John Mitchell Posted April 9, 2018 Share Posted April 9, 2018 How many times have I seen those fateful words on consoles around the world. They denote an unfinished job, usually when a church runs out of money before the tonal scheme has been completed. In my experience those stops never get installed and the console promises what the organ doesn't provide. I get the feeling that the congregation get used to what they hear and don't see the need for any more. On one organ I played a whole manual was missing. The chest was there and the action connected up, but no pipes at all. In another church various stops, including a pedal reed were prepared for, but 40 years later they were still missing. Nowadays if a builder offers me a scheme that involves 'prepared for' stops I just say 'No thank you'. I wonder if other members have had the same experience. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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