Schober Organ Notes No. 43

OVERTURE

Following is a message from Jack Gildar:
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IF YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS WE HAVE GOOD NEWS & BAD NEWS
The GOOD NEWS is that you can now get the information in Schober Orphans "Organ Notes" without donating for it, saving Fred Henn, and a few other folks, some work, saving paper, as well as your stamps. The BAD NEWS is that you will not see the splendid work of our formatter Bill Kohrumel: varying fonts, the masthead, curlicues, and all that good stuff. And you will have to print it out if you want a paper copy. You'll get (in the words of the late Det. Joe Friday, [Jack Webb] on the TV program "Dragnet") "the facts, just the facts, Ma'am." Always in the same boring font, and worse, since you can not transmit graphics in the text of an Email, any schematics, pictures, etc. would have to be transmitted to you as an attachment that you would download, and some Email programs/services (most notably Juno) do not have the capability to download attachments. We may be able to work out a way to handle those situations, on an individual basis. If nothing else, we can return to the old "snail mail for stamps" method to get you those documents, if you want them. So if this sounds like it would fufill your needs, send an Email to: Jack Gildar TXHJ90A@prodigy.com or JDgildar@aol.com and let us know that you want to try it that way. IT'S FREE! FREE, I TELL YOU, TOTALLY FREE!
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End of Jack's message ... and beginning of my message:

If you opt for the above, and if, per chance (for whatever reason), you don't receive your issue, let me know ... and I'll be happy to send you a "printed" copy. Your cost: 1 SASE. (Your editor).

E-MAIL UP-DATE LIST CORRECTIONS:

RICHARD ANDERSON wrote to inform us that his Email listing is incorrect ... the correct address is: dick935@olympus.net

GARY HAINES informs us that he has 2 Email addesses: 74764.226@COMPUSERVE.com (on our listing) and: GDHaines@aol.com

AND,

here's a few new addresses:

RAY DEVAULT & DEVTRONIX ORGANS DEVTRNIX@IX.NETCOM.COM

CHRIS FEIEREISEN chris@lakefield.net

Me too: FRED HENN oranur@juno.com

LLOYD SCHEMPP schempps@juno.com

SWAP & SHOP

WANTED: THEATRE OR CONS. II

ALEX KRUEDENER is looking for a Schober Theatre or Consolette II organ. He says the condition of the console is of no importance. If you can help Alex, here's his address: Mr. Alexander Kruedener, Jr. 161 East 89th St. Apt.4E New York, NY 10128-2333

RECITAL AVAILABLE

LYLE says it needs some work. SO, if you're a putterer, contact Lyle: MR. LYLE A. JONES 4500 N. KELSO RD. NORTH ADAMS, MI 49262-9739

FREE RECITAL

ART HACK writes; "I have a Recital that's complete (including a combination action - but no speakers), but it needs work. The assembly instructions are intact. If anyone wants our Recital, they can pick it up at our home near Kalamazoo (MI) within the next two months." If you're interested, here's Art's address and phone #: Mr. Arthur Hack 9366 Big Rock Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 PH: (616) 375-6558

TWO FREE CONSOLETTES

STEPHEN DUDLEY has a Consolette (tube type) and a Consolette II (transistorized) which are available if you pick them up. If you're interested in more details, contact Steve: MR. STEPHEN C. DUDLEY 35 FIRST ST.-RING'S ISLAND SALISBURY, MA 01952 PH: (508) 465-5980

THEATRE STOP/SWITCH/SPRINGS?

Has anyone found any sort of a solution to broken springs on the Schober Theatre Organ stop tabs? If you have any thoughts on it ... please write to me ... you may save some Schober owner's sanity and I'd certainly think that's a very worthwhile contribution and achievement?

REPAIR ORGANIZATIONS

MR. PAUL DOERR
ORGANized SERVICEs,
523 OTTO AVE.
BEVERLY NJ 08010
Ph: 387-2633
PAUL phoned to inform me that he services Schobers. He covers these general areas ... in NJ: area codes 908 & 609 ... in PA: 601 & 215. You can contact Paul for more specific information at: 1-800 870-orgn or at the above address or phone number.

AND A FAX FROM:

DONLEY'S ELECTRONIC SERVICE, INC.
3400 N.FORSYTH RD., SUITE 4
ORLANDO, FL 32792
said; "Yes, we are interested in servicing the Schober and all other electronic organs as the need arises." The following phone numbers were provided: (800) 767-6770 ... (407) 677-0861 ... plus a FAX #: (407) 677-4836 ... and an E-mail address: DONLEYS@worldnet.att.net

ONE MORE FROM FLORIDA

KASCHE'S PIANOS & ORGANS
11954 SUNSET BLVD.
ROYAL PALM BEACH FL 33411
JOHN KASCHE wrote; "We would be happy to help folks maintain their Schobers." He went on to say: "We provide rebuilding, retrofitting, and remanufacturing of many brands of organs. We operate in the south Florida area from Key West to Daytona Beach". The above was followed by rates, etc. information. If you'd like more details: you can contact John at the above address, phone (561) 795-2950 , or Fax (561) 795-2970. (In the Miami area-phone: 305-251-7075).

AND ONE FROM NC

MR. ERIC L. MENKEN
ELECTRONIC ORGAN & SOUND SYSTEM SERV.
170 RIMER RD.
SALISBURY NC 28146
ERIC writes that he'd be happy to service any organs that may have need of repairs. He went on to say; "I am also into all types of upgrades and consider myself to be progressive along those lines. I have developed a digital processing system to add reverb and animation sounds to electronic organs as well as a great Celeste function by using pitch transposing technology. I cover Greensboro, Charlotte and Winston Salem metro areas." But ... Eric says that he's willing to go most anywhere. He added that he sells used organs and does Chimes and Sound system installations. You can reach Eric at the above address - or phone: 1-800-283-9009.

** AND PENNSYLVANIA **

MR. O.B. THOMPSON
ELECTRONIC SERVICE
3744 WEST 38th ST.
ERIE PA 16506
Mr. Thompson's letter said he'd enjoy working with our Schober Orphans Group. He says he's been servicing electronic organs for over 40 years. His labor rate ($40/hr.) matches his electronic organ servicing time. For more information, he can be contacted at the above address ... or Phone: (814) 833-1536.