Schober Organ Notes No. 89
Disclaimer: We accept no responsibility for any unfavorable
consequences resulting from following our advice
I hope you all had great holidays and are ready for Spring. I hoped that
this issue would be back on schedule, but unfortunately things did not
work out as they were supposed to; I understand now that is to be expected
when you deal with contractors. Anyway, the job took twice as long as it
was supposed to and when it was finished several feet of snow had fallen
and partially melted. A lot of things I had removed from the house were
covered with tarpaulins and were under considerable amounts of snow, many
frozen to the ground. I was so fed up and tired I thought I would leave
everything as it was until spring; I had no more strength. Fortunately
a friend came and helped me uncover and move things into the shelter of
the house. Somehow moisture and powdery snow had gotten through the tarpaulins
and plastic coverings and would have wreaked havoc if things had been left
outside any longer. AK
ORGAN CONCERTS IN THE N.Y. AREA
Our member Steven Danziger writes: Readers might like to see an extensive
listing of Organ Recitals in N.Y.C. at: http://www.nycago.org/. [Click
on Concert Calendar on left side of page, then on the right side of the
page that appears, select the month.]
When Fred Henn started our group, he published this newsletter as plain
typed pages. Our member, Bill Kohrumel, offered to format and add graphics,
etc., to these pages. He did this work for years for Fred and when I took
over as editor/publisher he continued his fine work for quite a while.
Unfortunately Bill could not continue for personal reasons and had to give
up his duties a few months ago. Right now Bill has health problems. In
his communication with me he mentioned how glad he is to get e-mail from
friends. I know that he considers everyone in our group as a friend, so
if you wish to communicate with Bill his e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This issue will be sort of a problem solver issue. If you can help, please
contact the member in need or me.
1. REVERBATAPE MODEL RV2
Instructions, schematic, ANYTHING on the Reverbatape model RV2. This must
be the original transistor model. It has several more transistors than
the usual RV3 or RV3A. In all the papers that I have accumulated for our
library, anything on this model has eluded me. Now I have been asked for
the schematic, etc. Please let me know if you have anything at all. I will
gladly pay postage and copying charges. AK
2. PETER SOBY writes:
Dear Alex, Would you be so kind as to give me a lead to some info about
how to trouble-shoot my Schober Recital organ which has two problems that
have bothered me for some time now.
1a) With all stops off, the pedal board plays at about 1/2 volume;
1b) With all stops off, the swell keyboard plays at about 1/8 volume;
(With all stops off, the great keyboard doesn't have this problem to any
2a) On both keyboards, the middle D key also plays the D below it when
any 8' stops are on; (except for the 8' trumpet on the great!)
2b) On both keyboards, the D key below middle D also plays the D below
when any 4' stops are on. (The pedal board doesn't have this problem.)
These phenomena weren't present after I built the organ in the mid 70's,
but appeared in the last 5 years. This really has me stumped, and anything
you could do to help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Peter Soby:
3. LARRY BRUEN writes:
Dear Alexander: I am sending this for my father-in-law. With respect to
a 1972 Schober Theatre Organ: I am testing the TTG 4A/ 1120B tone generators
prior to tuning. I have replaced resistors 71 and 72. I have replaced capacitors
7P I have checked transistors 7E, 7K, 7R. They are good (NPN) All outputs
from 1 to 6 are very good on all boards. As to output 1: C - C# - D are
there, but not quite as strong as 1?6 from D to B, the output gets weaker
and noisier. Any Suggestions? Or a Tech Note? Thank You. Mr. Hill / Larry
Bruen at: Meljbear1@aol.com
Located in Palo Alto, California. Free to a good home. Contact Bill Twieg:
Parts from a Recital Schober
Our member Charles Witherell writes: Schober Recital components recently
removed to install digital circuitry, available free to an orphan in need.
Everything from a fully operational Recital model, except console cabinetry
and speakers, keyboards and pedal clavier (and their contact boards). Includes
a Reverbatape unit, a Schober tuner, TR?2 amplifier, complete combination
action and associated console installation hardware. Too awkward and bulky
to pack and ship--should be picked up in Monterey, CA. Contact: email@example.com
David R. Van Sandt in Oregon is looking for a Hammond B3 type organ. Anyone?
Contact David at: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOGI BERRA EXPLAINS JAZZ: AN INTERVIEW
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: I can't, but I will. Ninety percent of all jazz is half improvisation.
The other half is the part people play while others are playing something
they never played with anyone who played that part. If you play the right
part, it might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it
too right, it's wrong.
Interviewer: I don't understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it.
It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it.
Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't
know anything about it.
Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for
the ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones
that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some
would kill for it.
Interviewer: What is syncopation?
Yogi: That's when the note that you should hear now, happens either
before or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen
because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can
be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different from those
Interviewer: Now I really don't understand.
Yogi: I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that
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ORGAN NOTES FOR SCHOBER ORPHANS AND FRIENDS Issue 89
Fred Henn Founder & Headmaster Emeritus
EDITOR Alex Kruedener kruedener@juno. com
EMAIL Jack D. Gildar JDgildar@juno. com
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