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  • Locking the tone generator on a Baldwin c630

    I won a bid on a Baldwin C630 and I will be moving it next week. I've read online that before I move it I must lock the tone generator. I saw a diagram that explains and shows how I need to flip the washer upside down and tighten the screw. My question is, where do I find this in the organ, and are there a lot of them?

    I also have another question. I will have 4 people to help me move the organ, but about how much does it weigh?

  • #2
    I thought that was a Hammond only issue.I learn something new everyday.If thats like a hammond the 4 bolts are located on the 4 corners of the metal frame that holds the tone generator. If the washers are to difficult to access.It might be o.k. to put foam rubber underneath the t.g. chasis/frame to secure it.It just needs to not move or bounce around you dont want to break any electrical connections.


    • #3
      Yes, the website said it is similar to a hammond tone generator. I'll have to buy a technical manual for this when I find one. I see how that idea of cushioning the chasis would work-Thank you!


      • #4
        The Baldwin C-630 generator is NOTHING like the Hammond tonewheel generator! That model was introduced in 1971 and uses solid-state tone generation employing integrated circuits (I.C.'s). Your Baldwin probably has a mechanical spring reverberation unit installed, and that may need to be locked down.

        Moving advice: it is good to have four strong friends, but experience taught me that having a Rol-or-Kari (sometimes known as a "casket dolly") will save you much trouble. If you want to discuss this further, send me a P.M. (Private Message).

        .. . Jan
        the OrganGrinder
        (repairing and moving organs since 1955)


        • #5
          There are two reverb spring units located under the tone color panel. If you remove the back of the organ you will see them near the top. They each have a locking lever. They are locked when in the down position. Unlocked when moved towards the top of the organ. That is all that must be locked before moving the organ.
          Servicing electronic organs since 1969.