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Calling all Wurlitzer gurus - ID help please! (4602 or 4800?)

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  • Calling all Wurlitzer gurus - ID help please! (4602 or 4800?)

    Can anybody tell from the picture whether this is a 4602, or a 4800?
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    I judge from the circular speaker opening that it is a 4602. See the maintenance video on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AO5MB70GHw According to Wurlitzer Organs (site) by Frank Pugno: "The 4800 was a large two-manual, 32 pedal organ with more stops, preset stops and a crescendo pedal." Don't see an additional expression pedal here or presets. It is interesting to see this is one of the few 32 pedal models however.
    Last edited by OrgansR4Me; 02-08-2011, 05:56 PM. Reason: additional references

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    • #3
      Thanks for the quick response! That video suggests the 4602's pedalboard is AGO-spec. I thought I had read that it had a smaller pedalboard, and only the 4800 had the full AGO size. Anyone know for sure?

      I guess another way to put my question is, I have no reason to doubt Orgrinder when he says the 4602 is AGO standard... but if it is, what's the difference between 4602 and 4800? (I always thought it was the pedals.) EDIT: sorry, didn't read carefully - sounds like one difference is two expression pedals vs. one...

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      Last edited by toasterDude; 02-09-2011, 09:42 AM.
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      • #4
        The stop layout is different on the 4800 and from the small illustration in Blue Book, it looks like the 4800 may indeed have a few more voices as well as the GC pedal.
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        • #5
          G'day,

          AND 4800 has tabs, not rocker switches AND a MUCH bigger cabinet - if in doubt try & get one through an industry standard door opening without first removing the door!

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          • #6
            The more I ponder this image the thought occurs to me that someone had to replace the original pedalboard and was able to mate a 32 note pedal board since the connector system was pretty much the same. They probably had to remove the 3rd male connector since on a 25 note model there are only 2 sockets but that would not be an issue because only 25 notes of electronics were onboard anyway. As an original piece the 4602 certainly would have been 25 notes in the pedalboard.

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