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    Thanks tucsondave!
    I'll pop the hood and see what I can see from there.

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    I picked up a Trio for a song and have a few questions since this is my first Rodgers if you will indulge me.

    1. Is this the original power switch?
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    B. Is this white stuff bad? I think it is probably bad.
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    3. These seem like really nice wood core keyboards. Who made them? How best to clean the contacts because they are bad?
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    D. Some honyock cut all the speaker cables. Can anyone help me figure out which terminals are which? They also managed to loose the female plug end for the leslie.
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    It is probably not the original power switch--most Trios that I've seen had a ball handle toggle switch mounted on the angled cheeck block.

    I'm not sure what the white stuff is--it probably is not a problem. Those red things are coils of wire wrapped around a magnetic reed switch. These are used to switch specific stops on and off, routing keyed tone into the stop filters. It could be some of the white RTV used to mount the coil to the circuit board--that stuff is hard to wipe off if you get it on something, so it could be just a thin layer of it. If it is that, leave it alone as it is not a problem and you might damage the coil if you tried to remove it.

    The keyboards are Herbergger Brooks, an English firm--no longer in business, but they made lots of wooden core keyboards, and Rodgers used them for a long time.

    The contact wires are gold, and it is very unlikely that they are corroded. The best approach to cleaning is to wipe them with a soft cloth. If that does not work. you can try using a Caig De-Oxit product--they should have one for gold. Sometimes if there is a bad spot on the bus bar, you just bend the contacts very slightly to make contact on a different spot.

    For the speaker wires, get a technical manual for the organ. Do you know which model of Trio this is? 320, 321, 321A, 321B, 321C, 322, etc. (there might be more).

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    What is the model number? There were several Trios made.

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    The name plate says 321 serial number 31019.
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    Please send me a PM (private message) regarding the technical manual for this organ.

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    Well it wasn't a wasted day after all since I learned something. (But I did have to look up "honyock" on the Internet since my Webster's dictionary did not have it listed.)
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    Hi,

    The switching system on these organs, becomes more problematic with use. The contact wires, 2 per note, end up with metal fatigue over time and useage, so that quite often theyget week and fall onto the buss bar, so you end up with a cypher. I had one organ where I had to open up the console to fish out the contact wire that caused the problem. I eventually persuaded the church to replace all the contact wires for the middle 3 octaves of both keyboards. Big job, but got the job done, and have not been back for a number of years now for that problem.

    AV

    If these keyboards are 40 years old, and have been played regularly, I would suggest you replace the middle 3 octaves of both keyboards. Problem is it is rather expensive, as they are cladded in gold. Even putting just one contact wire instead of 2, is likely worth it. Then you don't have too fix problems every few weeks.

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    I have a Trio serial number 30884. Is this a 321 before the A/B/C? It has the large external multi speaker cabinet without the grill cloth. Any comments on viability of the Artisan update?
    Any comments greatly appreciated. New to Rodgers Family been longer term Hammond

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    1 members found this post helpful.
    I don't know from serial numbers which series the Trio models are, but the serial number plate should show the plain, A, B, or C version number, as it is part of the model number. Under the keydesk, looking up from the floor, usually on the bass side of the organ. If it is very early it could even be a 320 or 322.

    See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ4e...ature=youtu.be for Artisan't video of a Trio conversion. Yes, it is very practical to convert using Artisan.

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