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  • Rodgers Inspire 3 Manual

    Rodgers 3 manual Inspire model is now on their website. Here is the link:

    http://www.rodgersinstruments.com/or...ire-series-343

    I realize that you can choose alternate specifications, but I find it interesting that their is no 8' flute in the Swell division of the eclectic/American specification.
    Bill

    My home organ: Content M5800 as a midi controller for Hauptwerk

  • #2
    Originally posted by voet View Post
    Rodgers 3 manual Inspire model is now on their website. Here is the link:

    http://www.rodgersinstruments.com/or...ire-series-343

    I realize that you can choose alternate specifications, but I find it interesting that their is no 8' flute in the Swell division of the eclectic/American specification.

    You and me both. An 8' flute is basic to any division (except maybe a dedicated string division or something), and I wonder what they were thinking there . . .

    Tony
    Home: Johannus Opus 370

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    • #3
      Given that the Swell stop list in the American spec is less by one stop from all the others (and excluding the Orch A/B that's present on all divisions), I bet this is an omission in error on the website and that it's actually there on the organ.

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      • samibe
        samibe commented
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        Yeah it looks like it is supposed to be between the 8' diapason and the viola celeste.

    • #4
      Look here: https://www.sakral-orgel.de/media/im...nspire-343.jpg

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      • #5
        pardon my ignorance, but isn't a Bourdon a Flute?
        Can't play an note but love all things "organ" Responsible for 2/10 Wurli pipe organ, Allen 3160(wife's), Allen LL324, Allen GW319EX, ADC4600, many others. E-organ shop to fund free organ lessons for kids.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by John Vanderlee View Post
          pardon my ignorance, but isn't a Bourdon a Flute?

          Yes. The link organi posted was to show a picture of the stop rail of an actual Inspire, proving that there is an 8' flute in that division.

          Tony
          Home: Johannus Opus 370

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          • voet
            voet commented
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            So michaelhoddy was correct in his assumption that it was an inadvertent omission in the stop list. Thanks, organi for posting the pic.
            Last edited by voet; 03-02-2019, 09:21 AM.

        • #7
          Good to know that they didn't leave out such an essential stop! But in the smaller Inspire models, as in certain other inexpensive organs from Rodgers and other builders, it is often surprising to see what they DID leave out. Since it's so easy and common these days to have multiple stops "hidden" behind the same tab or knob, it's tempting for the builder to skimp on hardware, leaving it to the user to "find" a stop that might be less-used, such as a 2' flute in the great, or even a 4' string in the swell. Sometimes a single celeste tab must do duty for drawing either the string celeste or the flute celeste, and you can't draw the two together! Not a good trend, IMHO. I started noticing this several years ago in perusing the specs of the low-cost organs that began to hit the market when sales of big organs started to tumble so dramatically.
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          • voet
            voet commented
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            Excellent points, jbird. You mention having a single celeste tab. Your description makes it sound like that would only work for stops that would "normally" have a paired celeste. I seem remember some older Allen's that had such a tab that made all stops celeste. It was similar to the "chorus" tab that would make a smaller detuning adjustment to mimic the effect of a pipe organ where certain stops were slightly out of tune.

            I once played for a church that had a 2 channel Allen. That particular Sunday the two channels went wildly out of tune! I set up two pistons, one that used all of the single channel stops that only played out of channel one, and another piston that used all of the stops that only played out of channel two. I could not use any stop that was programmed to play out of both channels.

        • #8
          Posts regarding Paired Celeste Stops have been moved here.

          Michael-Moderator
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          • #9
            I called Rodgers HQ yesterday to alert them to the fact that the 8' flute in the Swell division of the American Eclectic specification of their new Inspire 343 is missing on their website. The man I spoke with said that this model is not yet available. The last time I called Rodgers, I was told that it would be released this month. When I asked when it would be available, he said he was not sure.

            I am not certain what this means. Do you suppose that Rodgers is waiting to gauge dealer interest and see how many orders they receive? Or do you think they just need more time to finalize the design? Companies sometimes release information in advance to prevent people who are shopping from purchasing from another vendor. On the other hand, maybe they are just being cautious in a weak market.
            Bill

            My home organ: Content M5800 as a midi controller for Hauptwerk

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            • mrdc2000
              mrdc2000 commented
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              It could also be that the GOG manufacturing capacities are maxed out but I think that the most likely reason is that the GOG parts suppliers are having their own delivery problems and hence stalling final organ assembly in either the Euro plant or the one in the USA.

            • Dutchy
              Dutchy commented
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              It can also be reversed: the organ is available with a dealer but not yet on the website. This was the case with the Viscount Cantorum Duo, as far as I know.
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