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  • Have you ever seen an Allen console painted a different color?

    Is that even possible? If so, how would you do it?

  • #2
    Yes, my MOS-2 505B is painted white, and I've seen one on eBay that was painted black. I'm not sure how they are painted, but I'd guess it's not that much different than removing the finish from another piece of furniture and refinishing it. Of course you could always ask the company or a rep for advice.

    The larger question is, rather, why is it so important to change the color of an organ? I could see your question if the console had suffered damage, but to change a perfectly good finish?

    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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    • #3
      Any surface can be painted with the proper preperation.What is it made of?I assume if it was sanded and primed correctly you can paint it any color you like.Spray would look the best ues a oil base.You would mask off the manuals etc. to protect them from overspray.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by myorgan View Post
        Yes, my MOS-2 505B is painted white, and I've seen one on eBay that was painted black.
        The white ones are called "colonial style":

        http://www.allenorgan.com/www/produc...mcolonial.html

        They have done black ones too. Here is one that was sold to Billy Joel:

        https://www.allenorgan.com/www/allen...1BillyJoel.pdf
        1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
        Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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        • #5
          The current organ of the week is grey!

          http://www.allenorgan.com/organoftheweek/go/index.html

          1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
          Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nullogik View Post
            The current organ of the week is grey!

            http://www.allenorgan.com/organoftheweek/go/index.html
            That color reminds me of a Barium drink I was given once (before a gastric x-ray)! I can't say it's the most attractive color I've ever seen. I wonder why they chose that color? Is it because basic grey goes with everything?

            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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            • #7
              I'll agree it's ugly. It was probably made that color to fit in with its surroundings. (It would be very appropriate on a battleship--if a battleship had an organ.)

              David

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              • #8
                How about this bright white one that was sent to Denmark?



                http://www.allenorgan.com/www/allene...OfTheWeek.html
                1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
                Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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                • #9
                  Virgil Foxes touring Allen was a beautiful polished "Steinway Ebony"
                  Baldwin/Viscount D-912
                  WICKS CM-100 Pipe Organ Module

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by davidecasteel View Post
                    I'll agree it's ugly. It was probably made that color to fit in with its surroundings. (It would be very appropriate on a battleship--if a battleship had an organ.)

                    David
                    Why not? Captain Nemo had one. . . .

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                    • #11
                      After the battleship grey organ a few weeks back, the latest Organ of the Week is an all black one:



                      http://www.allenorgan.com/organoftheweek/go/index.html
                      1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
                      Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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