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  • Schober Recital Organ Seeks New Home

    I have a complete, working Schober Recital organ that needs a new home! This instrument is in excellent condition and will include speakers. My dad, who recently passed away, was very meticulous with it. I also have all the original manuals, schematics, etc.

    This organ will be available free to a new home/owner that will play and appreciate it! I just ask that you be responsible for moving it.

    Full specs for this model can be found here: http://www.users.cloud9.net/~pastark/sorecita.htm
    Location: North Syracuse, New York

    If you have questions or would like more information or photos, please let me know. THANKS!

    -- Roxanne

  • #2
    Roxanne, it doesn't look as if anyone here is interested. I'd take it myself if I were closer (my own Recital Model is not working right now). Has anyone on the Orphans board contacted you?

    David

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    • #3
      Our church could sure use it if I could find a way to get it to Warsaw, IN. Currently they are using an old Baldwin HT2R. Anyone have any idea how much it would cost to get it shipped to North Central Indiana? Let me do some checking and see what I can find out.

      mike
      If it is Caesar that you worship, then Caesar you shall serve.

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      • #4
        I would guess at least $1000 - and that is only to move it - nothing more. This is why the organ is being given away for free.

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        • #5
          I appreciate your interest and help! It would be great to place this with your church if that's feasible. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or need more information, just let me know.

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          • #6
            I think I will have to pass. The cost is just too great. If you were closer... Thanks for trying to find it a good home.

            mike
            If it is Caesar that you worship, then Caesar you shall serve.

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            • #7
              Suggestions please...

              Need your advice, Orphans!

              So... if a new home for my dad's Schober is not in the cards, is this unit of any use as an "organ donor" for parts, etc? The cabinet is great, and the guts all work. I also have all the schematics, etc. Please advise. I can't quite envision myself just taking it to the land fill...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Roxanne Sopchak View Post
                I can't quite envision myself just taking it to the land fill...
                Anything is preferable to landfill. Some thoughts ...

                List it on eBay for 99 cents? You run the risk of buyer not collecting but at least you'll get plenty of visibility.

                Craigslist?
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                Hammond M-102 #21000.
                Leslie 147 #F7453.
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                • #9
                  Pity you are in NY, the case looks small enough to fit through an ordinary 32" door. That is a real problem with the 32 pedal Hamilton organ at the Salvation Army shop near me for $150. Perhaps you could post notes "free 32 pedal organ, works" on the notice board or in the campus paper at music schools with an organ program. While music students are as elitest as anybody about sounds & channels, they do seriously need something to practice on in some cases.
                  city Hammond H-182 organ (2 ea),A100,10-82 TC, Wurlitzer 4500, Schober Recital Organ, Steinway 40" console , Sohmer 39" pianos, Ensoniq EPS, ; country Hammond H112

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                  • #10
                    In fact, the Recital Model console (without pedals) is only 29" deep and probably could be taken through a 30" door with no trouble at all. It would be an excellent practice organ for anyone with a limited budget and/or space.

                    David

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                    • #11
                      Question about how to connect the Schober to an amp

                      Good news... I believe we have a new home for my dad's Schober.
                      I've run in to a question which I think I know the answer to, but better to check with you all first...
                      How do you hook it up to the external amp and speakers? THANKS!

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                      • #12
                        Roxanne, assuming the instrument is standard, there are 2 "phone" jacks (1/4") located on the expression shoe brackets that the output appears. Those are standard "line" outputs and can be connected into an amplifier directly (without need for a preamp); if they are being connected to a system with multiple inputs, use an "AUX" input.

                        Depending on how the organ was wired, one or both of the output jacks will have sound. If it was wired to be "dual channel" both will have signals coming from the manuals expressed by the pedals the jacks are located on (the jack on the "Great" expression pedal bracket will carry signals from the Great (lower) manual, etc.); the Pedal signals will appear on one or both depending on the setting of a switch on the front panel of the organ. If the instrument was wired to be "single channel", then only one of the jacks will have a signal, and all sound will be routed through it.

                        The determination of whether the instrument is "single" or "dual" channel depends on how one resistor on the Preamplifier/Vibrato board was wired, and can be changed by the owner.

                        If I recall correctly, the output jacks carry a fairly big signal, so it would not be good to connect them to a really sensitive input. The organs were designed to be played through standard hi-fi system components, so the signals are compatible with most standard amplifiers. It will usually be necessary to use an adapter to convert from 1/4" ("phone") jacks to the RCA jacks used by most hi-fi amplifiers. If something like a guitar amp is used, then this might not be necessary.

                        If a Reverbatape® or Rezounder® unit is included with the instrument, then there should also be cables with it to connect those units into the audio chain between the instrument and the amplifier. Those units employ the RCA (hi-fi) connectors. I don't know about the Rezounder, but the Reverbatape can also be single or dual channel (mine is dual).

                        David

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                        • #13
                          Thanks!

                          Thanks for your guidance, Dave! We had a successful hookup. I'm getting a weird "buzzing" sound on all C's and D's. Any idea what might account for that?

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                          • #14
                            Roxanne,

                            How is the placement of your orphan going? I hope you found it a good home. As a teen, I once looked into the Schober kits, but couldn't afford one. I don't know whatever happened to my demonstration record. Guess my brother sold it in the yard sale of my parents' things.

                            Please keep us posted on when/if you find a good home.

                            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)
                            • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Roxanne Sopchak View Post
                              Thanks for your guidance, Dave! We had a successful hookup. I'm getting a weird "buzzing" sound on all C's and D's. Any idea what might account for that?
                              Roxanne, the only thing that comes to mind would be something amiss with the top-pitch oscillators for those notes. There are adjustments to allow trimming capacitance values to achieve stabilization on the old Tone Generator boards (not to be confused with the tuning adjustments also found there). If components have aged enough to require revising the feedback, it can cause very odd sounds. A bad component near the top of the divider chain in those generators could also produce some problems. You might query folks on the Schober Organ Orphans board about it--there are some really smart dudes there.

                              David

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