View Full Version : Reuter 5 rank opus #701 on ebay similar to my Reuter Opus #822.. (Oklahoma)
10-13-2005, 01:22 PM
There is a Reuter 5 rank opus #701 unit organ nearly identical to the one in my home : website (http://www.reuter822.com).. located in Oklahoma:
The only drawback I see, it has not operated in 10 years, I'm not sure how this will affect the leathers etc? Does anyone have experience with a organ that has not played in 10 years and restarting it?
If someone buys it on here and is using it for parts please contact me as I'd be intereted in that stoptab rail off the console for use on my 2nd console for my own Reuter.
I hope someone keeps it intact though, I know that Reuter built these organs amazingly well, and with about 30 stops from the 5 ranks over 2 manuals & pedal it is interesting to play... I hope someone gets it on here!
10-13-2005, 02:19 PM
>There is a Reuter 5 rank unit organ nearly identical to the one in my home
So you are the one with that organ? I just happened to stumble on your site yesterday and was listening to audio examples. Some of pedal pipes seem to vary a lot in timbre.
10-13-2005, 02:38 PM
yup..reuter # 822 is mine, I've had her for about a year and a half now.... None of the pipes have been revoiced.. I'll spot tune but I've not messed with voicing as I'm not expert in that. David Lamb who records on the 822 wants me to have this done in the future to even out some of the notes, especialy some of the higher octave gedeckts.
I've not been in a hurry to do so though as I don't like messing with voicing until I find a expert who can do that without changing the original voicing of the organ.... which is quite unique and something I am not about to do... once I find an expert who can go in and fix the notes voicing where it is out of sync with the remaining pipes in the rank here and there I will do so, but I'm not in a hurry.
I would guess the voicing on this Reuter on ebay in Oklahoma would also be original/Romantic.
10-14-2005, 12:41 AM
I saw this organ this-morning while on my weekly jaunt through eBay's Fields. Needless to say, Love at first sight. Someday when I settle in, Thats the first thing that I am going to buy myself as a housewarming present. Who really needs a refrigerator or stove anyways?
10-14-2005, 01:00 AM
grinder..keep in mind this one has not been used in 10 years... I have a suspicion that can't be good for the leathers but maybe I'm wrong..I really don't know.... my identical Reuter was only unused about 4 months before I got it moved.... it was basically just a dissasemble, then reassemble operation....
once my friend Tim got it started it up for the first time (i.e. wired up the blower) there were about 50 ciphers.... he called me on my cellphone (I lived in NYC at the time) so I could listen... I'll never forget that phonecall!
He pulled out all the ciphers... 99% of them were fixed just by reseating the pipe... I had one or two ciphers but they are at the top octave (one each on the Gedeckt and Oboe I think)...I've never needed those notes... however over time for some reason, and again I don't know why, just putting the pipes back in the chests revealed they no longer ciphered.....
I have/had one remaining troublesome cipher... a oboe b flat on the middle octave which would hold on and keep playing after depressed. It was pretty troublesome but if you hit the key a few times it would eventually silence itself... over time that one also has mostly quit ciphering.. although it did cipher just once during a recording session about a month ago, but not a big deal as it only happened once... <knocking on wood>.
so what I'm saying is the organ likes to be played, and I'm guessing that this one on ebay that has not been played in 10 years is going to have alot of working in to do before it functions correctly again.
10-14-2005, 01:32 AM
Who really needs a refrigerator or stove anyways?
10-18-2005, 01:51 AM
sold for $1,026.00
anyone on here get it?
10-18-2005, 02:16 AM
I wish I could have!
10-18-2005, 09:47 AM
I know what you mean. *takes a puff of air*....More will come.
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