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    Hi All</p>

    Been out of circulation for a while, but due to Obamanomics, I now have time to work on the organ.</p>

    Little by little, I've got it quite playable except for one nagging detail. The flute and reed solo voices are of far different volume which makes mixing stops sound pretty bad. The "horn" stops are much louder than the flutes. Is there a typically set of pots someplace to balance these or?</p>

    I hate to start tweaking old pots at random because that invites trouble. It has 3 channels, pedal, stationary and rotary.
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    Regards</p>

    cww</p>

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    Re: My Baldwin 210 needs balance



    Most of the voicing controls will be marked as flute and main. Usually in that era you find a small notched wheel with a screwdriver slot across the face. If you work with these slowly and carefully you can't get in trouble and some have red marks should you need to return to factory setting.</P>


    (Main/Flute balance can be a very personal preference. I've owned several Baldwins -- presently a CT2 -- If you want the reed voice to be a Solo it usually requires a very light setting in the accompaniment or use of the Flute (tibia) 8' for extra strength.)</P>

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      Re: My Baldwin 210 needs balance



      Please excuse this slightly off topic question. There is a Baldwin 210A for sale at about $300an hour from my house. I know nothing of this organ.Any "review" type comments in general or comparing to a Conn 580 and/or Wurlitzer 805 Centura Pro would be appreciated. </P>


      Tks, Roy</P>
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        My two cents worth,</P>


        The Wurlitzer 805 is by far the better of these 3 models. However, there are some who swear Conn would be, but I sure don't think so since the large Conn 650 I ownedwas surely lacking in variety. All of the non flute stops had a sound very similiar the only difference being in volume. I found this organ was unifed within an inch of its being, and far far from their old literature descriptionsabout how great these Conn organs are compared to those in the rest of the industry. My ears tell me very differently, and I have owned two Conns. I was glad to see the Minuet 544 and the 650 both go out of my house. The only Conn organs I ever cared for were the old tube models with the pitch controls to create ensemble or solo tones out of the few 8' stops.</P>


        James</P>
        Baldwin Church Organ Model 48C
        Baldwin Spinet 58R
        Lowrey Spinet SCL
        Wurlitzer 4100A
        Crown Pump Organ by Geo. P. Bent, Chicago, Illinois


        Organs I hope to obtain in the future:

        Conn Tube Minuet or Caprice even a transistor Caprice with the color coded tabs
        Gulbransen H3 or G3, or V.
        Wurlitzer 44, 4410, 4420, ES Reed Models, 4300, 4500, Transistor Models

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          Re: My Baldwin 210 needs balance

          [quote user="cwuollet"]


          Is there a typically set of pots someplace to balance these or?[/quote]</P>


          Hi,</P>


          I've got some pots out in the back yard that will balance your Baldwin perfectly. They're really nice terra cotta ones that when placed upside down strategically under the console, guarantee your Baldwin will never get the wobblies and fall over again.[Y]</P>


          SP</P>
          Live every day as though it were your last.
          One day, you'll be right.

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