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  • BALDWIN 73L Anyone have experience

    Hi all, calling all wizards. I have the 73L model. The trouble is one note "C" plays one octave high in every key position. Wondering if problem lies in the variable inductor with tuning slug, it will not tune down a whole octave but it will tune just not able to go down a whole octave. Not sure where else problem can be?
    This organ I worked on and worked on no success. So I bought a Hammond M102 and I was able to fix it and it sound pretty good. So I got my confidence back up and started again on the Baldwin. As it stands now. I might start stripping it for speakers, tubes, amps as well as the Leslie type unit in it and the unusual reverb. But I am wondering if it could benefit another member needing parts. all the keys are pristine or should I just cut in half with chain saw?
    thanks in advance

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    As seamaster on here would say. "Burn it with fire." That is a great idea about parts that could be used. This Baldwin was more of a fun toy type, and one of their smaller spinets. However I am sure it is built like a battleship. So many of us do not like the brassy and buzzy sounds from the stops. Also on individual stops many of them sound "clarinety" due to the square wave from which the tones were formed. When many of the electronic organs go haywire they can do some strange things it seems.

    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


    • #3
      We'll see I guess. If there wasn't so much plastic burning would be the best choice I agree.