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    new member with lots of keyboards!

    I just wanted to introduce myself before I start posting in other forums. I am a Texas transplant new to Frederick MD. My love for keyboards started at a young age and I still have my grandmother's Baldwin Hamilton baby grand piano. In college I fell in love with harpsichords and I have a single manual Burton built from a kit in the 1970s. I also have a circa 1900 Beckwith reed organ that my great-great grandmother ordered out of the Sears catalog! I have a 1970s Wurlitzer two-manual electric organ (the kind with the full length of pedals, not the ones just to the left side). I also have a Jenco celeste ("celestette"). And my latest acquisition is a kit clavichord. Not to mention all my toy pianos!

    I may be posting in the future about my organs which need repair, but I just wanted to introduce myself and see who all is here and where you live! Is this forum mostly US-based or are there people from worldwide on here?

    #2
    Originally posted by inkybrown View Post
    Is this forum mostly US-based or are there people from worldwide on here?
    Inkybrown,

    Welcome to the Forum. The short answer to your question is, "Yes!" A large contingent of people are from the US (where the Forum is hosted), but there are also a great number of regular contributors from other countries (i.e. Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Columbia, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, and many other countries).

    One of my pump organs is a Sears & Roebuck labeled organ from 1898 (https://organforum.com/gallery/displ..._display_media), but they were later called Beckwith organs. You're in the right place to find advice and direction on repairing your organs.

    I hope you continue here for years to come. Again, welcome to the Forum.

    Michael
    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
    • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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      #3
      Welcome to the fold! We look forward to hearing about your collection and seeing a few photos. I wonder which model Wurlitzer you have. 1970s console could be something like a 4500 or 4480, perhaps. Or one of the slightly later Centura models (same organs, but with different coloured tabs, basically!)
      It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

      New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

      Current organ: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition
      Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball something-or-other.
      Retired Leslies, 147, 145, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.

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        #4
        Welcome, and remember the motto, "He who has the most toys in the end WINS" It sounds like you have a good collection to start you off with this group just right!
        Until The Next Dimension,
        Admiral Coluch.

        -1929 Wangerin Pipe Organ Historian
        -Owner 1982 Rogers Specification 990

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        • myorgan
          myorgan commented
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          "He who has the most toys in the end WINS"
          I won!!!

          Michael

        #5
        Toy pianos, an interesting subject. They have a pleasing tone whose shining moment was Seals and Crofts' beautiful song Summer Breeze.

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