PipeChat Digest #2732 - Monday, March 4, 2002
 
Re: diodes
  by "Ken_Earl01" <ken_earl01@hotmail.com>
Re: Reputable Movers
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Seth Bingham - Toplady
  by "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Re: Seth Bingham - Toplady
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
PLEASE READ - HTML/RTF in posts
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
HTML coding
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: HTML coding
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
For prospective members of the American Guild of Organists.. (x-post)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Interesting Item
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
HTML
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Vinyl, Beatles tunes and Vox boxes
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: diodes From: "Ken_Earl01" <ken_earl01@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 12:14:24 -0000   Hi   'fly back' diodes (actually called 'spike catchers' or 'spark quenchers' = by electronic technicians) are fitted to prevent back EMF from damaging :-   in electronics - the transistor switch, from a reverse polarity voltage caused by the back EMF, or   in electromechanical switching - burning of the switching contacts from sparking caused by the back EMF.   It is standard practice when using encapsulated drivers (ULN2803 / ULN = 2804 darlington driver IC's, or their serial latch equivalents - 5843, for example) to utilise the spike catching diode incorporated into the output stage of the IC for this purpose.   Whilst 'good electronic practice' tells us that the diode should be placed as close as possible to the coil of the electromagnet being suppressed, = this is not always possible in many non organ situations, and the use of the diode on the chip is a perfectly satisfactory manner of dealing with the problem.   In terms of current handling, the encapsulated integrated circuits are designed to handle loads of up to 500 miliamps per driver stage, and the diodes in the circuits will handle the back EMF currents and voltages generated by this load current.   In general terms, even the high current coils of DC driven contactors, are best suppresse dusing a IN4748, which is a light duty switchign diodes, rather than the often installed IN4001 or 4002. The 4748 is more = efficient at dissipating the unwanted 'back EMF'.   EMI is a different problem, and although often from the same cause, may = need a different, or at least, extended, solution.   Ken Earl    
(back) Subject: Re: Reputable Movers From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 07:08:52 -0600   It might well be if there is a contract. From the original posting it did not sound as if they had contracted with anyone to install the organ.   John. ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <jlspeller@mindspring.com>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 7:15 AM Subject: Re: Reputable Movers     > Is this not contractually the obligation of the organbuilder who is > reinstalling the organ? > SMG > > "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: Seth Bingham - Toplady From: "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 13:46:47 -0000   Sorry to but-in to your 'conversation', but - "eight" notes ? what are = they ?   Harry Grove   -----Original Message----- From: Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: 02 March 2002 19:20 Subject: Re: Seth Bingham - Toplady     > >The second is in the top line, fourth measure from the end - four eighth notes? the last one perhaps a drop of an octave from the previous A??? = Yes: on beats one and two: F, G, A, than A an octave lower, all in eighth notes.            
(back) Subject: Re: Seth Bingham - Toplady From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 14:45:08 -0400   on 3/3/02 9:46 AM, MusicMan at musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk wrote:   > Sorry to but-in to your 'conversation', but - "eight" notes ? what are = they > ? > > Harry Grove   Quavers, in britspeak.   Cheerio,     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu     > -----Original Message----- > From: Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: 02 March 2002 19:20 > Subject: Re: Seth Bingham - Toplady > > >> >> The second is in the top line, fourth measure from the end - four = eighth > notes? the last one perhaps a drop of an octave from the previous A??? = Yes: > on beats one and two: F, G, A, than A an octave lower, all in eighth > notes. > > > > > > > "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: PLEASE READ - HTML/RTF in posts From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 18:43:33 -0600   Folks,   I hate to sound like a broken record but again I need to ask that all of you do whatever you can to turn off the HTML and/or RTF (Rich Text Format) in your posts to the list and ONLY post in PLAIN TEXT.   I realize that most of you are not computer "gurus" and basically just use your email programs however they came "out of the box" but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, for the sake of your fellow list members, try to figure out how to set your mail to this list to be sent only as Plain Text. The people that get the Digest version of the list, which is about one-third of you, have to scroll through all sorts of "gibberish" and "goobly-gook" that is produced by the HTML/RTF codings of emails and it can really be a problem for them to read what you have to say.   Below is a random quoting from one of the digests - there is an actually message in it but see if you can find it!! it took me awhile of scrolling to see what the poster was trying to say. This is what your fellow list members have to deal with in reading the list. Remember, one of the wonderful things about this list, and others like it, is that you can ask for help and get it from your fellow members. But if someone can't read your request they can't help you, and maybe the only person that can answer your question might be on the Digest version. So for EVERYONE'S benefit Please do whatever you can to set your mail to PLAIN TEXT.   i have been looking at and working with the developers of the List Software trying to come up with a way of stripping out the "goobly-gook" but so far we haven't been able to come up with a workable solution. They did try a pre-processor but it didn't want to send the mail correctly to the list once it stripped out the extraneous stuff. and the only other option is a processor that would reject any posting with HTML/RTF text in it. But I don't want to go that route and have messages rejected. So I ask the cooperation of ALL of you to do what you can to send only in Plain Text.   I personally don't know the inner working of all the various email programs so I can't give you instructions on how to set your particular program but I am sure that if you ask the question on the list that maybe someone will be able to help you. And since this is to help your fellow list members I will allow a limited amount of discussion on this subject, as off-topic as it is.   If some of you have figured out how to set your programs to Plain Text for the list and can write DETAILED instructions that a non guru can understand I would appreciate it if you send me those instructions. I will make up a new web page of the list site with those instructions for everyone else. Please send those instructions to the Administration address.   In closing, I hope that all of you try to decipher the message in the posting, taken from a digest of about a week ago so that the poster can't really be identified. See if you can find the message in all the other stuff!   Happy PipeChatting   David **************************************************************** <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <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@01C1BC4C.0CD42290"> <title>Message</title> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"PersonName"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"State"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"City"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"place"/> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <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:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Footlight MT Light"; panose-1:2 4 6 2 6 3 10 2 3 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoEnvelopeReturn, li.MsoEnvelopeReturn, div.MsoEnvelopeReturn {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Footlight MT Light"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} span.EmailStyle18 {mso-style-type:personal-reply; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:blue; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none; text-underline:none; text-decoration:none; text-line-through:none;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */=3D20 table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-US link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dpurple =3D style=3D3D'tab-interval:.5in'>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>I think it is wonderful that you =3D have an AGO chapter in </span></font><st1:place><st1:City><font color=3D3Dblue =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Jefferson =3D City</span></font></st1:City><font color=3D3Dblue face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-family:Arial;color:blue'>, </span></font><st1:State><font color=3D3Dblue face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-family:Arial;color:blue'>TN.</span></font></st1:State></st1= =3D :place><font color=3D3Dblue face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-family:Arial;color:blue'><span style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>I&#8217;ve been there, but in = =3D the days before I caught the organ bug.<span style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; = =3D </span>Are there any organs of note there?<span style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; =3D </span>Inquiring minds<span style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>. . .<span style=3D3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>well, you =3D know.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: HTML coding From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 16:56:13 -0800   No guru here, but if you're using NetScape, I think all you have to do is go to   Edit   Preferences   Mail & Newsgroups   Formatting   Message Formatting   click "use the plain text editor to compose messages" and "convert the message into plain text"     I remember that message, and *I* got it in plain text ... maybe there's something somewhere else that tells your mail server to convert incoming messages into plain text, but I can't find it (grin).   Could it be it's only a problem for people in digest mode? No matter ... it STILL needs to be solved.     Cheers,     Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: HTML coding From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 20:33:55 -0500   Hi Bud, As a Netscape user as well, I can tell you it is easy to send plain text on a message by message basis even though your preferences are set at HTML. Whenever you reply to a message or create a new message, simply toggle the "Options" button at the top of the message window, and select plain = text under "Format" for that message to Pipechat. It overrides your preferences for that one message, and returns your settings to HTML for other messages after that. Granted, you must remember to do this for all Pipechat = messages, but it seems a better solution than resetting your whole preferences panel each time you message Pipechat. Perhaps those using other email programs might "pipe up" and help = others using that program to comply with our administrator's wishes. I have taken digest before, and he is not kidding about the volume of gobbledegook, = which often adds 10 or more times the amount of content to each message, to say nothing about the illegibility.   Mike       quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote:   > No guru here, but if you're using NetScape, I think all you have to do > is go to > > Edit > > Preferences > > Mail & Newsgroups > > Formatting > > Message Formatting > > click "use the plain text editor to compose messages" and "convert the > message into plain text" > > I remember that message, and *I* got it in plain text ... maybe there's > something somewhere else that tells your mail server to convert incoming > messages into plain text, but I can't find it (grin). > > Could it be it's only a problem for people in digest mode? No matter ... > it STILL needs to be solved. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > "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: For prospective members of the American Guild of Organists.. (x-post) From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 22:51:37 -0500   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ----__JNP_000_30bb.6c37.4384 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Pipechatters,   Thanks to Sebastian Gluck and all who add wit and humor to these proceedings!   It's that time again... if you sign up between now and MARCH 31, 2002 as a NEW* member of the AGO (American Guild of Organists) for the rest of the AGO's fiscal year 2001-2002, you may join for the reduced National rate of $30 PLUS whatever dues the local chapter sets.   [*NEW=3D you have NEVER ever been a member of the AGO in your life!] Please see http://www.agohq.org   In my neck of the woods (Central Hudson Valley, chapter 209, http://www.chvago.org ) the local charge is no more than $15; thus your total would be no more than $45 to stand you in good stead as a member with all rights and privileges to attend the 2002 National Convention in Philadelphia July 2-6 (after you register, natuerlich ;-)   I certainly hope that many people will take this opportunity to join the AGO as we seek to promote a love for the pipe organ in both church and concert settings, in education as well as professional concerns.   Cheers to all from the windy Hudson Valley, whose blustery breezes I shall not miss as I head south for a few days of   rest and relaxation.   Pat Maimone patmai@juno.com District Convener, Upstate NY AGO Post Chapel, West Point, NY III which remained silent today as I played the II for the Lutheran service in the Old Cadet Chapel, where we will celebrate Herr Bach's 317th birthday Thursday, March 21 at high noon. More details on that celebration spaeter! ----__JNP_000_30bb.6c37.4384 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; = charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2600.0" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bottomMargin=3D3D0 leftMargin=3D3D3 topMargin=3D3D0 = rightMargin=3D3D3> <DIV>Dear = Pipechatters,<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=3D nbsp;=3D20 Thanks to&nbsp;Sebastian Gluck and all who add wit<BR>and humor to = these=3D20 proceedings!<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = =3D It's=3D20 that time again...&nbsp; if you sign up between now and MARCH 31, = 2002</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;as a NEW* member of the AGO (American Guild of Organists)&nbsp; = =3D for=3D20 the </DIV> <DIV>rest of the AGO's fiscal year 2001-2002, you may join for the=3D20 reduced<BR>National rate of $30 PLUS whatever dues the local chapter=3D20 sets.<BR><BR>[*NEW=3D3D you have NEVER ever been a member of the AGO in = your=3D =3D20 life!]<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Please see <A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.agohq.org">http://www.agohq.org</A></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In my neck of the woods (Central Hudson =3D Valley,=3D20 chapter 209,<BR><A = href=3D3D"http://www.chvago.org">http://www.chvago.org</A>=3D ) the=3D20 local charge is no more than $15; thus your<BR>total would be no more than = =3D $45=3D20 to stand you in good stead as a member with<BR>all rights and privileges = to=3D =3D20 attend the 2002 National Convention in<BR>Philadelphia July 2-6 = (after=3D20 you&nbsp;register, natuerlich ;-)<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I certainly = =3D hope=3D20 that many people will take this opportunity to join the<BR>AGO as we seek = =3D to=3D20 promote a love for the pipe organ in both church and<BR>concert settings, = =3D in=3D20 education as well as professional = concerns.<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D =3D20 Cheers to all from the windy Hudson Valley,<BR>whose blustery breezes I = =3D shall=3D20 not miss as I head south for a few days of </DIV> <DIV>rest and relaxation.<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pat=3D20 Maimone<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:patmai@juno.com">patmai@juno.com</A><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=3D nbsp;=3D20 District Convener, Upstate NY AGO<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Post Chapel, = =3D West=3D20 Point, NY<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; III which remained silent today as = I=3D =3D20 played<BR>the II for the Lutheran service in the Old Cadet Chapel, where = we=3D =3D20 will<BR>celebrate Herr Bach's 317th birthday Thursday, March 21 at = high=3D20 noon.<BR>More details on=3D20 that&nbsp;celebration&nbsp;spaeter!<BR><BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ----__JNP_000_30bb.6c37.4384--     ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.  
(back) Subject: Interesting Item From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 00:32:49 -0500   Ebay is indeed a dangerous place for the pipe organ enthusiast to linger, but I can't help myself it seems. On my regular Sunday night browse I bought a miniature pipe organ made for a doll house. It is exquisite, and I have had my eye on one for quite a while. I also encountered the following item:   http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1518675764   You will have to copy and paste the URL since list policy prohibits HTML, but it will be worth it. I think this item might be a rare treasure. Opinions please.   Cheers Mike      
(back) Subject: HTML From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 00:42:43 -0500   See there! I thought I knew how to send plain text with my program, and it sent HTML anyway. I promise to try harder in the future, and please disregard my previous post about sending plain text with Netscape. I obviously don't know what I'm talking about. It's hard to follow the rules if my computer won't do what I tell it to do.   Sorry Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: Vinyl, Beatles tunes and Vox boxes From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 01:40:26 EST     --part1_a9.23c86bbc.29b470da_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Vinyl is alive and well. A couple of guys have recently moved into one of = the shops in the industrial park where I have my organ shop. They rebuild old record cutting lathes and other vinyl related equipment. Apparently they = have no shortage of work. Luckily for me they have thrown out a tremendous = amount of stuff as their space is limited. Being an audiophile, I grabbed signal generators, distortion analyzers, oscilloscopes, reel to reel decks, cases = of 1/2" tape, a nice cassette deck, etc., from the dumpster (they all work!) = I have had numerous conversations with them and now, when the want to get = rid of something, they just leave it at my door. I need a bigger shop. But, in =   any case people with "golden ears" still want their LP's.   I have a copy of a record that came with Columbia's new Stereophonic = console phonograph that was so well mastered (and was obviously never played = by the original owner) That I can put it on my Thorens turntable with = Pickering cartridge and anyone would swear it is a CD. It has orchestral fireworks = like the Grand Canyon Suite and Ravel's Bolero. It just shows what could be achieved with LP's when they wanted to pay attention to detail. On the = other hand I have many of the Vox Box sets. I truly love the performances, many = on organs that have never been recorded since. However the pressings are less =   than perfect. I wish they would reissue them on CD's. I have the Walter = Kraft - Bach and a couple of them have the holes off center. Just sloppy workmanship. When one thinks about what is really happening when an LP = plays, is nothing short of a miracle that it works at all nevermind the = astonishing quality from one that is well produced.   I can't tell you where to find Beatles tunes played on an organ but one of = my fondest memories is of G. Edgar Gress playing his Beatles medley on the Princeton Graduate School's Proctor hall organ. The organ is a North = German Baroque style instrument with Gress Miles' patented bounceless electro-mechanical action. It is in an old Aeolian case. It was the only organ that we serviced when I worked for Gress Miles. We would go over = there once a month and tune it. Part of the original contract. When we finished tuning Ed (G. Edgar) would clean the keys, throw the paper towels down the =   old unused windlines and play something. Proctor Hall is actually a dining =   hall, used for practice and the occasional recital. On one occasion Ed = played his Beatles medley and one by one the kitchen staff came out and stared up = at the organ loft. When he finished they applauded.   Vinyl, Gress Miles, North German Baroque, Beatles... things of the past. = Hmmm.   Alan B Deepest, darkest, New Jersey   --part1_a9.23c86bbc.29b470da_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Vinyl is alive and = well. A couple of guys have recently moved into one of the shops in the = industrial park where I have my organ shop. They rebuild old record = cutting lathes and other vinyl related equipment. Apparently they have no = shortage of work. Luckily for me they have thrown out a tremendous amount = of stuff as their space is limited. Being an audiophile, I grabbed signal = generators, distortion analyzers, oscilloscopes, reel to reel decks, cases = of 1/2" tape, a nice cassette deck, etc., from the dumpster (they all = work!) I have had numerous conversations with them and now, when the want = to get rid of something, they just leave it at my door. I need a bigger = shop. But, in any case people with "golden ears" still want their LP's. <BR> <BR>I have a copy of a record that came with Columbia's new Stereophonic = console phonograph that was so well mastered &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(and = was obviously never played by the original owner) That I can put it on my = Thorens turntable with Pickering cartridge and anyone would swear it is a = CD. It has orchestral fireworks like the Grand Canyon Suite and Ravel's Bolero. = It just shows what could be achieved with LP's when they wanted to pay = attention to detail. On the other hand I have many of the Vox Box sets. I = truly love the performances, many on organs that have never been recorded = since. However the pressings are less than perfect. I wish they would = reissue them on CD's. I have the Walter Kraft - Bach and a couple of them = have the holes off center. Just sloppy workmanship. When one thinks about = what is really happening when an LP plays, is nothing short of a miracle = that it works at all nevermind the astonishing quality from one that is = well produced. <BR> <BR>I can't tell you where to find Beatles tunes played on an organ but = one of my fondest memories is of G. Edgar Gress playing his Beatles medley = on the Princeton Graduate School's Proctor hall organ. The organ is a = North German Baroque style instrument with Gress Miles' patented = bounceless electro-mechanical action. It is in an old Aeolian case. It was = the only organ that we serviced when I worked for Gress Miles. We would go = over there once a month and tune it. Part of the original contract. When = we finished tuning Ed (G. Edgar) would clean the keys, throw the paper = towels down the old unused windlines and play something. Proctor Hall is = actually a dining hall, used for practice and the occasional recital. On = one occasion Ed played his Beatles medley and one by one the kitchen staff = came out and stared up at the organ loft. When he finished they applauded. <BR> <BR>Vinyl, Gress Miles, North German Baroque, Beatles... things of the = past. Hmmm. <BR> <BR>Alan B <BR>Deepest, darkest, New Jersey</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a9.23c86bbc.29b470da_boundary--