Schober Organ Notes No. 40

OVERTURE

As I've mentioned in letters to a few folks in our group: Of late - MY TIME seems to be in very short supply! I've noticed, for example, that group activities appear to be consuming more and more TIME ... TWO "FUN" ACTIVITIES I REFUSE TO CURTAIL ARE: PRODUCING OUR GROUP'S NEWSLETTER - and - CORRESPONDING WITH THE NICE FOLKS IN OUR GROUP!

BILL KOHRUMEL, in addition to formatting the "master-copy" of ORGAN NOTES, has offered to help (me)! However - I have taken a few additional steps to "free-up" TIME! Two of them were the "GREAT IDEAS" I presented in O.N. #39: (Address labels & Help in mailing letters to Service people on the MITA list). The response to the address labels request, although smaller than I'd hoped for, was far better than the response to the latter request!

Incidentally - we have "picked-up" a couple more names to add to our list of "TECHNICIANS WHO WILL SERVICE SCHOBERS": One suggested by DAVID BLAKE:

MR. LUTHER HORNING
SOUTHWEST MUSIC
4717-B MENAUL BLVD. NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87110
Ph: (505) 881-2232

And one the result of a mailing by LARRY SMITH:

MR.E. ANDY SEITZ
THE CIRCUIT RIDER
945 GRAND AVE., PO Box 324
BILLINGS, MT 59103-0324
Ph: (406) 252-1232
Or: (800) 398-1232 (answering machine).
 

TOM THOMSON

(our KEEPER OF THE SCHOBER ARCHIVES) writes the following; "Would you please put an ad in the next newsletter, for me, for either (or both) the Devtronix Tone Generator and/or the Schober TTG-6 both for the Theatre Organ. TOM went on to say; "I'm also wanting to build a stock of ALL Schober Theatre Organ parts (I just built shelves to store these). When I have some sort of stock of these, I'll print a list of things available (not trying to profit, but help) in excess of what I can use myself.

TOM finished with; "ALSO PLEASE LET OUR PEOPLE KNOW THAT I REALLY WANT ANY AND ALL SCHOBER LITERATURE. I WOULD LIKE PHOTOCOPIES, ORIGINALS, OR I CAN PHOTOCOPY ORIGINALS AND RETURN THEM TO THEIR OWNERS.

If you can HELP Tom - in any way - PLEASE .. PLEASE! do so! Here's Tom's address: MR. THOMAS A. THOMSON 315 WELHOUSE DR. KIMBERLY, WI 54136 Ph: (414) 734-1068
 

SWAP & SHOP

FREE SPINET

BOB McLAUGHLIN writes (and I paraphrase) My Spinet is FREE to anyone willing to come and get it out of our basement. To contact Bob: MR. ROBERT McLAUGHLIN 79 FLORIDA RD. BOX 122 SOMERS, CT 06071 Or phone: (203) 749-3765

THEATRE ORGAN & PARTS

PETE TILLEMA writes that; in addition to considering selling his Schober Theatre Organ (with a Leslie RV 122 speaker) ... he also has the following Schober parts available: 14 - #11802 PC boards 4 - 045000 transistors 1 - 045500 transistor 1 - 0628 gold spring 1 - 04D200 diode 1 - 2100mfd/50v capacitor 1 - 2uf/30v capacitor 3 - Z-shaped aluminum brackets (marked w/ a "D") 1 - fuse block (marked "CC") 5 - magnetic head clips 1 - swell shoe dual potentiometer (used - may be scratchy) and some: screw eyes, tubular terminals, and various colors hook-up wire. Pete also offered to make copies of his Schober Demo Record; "SOUNDS of the SCHOBER ELECTRONIC ORGAN" (for $5 including postage). (Pete assured me that he's looking only to cover his costs). If any of the above sounds interesting - write to: MR. PETER F. TILLEMA 1541 PRAIRIE DR. RACINE, WI 53406

TELEPHONE CONTACTS

VLADIMIR WEISS indicated that he'd prefer phoning "TECHNICIANS on the MITA list" and furnished a couple of "area codes" he'd be happy to cover. This suggested that perhaps there were other folks in our group who might prefer "phoning" over writing"!
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Vladimir also suggested the following (phone call) approach; "Hi, my name is .... We got your name and phone # from the MITA listing. I'm a member of a small but nationwide group of electronic organ enthusiasts. We are trying to assemble a list of technicians our members can call on. Do you service electronic organs? Are you aware of the name "Schober" electronic organs? (If the answer is "no", the call may end here). Do you have repair manual(s) for Schober organs? Have you had an opportunity to work on Schober organs? Do you want us to add your name to the list of "Schober service technicians" to be distributed to our members? Thank you.
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IF YOU LIKE VLADIMIR'S "PHONING" IDEA - LET ME KNOW - AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO SUPPLY YOU WITH NAMES, ETC. FOR ANY AREA YOU REQUEST!

SCHOBER ORGAN PEDAL SWITCHES

TOM SOUDER recently suggested that I re-publish the following information on the microswitches he used to solve his Theatre Organ pedal switch problems: Microswitches w/right angle Catalog #SMS-483RT Available from: ALL ELECTRONICS CORP. 14928 OXNARD ST. VAN NUYS, CA 91411 Order (toll free) 1-800-826-5432 PH: (818) 997-1806 FAX #(818) 781-2653 INTERNET: Visit their WWW site: http://www.allcorp.com E-MAIL: allcorp@allcorp.com

If you need additional information from Tom - here's his address: MR. TOM SOUDER 625 E. PINE ST. MILLVILE, NJ 08332

FINALE

DAVID BLAKE'S recent letter - triggered a thought .. (in addition to a few other ideas - see sheet #2 of this issue) ... that folks with "other make" organs might like to communicate with and "help" each other? IF YOU LIKE THE IDEA - DROP ME A LINE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS!