Guest email@example.com Posted September 7, 2006 Share Posted September 7, 2006 I've only met (and tangled publicly) with a Rollschweller once and it was a bit of a shock. One doesn't like to admit to areas of ignorance, but this is definitely one for me. For a start, I was alarmed to find that they work backwards from what one would expect from just reading the subject. Where a balanced Swell Pedal would usually be, you find a cylindrical treadle, about the size and shape of a small biscuit tin on edge covered with ridged rubber matting. To create your general crescendo (with blind stop addition) you paddle the thing towards you. The reason I ask.... I'm currently working on a Karg-Elert score written for an organ with a Rollschweller and it is specifically mentioned. Problem: both feet are busy and if the one I met is typical (and this is the question) when you release the pedal for a second it returns to its original position .. i.e. the stops go back off again in an instant. In this piece that would be nonsense. So (anyone who knows) 1. Is it always customary for the pedal to give a crescendo by pulling towards the player (bearing in mind that we all expect Swellboxes and General Crescendo pedals to work precisely the opposite way)? 2. Are these pedals usually sprung back to the neutral position, or did I meet a rogue one? Not a topic for everyone, but someone 'out there' will know. Thanks folks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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