Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
95 registered (AmandaH, accordeur, 36251, AmateurBob, anamnesis, 29 invisible), 1233 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#703442 - 07/03/04 04:16 PM BALDWIN ORGAN
orchardman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/17/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Indiana
I have an early 70's Baldwin theatrette in need of repair. I am the original owner and have taken good care of it, but perhaps not good enough.

The sound has static in it and this becomes only more apparent with the use of what I think are small leslie type speakers. All the keys work and all stops work. It has only an octave of pedals.

Is this repairable. I live near Chicago in northern Indiana. Are experienced technicians still around to work on these instruments. I can't imagine parting with it.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Top
#703443 - 07/08/04 08:12 AM Re: BALDWIN ORGAN
JoeB Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 671
Loc: Northern California
'Static' has many causes. Does the noise occur all the time, or only when a note is playing? Or when moving the swell pedal? Only when some keys are played? Also, is this a transistor or tube organ? You can probably find a tech to repair your organ but be warned that the cost of repair may be much more than the value of the instrument. See Ebay listings for a fairly depressing idea of the low prices on older organs.
_________________________
"How, Monsieur, you care not for music? You do not play the clavecin? I am sorry for you! You are indeed condemming yourself to a dull old age!" - Fouquet

Top
#703444 - 12/03/06 10:38 AM Re: BALDWIN ORGAN
Tom Tuner Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 246
Loc: Bainbridge, OH
Taking care of the organ would not make any difference. Electronic components age whether the organ is played or not. Baldwin Orgasonics are noted for failing styrene capacitors in the tone generators and octave divider boards. Key contacts also get noisy due to their construction. Some Leslie-type speakers have a Mercotac rotary conection which can go bad. Replacing capacitors is possible, but laborious. Get an estimate before committing to repairs.

Tom

Top

Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Has anyone used Leila Fletcher method?
by blueston
43 minutes 47 seconds ago
Beginner self study resources for mostly non-classical music
by Hine
Today at 06:56 PM
Question about 25 preludes of Burgmuller
by ster100
Today at 05:04 PM
Changing my mind?
by chasingrainbows
Today at 04:55 PM
Is it important for my fingers to stay on the keys?
by nights
Today at 04:43 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,558 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,489 Topics
2,439,979 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission