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    There is an organ for sale near us with one of these. It is a 1987 2 manual Allen. It is in great shape and they are asking $1,050 for it. No need for shipping since it's so close. Do you think this is a good deal? And would a princess pedalboard make it difficult to play an AGO one or is it close enough that it won't really matter.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Re: Princess Pedalboard

    What's the model? That's more important. Like a used car, they're all shiny and look great. There's nothing wrong with the Princeess pedalboard although some purists will be horrified that it's not AGO. Well now, Jessie C. was a pretty good Organist and he even played the beast (Hammond) and that's certainly not AGO. The Princess is more compact and saves some room and the layout is a lot closer to AGO.
    Regards,
    Al

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    • #3
      Re: Princess Pedalboard

      Thanks for the reply al.

      here is the link

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

      I am awaiting a stop list and some more pictures.

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        hello there.

        First of all, I AM a purist. In case you haven't read any of my posts before, do it and you'll see what I mean. But, I have to keep telling this fact to people: For most people, the princess board is NOT a problem. Belive me. I have on AGO Allen and one "princess" Allen at school. I can switch back and forth just fine.

        Now, if you want the honest truth, even AGO electronic organs aren't the best for pedal technique studies. The limitations of your pedal will not come from the size of the pedal but the tonal characteirstics of electronic organs, be it 'response'-- non tracker action, power, or color.

        In short. If you can grab a decent organ without worrying about moving too far, I'd do it. The damn thing will last forever, trust me.

        buzzy

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        • #5
          Re: Princess Pedalboard

          About 6 months ago, I traded an Allen with a princess pedalboard for a newer digital organ with an AGO pedalboard. I found it difficult to move easily from one to the other, and the pedalboard was the biggest reason for making the switch. Perhaps it's because I have wide feet, I dont know. But I am much happier with the AGO spec pedalboard.

          Gary
          Gary

          Wurlitzer/Viscount C-380 3 manual with Conn pipes.

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          • #6
            Re: Princess Pedalboard

            Hey, that's an ADC-220. Buy it! That's a damn good deal. Let us know how it goes.

            Al

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            • #7
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              I probably should have mentioned that I have access to at least 10 other organs during my day-- big, ugly Hillgreen-Lane, Nice Tracker, a "note machine" with tonal color so indistinct that I honestly can't tell two pitches from one another sometimes, two Allens at home, three Rodgers digitals at Church, etc. so I guess my one princess board doesn't bother me since I slide pretty easily from one organ to another during the day. I suppose if that is the only organ you ever play on, it might mess you up for a while, but remember some of those 'authentic' pedal boards in the old world make an AGO board look like that giant Floor Keyboard in the movie "Big." Does anyone else understand that reference or am I getting old? I never acutally saw the movie as Tom Hanks makes me violently ill, but still...</p>

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