PipeChat Digest #3942 - Sunday, September 7, 2003
RE: Wandering reeds and large organs
  by "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>

(back) Subject: RE: Wandering reeds and large organs From: "ameagher@stny.rr.com" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 00:41:01 -0400   Exactly Sebastian=2E The Casavant I refer too is only 3 ranks and has ver= y short resonators on that 16 ft Sordon=2E It has to be done that way howev= er or it would never fit in the small practice room, but unfortunately it causes problems=2E   Andrew   Original Message: ----------------- Wrom: UCDDJBLVLMHAALPTCX Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:59:11 -0400 (EDT) To: pipechat@pipechat=2Eorg Subject: Wandering reeds and large organs     Postings have batted about the subjects of unstable reeds and large=20=   organs for several days now=2E These are two very different matters, and l= et us not=20 make blanket statements about large organs=2E The tuning variances within = The=20 Crystal Cathedral organ are due more to it being in a glass box in California=20 than to its size=2E Pretty obvious stuff=2E Reeds go out of tune for several reasons, some of which have been touched=20 upon by other list members=2E Resonator length can be a major factor; sho= rt=20 resonators are less stable, and "dead length" resonators, as featured by one of=20 the builders that has been blasted in recent postings, can be a real problem=2E=20 Once a builder has a fetish for dead length resonators, there is little on= e=20 can do to convince them otherwise=2E Just pick your season for use=2E=2E=2E=   Reed voicers finish their curves so that there is some consistency to=20=   optimal tonal quality over a reasonable range of tuning on the wire=2E If= a note=20 sounds beautiful at only one pitch, one can abandon any hopes of decent re= gu lation=2E That's why good reed voicers are respected for their work, and amateur=20 tuning and "voicing" have been discouraged for generations=2E Whether one tunes on the wire or on the scroll (if an organbuilder deigns=20 to provide scrolls) is an ongoing and furious debate amongst professionals= =2E=20 Pipemakers enjoy a tremendous income generated by tuners, paid or otherwise,=20 who damage pipes beyond tunability by vandalizing the scrolls=2E   Sebastian M=2E Gluck New York City =2E "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