PipeChat Digest #670 - Monday, January 25, 1999
 
Re: Pipe organs and Log Cabins
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
water motors
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
tracker organ
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: Organ Pipes for Sale
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Haskelling pipes and Theatre Organs
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Tracker Touch keyboards
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Portable Theatre Organ
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Haskelling pipes and Theatre Organs
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Epiphany IV, Christ Church, Los Altos
  by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
Re: Haskelling pipes and Theatre Organs
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Portable Theatre Organ
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Pipe organs and Log Cabins
  by "roger" <rah@dircon.co.uk>
Re: tracker organ
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
CADD software for Organbuilding
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
Philadelphia Organ Quartet in Concert at the Kirk (X-Posted)
  by "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net>
responses to "growing church question"
  by "mreeves@vzinet.com" <mreeves@vzinet.com>
Re: Philadelphia Organ Quartet in Concert at the Kirk (X-Posted)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Tracker Touch keyboards
  by "Nelson and Tracy Denton" <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
Re: responses to "growing church question"
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: tracker organ
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: tracker organ
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Haskellizing bass pipes
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Pipe organs and Log Cabins From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 06:42:40 -0600 (CST)   >> Has anyone on this list ever seen a water motor for feeder bellows in the >> flesh so to speak???   In the days when I lived in Pennsylvania I used occasionally to come across intact examples in the basements of churches, though I have never seen one in operating condition. In other cases the handle for working the hydraulic blower was still in evidence next to the console. There was an example in the basement of one of the churches we visited on the 1998 OHS convention in Denver and it had been hoped to get it working specially for the occasion but unfortunately the plans fell through, so I don't know whether I shall ever live to see one. I believe the organ at Wells Cathedral in England was hydraulically blown as late as 1948. It is said that at the turn of the century water blowers used so much water that it was impossible to take a bath in New York City on a Sunday morning.   John.    
(back) Subject: water motors From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 10:37:54 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_000A_01BE4785.998F9960 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Back in 1957 I was in a church in Portage, Wisconsin which had a water = motor, but no longer being used. I was there only that one time and = cannot remember the church. But the man I worked with at that time, = Walter Guetzlaff explained to me that that is what this contraption was. =     D J Radanovich Radanovich Pipe Organs, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_000A_01BE4785.998F9960 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Back in 1957 I was in a = church in=20 Portage, Wisconsin which had a water motor, but no longer being = used.&nbsp; I=20 was there only that one time and cannot remember the church.&nbsp; But = the man I=20 worked with at that time, Walter Guetzlaff explained to me that that is = what=20 this contraption was. </FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>D J = Radanovich</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Radanovich Pipe Organs,=20 Milwaukee</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_000A_01BE4785.998F9960--    
(back) Subject: tracker organ From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 10:43:34 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0016_01BE4786.645F27A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   To whoever wrote: we have a 2 manual 21 rank . . .   You can always add turn signals to a horse cart, but you still end up = with a horse cart.   D J Radanovich Radanovich Pipe Organs, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_0016_01BE4786.645F27A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>To whoever wrote: we have a = 2 manual 21=20 rank . . .</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>You can always add turn = signals to a=20 horse cart, but you still end up with a horse = cart.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>D J = Radanovich</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Radanovich Pipe Organs,=20 Milwaukee</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0016_01BE4786.645F27A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Pipes for Sale From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 02:07:57 -0500   >http://members.aol.com/prestant16/prof/pipes.htm   Been there! (a little bit steep prices, but nice conditions and assessories)   Jason Comet Junior in High School bombarde8@juno.com Begining Driver - Get off the streets! |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/13 C. E. Morey/Knapton/Raville organ O 7 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Haskelling pipes and Theatre Organs From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 02:06:15 -0500   Have any theatre organ have Haskelled pipes for the bottom tall notes? This might be useful for the portable Theatre Organ- Aye!?     Jason Comet Junior in High School bombarde8@juno.com Begining Driver - Get off the streets! |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/13 C. E. Morey/Knapton/Raville organ O 7 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Tracker Touch keyboards From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 02:03:17 -0500   Can you add a similated, cheap, tracker touch to present keyboards. the touch is too light, I can't play cleanly, and I read on the internet that some guy installed magnets in the keyboards to give tracker touch. How would I ba able to do this?   ANY help would be appreciated.   Jason Comet Junior in High School bombarde8@juno.com Begining Driver - Get off the streets! |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/13 C. E. Morey/Knapton/Raville organ O 7 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Portable Theatre Organ From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 01:58:58 -0500   The local theatre is looking for a theatre organ that can be torn sown in a short while for the productions and then used in a different venue at a differetnt time. I know that the insturment would have the problems of being voiced at each venue. How did Reginal Foorts traveling Moller set-up. They are looking for an isturment that is portable, can be installed back stage and in front of the stage.   I was thinking of this:   3 main-infront chambers: Main (great/accomp)(on right side) Solo (on left side) Orchestral(over Main) Percussion (eneclosed over Solo) Two (or 3) Echo Chambers: One on the left-backstage wing(second level) One on the right-backstage wing(sevond level) One over the Audience suspended from the rafters, four "pitch organs" 4 or 5 octaves of quiet, but audiable pipes for backstage pitches for soloists, and choruses, etc...   Entire organ is conected via fiber optic cables for ease of both instalation and snaking cables around and between the obsticals that would restrict the big-bulky cables that afr hard-wired printer cables.   Well, if somebody could send me a sample stoplist, and I'll order a couple books from Organ Historical Society. I'm not a trained Theatre Organist, but I am a good accompanist and can udnerstand how to play it correctly.   Thanks, Jason Comet Junior in High School bombarde8@juno.com Begining Driver - Get off the streets! |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/13 C. E. Morey/Knapton/Raville organ O 7 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: Haskelling pipes and Theatre Organs From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 14:30:04 EST   Jason!   What is your definition of "portable"? Re: portable Theatre Organ (maybe electronic), but I have to disagree if you are referring to a real pipe organ. Been there, done that!!!!!!!!! (Not flaming son, just curious)   Later, Phil L.  
(back) Subject: Epiphany IV, Christ Church, Los Altos From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 15:18:59 EST   Epiphany IV, Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos, California   Using our newly revoiced and much regulated 1975 Wicks organ 2/13 (Woopie!!) We actually got to use the Chamade today!!   Prelude - Partita on Laudate Dominum, Charles Callahan   Hymn in Procession - O Praise Ye the Lord!   Gloria (Powell)   Psalm (to Anglican Chant set by parish composer Barbara Dahl)   Sequence: They Cast Their Nets in Galilee   Offertory Anthem: Zion At Thy Shining Gates, K. Lee Scott   Presentation Hymn: Jesus Calls us O'er the Tumult (early American tune)   Sanctus (Schubert)   Communion Motet: We Have Seen His Star, Everett Titcomb   Comm. Hymn: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light   Hymn in Procession: Earth Hath Many a Noble City (Stuttgart)   Voluntary: Processional, William Mathias  
(back) Subject: Re: Haskelling pipes and Theatre Organs From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 15:00:59 -0600   ORGANUT@aol.com wrote: > > Jason! > > What is your definition of "portable"? Re: portable Theatre Organ (maybe > electronic), but I have to disagree if you are referring to a real pipe > organ. Been there, done that!!!!!!!!! (Not flaming son, just curious) > > Later, > Phil L. Well Phil I don't how you missed all the posts on Reggie Foort's Traveling Moller.. but Reggie had a 5/27 pipe organ that he hauled all over England in the late 30's and early 40's. Used 5 lorries (trucks) and the organ could be torn down after an evening performance and set-up several hundred miles away the next day for another performance. Sounds portable to me, but again I don't know what is your definition of portable.   regards,   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: Portable Theatre Organ From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 15:05:53 -0600   Hi Jason,   See if you local library can find you a copy of Reginald Foort's "Cinema Organ". Although it is currently out of print I'm sure it is in the library system someplace. Organ was moved with the pipes in the chests, and was knocked down and set up in a short time. There is a good account of the operation in Reggie's book. I'm sure with the electronics organs available now, there will never be another pipe organ like it.   regards,   Jon   Jason D. Comet wrote: > > The local theatre is looking for a theatre organ that can be torn sown in > a short while for the productions and then used in a different venue at a > differetnt time. I know that the insturment would have the problems of > being voiced at each venue. How did Reginal Foorts traveling Moller > set-up. They are looking for an isturment that is portable, can be > installed back stage and in front of the stage. > > I was thinking of this: > > 3 main-infront chambers: > Main (great/accomp)(on right side) > Solo (on left side) > Orchestral(over Main) > Percussion (eneclosed over Solo) > Two (or 3) Echo Chambers: > One on the left-backstage wing(second level) > One on the right-backstage wing(sevond level) > One over the Audience suspended from the rafters, > four "pitch organs" 4 or 5 octaves of quiet, but audiable pipes for > backstage pitches for soloists, and choruses, etc... > > Entire organ is conected via fiber optic cables for ease of both > instalation and snaking cables around and between the obsticals that > would restrict the big-bulky cables that afr hard-wired printer cables. > > Well, if somebody could send me a sample stoplist, and I'll order a > couple books from Organ Historical Society. I'm not a trained Theatre > Organist, but I am a good accompanist and can udnerstand how to play it > correctly. > > Thanks, > Jason Comet > Junior in High School > bombarde8@juno.com Begining Driver - Get off the streets! > |\ Organist/Choir Director > | | 2/13 C. E. Morey/Knapton/Raville organ > O 7 member choir > > ___________________________________________________________________ > 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/getjuno.html > or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] > > "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: Pipe organs and Log Cabins From: "roger" <rah@dircon.co.uk> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 20:11:04 -0000   Hi Jason and list   A thought crosses my mind ........ Suppose some of the logs used to build the walls of the cabin were to be hollow ........ perhaps with a slot near the bottom of each one. And, of course, the log cabin would have to have a sloping roof, if only to allow the snow to slide off. Oh yes ... and how tall do you imagine that your log cabin would be?? Thirty-two feet (or so) might be an appropriate highest point ......   Roger Hedley Watford UK      
(back) Subject: Re: tracker organ From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 17:24:39 -0500 (EST)     .. . . D J Radanovich wrote:   re: whoever wrote: we have a 2 manual 21 rank =A0 >You can always add turn signals to a horse > cart, but you still end up with a horse cart. =A0 which means, in this regard???   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: CADD software for Organbuilding From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 15:51:52 -0800   Sat, 23 Jan 1999 21:43:25 -0600 on Dominic Joseph Radanovich <rpob@aero.net> asks this list:   > Can anyone suggest a good CAD program for WINDOWS 95-98? > Used to be somebody in the Carolinas offering "OrganCad" in Diapason or > AGO magazine. Haven't seen this ad in a long time. Any ideas???   This was Alan Ontko, an organbuilder, and the program he offered was ORGANCADD, based on the Generic CADD 6.00 (later, 6.1) platform. Since Autodesk stopped supporting that program, Alan felt he was doing his customers a disservice continuing offering that, so he withdrew the product from the market.   He has talked to me in the past about his hopes of re-writing his symbols library for other programs out there now, but I have not heard much about this as of late. I know he's a very busy person, and barely gets onto any of the lists for purusal. Perhaps if he reads this, he's willing to comment on current and future plans in this regard.   BTW, I happen to be one of the satisfied customers who uses Alan's OrganCADD and happen to LOVE it, so I hope the update isn't far off!   You might try concting Alan Directly at: mailto:<ajontko@awod.com>   Faithfully,   Richard Schneider, President SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders 41-43 Johnston Street Post Office Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arpncorn@davesworld.net EMAIL (Note change in ISP's Domain-Name!)      
(back) Subject: Philadelphia Organ Quartet in Concert at the Kirk (X-Posted) From: "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 18:40:44 -0500     Dear Listmembers,   Saturday afternoon I attended a concert presented by the Philadelphia Organ Quartet at the Kirk of Dunedin near Tampa, Florida. The Quartet members are Peter Conte, Colin Howland, Rudolph Lucente, and Michael Stairs. All four organists have ties to the Wanamaker organ, and served under Grand Court Organist Keith Chapman as assistant organists. The music and musicianship that these four gentlemen showed was tremendous.   It was quite a site to walk into the Kirk's Sanctuary and see four organ consoles and a grand piano lined up. The Allen organs were arranged on the sides with the Kirk's black four manual horse-shoe console in the middle. The house was sold out and packed to the gills with senior citizens. I'm quite sure that I was the youngest person in attendance, being only a young 20 years old!   The organists walked onstage and took their places at the organs. Conte on the Kirk's organ, Howland, and Stairs on three manual Allens, and Lucente on a two manual Allen. They began their program with the Opening Segment from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss. This piece although a bit brief showed of the power that four organs can produce. The final chord of this piece was spin tingling with the whole room shaking to the sound of 32' stops real and sampled.   Next came Colin Howland's arrangement of the Theme from E.T. by John Williams. This piece was very beautifully arranged to work on four organs, Peter Conte even brought the grand piano into the act for this piece. This was followed by the Sonata in A Major by Muller. This piece was written for four organs and was meant to be played in a church that had four organs in difference locations. It Showed off some lovely 8' & 2' flutes, cornets, and other baroque delights.   Colin Howland once again arranged the next piece which was based on the hymn "Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart" [Marion]. The full diapason choruses with solo reeds were used here. We heard everything from a Tuba Mirabilis to the Kirk's own very loud Festival Trumpets en Chamades. Bach's familiar Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring was next on the program. Conte and Lucente played the choral while the other players took the rest. We heard some of the Kirk's very beautiful strings and soft stops during the chorus.   Michael Stairs arrangement of the first movement of the Brandenburg Concerto also by Bach. This was played very authentically, Lucente playing the basso continuo, Stairs harpsichord, Conte Violin, and Howland Flute and Viola. It was during this piece that the first bit of Quartet humor was shown. Near the end of this piece there is a very long and virtuosic solo for the Harpsichord. They got to that part of the piece and stopped to wait. Then Lucente look at his watch, got off the organ and opened the bench. He was followed by the other players who got off of their organs also. Check his music and waited impatiently. Suddenly Kirk organ curator Terry Charles appears in a red flannel shirt with a tea wagon!! He passes out the cups and pours out tea to the waiting organists. Then he takes a cup over with a straw to Stairs who is still pounding out the Harpsichord solo. He finally gets to the end of the solo, the players look at their watches and they finish the piece. The audience loved this one and especially the touches of humor. Victor Borge look out!!!   The now very tired Michael Stairs arranged the final piece before intermission. The Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky. Again each organist took a part, Howland harp, Conte French Horn, and Stairs Clarinet. A charming piece to end the first half of this delightful program.   After the short intermission the program continued with the ever popular William Tell Overture by Rossini. The crowd really loved this one and showed it too. Next came a tribute to Ethel Smith with one of her signature tunes Nola. We heard some lovely percussion stops as well as a nice Tibia Clausa. The theatre organ sound ruled here, and again the piano was used.   Danse Macabre by Saint Saens was next. Arranged by Conte its basically the Lemare transcription broken up for four organs. This piece is one of my favorites and it was played beautifully. Peter Conte also arranged the next piece The Entertainer by Joplin with an interesting twist. This version is arranged for eight feet only. Howland was a jokester on this piece as he ate a banana while playing. Then threw the peel onto the floor, and then again organ curator Terry Charles appeared with a towel, removed the banana and also gave the Kirk's organ console a gas station style shine up. The audience laughed it all up, as even laughed when the organist turned pages; which seems a little odd to me. There were a few mistakes in the piece which is to be expected with all the commotion going on. Holand also mentioned that at the Friday night performance the banana peel had landed on the Kirk's organ console, indicating that the shining might have been a reference to that.   A beautiful rendition of Debussy's Clair de Lune was next followed by two sections from the Royal Fireworks Suite by Handel. At the conclusion of the piece all four organs were at full organ. A Sonic tour de force!!!!!!!! The encore was the Stars and Stripes Forever by John P. Sousa. A wonderful conclusion to this fantastic event, Conte even turned on the cymbals and drums at the end!!!!!   A special thanks goes out to the Philadelphia Organ Quartet for providing a wonderful afternoon of music and laughter, and also to Terry Charles for creating and maintaining the wonderful " Duchess" of the Kirk of Dunedin!! If you have never been to the Kirk it is a must hear. They have regular concerts as part of their outreach ministry and I strongly recommend them to you.   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro *********************************** Will Scarboro, Organ Historian American Municipal Pipe Organ Research Project Organist, Pineda Presbyterian-Melbourne, FL USA 1996 OHS E. Power Biggs Fellow ***********************************    
(back) Subject: responses to "growing church question" From: mreeves@vzinet.com (mreeves@vzinet.com) Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 17:52:36 -0600   Many thanks to those who responded to my quest for help. The dozen responses with opinions, suggestions, recommendations, and information have been very helpful.   Yes, the Redman Tracker is a marvelous instrument. I truly admire Mr. Redman's work and hold him in high-esteem. My purpose for the posting was to get some idea of what is generally done with Trackers when it's necessary to relocate them to a larger environment. And, I also wanted to gain some additional perspectives before I meet with Mr. Redman.   At this point, I will probably travel the middle road. That means adding a few additional ranks, if physically possible. One thing that definitely will need to be done, is to "fatten" up the Principal stops on the Great somehow.   Thanks, again. Respectfully, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mark Reeves, Director of Music, Organist First United Methodist Church Canton, Texas +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch02328 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++    
(back) Subject: Re: Philadelphia Organ Quartet in Concert at the Kirk (X-Posted) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 19:30:53 -0600   It sounded like a great time not to be missed - thanks for the review!   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: Tracker Touch keyboards From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 22:27:15 -0500   Magnetic tracker touch keyboard parts are available from Organ Supply Industries. http:/www.organsupply.com. and probably some other manufacturers as well. Some keyboards might not be suitable for conversion so it's wise to talk things over with them as to the specs for your keyboards and your needs. Another solution is to use their "spring type" tracker touch on the keyboards. The effect is the same but it might be another solution if magnetic touch won't work. If well regulated the tracker touch is a crisp feel that does help with giving mushy keyboards a tactile touch.   You might also just try adjusting the keyboard springing to give you a firmer feel, however not all keyboards lend themselves to easy regulation. Nelson E. Denton -The Pipe Organ Tracker Project, The worlds largest collection of organ related links - http://members.xoom.com/radentonson & Canadian Musical Instrument Heritage. http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih -      
(back) Subject: Re: responses to "growing church question" From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 23:35:19 -0500 (EST)   Mark, I think when the organ is placed in the new live acoustic, the Great principal chorus will take on new girth. It is truly amazing what good acoustice will do for an organ.   Keep us posted, please.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: Re: tracker organ From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 00:34:04 -0600   Dominic Joseph Radanovich wrote: > > To whoever wrote: we have a 2 manual 21 rank . . . > > You can always add turn signals to a horse cart, but you still end up > with a horse cart. > > But it is a modern horse cart   Jim h      
(back) Subject: Re: tracker organ From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 00:36:03 -0600   bruce cornely wrote: > > . . . > D J Radanovich wrote: > > >You can always add turn signals to a horse > > cart, but you still end up with a horse cart. > > which means, in this regard??? > > Bruce, i guess we can put on your turn signals after we rascalize my Allen.   jim h    
(back) Subject: Re: Haskellizing bass pipes From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 00:32:19 -0600   Douglas A. Campbell wrote: > > > Ah, the concept of the "Klipschorn" (TM) speaker systems ! > > Douglas A. Campbell > Skaneateles, NY > > i think the proper technique would be to put the current speakers in a smaller speaker cabinet and then shorten the wiring. GRIN   JIM H ___________________________________________________________________ > 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/getjuno.html > or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] > > "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