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07-28-2005, 12:29 PM
a Everett Orgatron from South Haven, Mich?
anyone know anything about this one? I'd be interested myself but the distance is too far.
07-28-2005, 11:26 PM
The Everett Orgatron was similar to the early Wurlitzer electronic organs. It was actually a reed organ, I forget if they are pressure or vacuum reeds, but then there are pickups so the reed sounds get equalized and amplified. I think they had two or three ranks of reeds with lots of unification. Very solid console as I remember so maybe you could throw out the gots and midi the keys and stops and use Hauptwerk.
07-29-2005, 11:19 PM
Search on the Forum for this. There is quite a comprehensive WurliTzer or Orgatron site that explains a lot.
My home parish had an Orgatron like this from the late 30s to the mid 50s. A very interesting instrument.
08-08-2011, 11:18 PM
If you are interested in some historic documents on the Everett Orgatrons, I have two original technical manuals on them: one for the 600 and one for the 700. They're just $16.00 each plus s&h.
. . . Jan
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