Schober Organ Notes No. 39

OVERTURE

NOW - HERE'S A GREAT IDEA:

One of the most enjoyable developments of my participation in our activities has been corresponding with folks in our group ... and please believe me ... it is FUN (for me) and has been educational as well! THE DOWN SIDE is addressing envelopes ... so here's my GREAT idea: I realize that a limited number of you have the facilities to print-up mailing labels ... but the vast majority of you do have "RETURN ADDRESS LABELS" that you normally stick in the upper left hand corner of your envelopes. How about, with your next letter to me (or even without a letter), you enclose a few of those labels?
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THEN WHEN I SEND SOMETHING TO YOU - ALL I'D HAVE TO DO IS "LICK AND STICK-ON" A LABEL! W E L L ... IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA TO ME! *****************************************

THEATRE ORGAN BUFFS

BILL KOHRUMEL, in a recent letter informed me of a DICKENSON THEATER ORGAN SOCIETY release that presented .. in Bill's words; "a rare opportunity to hear a theater pipe organ with 2 (pipe organ) consoles and the new electronic Rodgers 360 theater organ. The artists are Jonas Nordwall, Donna Parker, and Martin Ellis, who bill themselves as the TRIO CON BRIO". The cassette set (very reasonably priced) is available from:
DTOS MUSIC SHOP
110 EDJIL DR.
NEWARK, DE 19713-2347
Ph: (302) 368-9736
[It is also on CD!] BILL also suggested I remind T/O folks that a good deal of George Wright's recordings are available on CD's from BANDA:
BANDA
P.O. BOX 1620
AGOURA HILLS CA
91376-1620

A COUPLE MORE

Bob Krubsack reports a couple of interesting items ... and here are excerpts from Bob's letter:

1) "In case anyone needs this; I still have the complete assembly instructions for the Recital .. including Reverbatape, Percussion, Power Supply, Amplifier, Mixer, and LSS-10 Speaker system. If anyone needs copies they can contact me at 414-781-5026 or by mail." (See below).

2) "Also there is a program of outstanding organ music on TV. It's mostly liturgical: Bach, Schubert, Pachabel, etc. It's on the Trinity Network in some areas. It's called THE JOY OF MUSIC and the organist is Diane Bish from Coral Gables, Florida."

Here's Bob's address and his HAM call:

MR. ROBERT KRUBSACK
4580 N.159th ST.
BROOKFIELD WI 53005-1050
(HAM CALL: WQ9N).

TECH TALK

HASH ... HASH?

GEORGE REIM posed the question: "Where does the gen. hash come from?" He answered his question with; "The capacity between the (key-switch) springs and the buss". With his letter, he included a sample piece of a Schober keyboard showing the modification he had made to solve that "capacitance" problem. The modification consisted of #28 wire glued to the PC board next to each gold buss - behind the key-switch springs. He went on to explain; "The wires next to the springs form a capacity which leads to ground - the path of least resistance. When the spring touches the buss, this becomes the (new) least resistance (path)".

If you're interested in getting more details ... You can contact George at: 6230 ARCHWOOD LANE ST. LOUIS, MO 63123-1728 Or phone: (314) 352-5292

LEE SUNDSTROM WRITES

Lee, in a recent letter, furnished a sketch showing how easy it is to install his VOX MODULATOR in a Schober organ. He also wrote; "Putting one of my Bucket Brigade Tremolos on a Schober involves lifting the output resistor of each Tibia filter from the filter output bus and running them to a bus that goes to the input of the B.B. Brigade Tremolo and then feeding the output of the trem. back into the audio bus or separate amplifier or whatever." The last sentence of his letter said; "I am sure that any owner of a Schober who would put both the Vox Mod and a B.B. for the Tibia would have a much better sounding organ."

If you're interested in particulars, you'll have to get them from Lee: P.O. BOX 398 CAVE JUNCTION, OR 97523 PHONE: (503) 592-4549

SWAP & SHOP

CONSOLETTE II

DICK THOMPSON says his Consolette is still available and added; "I would think someone could use the organ for parts if nothing else." AND YES! DICK IS STILL LOOKING FOR A THEATRE ORGAN! Mr. Richard J. Thompson 403 E. Smith St. Bay City, MI 48706

SINGLE BOARD TG

DAVE GAIRO, in addition to supplying very useful information on how he added voices to his Schober Theatre Organ, kindly furnished on computer disk, the following request/item for our newsletter:
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Dave Gairo is looking for the following parts and/or information from the single-board tone generator kit TRG-6:

1. Integrated Circuit: Schober part # 1750240 Also known as MC50240 or 50240 This is the main frequency divider for the tone generator board. I would like to get one of the Schober parts or information as to where (or if) I can get the part from any electronic suppliers.

2. Tuning coil: Schober part # 0323 This is the tuning coil for the single-board tone generator. Can I substitute a tuning coil from one of the standard tone generators in place of the 0323?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me by any of the following methods: Mail address: 1302 Gibson Rd. #73 Bensalem, PA 19020 E-mail address: davidjgairo@unn.unisys.com Work phone (8:00-5:00): 215-986-4898 Home phone (evenings): 215-639-2950

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