i am going to buy an organ

Posted by: apple*

i am going to buy an organ - 04/22/09 09:21 AM

i need those 32 pedals in my home. (i have to get a better job of course).

just sharing
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 04/23/09 03:58 PM

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.
Posted by: Piano Peddler

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 04/23/09 09:57 PM

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.
Posted by: TimR

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 05/01/09 08:38 AM

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.
Posted by: apple*

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 05/02/09 04:13 PM

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.
Posted by: Piano Peddler

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 05/06/09 08:58 AM

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).
Posted by: Hrodulf

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 05/06/09 09:03 AM

I want to get an organ but my apartment is too small also I would be broke lol
Posted by: apple*

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 05/21/09 09:19 AM

i've been watching ebay.. there are quite a few affordable ones with 32 pedals..
Posted by: Christopher Sedlak

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 05/21/09 10:36 PM

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
Posted by: John Citron

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 08/08/09 06:45 PM

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
Posted by: Amant

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 09/21/09 09:21 AM

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.
Posted by: apple*

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 10/03/09 09:57 PM

i bought an old Allen

Posted by: Piano Peddler

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 10/10/09 12:13 AM

Hey Apple,

That is a good looking Allen!
Posted by: apple*

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 10/10/09 01:23 PM

thank you
Posted by: Dew643

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 10/31/09 06:48 PM

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.
Posted by: Ken Knapp

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 11/01/09 08:03 AM

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
Posted by: Ianopi

Re: i am going to buy an organ - 03/19/13 05:45 AM

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.