Guest Cynic Posted July 3, 2007 Share Posted July 3, 2007 Over the years we have all been told how wonderful these various systems from (various) specialist companies are. They certainly save an organ-builder a large amount of time! For all that, over the years I have heard of a number of places (some very illustrious) where there have been (to put it mildly) 'unexpected difficulties'. Specific case: In a church near here a new system was fitted a few years ago. This unaccountably failed to work recently - nothing the organbuilder could do...alternatives were to send the whole system back to the specialist works or commission a new system. This was (to put it mildly) a disappointment to the church where the installation of this new switching represented a major investment not long ago. The system was apparently not under guarantee and obviously the organ-builder's time would also have to be paid for. Again, quite unaccountably, it decided to start working again (after about a three week break) and after (but not during) an organ-builder's visit. To date no adequate explanation for this has come to light. I heard only this week of two more installations where the organ-builders work could not be enjoyed because the specialist system failed. For my own organ-bodging purposes, I have to say that I am less and less likely to commission a new system. My main reason is not because I am a cheap-skate (though I am) but the fact that if something goes wrong with conventional switching (so far) I have always managed to track the fault down and I can usually sort it out pretty quickly. Views/opinions/experiences please! Perhaps needing a new topic but connected with this: Has anyone heard (as I have) that the new EU regulations about banning use of lead on PCBs and (general) soldering is going to make the function of future electric systems slightly less reliable too? Dear Moderator, inadvertently, I have posted this topic in the wrong part of the forum. Any chance it might be switched to Nuts and Bolts? Many thanks, P/C Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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