PipeChat Digest #3939 - Saturday, September 6, 2003
 
Re: Michael Murray at St. Bavo's
  by "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by <FUMCBA@aol.com>
Re: Michael Murray at St. Bavo's
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu>
Re: Poor thing
  by "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Re: Poor thing
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Schnitger
  by "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu>
Re: Schnitger
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Weekly Tunings
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Crystal Cathedral Recital Announcement
  by <ChPardini@aol.com>
Re: Poor thing
  by "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
Re: Poor thing
  by "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
RE: Weekly Tunings
  by "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Michael Murray at St. Bavo's From: "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:59:46 -0500     Michael Murray - Bach at St. Bavo's   TELARC CD-80286   Includes: "St. Anne" P & F "Dorian" T & F "9/8" P & F Fant/Fugue in Cm 4 Chorales   Recorded 1991   Excellent performance and recording. Bravo to Telarc for knowing how to = capture the sound of an organ (and orchestras too). They're real good = about including stoplists also. Dorian Recordings do a fine job too on = organs.         ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Bob Conway=20 To: Pipechat-L=20 Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 3:06 PM Subject: Michael Murray at St. Bavo's       Can anyone supply me with the CD Label and Number?  
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: <FUMCBA@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 17:05:35 EDT     The Tuba stop on our Robert Morton theatre organ (owned by the Sooner = Chapter of the ATOS and housed at the Broken Arrow campus of Tulsa Technology = Center) had unstable tuning, just couldn't get it to stay in tune for more than a = day or so. Ended up sending the pipes to Wicks in Highland, Illinois to have them reworked. They are fine now.   -Bill Rowland Broken Arrow, OK    
(back) Subject: Re: Michael Murray at St. Bavo's From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 17:26:59 -0400   Thanks Guys, I was sure that some-one would have the infomation!   At 03:59 PM 9/5/03 -0500, Bill wrote:   > >Michael Murray - Bach at St. Bavo's > >TELARC CD-80286     Bob Conway        
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 19:04:21 -0400   On 9/5/03 12:43 PM, "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> wrote:   > When I played a recital at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, in 1981, I = met > their Mr. Stout, who came in every Saturday evening (at least) to = maintain the > organ. I have heard that he is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and > conscientious technician who loved the organ and took care of it for = years. > He certainly would not tune the entire organ every week,   It's like that other maintenance project three or four miles north--the Golden Gate Bridge. The painting crew works 40 hours a week, year around. No, they don't paint the whole thing every day, or even every week. Or = even every month. But by the time they get it painted, it's time to do it = again.   Call it "job security."   Alan      
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 19:23:51 -0400   > There's a 5m. in Toronto that receives a reed tuning every 2nd Friday > afternoon. It's a Casavant. > I do a reed tuning on 4m. in Toronto every 3rd Saturday night (what a = life I > have!). It's also a Casavant....hey, wait a minute. Is there a pattern > developing? Do Casavant reeds tend to wander off tune more so than other > builders reeds?   Greetings all.   As far as I have seen yes, Casavant reeds wander off. The reason I am told is that Casavant resonators are too small. The difference is the equivalent of a major 3rd (so a C resonator would be the size intended for the E above it). This makes for unstable tuning tendencies. The Moller I tuned today had rock solid reeds, I couldn't believe it! They were the = most in-tune stop in the swell!   = -Nate   "The Apprentice"      
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 19:25:24 -0400   I don't know about Walcha. I can tell you its definitely a Schnitger! And I can tell you lots of other stuff, should you be interested!   Shell   >>> ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com 09/05/03 3:44 PM >>> At 03:16 PM 2003-09-05 -0400, you wrote: >When I was staying in Cappel, Germany this summer, we tuned the reeds >(especially the pedal reeds) three or four times over a 2 week period. >They were so out of tune when we got there, and were pretty unstable. >However, they are generally not tuned as frequesntly as ever week, at >least to my knowledge. > >Shelley   Shelly,   Is this the organ that Walcha recorded on? I think it is a Silberman, possibly a Schnitger organ.   Arie V.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263     "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: Poor thing From: "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 19:27:35 -0400     > Please slide the tuning wire upwards or remove it entirely before you slide > the bill under the reed. Otherwise you will run the risk of bending or     Yeppers, I always take the spring off and rotate it away to get at the reeds...   = -Nate   "The Apprentice"      
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 19:33:42 -0400   On 9/5/03 7:25 PM, "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu> wrote:   > I don't know about Walcha. I can tell you its definitely a Schnitger! = And I > can tell you lots of other stuff, should you be interested!   Naaah, who wants to hear about a Schnitger?   PLEASE! Dish! Reminisch!   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 19:34:24 -0400   Hi Colin, Indeed he is. I would be nearly willing to kill for the opportunity to work beside and learn from this man. Mike   Colin Mitchell wrote:   > Hello, > > Would that have been Ed Stout, the man who made the > Castro Wurlitzer sound so good? > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > --- "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> wrote: > > > When I played a recital at Grace Cathedral, San > > Francisco, in 1981, I met their Mr. Stout, who came > > in every Saturday evening (at least) to maintain the > > organ > > __________________________________ >    
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 19:46:16 -0400   Hi all,   I was just being silly about the weekly tunings, I was trying to = come up with the tuner's worst nightmare for fun... I have nothing but = respect for people who give so much attention and care to the many great = instruments today. I count it a blessing and a rare priviledge every = time I set foot in any organ to play my part in helping it, and to try = to understand it. From a teeny Flentrop to a huge Skinner, I appreciate = them all.   = -Nate = "The Apprentice"  
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 20:15:46 EDT   Hi Nate:   Huge organs are nice for all that power, but they do require attention constantly. Crystal Cathedral will be unplayable until about 2 AM today. The heat here has exceeded 100 degrees today. Don't even think about getting music out of it until about then. The organ is in a green house. It's probably the hardest organ to tune in the world. Oh, by the way, there is a curfew after ten PM so we will only know for sure in the early morning. Chris Pardini sometimes has to curtail using the top most divisions including the Great and Positive and some of the pedal until things cool down. Today it could be as high as 150-160 degrees up there if it's 100 at the lowest level. Would lead and tin pipes start to melt or sag at such temps.? No human being can stand temps. like that for very long. Now there's a tuning problem for you on a gigantic pipe organ. It seems the temperature rise is 10 degrees per 8 feet today, so the temps. could be higher than I first stated.   Chris may be able to fill us in on days like today. It would be = interesting.   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 20:21:04 -0400   Hey -- let's not make blanket statements here! I play a 1960 Casavant with half a dozen reeds, and they virtually NEVER wander off -- nor does any of the flue work. It's one of the most stable instruments I've ever heard. I just got back from a two month vacation, and even after a summer during which temperatures fluctuated wildly, this organ sounds terrific, reeds included. No, it's not perfectly in tune, but few people would guess that the last time the tuners were there was in April.   Steve Best in Utica, NY   Bigaquarium wrote:   >>As far as I have seen yes, Casavant reeds wander off. >>      
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2003 09:45:43 -0700   I have been astonished at the huge range of temperatures occurring in parts of the USA. We seems to be very fortunate in that the range of temperatures over the whole year is so small. Winter here typically would have a range of approximately 40 to 60 F, and summer a range of around 60 to 80F. Of course there are odd days when the temperatures vary from the norm. We do have heat waves at times and cold snaps.. Days of 100F arery rare, and days when the minimum is under 40 are also rare.The organ I play is tuned twice a year. On top of that I tune the single reed, maybe twice a year. Bob Elms   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Nate: > > Huge organs are nice for all that power, but they do require attention > constantly. Crystal Cathedral will be unplayable until about 2 AM > today. The heat here has exceeded 100 degrees today. >      
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 19:51:54 -0500   The two Casavants I play on frequently both have had their reeds tuned one day and then had to have touching up the next. :) Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis" > > As far as I have seen yes, Casavant reeds wander off. The reason I > am > told is that Casavant resonators are too small. The difference is the > equivalent of a major 3rd (so a C resonator would be the size intended > for > the E above it). This makes for unstable tuning tendencies. The > Moller I > tuned today had rock solid reeds, I couldn't believe it! They were the > most > in-tune stop in the swell! > > > > -Nate > > "The Apprentice" > > > "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: Weekly Tunings From: "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 20:01:40 -0500   Hi, List:     Bob wrote:   > I have been astonished at the huge range of temperatures > occurring in parts of the USA. We seems to be very fortunate > in that the range of temperatures over the whole year is so > small....   Well, I live in Texas, and we have extremes as a normal way of life. There is a very big difference between tuning an organ weekly because it needs it, or the owners what it to be "perfect" every day. I remember a organ tech who worked for the WurliTzer company way back when. He tuned a thearer organ in Newark, New Jersey, and boarded a train for Detroit. After tuning in Detroit, he boarded another train for Chicago. When Chicago was done, he boarded a train and went back home to Newark. This was done every week. I suspect it was the WurliTzer company policy to keep these palace organs going in tip-top shape.   I can tune the organ in my church, as I am this week, but by this time next week, the organ will be out of tune. It will not be tuned again until just before Christmas. Our organ gets a tuning every three months, depending on my schedule with other organ sales and service. The frequent tuning is absolutely necessary.   We do not tune the organ because it is out of tune. It is out of tune 98 percent of the time.   The organ is installed on three levels. Working on the lower level with the exposed Great today, I was very comfortable. As I moved into the lower section of the Choir Division, I was 16 feet above the Great. Then I moved into the upper portion of the Choir Division (10 feet above the Choir lower level), and it was very warm up there. When we play for the church on Sunday, the dynamics of the air conditioning, the people contributing body heat, and the outside heat and humidity doing its thing, the organ will not be recognized by late Sunday evening as the same organ that I tuned on Friday and Saturday.   So, instead of tuning because the organ is out of tune, we tune it every three months because we cannot pay for more frequent tunings and necessary maintenance.   F. Richard Burt Dorian Organs     ..    
(back) Subject: Re: Poor thing From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 21:00:55 -0500   Some days I feel I am surrounded by idiots and some I don't. <g> On the days when I feel that I am NOT surrounded by idiots, I think this is fairly sound advice. When a reed note goes dead it will often (though not always) be because there is some dirt which has got between the tongue and the shallot and is preventing it from speaking. A dollar bill is very thin and will not generally damage the tongue when inserted between the tongue and the shallot. Also, to prevent forgery, dollar bills are engraved in such a way that not all the lines are the same depth, so that they have a certain three dimentionality on their surface. This provides just the right amount of friction to get the dirt out. If you are a normal organist, this should work quite well. But if you are an idiot, please don't attempt it. <g>   John Speller   Jeff White wrote:   >>>Hello Pipechatters, >>> >>> Another day another tuning. Posaune Low E #5 wasn't speaking this >>>morn... Giant moth wedged in echalote... What a way to go... >>> >>> >>I've heard >> >> >>>stories about bats and pigeons, can anyone top those? (C: >>> >>> >>> -Nate >>> >>> > >I think this happens a lot. I was told that if a reed is silent, and you >hear no air, take the boot off, take a dollar bill and run it between the >shallot and the reed gently. Then turn the resonator facing down, and = most >likely out will pop a dead bug. (This was also the day I learned to = NEVER >blow into reed pipes.) > >      
(back) Subject: Schnitger From: "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 22:04:50 -0400   "Naaah, who wants to hear about a Schnitger? PLEASE! Dish! Reminisch!"   Well, since you twisted my arm, why not... ;)   The Cappel organ was built by Arp Schnitger in 1680. It was originally built for a church in Hamburg. However, it was moved to Cappel after their church and organ burned down. It is, therefore, far more elegant and much bigger than a organ normally would be for such a rural area (and if Cappel isn't rural, I don't know what is!). Anyways, the front pipes are original. This is, if I'm not mistaken, the only Schnitger that still has original front pipes. The Germans didn't think that a town like Cappel would have an organ, so when they were taking pipes from organs to make bullets, Cappel was forgotten. What a blessing that was! 2 manuals and a pedal - flat, of course. 30 stops.   It's an amazing instrument, as were the other Schnitgers I played!   I have pictures...if you want to see, let me know I'll send some to you! Shell          
(back) Subject: Re: Schnitger From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 22:46:09 -0400   Shelley wrote:   >I have pictures...if you want to see, let me know I'll send some to you! >Shell   Please do.   conwayb@sympatico.ca   >Thanks,     Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: Weekly Tunings From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 21:48:48 -0500     TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   >Several sweeping statements were made about organs that are tuned weekly, = and >list members may have been left only with negative impressions. >   Good. Now it may be that some organs need to be tuned weekly. If so, one of the following is probably operative:   (1) The reeds are badly designed or constructed and do not stay in tune.   (2) The fluework is of poor, thin, metal, and if slide tuned probably has poorly fitted slides.   (3) The organ is poorly designed and laid out so that there are temperature differentials between the divisions, which makes the organ susceptible to the slightest seasonal change.   If any of the above are true, I feel sure that any church with enough money to tune their organ weekly would have enough money to buy a new organ, and I would in this case suggest the latter course.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Crystal Cathedral Recital Announcement From: <ChPardini@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 23:49:37 EDT   Friends,   If you are in Southern California, I would like to invite you to a recital b= y=20 Hungarian organist, Zsigmond Szathmary.=A0 The recital will take place this=20 coming Friday evening, September 12th, at 8 p.m.=A0 It will feature both the= IV/82=20 AEolian-Skinner in the Cathedral Arboretum as well as the great Cathedral=20 organ.=A0=A0=A0=20   The first half of the program will feature the A-S organ and works by Bach,=20 Bruhns, Szathmary, and Liszt.=A0 The second half of the recital will take pl= ace=20 in the Cathedral and will feature Szathmary's transcription of Dvorak's "New= =20 World" Symphony in its entirety.   Professor Szathmary is the Professor of Organ at the University of Freiburg=20 in Freiburg, Germany.=A0 I had the pleasure of meeting him last summer while= I=20 was on tour in Germany.=A0 If you are in the area, join us!=A0 Friday, Septe= mber=20 12th at 8 PM.   Our new Cathedral Carillonneur, Rick Breitenbecher will present a half-hour=20 pre-recital concert on the Arvella Schuller Carillon at 7:30 p.m.   Thanks!   Chris Pardini      
(back) Subject: Re: Poor thing From: "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 01:04:18 -0400   Nelson,   Wouldn't it be a lot easier to remove the pipe form the chamber? Then you=   can reassemble it better light and not in such a crunched space=2E It als= o prevents the wedge from falling in the rack=2E   Andrew Original Message: ----------------- Wrom: JBLVLMHAALPTCXLYRWTQTIPWIGYOKST Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 01:59:21 -0400 To: pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Subject: Re: Poor thing     Re the dollar bill thingy=2E   Please slide the tuning wire upwards or remove it entirely before you slid= e the bill under the reed=2E Otherwise you will run the risk of bending or kinking the reed tongue=2E This can happen very easily on those nasty mod= ern reeds with tongues as thin as aluminum foil=2E   Many little squished bug-gers also tend to ooze sticky goo that will attra= ct dirt in time=2E Usually you will find that you have to take the reed apart=   completely in any case to properly clean them=2E   For tapered shallots I find it's easier to take a pair of long nose pliers=   and very gently pry the shallot out of the block first instead of trying t= o dig the wooden wedge out=2E It usually comes out very easily=2E If you le= ave scratches your doing something wrong=2E   The hardest part is reassembling the durn thing while hanging upside down = by one hand in a chamber lite by a 15 watt refrigerator light bulb=2E I'm su= re many a organ man has post tramatic nightmares about the Wedge from Hell th= at fell between the rackboards two chambers below=2E   Nelson=2E OH! for a good nights sleep=2E   Tomorrow? #1 Chimes not working due to lightning hit=2E #2 Blower won't start=2E   hmmm? They both noticed this weeks ago, but call today=2E =2E =2E   Typical First Thursday Night after Labour Day=2E     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free=2E Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www=2Egrisoft=2Ecom)=2E Version: 6=2E0=2E512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 20-Aug-03   "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www=2Epipechat=2Eorg List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat=2Eorg Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat=2Eorg       -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web=2Ecom/ =2E      
(back) Subject: Re: Poor thing From: "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 01:06:45 -0400   Nelson,   I forgot one thing=2E My idea wouldn't work well with the larger pipes=2E= =2Elol=20 You would need two people to remove them=2E The last one I did was only 4= ft so I could remove it fromt he chamber and make the task MUCH easier=2E   Andrew   Original Message: ----------------- Wrom: IPWIGYOKSTTZRCLBDXRQBGJSNBOHMKH Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 01:59:21 -0400 To: pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Subject: Re: Poor thing     Re the dollar bill thingy=2E   Please slide the tuning wire upwards or remove it entirely before you slid= e the bill under the reed=2E Otherwise you will run the risk of bending or kinking the reed tongue=2E This can happen very easily on those nasty mod= ern reeds with tongues as thin as aluminum foil=2E   Many little squished bug-gers also tend to ooze sticky goo that will attra= ct dirt in time=2E Usually you will find that you have to take the reed apart=   completely in any case to properly clean them=2E   For tapered shallots I find it's easier to take a pair of long nose pliers=   and very gently pry the shallot out of the block first instead of trying t= o dig the wooden wedge out=2E It usually comes out very easily=2E If you le= ave scratches your doing something wrong=2E   The hardest part is reassembling the durn thing while hanging upside down = by one hand in a chamber lite by a 15 watt refrigerator light bulb=2E I'm su= re many a organ man has post tramatic nightmares about the Wedge from Hell th= at fell between the rackboards two chambers below=2E   Nelson=2E OH! for a good nights sleep=2E   Tomorrow? #1 Chimes not working due to lightning hit=2E #2 Blower won't start=2E   hmmm? They both noticed this weeks ago, but call today=2E =2E =2E   Typical First Thursday Night after Labour Day=2E     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free=2E Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www=2Egrisoft=2Ecom)=2E Version: 6=2E0=2E512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 20-Aug-03   "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www=2Epipechat=2Eorg List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat=2Eorg Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat=2Eorg       -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web=2Ecom/ =2E      
(back) Subject: RE: Weekly Tunings From: "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 01:13:50 -0400   Andrew,   When I was in grad school one of the practice organs was a small Casavant tracker=2E It had a 16 ft Sordun in the pedals that was ALWAYS out of tun= e=2E=20 We would tune it and it would be out again in less than 5 minutes=2E   Andrew   Original Message: ----------------- Wrom: ZCMHVIBGDADRZFSQHYUCDDJBL Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 07:06:48 -0400 To: pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Subject: RE: Weekly Tunings     There's a 5m=2E in Toronto that receives a reed tuning every 2nd Friday afternoon=2E It's a Casavant=2E I do a reed tuning on 4m=2E in Toronto every 3rd Saturday night (what a li= fe I have!)=2E It's also a Casavant=2E=2E=2E=2Ehey, wait a minute=2E Is there a= pattern developing? Do Casavant reeds tend to wander off tune more so than other builders reeds? This is an honest question as I have almost no experience with anything else=2E I take care of a Wicks organ with an 8' Trumpet and = I'm very impressed with how stable the tuning of it is=2E AjM   -----Original Message----- Wrom: VLMHAALPTCXLYRWTQTIPWIGYOKSTTZRCLBDXRQBGJSNBOHMKHJYFMYXOEAIJJPHS Bigaquarium Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 10:18 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Weekly Tunings   Hi Chatters,   What kind of organ needs weekly tuning? 4m organ w/ thimble sized reservoirs, holes in the roof, a/c and heat alternating on and off, organ chambers serving as a main corridor of some type for folks to brush the slides about, Casavant reeds (ahem), electric swell motors that keep the boxes shut when the organ is off, and a home to insects and small rodents?=       "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www=2Epipechat=2Eorg List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat=2Eorg Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat=2Eorg       "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www=2Epipechat=2Eorg List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat=2Eorg Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat=2Eorg       -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web=2Ecom/ =2E