PipeChat Digest #2827 - Tuesday, April 30, 2002
 
Re: I've waited 27 years
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: I've waited 27 years
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Recital at Kingwood
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Thanks to you . . .
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: I've waited 27 years From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 16:01:24 +1200   "Give the tuner the boot"? Only if it is a reed pipe, otherwise it has a foot. Ross -----Original Message----- From: cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 12:09 PM Subject: I've waited 27 years       Hello,   After 27 years I have done something reckless!   The little masterpiece of an organ which I play was built new in 1975, = since which, the bottom octave of the Koppel Flute has always been a travesty. Some notes were quiet, some were "buzzy", some were "breathy" and two = hardly spoke at all.   For 27 years, I have written in the tuning book, "Please re-set the speech etc"   OK, I know it meant taking out half the pipes of the Positive to get to them, but after 27 YEARS nothing had been done.   To-day I went berserk. I took out all the 2ft Principal & 1.1/3 Quint = pipes of the Positive Organ and gently stacked them (pure tin).   I then approached the Koppel Flute with various "tools". I thought about = it for a while because the organ uses "open foot" voicing and almost no nicking, which is very critical. To cut a long story short, I made adjustments to flue-ways, languids etc.   Then I got confident and re-set the speech of three pipes on the 2ft Principal and four pipes of the 1.1/3ft quint.   Getting even more confident, I re-set the speech of bottom D of the 8ft Principal high in the case.   IT'S ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS NOW!!!!!   FINALLY, ALL THE ORGAN WORKS PROPERLY AND SOUNDS WONDERFUL.   I KNEW I should have been a pipe voicer.   Should I now give the tuner the boot?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     PS: Don't try this on your own instrument   "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: I've waited 27 years From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:33:20 EDT   In a message dated 4/29/02 9:09:21 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk writes:   << Should I now give the tuner the boot? >>   that's why I learned to tune!!!   Bruce of the Muttestery of St. Dogmael  
(back) Subject: Re: Recital at Kingwood From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:33:43 EDT   In a message dated 4/29/02 9:10:25 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, rredman@imagin.net writes:   << We had a very exciting and satisfying Houston AGO members recital on = our organ at First Presbyterian Kingwood yesterday. >>   and the organ is????  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks to you . . . From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:38:05 EDT   In a message dated 4/29/02 10:07:36 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:   << I had the OHS convention brochure at the computer drooling on it and thinking I might go so that I could meet some more of you, but decided it would be too soon after my "retirement" - I would hate to sit there and sob through all the recitals! It would not be good for my image. >>   So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope it heals fastly!   I think it would be wonderfully therapeutic for you to go to the OHS convention, not only to meet people who are as sick of church employment = as you are, but to get to hear wonderful organs, eat scrumptious food (WAAAAAAAAAY too much of it!!), and, best of all, get to sing hymns = without some ninny yelling "ONLY THE FIRST AND LAST VERSE."   I cannot recommend the therapeutic value of OHS highly enough. GO = ALREADY!!   Bruce of the Muttestery of St. Dogmael in the House of the Sleeping Beagleszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz