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Marko Hakanpää

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  1. In a large part of Europe the freely programmable pistons are known as Setzer-combinations. Sequencer is a play-memory, a device that records what you have played, so that you can go to the nave and listen to the organ playing what you just played. In my organ there is an unlimited number of Setzer-combinations, and the number of the current combination (=piston) is shown on a small display over the top manual. So it is really not possible to get lost. It is also possible to save a combination between two existing ones, for example between 1 and 2 there can be 1.1 or 1.224 or whatever. The
  2. Does someone honestly think that the organ is an electric or electronic device? The UK seems to be the only country that thinks so. This directive applies to such devices only, so manufacturing organ pipes is not threatened. I would compare the organ with a car: they contain electric and electronic components, but they are not electric devices. As stated in the quote in my previous message, the blower or the piston system may be affected by the directive, but not the organ as a whole.
  3. Some think the organ is not to be held as an electronic or electric appliance, though it has an electric blower. Thus this directive applies to the blower, not the pipes. The truth remains to be seen. "Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 12:47:10 +0100 Reply-To: Ibo Ortgies <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Pipe Organs and Related Topics <[log in to unmask]> From: Ibo Ortgies <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: More on the EU and pipes Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/cgi-bin/wa...&T=0&O=D&P=6934 Hi, it is welc
  4. Please take a look at http://www.ondamar.demon.co.uk/lists/index.htm There are long lists of rare stops, big organs etc.
  5. Several new instruments with Barker have been built in Finland during the last 10 years by various builders.
  6. Has anyone ever played a Pan Flute organ stop? It would surely not be an impossible task to construct, as the mechanics of a pan flute are quite simple...
  7. I have understood that the bearings of modern blowers only need oil added every 10 years. Older ones may need several times a year. P.S. those interested in the technique of organs should go to http://www.laukhuff.de/ and download their complete catalogue of organ parts.
  8. Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that the coupler and swell pedals are electrical due to the electrical stop action, but the pedal keyboard itself is fully mechanical.
  9. That is exactly what I meant. It would take a lot longer than an hour to actually tune 13 reeds, but an hour is needed to check all the reeds and tune those not so many pipes that are actually out of tune. More tuning is needed in the summer, when temperature changes are rapid. In winter when the church is heated, the temperature stays better.
  10. In Finland all organists (should) take care of the reeds. Tuning is teached at the Sibelius Academy, and it belongs to the weekly duties of every church musician. Tuning the 13 reeds of my organ takes about an hour, if the air temperature hasn't changed a lot. Regular tuning keeps the reeds in shape and thus the time needed for the job will keep low. If they are neglected, they will eventually sound uneven and it will take more time to tune them.
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