PipeChat Digest #3630 - Sunday, April 27, 2003
 
Sandras questions
  by "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net>
Re: New member questions
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: New member questions
  by "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net>
Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: New member questions
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: communing organists and offertory voluntaries
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: New member questions
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions
  by "Kealypaul" <kealypaul@yahoo.com>
Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions
  by "Bill Morton" <wjmwjm@asisna.com>
RE: New member questions
  by "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions
  by "Sandra Capri" <scapri@spro.net>
Re: communing organists and offertory voluntaries
  by "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Sandras questions From: "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 21:16:44 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00B0_01C30C39.233D6080 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi Sandra- Im new to the group also. I will try to help with your =3D questions...     1- Check on E-bay- Many times there are manuals and things for organs, = =3D as well as parts and stuff. I got both my pipe organs from ebay !   2- Im not sure about your headphone question.... A leslie is normally = =3D driven with approx line level (sometimes a bit hotter) which is picked =3D up from the organs speaker terminals, and run thru a 'leslie adapter =3D kit' where it is reduced thru a resistor network to acceptable levels =3D for the leslie (approx line level) I would think you could insert a =3D switching jack in the speaker wires inside the organ that would cut off = =3D the internal speakers and allow you to use headphones. Check with the =3D schematics if you have them.   3- Again- check e-bay- There are a set of Conn Pipe Speakers for sale =3D right now- Basically from what I can gather- these are a wooden box, =3D with speakers inside, that sound thru different size/ lenght pipes- I =3D guess to simulate a real pipe organ sound. =3D20   Hope this helps   Ryan   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00B0_01C30C39.233D6080 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" 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; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2600.0" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi Sandra-&nbsp; Im new to the group = =3D also.&nbsp; I=3D20 will try to help with your questions...</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>1- Check on E-bay-&nbsp; Many times = =3D there are=3D20 manuals and things for organs, as well as parts and stuff.&nbsp; I got =3D both my=3D20 pipe organs from ebay !</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>2- Im not sure about your = headphone=3D20 question....&nbsp;&nbsp; A leslie is normally driven with approx line =3D level=3D20 (sometimes a bit hotter) which is picked up from the organs speaker =3D terminals,=3D20 and run thru a 'leslie adapter kit' where it is reduced thru a resistor = =3D network=3D20 to acceptable levels for the leslie (approx line level)&nbsp;&nbsp; I =3D would=3D20 think you could insert a switching jack in the speaker wires inside the = =3D organ=3D20 that would cut off the internal speakers and allow you to use =3D headphones.&nbsp;=3D20 Check with the schematics if you have them.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>3- Again- check e-bay-&nbsp; There = are =3D a set of=3D20 Conn Pipe Speakers for sale right now-&nbsp; Basically from what I can =3D gather-=3D20 these are a wooden box, with speakers inside, that sound thru different = =3D size/=3D20 lenght pipes- I guess to simulate a real pipe organ sound.&nbsp; =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hope this helps</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Ryan</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00B0_01C30C39.233D6080--    
(back) Subject: Re: New member questions From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 20:24:03 -0500   > "Ryan C. Lander" wrote: > Hi- I just joined the group tonight ! My questions concern any > information about my two pipe organs.   Hi, Ryan.   I suspect that the list you might wish to consider is the Residence Organ Chatlist. This is a list of enthusiasts who are involved in installing or re-building pipe organs in their homes.   The Residence Organ List address is: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org>   BTW, this list is run by the same co-Administrators, so I hope I'm not speaking out of turn to encourage you to visit them!   Faithfully,   Grandpa Arp (an old fossil on this list!)   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (877) 944-2454 TOLL-FREE (217) 944-2527 FAX arpschneider@starband.net Home Office EMAIL arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com URL ADDRESS  
(back) Subject: Re: New member questions From: "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 21:44:03 -0400   Thanks- I may when I get ready to instal these organs... but for now Im just looking for info on them.... in their original state. I have to = build my addition before I reassemble the organs... and that comes only after I get my barn done.... Alas- it will be ages before I hear the organs it seems !   Thanks again   Ryan   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 9:24 PM Subject: Re: New member questions     > > "Ryan C. Lander" wrote: > > > Hi- I just joined the group tonight ! My questions concern any > > information about my two pipe organs. > > Hi, Ryan. > > I suspect that the list you might wish to consider is the Residence > Organ Chatlist. This is a list of enthusiasts who are involved in > installing or re-building pipe organs in their homes. > > The Residence Organ List address is: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > > BTW, this list is run by the same co-Administrators, so I hope I'm not > speaking out of turn to encourage you to visit them! > > Faithfully, > > Grandpa Arp (an old fossil on this list!) > > -- > Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO > Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. > 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 > Kenney, IL 61749-0137 > (217) 944-2454 VOX > (877) 944-2454 TOLL-FREE > (217) 944-2527 FAX > arpschneider@starband.net Home Office EMAIL > arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL > http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com URL ADDRESS > > "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: New member intro - theatre organ questions From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 21:47:48 EDT     --part1_64.2f63f90f.2bdc90c4_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/26/2003 8:57:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, scapri@spro.net writes:     > > 3) There is an old sales brochure that says there are "electronic pipes" > available for this organ. Anybody know what this may mean? > >   The "electronic pipes" was basically an auxiliary speaker box (there were = a couple of different sizes available) with resonating tubes (aluminum tubes =   cut at various lengths usually painted gold) that added a small amount of higher frequency boost, depending on the location of the listener to the "pipes". they did add some sense of presence at close listening range, = but were an expensive add-on that did little in most situations (IMHO).   regarding the Conn 651, I think that for the price, the 651 was a nice practice organ for theatre organ style playing, tho the voices were not always where one might want them. I had a friend who had a 651, and he = had an external Leslie speaker...keep in mind that the leslie will only work = on the FLUTE (tibia) stops, but the Leslie trem is the next best thing to = REAL tibia pipes on a real trem (properly set for depth/speed of course).   Rick in VA   --part1_64.2f63f90f.2bdc90c4_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 4/26/2=3D 003 8:57:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, scapri@spro.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> <BR>3) There is an old sales brochure that says there are "electronic = pipes" <BR>available for this organ. &nbsp;Anybody know what this may mean? <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>The "electronic pipes" was basically an auxiliary speaker box (there = wer=3D e a couple of different sizes available) with resonating tubes (aluminum = tub=3D es cut at various lengths usually painted gold) that added a small amount = of=3D higher frequency boost, depending on the location of the listener to the = "p=3D ipes". &nbsp;they did add some sense of presence at close listening range, = b=3D ut were an expensive add-on that did little in most situations (IMHO). = &nbsp=3D ; <BR> <BR>regarding the Conn 651, I think that for the price, the 651 was a nice = p=3D ractice organ for theatre organ style playing, tho the voices were not = alway=3D s where one might want them. &nbsp;I had a friend who had a 651, and he = had=3D20=3D an external Leslie speaker...keep in mind that the leslie will only work = on=3D20=3D the FLUTE (tibia) stops, but the Leslie trem is the next best thing to = REAL=3D20=3D tibia pipes on a real trem (properly set for depth/speed of course). <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_64.2f63f90f.2bdc90c4_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: New member questions From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 20:57:51 -0500   Ryan C. Lander wrote:   > Hi- I just joined the group tonight ! My questions concern any > information about my two pipe organs. The first I got about a year or > so ago, and is a Buhl pipe organ.... I took this out of a church in > Utica, NY. The other Im not sure of the maker, but it was worked on > by Fazakas Organ company (in the 60's Id guess) which also came from a > church, but this one in Summit, NJ. I can find very little info on > the Buhl organ company, but what Ive found, suggests 1926-1929 > vintage, when Buhl worked alone. Any other info is greatly > appreciated. As far as the Fazakas organ... I can find no information > at all on this company, and since Im not sure of the original maker of > the organ, Im at a bit of a dead end here.     I'm not surprised, as I had not heard of either company. Looking at David Fox's book on North American Organ Builders (published by the Organ Historical Society), it is possible to glean a little more information.   Paul C. Buhl was born in Germany and trained with the Carl Weigle firm. He came to the USA in 1893 and at first worked with J. W. Steere & Sons in Westfield, Mass. After this he went into partnership with Albert L. Barnes (a former partner of Clifford Marklove of Utica) in the firm of Barnes & Buhl of Utica, N.Y. This was succeeded by a partnership with Frank E. Blashfield as Buhl & Blashfield, c. 1920-26. Then the Buhl Organ Co. was established in 1926. In 1929 Buhl became vice president of the Rochester Organ Co., a firm that seems to have been associated in some way with the Buhl Organ Co. Buhl died in Utica on 30 March 1970, aged 94.   Arpard E. Fazarkas worked with the Hutchings-Votey firm of Boston (c. 1905) and later with J. W. Steere & Sons. (c. 1910). He etsablished a firm in East Orange, New Jersey in 1917. There was also an office in New York City. In 1946 the firm was operating in Nutley, New Jersey, and was in business as late as 1955.   Hoping this helps,   John Speller      
(back) Subject: Re: communing organists and offertory voluntaries From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 21:59:51 -0500   I don't know who wrote this, 'cuz my EMAIL's been screwed-up but they wrote:   > > 3. I play the entire time the choir is communing, stopping only for = the > > brief time when Sandra and I commune - at that point first in line, no > > waiting.   The organist in our church "pre-records" one of the longer Communion Hymns on the MIDI Data Filer and whenever he's at the point in Communion when he wants to start that hymn, he fires-up up the playback on the MIDI and goes on down and takes Communion. Usually, this gives him enough time to make it from the console in the Gallery to the front, Commune and then go back upstairs again before the Hymn is finished.   Pretty neat trick, and can you imagine the STARES he gets when the organ is playing itself and he's down in front!   Faithfully,   G.A.   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (877) 944-2454 TOLL-FREE (217) 944-2527 FAX arpschneider@starband.net Home Office EMAIL arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com URL ADDRESS  
(back) Subject: Re: New member questions From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 22:03:25 -0500   "Ryan C. Lander" wrote: > Thanks- I may when I get ready to instal these organs... but for now = Im > just looking for info on them.... in their original state.   Still won't hurt to "lurk" on that list, as more than just "how do I make this fit?" info oftentimes surfaces, such as background on various builders, information requests, etc.     > I have to build my addition before I reassemble the organs... Alas- = it will be ages before I hear the organs it seems !   It's also encouraging to read of others' installation progress to give yourself a "kick in the pants" to get going. ..   Good luck on your project -whenever it happens.   Faithfully,   G.A.   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (877) 944-2454 TOLL-FREE (217) 944-2527 FAX arpschneider@starband.net Home Office EMAIL arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com URL ADDRESS  
(back) Subject: Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions From: "Kealypaul" <kealypaul@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 20:07:27 -0700 (PDT)   Weren't the tube speaker pipes an add on to Baldwin organs? I had one installed in a church with two sets of tubes mounted on the walls.   The Conn-Tellers electonic/pipe organ I am familiar with was a real joy to play and hear, comprising several ranks of actual wind-blown pipes in an exposed chest, augmented by electronic sounds (no 32' sounds in the actual pipes.   It was a great portable unit, imported for a weekend performance of Messiah.   I have asked recently if this organ construction is still available, but have not heard any reports.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions From: "Bill Morton" <wjmwjm@asisna.com> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 20:45:13 -0700   At 06:58 PM 4/26/2003 -0600, you wrote:   >2) It has a switch and contacts for an external speaker (and Leslie >perhaps?) on the lower right hand side, and was hoping someone could >give me hope that I could rig it up for use with headphones     Hi and welcome to the group. I had a 651 and I think it is already set up =   for headphones. There should be a 1/4 phone jack up toward the top on the =   righthand side of the front of the organ which is always live. This is = not related to the "external speaker" switch which was intended to drive one of several Leslies. If you plug headphones into the jack, and then = turn off the switch for "internal speakers" you should get sound only through the phones.   Bill   --- [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]    
(back) Subject: RE: New member questions From: "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 23:46:28 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C30C4E.0F0739A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Ryan,   There are a couple things I can tell you about your project. NO1: To combine the two organs you may need a new console. The Buhl console is meant for the Buhl organ and may not have the proper = preparations and wiring for the extra pipes from the other organ.   NO2: You will probably need a new blower as well. When you combine the = two organs you need a more powerful blower because you have created a bigger instrument than either of the blowers is intended for.   That's all. Just thought I'd tell you what I know. Good luck with your project. I hope it works out for the best.   Andrew Meagher -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Ryan C. Lander Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 9:11 PM To: Pipe Chat Digest Subject: New member questions     Hi- I just joined the group tonight ! My questions concern any information about my two pipe organs. The first I got about a year or so ago, and is a Buhl pipe organ.... I took this out of a church in Utica, = NY. The other Im not sure of the maker, but it was worked on by Fazakas Organ company (in the 60's Id guess) which also came from a church, but this one in Summit, NJ. I can find very little info on the Buhl organ company, but what Ive found, suggests 1926-1929 vintage, when Buhl worked alone. Any other info is greatly appreciated. As far as the Fazakas organ... I can find no information at all on this company, and since Im not sure of the original maker of the organ, Im at a bit of a dead end here.   My plans for these two 1920's organs is to combine them into one instrument- using the Buhl console, as it is in beautiful shape. I want = to MIDI-fy the pipe chests so they can operate from my PC, but plan to keep = the console and console-to-relay wiring, etc. original and hard-wired. I have = a solid-state transistor relay from the fazakas which will replace the = ancient Buhl electro-pneumatic keying relay. All these parts are currently stored in my barn, with the exception of the buhl console- it is in the = house.... and the fazakas console and blower are still awaiting my return to NJ to pick them up as I didnt have room on my initial trip for the organ. I am = a beginner, so my 'terms and lingo' may be incorrect, please forgive me.   Any info is greatly appreciated- and any time I can offer help to others here, I will do my best.   Thanks   Ryan Lander   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C30C4E.0F0739A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1141" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>Ryan,</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>There=3D20 are a couple things I can tell you about your =3D project.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>NO1:&nbsp; To combine the two organs you may need a new =3D console.&nbsp;=3D20 The Buhl console is meant for the Buhl organ and may not have the proper = =3D   preparations and wiring for the extra pipes from the other=3D20 organ.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>NO2:&nbsp; You will probably need a new blower as well.&nbsp; = =3D When=3D20 you&nbsp;combine the two organs&nbsp;you need a more powerful blower =3D because you=3D20 have created a bigger instrument than either of the blowers is = intended=3D20 for.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>That's=3D20 all.&nbsp; Just thought I'd tell you what I know.&nbsp; Good luck with =3D your=3D20 project.&nbsp; I hope it works out for the best.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D953424103-27042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>Andrew=3D20 Meagher</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr style=3D3D"MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3D3Dltr align=3D3Dleft><FONT =3D face=3D3DTahoma=3D20 size=3D3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]<B>On Behalf Of </B>Ryan C.=3D20 Lander<BR><B>Sent:</B> Saturday, April 26, 2003 9:11 PM<BR><B>To:</B> = =3D Pipe=3D20 Chat Digest<BR><B>Subject:</B> New member =3D questions<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi-&nbsp; I just joined the group = =3D tonight !&nbsp;=3D20 My questions concern any information about my two pipe organs.&nbsp; =3D The first=3D20 I got about a year or so ago, and is a Buhl pipe organ.... I took this = =3D out of=3D20 a church in Utica, NY.&nbsp; The other Im not sure of the maker, but =3D it was=3D20 worked on by Fazakas Organ company (in the 60's Id guess) which also =3D came from=3D20 a church, but this one in Summit, NJ.&nbsp; I can find very little =3D info on the=3D20 Buhl organ company, but what Ive found, suggests 1926-1929 vintage, =3D when Buhl=3D20 worked alone. Any other info is greatly appreciated.&nbsp; As far as =3D the=3D20 Fazakas organ... I can find no information at all on this company, and = =3D since=3D20 Im not sure of the original maker of the organ, Im at a bit of a dead = =3D end=3D20 here.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>My plans for these two 1920's = organs =3D is to=3D20 combine them into one instrument- using the Buhl console, as it is = in=3D20 beautiful shape.&nbsp; I want to MIDI-fy the pipe chests so they can =3D operate=3D20 from my PC, but plan to keep the console and console-to-relay wiring, = =3D etc.=3D20 original and hard-wired.&nbsp; I have a solid-state transistor relay =3D from the=3D20 fazakas which will replace the ancient Buhl electro-pneumatic = keying=3D20 relay.&nbsp; All these parts are currently stored in my barn, with the = =3D   exception of the buhl console-&nbsp; it is in the house....&nbsp; and = =3D the=3D20 fazakas console and blower are still awaiting my return to NJ to pick = =3D them up=3D20 as I didnt have room on my initial trip for the organ.&nbsp; I am a =3D beginner,=3D20 so my 'terms and lingo' may be incorrect, please forgive =3D me.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Any info is greatly appreciated- = and =3D any time I=3D20 can offer help to others here, I will do my best.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Ryan =3D Lander</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C30C4E.0F0739A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: New member intro - theatre organ questions From: "Sandra Capri" <scapri@spro.net> Date: 26 Apr 2003 23:04:45 -0600   On Sat, 2003-04-26 at 21:45, Bill Morton wrote: > At 06:58 PM 4/26/2003 -0600, you wrote: > > >2) It has a switch and contacts for an external speaker (and Leslie > >perhaps?) on the lower right hand side, and was hoping someone could > >give me hope that I could rig it up for use with headphones > > > Hi and welcome to the group. I had a 651 and I think it is already set = up > for headphones. There should be a 1/4 phone jack up toward the top on = the > righthand side of the front of the organ which is always live. This is = not > related to the "external speaker" switch which was intended to drive > one of several Leslies. If you plug headphones into the jack, and then = turn > off the switch for "internal speakers" you should get sound only through =   > the phones.   Woah, you are right, it is set up for headphones! But the jack is very hard to find. On this 651, there is a 1/4" jack underneath on the right side, way back above the expression pedals, and looks like a screw unless you get completely underneath and see it is a jack! Only the right side of the headphones receive the sound, so I guess this is a mono jack. I'll head to Radio Shack and get a mono->stereo plug.Excellent news!   I've been playing to my heart's content tonight, and am shocked to see how late it is. I need to head to bed or I'll be too tired to play in services tomorrow :-)   Thanks to everyone for the replies to the list as well as directed to me personally.   Sandra      
(back) Subject: Re: communing organists and offertory voluntaries From: "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com> Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 00:13:27 -0500   We do not take an offering... a plate is placed at the entry of the churh for offerings to be made.... at the end of the sermon I play a brief = musical intelude while the elements are brought to the alter... when communion is offered I follow the choir while the DOM plays.. when I get back to the organ I slide over and take up where he leaves off... we decide what will = be played during the communion service.... with the couplers on the tracker I can just place my hands on the lower keyboard and pick up in the same key and regestration so there is no interruption of music during that = period... this is a Baptist church, a free church tradition.... it's great to have = two organist available to play for the service. When Communion is over we proceed to the Doxology.   Sand >