Hey Folks -- Went last Tuesday and picked up the Gulbransen 4116W. I was pleasantly surprised. Cabinet in great shape, got help loading it from the seller (thank god it weighs a ton). Now, the stop tabs -- I was pleased to see I had in addition to tibias, a trumpet, clarinet, diapaison, nazard, fife and quint -- so there's some color. Yes harpsicord and piano as well as pistons for piano solo, chimes, sofran... (big loud), harp. Lots of ways to switch the 2 speed leslie, accomp only, solo only, both, celest. Pedal is somewhat soft and lacking but i understand that can be adjusted. Don't think much of the walking base but haven't experimented much with it yet. The drawbars are proving to be interesting and can add quite a bit of color with pistons for accomp draws and solo draws and all works with piano/organ combo stop. Volume adjustments for both pedals (even at full its still too soft), solo and accomp, piano. The piano is excellent. Lots of rhythm but poor adjustment of speed and tempo which after much poking, prodding, pulling and searching found the rhythm speed and volume on the 1st 2 drawbars of solo draws instead of a knob. Miss the kick switch the old Premier had for rhythm on and off and miss the stops being in a horseshoe (they're rather awkward to reach while still playing).
I'd be happy to post either photos or a full stop tab list or if anyone needs schematics don't hesitate and I'd xerox and send u copies. LEt me know what you think ... and thanks for all of your advice along the way.
You are a lucky man. Yes, Gulbransen did a lot with those all flute organs. I am surprised that two drawbars controlled rhythm speed and volume. Please post some photos or a stop list. You can trace down how the Diapason, Trumpet, and Clarinet stops are formed from the various pitches of flute tones. You do have some variety there, and the overall sound is clear, smooth, and more organ like using the Leslie in either speed.
I remember reading somewhere this model is a Paragon in console form.