Schober Organ Notes No. 46

OVERTURE

DISCLAIMERS:

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Unless clearly marked; "NOT FOR PUBLICATION" any and all submissions may be printed in our newsletter and, in some cases, be supplied to folks who do not receive our newsletter (but never for financial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 WHILE
YOU'RE  "ABOUT IT" ... REMIND ME ... IF THERE WAS SOMETHING I WAS
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 onnnn!!
 

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.

OLDER PERCUSSION

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: (602) 820-5411.

RECITAL T.G.

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: nebo@dnet.net; 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.

"FREEBEE" RECITAL

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.

SCHOBER PARTS:

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: jimmybuk@aol.com.

FINALE

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:
Mr. Peter A. Stark, P.O.Box 209, Mount Kisco, NY 10549-0209. Email: pastark@cloud9.net

Please Address All Correspondence to your Editor:
Fred Henn
230 N. French Road
Amherst, NY. 14228-2033