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#1185112 - 04/22/09 09:21 AM i am going to buy an organ
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
i need those 32 pedals in my home. (i have to get a better job of course).

just sharing
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1185943 - 04/23/09 03:58 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: apple*]
whippen boy Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 3886
Loc: San Francisco
Do you already know what you are going to get, or are you shopping around? You should find some good prices on used digital organs.

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#1186121 - 04/23/09 09:57 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: whippen boy]
Piano Peddler Offline
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 351
Hey Apple,

PM me when you get ready to start looking around. There are many churches that bought new Allen and Rodgers organs not too many years ago, that have now abandoned them in favor of praise bands and electronic keyboards. Plus, there is a major shortage of upcoming keyboard players and students that can play the organ with pedals. Occasionally, I hear of good used organs being given away for next to nothing, or pennies on the dollar. I personally had an opportunity recently of buying a brand new digital church organ with a retail price tag in the mid $20K range for $1500. I should have bought it for a practice organ and put it in my recreation room downstairs.
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#1191111 - 05/01/09 08:38 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Piano Peddler]
TimR Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3169
Loc: Virginia, USA
I have a friend who just picked up an excess church organ for a ridiculously low price.

I know what you mean about pedals. Bach and his contemporaries had the same problem, couldn't practice in an unheated church with no altar boys to pump the pedals, so they all had pedal clavichords or pedal harpsichords at home. Or so I'm told, I'm not a music historian.

Two ways to go: find a playable discarded church organ, or build your own in software. If you do the latter, manuals are easy, but pedals are hard. A new MIDI pedalboard is about $3500 US. You can retrofit a discarded church set (I'm looking for one now) but that's a lot of tinkering.
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#1191913 - 05/02/09 04:13 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Piano Peddler]
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
piano peddlar - i was hoping you'd respond. i'm of course on a budget. (OMG) it would be so fun to have a pedal assembly to practice on. i get to use my church's organ quite often, but we have this weight room that is essentially unused. it will have to fit thru a 40" door opening.

i don't really care what it sounds like.. i just want to practice.


Edited by apple* (05/02/09 04:14 PM)
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#1194336 - 05/06/09 08:58 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: apple*]
Piano Peddler Offline
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 351
Hey Apple,

PM me if you want a faster reply; sometimes I don't get around to checking these posts for a week or so. I will keep my eyes and ears open for a good used AGO spec. (32 pedal) classical organ. As mentioned above, some churches have abandoned the organ in favor of praise ensembles (rock bands). They might let the organ go for next to nothing, compared to original cost. If I run into a nice one, I will get in touch with you (we are practically neighbors).
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#1194341 - 05/06/09 09:03 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Piano Peddler]
Hrodulf Offline
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Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 831
Loc: New York City
I want to get an organ but my apartment is too small also I would be broke lol
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#1203303 - 05/21/09 09:19 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Hrodulf]
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
i've been watching ebay.. there are quite a few affordable ones with 32 pedals..
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1203708 - 05/21/09 10:36 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: apple*]
Christopher Sedlak Offline
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Registered: 04/17/09
Posts: 61
Loc: Indiana
Apple,

Have you checked out organ clearninghouse?

http://organclearinghouse.com/

They deal with mostly pipe instruments, but every so often a digital will pop up. You might also find a nice 2 or 3 rank home organ on there. Such as this one that just sold:

http://organclearinghouse.com/instr/detail.php?instr=2299

Enjoy,

Christopher
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#1245865 - 08/08/09 06:45 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Christopher Sedlak]
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Christopher Sedlak
Apple,

Have you checked out organ clearninghouse?

http://organclearinghouse.com/

They deal with mostly pipe instruments, but every so often a digital will pop up. You might also find a nice 2 or 3 rank home organ on there. Such as this one that just sold:

http://organclearinghouse.com/instr/detail.php?instr=2299

Enjoy,

Christopher


This site goes along with the Harpsichord Clearing House. smile www.harpsichord.com

He sells small portive instruments.

Roland also makes a very nice digital instrument that I think will fit better in a house. smile

http://www.roland.com/classic/c330/productinfo/index.html

Price? I don't know. I got wind of it via the Roland newsletter.

John


Edited by John Citron (08/08/09 06:49 PM)
Edit Reason: Forgot something...
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#1272000 - 09/21/09 09:21 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: John Citron]
Amant Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 310
Loc: Southwest
Hammond RT-2, RT-3 and D-100: two 61-Key Manuals & 32 AGO pedalboards with a "Solo Pedal Unit" which provides several 32', 16', 8', and 4' voices for the pedal.

Hammond Grand 100 (G-100): a 32-note radial arc Pedal Clavier. It was the and was manufactured from 1963 to 1965.

You can find them in very good shape and at relatively low prices.

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#1280247 - 10/03/09 09:57 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Amant]
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
i bought an old Allen

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accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1284122 - 10/10/09 12:13 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: apple*]
Piano Peddler Offline
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 351
Hey Apple,

That is a good looking Allen!
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#1284345 - 10/10/09 01:23 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Piano Peddler]
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
thank you
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1297374 - 10/31/09 06:48 PM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Piano Peddler]
Dew643 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/09
Posts: 13
Originally Posted By: Piano Peddler
Hey Apple,

PM me if you want a faster reply; sometimes I don't get around to checking these posts for a week or so. I will keep my eyes and ears open for a good used AGO spec. (32 pedal) classical organ. As mentioned above, some churches have abandoned the organ in favor of praise ensembles (rock bands). They might let the organ go for next to nothing, compared to original cost. If I run into a nice one, I will get in touch with you (we are practically neighbors).


I left a church about three years ago because they shoved the
"King of instruments" aside in favor of the so-called praise/rock bands. That aside,my dilemma is choosing between a good used,well cared for,Hammond A-100 or for that pipe sound I would rather have,a good used Allen Protege C-6
organ. My other problem right now,...space! I live in a single room studio apartment w/small kitchen and bathroom.

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#1297600 - 11/01/09 08:03 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Dew643]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2207
Loc: Pennsylvania
Personally I would go for the A100, provided it is priced right. They are identical to the B3 except for the cabinet. But then I have a love for the Hammond sound.

Ken
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#2050644 - 03/19/13 05:45 AM Re: i am going to buy an organ [Re: Piano Peddler]
Ianopi Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 46
I am about to "buy" a used Rodgers Jamestown for the same reasons as expressed by "Apple" Currently own an Estonia for keyboard purposes.

Do you know if the "specs" for AGO include any assignments about degree of curvature of the pedals from left to right?

Thank you.

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