09-07-2004, 02:16 PM
what is the metal spring loaded metal on the left of my Volume pedal.
and since I've got all the guuck off, I noticed on the lower manuals drawbars,
the one on the right has a red dot.
why do I have 5 grey keys ( all G's and 1 A )
Man I love this thing :)
09-08-2004, 02:37 AM
Before I got my M-3, I hypothosized that the switch and spring was a retro instal that could turn of the Rotor in an attached leslie. No such luck. It turns out to be a sustain switch for the pedals. Play a pedal note, hold the switch with your big toe (oh, you wear shoes?) and it will stay onfor several seconds unless you let the switch off, or change pedals. I suspect it's purpose, when spinets were a new Idea (c1948) was to suggest to full pedal organists that they didn't need to get both feet working to make pedaling smooth. No other maker that I know of tried it on their spinets, but Laurens H. didn't like changes once he had something set.
The drawbar with the Red dot is a two rank mixture. It plays the same pitches as the highest two black drawbars on the Upper, but one octave higher. ie they are an octave above 1 1/3' and 1 3/5', or in other words 2/3' and 4/5'. It might be called Cornet II. They add a stringy sound to the accomp. Try 67000033 on lower against a solo voice on the upper like 008370000, or just 008800000.
another thing on the M-3s, and I suspect on M-2s as well, There is another vibrato effect available by setting the Small-vibrato-amount-Normal switch partway in between .(feel around for it) It makes a sound like the Tremelo on model As, BCs, or Ds when used with the chorus position on the next switch. With the Vibrato position, it is too choppy for muchof anything, IMO.
As to the Gray, The old girl is around 50 !! Lots of us need grecian formula by then.
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