the Pipeorg-l mentality has spread to the Pipechat, then I will permanently resign from Pipechat. \!/ (tail wagging happy dog icon)   <snip> There is a difference between expressing free speech and personally   insulting people whose opinions are different than his. Furthermore, it is   my understanding that the mission of this chat group is for the "friendly"   exchange of ideas related to our profession and interest. Mr. Scarbourough   has demonstrated neither.<snip>   Humor and the concept of shared laughter is also a primary goal. \!/       <snip>I personally enjoy the contributions of others and, when appropriate, try to   contribute to this effort myself. Fortunately, most of the members are   friendly and quite generous with there advice.   However, none of us desires or needs to have our opinions smeared by a   person with this type of personality. The last statement which is enclosed   with this letter even belittles my work as an attorney.<snip>   You think you've been belittled, what about me??? I'm a Wurlitzer lover in a Cassavant world. :-(       <snip>I am a respected organist and member of the legal community that assist   people against the government with tax difficulties. In many instances I do   not charge or charge people far below usual rates. I work with churches to   help with charitable donations etc. I have never met Mr. Scarbourough, never   talked with him, have never discussed my work with him, and have never had a   dealing of any sort with him. However, he chooses to throw unwarranted   insults at me.<snip>     I am a respected retired teacher and a member of the organ building community that provides the fine repair and tuning service to many regional churches. In many instances I provide organ servicing or tuning for free or far below below usual rates. I work with local charitable theatre organ chapters providing my skills for free, etc. Neither have I ever met Mr. Scarbourough, never have discussed MY business with him, and have neither had dealings of any type with him. Yet, I thoroughally enjoy his wry and dry humor, ESPECIALLY when he aims it at me.     <snip>I will no longer contribute to this chat as long as Mr. Scarbourough is a   member that chooses to exhibit this sort of behavior. Please do something   aboout it now or I will permanently resign from this chat.<snip>   And I will no longer contribute to this chat if Mr. Scarbourough (what the Heck, Bobbie) is forced to rein in his comments.     No fancy title Wurli Stan (I do have a B.A., but I am too sheepish to use it as a part of my name)   PS: I missed Bob's comments the first time around, Doc. Thanks for the rerun. WS    
(back) Subject: The enemy of pipe organs. From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:36:02 EST   Dear List,   Last week I jockeyed a console for my crew chief who tried to tune a local church organ. This organ will simply not stay in tune. This organ sits behind the chancel choir which sits behind the pulpit. After spending three hours tuning this instrument, we held two notes that were tuned. Over a period of 15 seconds, the notes went into and out of tune three times. To make matters worse, the church fathers decided to mount six, (count them, SIX) 500 watt or larger spot lights only 12 feet from the organ pipes, and aim them at the choir and the pipes. To begin with, the organ pulls badly when being tuned, then when the lights are turned on, all our efforts are ruined.   Of course, we will be called back to retune this beast. The church will say that we did a bad job the first time.   Is this a rare situation, or do other church fathers treat their magnificent instruments this badly??   Wurli Stan  
(back) Subject: en Chamade From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:35:51 EST   Subject: Re: Kevin's en Chamade   >Kevin wrote... <<I WANT a trumpet en chamede>>   >   >Add it to your "residence" Wicks, Kevin! That oughta get the   >neighbors' attention! (But don't forget the ear protection   >when you play it!)     I remember as a teenager practicing the Hammond organ in my little country church. It contained two sets of Hammond speakers theatre- style and could they pump out the sound. After Sunday evening services, (Dad was the custodian and let me lock up) I would crank that C-3 up and belt out the Golden Oldies and the early rock tunes. They must have been as loud as the 'en Chamades' because the neighbors would comment the following Sunday about my selections. They lived about 300 feet from the church.   No fancy title Wurli Stan  
(back) Subject: The Enemy of Pipe Organs From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:55:18 -0500   Stan... Many church people have no idea how delicate these instruments are. Because they are big, people tend to think they are indestructable. I have seen ranks of treble upper work wiped out from some dufus construction guy walking on them, coats and tool belts tossed over pipework, etc. I WANNA SCREAM!!!    
(back) Subject: Rumble, Rumble From: Diaphone32@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:55:26 EST   I Hope Jones doesn't shake things up too much. :)  
(back) Subject: Koehnken & Grimm From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 00:00:31 -0500   Hi, Bud... This little tracker has not been electrocuted ( I love it ! ) The origional pump handle on the treble side has been replaced by a 1/4 hp blower, the pedal squares have been replaced, some pedal traces replaced, the huge 5x10 reservoir was releathered......not bad for @125 y/o ! Rick (just plain old Rick)    
(back) Subject: Re: more Diaphones From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:15:34 -0600   At 06:57 PM 11/20/98 -0500, you wrote: >Hi, Charles.... I would think the 64 ' resultant at Wannamakers would >really rattle the jewelery cases! Atlantic City's beast has kickers on their >Mucho Grosso Profundo Basso's to get them started. Rick Ain't this >fun???? While on a POE in Philly, we were treated to a concert at the Wanamaker's Store. I can still remember the feeling of awe at hearing all those strings in the Parker Sonata, and then the spectacular transcription of the Stars + Stripes. One thing Peter Conte mentioned was that he was prevented from using anymore than half of the organ - no full organ - for fear that the merchandise displays would be shaken and damaged.   RH