PipeChat Digest #2514 - Friday, November 23, 2001
 
Re: Jardine
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Woodcuts
  by "Alan Freed" <parishadmin@stlukesnyc.org>
Re: Jardine
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Jardine
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Re: Jardine
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Jardine
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Question about Conn electronic theater organ
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
DENNIS JAMES- RESTORED "METROPOLIS" TOUR - Seattle 11/26/01
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
Re: Working with People who know it all...
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: Question about Conn electronic theater organ
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
Re: Working with People who know it all...
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Question about Conn electronic theatre organ
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
IRC tonight
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Jardine From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 07:57:44 EST   In a message dated 11/22/2001 3:15:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   > > As a Jardine fan I'd be interested in any more information you come across. > there is a nice pretty good size Jardine in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Taunton, MA. Merry  
(back) Subject: Woodcuts From: "Alan Freed" <parishadmin@stlukesnyc.org> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:35:31 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1742C.1A83CB74 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   >Also contact Liturgy Training Publications in Chicago. They have a=3D20 >fine set on CD-ROM, keyed to the lectionary (three-year). Goes by = the=3D20 >weird name of KUDO. That's like the singular of asbestos and pathos: = =3D20 >asbesto and patho. =3D3D20 > >Alan > >-----Original Message----- >From: Bob Elms [mailto:elmsr@albanyis.com.au]=3D3D20 <mailto:elmsr@albanyis.com.au%5d=3D3D20>=3D20 >Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 8:17 PM >To: PipeChat >Subject: Re: clipart help (X-posted) > >You could try the following: > >http://www.mediacom.org.au/subs/mcsub2.html > >quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: >>=3D3D20 >> I need a source of HIGH-QUALITY (preferably medieval) religious >clipart >> > =3D20   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1742C.1A83CB74 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html xmlns:o=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =3D xmlns:w=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =3D xmlns:st1=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" =3D xmlns=3D3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii">         <meta name=3D3DProgId content=3D3DWord.Document> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10"> <meta name=3D3DOriginator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10"> <link rel=3D3DFile-List href=3D3D"cid:filelist.xml@01C17402.315E1310"> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"PersonName"/> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState> <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState> <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind> <w:EnvelopeVis/> <w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing>6 pt</w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing> =3D <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>2</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEve= =3D ry> =3D <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>2</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; 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</span>Goes by the <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><span class=3D3DGramE><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;weird name of KUDO.</span></font></span><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>That's like the singular of asbestos and pathos:<span style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><span class=3D3DGramE><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<span class=3D3DSpellE>asbesto</span> and <span =3D class=3D3DSpellE>patho</span>.</span></font></span> =3D3D20<o:p></o:p></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;Alan<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;-----Original Message-----<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;From: Bob Elms [<a =3D href=3D3D"mailto:elmsr@albanyis.com.au%5d=3D3D20">mailto:elmsr@albanyis.com= .a=3D u]=3D3D20</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 8:17 PM<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;To: <span class=3D3DSpellE>PipeChat</span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;Subject: Re: clipart help (X-posted)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;You could try the following:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<a href=3D3D"http://www.mediacom.org.au/subs/mcsub2.html">http://www.mediacom.= =3D org.au/subs/mcsub2.html</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;</span></font><st1:PersonName>quilisma@soc= =3D al.rr.com</st1:PersonName> wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;&gt;=3D3D20<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'><font size=3D3D3 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&gt;&gt; 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(back) Subject: Re: Jardine From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 11:28:16 EST     --part1_12a.7cc0931.292fd320_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/23/01 7:59:33 AM Eastern Standard Time, MFoxy9795@aol.com writes:     > there is a nice pretty good size Jardine in St. Thomas' Episcopal = Church, > Taunton, MA. >   Thanks... do you have any information on it..... Stoplist, pictures, etc.   It is close by?   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_12a.7cc0931.292fd320_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 11/23/01 7:59:33 AM Eastern Standard Time, MFoxy9795@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">there is a nice = pretty good size Jardine in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, <BR>Taunton, MA. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Thanks... do you have any information on it..... Stoplist, pictures, = etc. <BR> <BR>It is close by? <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_12a.7cc0931.292fd320_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Jardine From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 10:54:46 -0500   Dear List,   Is there any consensus on where the finest unaltered examples of Jardine's =   work stand? I would add the additional caveat that any example should be = in good working condition.   HD    
(back) Subject: Re: Jardine From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 12:35:49 EST   In a message dated 11/23/2001 11:30:33 AM Eastern Standard Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   > > > there is a nice pretty good size Jardine in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, > > Taunton, MA. > > > > Thanks... do you have any information on it..... Stoplist, pictures, = etc. > > It is close by? > i don't myself. someone in the Boston AGO chapter may.   close by to what?  
(back) Subject: Re: Jardine From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 12:22:34 -0600   Some listmembers were asking about the Jardine organ at St. Thomas's = Church (Episcopal) in Taunton, Mass. It was Opus 1257 of 1899, and was built by = George Jardine & Sons of New York in collaboration with Carlton C. Michell. It replaced a Hook & Hastings organ that had been electrified by Hope-Jones = in 1893 and was destroyed by fire. The Jardine was originally tubular-pneumatic, = but was converted to electro-pneumatic action shortly after it was built. = Tonal changes were made by David Cogswell about a quarter of a century ago, who = added upperwork, pedal reed, etc., but left most of the original pipework undisturbed. This is the original specification; I do not have the = present one.   John Speller   GREAT 61   16' Major Diapason 8' Principal Diapason 8' Small Diapason 8' Grosse Floete 8' Violoncello 8' Dulciana 4' Octave 4' Harmonic Flute 2.2/3' Octave Quint 2' Super Octave 8' Tromba   SWELL 61   16' Lieblich Bourdon 8' Geigen Diapason 8' Viole d' Orchestre 8' Voile Celeste (T.C.) 8' Concert Flute 4' Fugara 4' Flauto Traverso 2' Mixture III Rks. 16' Contra Fagotto 8' Cornopean 8' Oboe   CHOIR 61   8' Viola 8' Echo Salicional 8' Unda Maris (T.C.) 8' Lieblich Gedeckt 4' Salicet 4' Flute Octaviante 2' Piccolo 8' Clarinet   PEDAL 30   16' Open Bass 16' Bourdon 16' Violone Dolce 10.2/3' Great Quint 8' Great Bass (ext.) 8' Flute Bass (ext.) 8' Viole d' Amour (ext.)        
(back) Subject: Question about Conn electronic theater organ From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 13:54:53 EST   I know this is a pipe-organ list, but it is apparent many people here have =   immense knowledge about other types of organs, so I figure someone here = might be able to help me.   I have a Conn theater organ which is 30+ years old. It belonged to my father, so there is some sentimental value there. He played it regularly = for maybe 15 years, and then would touch it occasionally until he died. (I = tried to learn on it, but got frustrated by the flat two-octave pedal-board, and =   the manuals "backwards" from a "classical" organ). Now when turned on, it =   makes a loud electronic sounding hum, most of the notes/voices don't work, =   and lots of static comes out of the speakers. Given the age of it, is it =   even worth trying to fix, or have the electronics gone caput? If the = innards are no longer worth it, is there someone or organization which might like = the console to put other stuff inside? Any advice would be greatly = appreciated (I'm getting tired of dusting it and not really being able to play it).   Thanx in advance,   Richard  
(back) Subject: DENNIS JAMES- RESTORED "METROPOLIS" TOUR - Seattle 11/26/01 From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 14:24:15 EST   Dennis James' FILMHARMONIA DUO tour with newly restored silent film=20 masterpiece- Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre=20 this Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. as the next installment in the=20 theatre's popular Silent Movie Mondays film series. James' new commissioned= =20 music score for the print's U.S. Debut was premiered in April at a Castro=20 Theatre performance at the San Francisco International Film Festival.   According to film researcher Hyde Flippo, " . . . the METROPOLIS that=20 moviegoers and reviewers of the 1920s saw varied from country to country and= =20 place to place. The American version was severely cut to ten reels from the=20 original 17, seriously disturbing the film's rhythm and making it impossible= =20 for U.S. viewers to make any sense out of the already convoluted plot. One=20 unfortunate result of all this snipping: some segments of the film seem to=20 have been lost forever, with some scenes today existing in restorations only= =20 as still shots. Nevertheless, enough of the Expressionist film masterpiece=20 remains to allow us to appreciate Lang's cinematic craftsmanship."*=20 Previously circulating unrestored prints ran about 68 minutes in length=20 whereas this complete new restoration contains over 2 1/2 hours of footage   Dennis James' Silent Film Concerts organization was commissioned to create=20 the new theatre organ plus electronics score combining keyboard-effective=20 excerpts from the original orchestral score by Otto Huppertz with other=20 period composition elements coupled with newly composed electronic music and= =20 effects. The score will be performed by the Filmharmonia Duo (Dennis James=20 and Polly Sveda) to showcase the Paramount Theatre's famous Mighty WurliTzer= =20 pipe organ.   The Paramount Theatre is located at 911 Pine Street in downtown Seattle. For= =20 more information, please call 206-467-5510 or visit the Paramount Theatre at= =20 www.theparamount.com   -----   FILMHARMONIA DUO performs musical accompaniments to classic silent films by=20 faithfully recapturing the silent film era's sounds and musical styles,=20 carefully merging surviving historical materials with modern compositions an= d=20 effects. A FILMHARMONIA DUO presentation combines traditional acoustic=20 instruments (piano or theatre pipe organ) with rare antiques (Theremin,=20 Cristal Baschet, Ondes Martenot, Clavioline) and modern electronics (Don=20 Buchla's Thunder, Lightning and other various electronic music devices)=20 giving the ensemble the unique ability to create an historically based silen= t=20 film experience coupled with contemporary film music scoring elements. The=20 FILMHARMONIA DUO works closely with film preservationists and exhibitors to=20 present the finest restored prints to creating a theatrical experience that=20 revives silent films' thrilling original conception.   Ensemble founder Dennis James has made a performing career out of the deligh= t=20 in discovery, taking up challenging musical instruments that have fallen int= o=20 disuse but for which there remain a viable repertoire. He plays an eclectic= =20 assortment, ranging from theatre pipe organ to the theremin (the pioneering=20 Soviet electronic instrument played by waving one's hands in the air). =20 Emerging on the international music scene in 1991 with over fifty music=20 festival appearances from New York's Lincoln Center to concert halls in=20 London, Salzburg and Vienna, Dennis James has developed a major concert,=20 recording, and lecture career that spans the globe.   James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films= =20 with live music. Beginning as a solo pianist for campus screenings at=20 Indiana University during the late 1960s, James now tours world-wide under=20 auspices of his own SILENT FILM CONCERTS production company presenting=20 feature silent film programs with solo piano and theatre organ, chamber=20 ensemble and full symphony orchestra musical accompaniments. Performing=20 silent films with orchestras since 1971 throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Mexic= o=20 and Europe, James offers the most comprehensive program listings in the fiel= d.   ----   For additional production information and future performances, contact:=20   Silent Film Concerts - Filmharmonia Duo 3707 5th Avenue, #412 San Diego, CA 92103 619-234-1396 / muscur@aol.com   *Copyright =A9 1997, 1998 Hyde Flippo    
(back) Subject: Re: Working with People who know it all... From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 11:29:09 -0800 (PST)   Dear Bruce:   I got a real charge out of your story.   Recently, I was tuning a piano for a music teacher who said that she had perfect pitch (was a perfect bitch???).   When I finished tuning, she played the piano and said that it was a "pretty good tuning", but insisted that there were three notes that were out of tune. I asked her, "Out of tune with WHAT?" She replied that she didn't know, only that she had perfect pitch, and they sounded out of tune to her.   I had put my tools away and was sitting in a chair across the room when she made this startling discovery, and the telephone rang. She went to the kitchen and answered it, and after a minute or so, returned to the studio.   I said, "Try those three notes now and see if they are any better." She did, and exclaimed, "Oh, that's MUCH better!" I hadn't gotten out of the chair.   So much for perfect pitch.   Keith Morgan     --- Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > In a message dated 11/19/01 8:32:28 PM Eastern > Standard Time, > jlspeller@mindspring.com writes: > > > > The story is variously told of Ernest > > M. Skinner, Richard O. Whitelegg (tonal director > of Moller), and Virgil Fox > > (to voicer Gil Adams when organist of Riverside > Church). It is probably true > > of all three -- it is the sort of thing that > people say to their voicers. > > > > This story reminds me of when a certain person was > doing tonal finishing on > the organ at Christ Church -- Covington LA (you may > take a bow if you wish) > and the old Moller string was being worked on. > There was a pesky note that > was too loud and after several attempts to get it > soft enough the voice in > the swell box asked, "is this still too loud?" > The finisher answered, > "Yes it is!" "What do you suggest?" came the > voice from the swell box. > "Use your foot," suggested the finisher!!" > > Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ > ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi > Please visit Howling Acres at > http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ > and wander through the Mall Without Walls >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy web site hosting, just $8.95/month. http://geocities.yahoo.com/ps/info1  
(back) Subject: Re: Question about Conn electronic theater organ From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 11:32:32 -0800   Richard,   These were vacuum tube organs, from what you describe, there is probably deterioration of the large high voltage capacitors. There may also be problems in the 14 Volt supply as well. It operates some of the solenoids for voice selection. The other voices use a resistance covered rod, the coating flakes off, can be somewhat repaired by shifting its position.   I think your primary problems are the large power supply capacitors.   Is your model a 600 series, like a 641, 642 or 643?   Vern/Sound Research   ContraReed@aol.com wrote: --- > I have a Conn theater organ which is 30+ years old. Now when turned on, = it > makes a loud electronic sounding hum, most of the notes/voices don't = work, > and lots of static comes out of the speakers.   > Richard  
(back) Subject: Re: Working with People who know it all... From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 15:41:11 EST     --part1_135.511a669.29300e67_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   That's why I quit tuning pianos for a living. A woman once played the = piano right after I dusted it off in preparation for tuning, and said how much better it was... sigh!   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_135.511a669.29300e67_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>That's why I quit = tuning pianos for a living. &nbsp;&nbsp;A woman once played the piano = right after I dusted it off in preparation for tuning, and said how much = better it was... <BR>sigh! <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_135.511a669.29300e67_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Question about Conn electronic theatre organ From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 17:35:59 EST   Richard writes:   > I have a Conn theater organ which is 30+ years old. Now when turned on, = it > makes a loud electronic sounding hum, most of the notes/voices don't = work, > and lots of static comes out of the speakers.       As I do not know the exact model to which you are referring, Richard, let = me be a little hesitant in condemning the instrument. If, as Vern suggests, = it is a vacuum tube model, I would not advise investing too much in its restoration. I am in complete agreement with Vern on the source of the = hum and static you hear.   Even if the power supply is repaired, there are many other things that = will be found to need attention. The voicing networks used by Conn (passive in =   the older models) will need attention due to capacitor degradation. And = Vern is quite correct in warning of the pulse keying network which uses the vinyl-conductive rods. They degrade over time and will need replacement, = not an easy nor inexpensive project. It may be that you must weigh the sentimental value against the actual worth of the organ, an issue that = only you can decide.   Regrettably I am coming to terms with what seems to be an inevitable fact = - some old organs and even some old organ techs are not worth the cost of rehabilitation. :-(   Very best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: IRC tonight From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 18:01:01 -0600   Just a reminder that the PipeChat IRC group meets tonight beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time. That is also the time that the theatre organ program from Australia begins which many of us will be listening to while chatting.   If you need information about how to connect to the IRC server all the instructions can be found on the PipeChat Web Site at http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   See you there!!   David