PipeChat Digest #1550 - Monday, August 7, 2000
 
Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ?
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Trivia(l) pursuits...
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
music binding (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: music binding (X-posted)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ?
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: old electronic organs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ?
  by "Ray Thursby" <raythursby@earthlink.net>
Re: music binding (X-posted)
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ? From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 22:58:27 -0500   Ray- That was back in the 70s. The Opto-beasts were fun at first, but one soon got tired of the repetition.   Warehouse? I have only a Simplex player piano (Jesse French) and a = Hamilton galleried pump organ in my parlour and two street organs in my shop -and = one book-music punching machine.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Ray Thursby <raythursby@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 8:48 PM Subject: Re: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ?     > Rick -- > > Tell me you have a warehouse full of Optigan trade-ins...I wanna have = one! > > Nobody ever told me I had good musical taste.... > > Ray > > > "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: Trivia(l) pursuits... From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 21:14:59 -0700   and Moller made bomb-sights, I believe ...   Cheers,   Bud   VEAGUE wrote:   > Speaking of the War Department, WurliTzers' North Tonowanda plant = retooled > and produced air plane dials and guages for the Air Force during WWII. > > Rick > > "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: music binding (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 21:25:37 -0700   At one time, I used to send all my new organ and choir music directly to Gamble Hinged Music in Chicago to be sewn and bound ... those cloth tapes were INDESTRUCTIBLE. Sadly, they've stopped doing it, though I think you can still buy the tape.   A couple of questions:   (1) has anybody tried "Gamble-izing" themselves, and if so, can it be done on a regular sewing machine? What kind of needle is required?   (2) does anybody know of anything similar, either a service, or a machine that can be bought?   Currently I'm using a plastic comb binding machine, and that's fine for larger books printed on heavy paper or card stock (like our Holy Week Manuals), but it's not very efficient for octavos or organ music printed on flimsy paper.   Any ideas, suggestions, etc. would be MOST appreciated ... we've got TONS of stuff now that needs to be put in covers and protected, and I don't know the best way to tackle it.   I have three requirements:   It MUST lie flat, it MUST be durable, and it needs to be something volunteers can do.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: music binding (X-posted) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 21:39:23   At 09:25 PM 8/6/2000 -0700, you wrote: >At one time, I used to send all my new organ and choir music directly to >Gamble Hinged Music in Chicago to be sewn and bound ... those cloth >tapes were INDESTRUCTIBLE.<snip>   I remember one lady organist of years ago, a student of both Clarence = Mader and R.K. Biggs, by the way, whose entire repertiore was sewn and bound, complete with tasteful leatherette-bound board covers and gold imprints! QUITE snazzy!   I always wanted to do that to my music someday, but I wouldn't know where to look to get it done anymore, and the price, I'm sure, would be outrageous. What I do now is use the ol' Xerox machine to whip up a = "work" copy of sheets, on which I can scribble and crib to my heart's content, whilst the unmolested print copy stays in a press, fresh and clean for posterity...or eBay! Such "work copying" is permissible under the "personal use" doctrine of copyright law. However, one cannot make copies and then sell the original, of course, or vice versa.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ? From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 01:05:08 -0400   Tim, here's your weekly installment of great places to waste time! hehehe   At 08:48 PM 6/8/00 -0500, Rick wrote: >The Optigan had a disc that - yes folks -you too could sound just like >Lawrence Welk! For those of you stampeding to find that disc, I've found just = the accessory for you. Archie McPhee, long-time purveyor of those well-known gag items, has a mini bubble machine in his product lineup. Accessible through the main page at http://www.mcphee.com or directly at http://www.mcphee.com/bigindex/current/M5660.html   At 07:18 PM 6/8/00 +0000, db wrote: >The name "Mellotron" sticks in my far-distant memory on this one, and I >seem to recall they were manufactured for awhile in the 1960s. Analog >synth freaks will remember this one! Mellotrons and Chamberlins....check out http://www.mellotron.com   At 07:36 PM 6/8/00 +0000, db wrote: >There's an Optigan website, complete with Optigan users group! Predictably installed at http://www.optigan.com ;)   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Re: old electronic organs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 01:17:52 EDT   Dear Bud:   Baldwin is in Baldwin, WI. It's the cheese Bud the cheese! That was their = old technology, and they've come out with Genisis. I hope it works better for them. It seems that there are two brothers, one works for the successful Ahlborn Organ Co. and the other for Baldwin. They are design engineers in the = digital field. They are in direct competition with each other. I'm waiting even = now to get my mitts on one of Baldwin's prestige models to see for myself, how = good they are. Ahlborn has a good reliable product that sounds terrific. I want = to see if the other brother is up to the task for Baldwin.   I watched the Church Organ Systems Genisis promo video tape and wasn't impressed with the voicing and told them so. They want to have me voice = one, which I'd be happy to do. I think the problem is, that they don't have = anyone with a clue as to what a church organ should sound like. I also want to find = out just how smart this other brother is. The voicing controls should tell the = tale. The samples need to be excellent too. They took their samples out in the room, = I don't think this is a good idea, but time will tell.   Sincerely,   Ron Severin   PS Baldwin still makes Schpinettes too.  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 01:22:51 EDT   Dear Rick:   If it's any consolation, Optigan's are now considered collectors items by Optigan Groupies, and they have their own website. :) There may be an up side = after all. They just may snap up your entire inventory if you let it be known on the Organ Trader.   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Hammond and the FTC, was organs ? Piano ? From: "Ray Thursby" <raythursby@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 22:49:28 -0700   Ron Severin wrote:   "They just may snap up your entire inventory if you let it be known on the Organ Trader."   Rick already replied that he is 30 years past having any Optigans lying around -- a shame, 'cause I was a solid prospect there for a minute. Ah, well....   Excuse my ignorance (not the first time it's been apparent, I'm afraid) = but what and where is the "Organ Trader"? Is there a site where organs are bought/sold besides theatreorgans.com and OCH?   Thanks in advance for the info....   Ray    
(back) Subject: Re: music binding (X-posted) From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 01:17:58 -0500   quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote:   > At one time, I used to send all my new organ and choir music directly to > Gamble Hinged Music in Chicago to be sewn and bound ... those cloth > tapes were INDESTRUCTIBLE. Sadly, they've stopped doing it, though I > think you can still buy the tape. > > A couple of questions: > > (1) has anybody tried "Gamble-izing" themselves, and if so, can it be > done on a regular sewing machine? What kind of needle is required?   The Gamble Hinged Music Company was bought by Carl Fischer; back before = they closed the retail operation in Chicago, I visited the store occasionally, and they had the tape for sale in the store so you could do your own. = When I saw the tape, it was pre sewn, and consisted of two, three, or four (as = I recall) layers of a cloth tape product with an adhesive on one side, which would handle eight, twelve, or sixteen page octavo.   Don't know if CFI still handles the hinge or not; doesn't seem to come up = on their website.   A good, old-time music store with a good accessories buyer will know = whether the product is still available. You might try Brook-Mays in Dallas, or Karnes in Chicago.