Schober Organ Notes No. 46
JACK GILDAR suggested that I should inform folks (the following is not
in his words) that although I do attempt to send our newsletter every other
month ... there may be times when the amount of material received would
change that schedule. The frequency of issues depends, to a large degree,
on the number (and size) of the items I receive for publication. In other
words there are no guarantees.
Unless clearly marked; "NOT FOR PUBLICATION" any and all submissions
may be printed in our newsletter and, in some cases, be supplied to folks
who do not receive our newsletter (but never for financial gain).
Opinions and/or comments expressed in our newsletter are those of the correspondents
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Schober Orphans group
or the publisher of Organ Notes.
BILL KOHRUMEL offered to help me with the following potential addition
to our newsletter ... PROVIDING ENOUGH FOLKS ARE INTERESTED! I've been
experiencing a bit of difficulty in gathering enough text to fill 2 pages
(1 sheet) of our newsletter so I suggested that folks might be interested
in articles (with photos) on some of the Schobers folks have built (and
their experiences in doing so?).
Bill seconded the motion and further suggested ... and I quote a paragraph
from Bill's Email; "It may not be a bad idea to ask the members for their
thoughts in the December issue. After all, what would be better than
to have articles for and about members? They are the "core" of Organ
Notes. Maybe if some member went to a concert in another town to
hear Joe Blow play the Mighty Wurlitzer, or if they went somewhere where
they had a pipe organ on display or whatever . . . that way, the members
could participate in what goes in Organ Notes. Just a vague suggestion
about "fill ins" for the slack periods."
PLEASE SEND IN YOUR THOUGHTS ON ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE ... AND
YOU'RE "ABOUT IT" ... REMIND ME ... IF THERE WAS SOMETHING
SUPPOSED TO PUBLISH BUT DIDN'T
M I D I
JIM DUANE, at my request, kindly furnished more explicit info on his MIDI
system (as first reported, by me, in issue #45 of our newsletter.
If you're interested in specific details ... contact me. (Editor).
H E L P !
JIM McWILLIAMS picked up a Schober Concert organ, which he wants to restore.
(He has a Theatre model too). No documentation came with the 30 to
35 year old "tube" Concert , so Jim is looking for any docs that
he can get copies of. Naturally, the assembly instructions
would be most desirable, but Jim would like anything that's available.
If you have anything, you can contact Jim at: 1331 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Albany CA 94706-1454 or phone: (510) 525-2887
M O R E T E C H H E L P
DEAN PEDEN emails; "I saw your article in the latest MITA newsletter
asking for qualified Schober techs to come forward and help the orphans
get their machines up and running like they should. I will volunteer any
help I can give, Use my email address Peden2@juno.com or the technical
one: Peden2@ novaport.com if you want and anyone may contact me for service
help or schematic help. I have all the books that Steve Pavit used to build
his Schober. I also have serviced almost every model of Schober in my regular
repair work. Between you and me, we should be able to help anyone!! Right
AND A MARYLAND TECH
MR. TED THOMPSON
MARYLAND ORGAN SERVICE
7 DEER PASS COURT
COCKEYSVILLE MD 21030
TED phoned to say that he would like folks to know that he services
Schober organs and that his organization owns a Recital.
ALEX KRUEDENER is looking for the assembly and installation instructions
for the older type percussion system that used the #11706 PC board.
If you can help Alex ... here's his address: RR 1, Box 303, South Hill
Rd., Jamaica, VT 05343
Alex is also interested in a copy of SOC-11 (I can't find my copy) and
he says he hasn't seen the following supplier in our newsletter. The reason
he hasn't is because I didn't know about it: ANTIQUE ELECTRONICS
SUPPLY. I don't have the address ... but here's the phone number:
ALEX KRUEDENER also writes that he's missing one Recital tone generator
board. I'll quote, in part, from his letter; "I'm missing the
D# tone generator (bd.#1117), but any one will do as there are 15 capacitors
that vary (in value). C#, D, & D# are identical so one of them would
be ideal .... but any other would be fine as I can change the capacitors
(to what I require). Contact Alex at the address shown above.
SWAP & SHOP
RECITAL & ???
NELSON BOAN writes (and I quote in part); "This leads to the things I want
to get rid of::
1) The (church) organ has the console [with messed up (highly
modified?) electronics] and 3 pedal claviers. This can be had by
whoever will pick it up. It's sort of free ... but the church wouldn't
mind a contribution for it.
2) I have a console, with no electronics inside, bench and pedals
included. FREE to first taker."
For more information contact Nelson: P.O. Box 460, Balsam NC 28707,
or: phone (704) 456-7394; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: (704) 456-9949.
THEATRE ORGAN OFFER
LARRY PEAVEY writes; "I probably should part with my Schober". It's
a Theatre model with a "not Schober" custom mahogany console, combination
action, toy counter, reverb, and Leslie. Larry says if someone is interested,
something could be worked out. Contact Larry at: 111 BRICKYARD RD.
APT.B-1, ATHOL MA 01331.
FRED GRAMBOW says his Recital is available to any interested party if they
are willing to pick it up ... at 21 IMPERIAL DR., NEW HARTFORD, NY 13413.
JIM BUCK offers the following and says; "I would be glad to ship just about
anywhere and I'd accept any reasonable offers". The part numbers
(per Jim) are as follows:
Sounds like Recital parts to me. For more information, contact Jim
at 3380 34th St. Unit D, Boulder CO 80301, or Ph: (303) 786-8295; Email:
11232, 11233, 11234
32 sound (filter?) cards
It's been a while since our newsletter has had a FINALE ... so I decided
to devote this one to a few items ... like giving you some updated information
on our activities:
1) Our group now numbers over 300.
2) Pete Stark is "putting together a Schober group "Webpage" ... so;
3) Let me know what information, you feel, should and/or shouldn't
be displayed on it!
4) If you have something you'd like to see on the Web, send it to Pete
(with an explanation).
For those of you who don't have Pete's address and/or Email address
.... here they are:
Please Address All Correspondence to your Editor:
230 N. French Road
Amherst, NY. 14228-2033
Mr. Peter A. Stark, P.O.Box 209, Mount Kisco, NY 10549-0209. Email: