Schober Organ Notes No. 61
Except for the sad news below and an update or two, this issue consists
mostly of ads. I hope to have a little more meat in the next issue. Hope
you are all well. AK
It is with great sadness that I have to report that our friend Ray DeVault
passed away on April 12, 2000. He had cancer for the last 15 years and
developed heart problems just before Christmas 1999. He was buried Saturday
April 15. The next day, Ray's wife's (Barbara's) mother died. A terrible
double shock and tragedy for Barbara. For those members who are new and
did not know Ray, he owned Devtronix, a firm that manufactured a very fine
kit organ at the time of Schober's bankruptcy. He came to the rescue of
Schober owners who had not purchased all necessary kits for a complete
organ. He duplicated Schober circuit boards, and designed a superior tone
generator/keying system that eliminated keying problems for Schober organs
and made them available to "Schober Orphans". He was always ready to help
and give advice. He had just done exactly that for me two weeks before
his death. He will be greatly missed.
PUFF OF AIR THEATRE PRESET
Peterson Register confirmed forwarding my inquiry to Vinyltech Co. about
a small run of air pouches for the "Puff of Air" preset system. I never
heard from Vinyltech. I asked about a run of about 1000. Figuring 100 per
organ, that would have been enough for 10 organs. I guess it's just not
enough for a company to bother with, but an answer would have been appreciated.
Does anyone of you have any ideas? Does anyone know of a company that could
manufacture small pneumatics? Making our own, though tedious, as per Chris
Feiereisen's pattern and description (ON 60), might be the only way to
get these presets working again.
Through the courtesy of our member Russ Kempa, I can now also provide BN
47, Percussion Hum Reduction Procedure PRCN-4 (Recital and Consolette II),
in addition to those listed in ON 60. A SASE will get you any bulletin.
The only exception is BN 46, it requires a 55 cent SASE and two extra stamps.
SCHOBER RELATED ADS
Bill Kohrumel wants to make a CD of his organ with his computer. He has
a Sound Blaster sound card and RW CD. Anyone know how to go about it? Could
anyone write a "How To" for Organ Notes? Contact Bill, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to get a copy of the instructions for a Multivox Rhythm Ace
FR7H. I could probably get a hint or two from the instructions from another
model. Please contact me. My address etc. is at the end of this newsletter.
Varistor, Schober part # 019101 which was a Type 432 BNR-35 Varistor made
by the Globar Resistor Division of the Carborundum Co. is needed by Jon.
Contact him at : email@example.com. If you don't have e-mail, contact
A TR-3D amplifier. Contact: Harold Whipps, Sr. 8551 Imperial Circle Palmetto,
FL 34221 941-722-3091 firstname.lastname@example.org
Consolette II, walnut finish, complete with reverb, LSS10-AC speaker, bench
and documentation. Very good condition, $100. Contact: Mark Sutcliffe 40
Phelps Rd. Manchester, CT 06040-3210 860-647-7541 MSUTCL1776@aol.com
Schober Recital, with Reverbatape and an uninstalled preset system (tripper),
documentation. In Tullahoma, TN (between Nashville and Chattanooga. Contact:
Joe Kuhn 931-455-8796 email@example.com
Schober Theatre, with speaker and extras. Contact: Marge Schwartz Auburn
CA 530-885-6907 Auburnmarge@neworld.net
Schober Recital, theatre voiced. Leslie, Wersi reverb, two speakers, an
AR-2 speaker. Contact: Joseph K. Dew La Habra, CA 562-691-2747 JKDew@aol.com
>From our Web Page, a Consolette II. Contact: Joey Dorrell-Canepa Carmel
Valley, CA 831-659-1263 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keyboards for Recital, in very good shape. $75 each plus shipping. Contact:
Henry Vollenweider, Fernandina Beach, FL 904-261-7114 email@example.com
NON SCHOBER RELATED ADS
Controller card and EGA Monitor card (for older IBM type computer). Free
for the postage. Contact Alex Kruedener (address at end of this newsletter).
A nice furnished home in La Habra, CA, with a Schober theatre voiced Recital
(if you buy the house before the organ is sold). Contact: Joseph K. Dew
Please address all correspondence to: ALEX KRUEDENER, 161 East 89th
Street, #4E, New York, NY 10128, Phone: (212) 831-0662. Email: Kruedener@juno.com