Jim and Dee Ryan’s Wicks

The organ started with a dream that was prompted by George Wright recordings and also by Stan Kann at the Fox. In those days, every one that has a “HI-FI” had to have George Wright records. So—–o many years later when the Fox reopened, they had movies with the organ being used, so I got the bug again. Then I was given some pipes, and the project started. The organ currently contains parts and pipe work from A to Z, plus some electronic stops for a total of 28 ranks. The console was built from two Wicks 2 manual horseshoe consoles. Pipe work has been salvaged from any number of installations. We then reconstructed the console with a new top rail, sams and the Uniflex 2000 relay system. Future upgrades will include better keyboards, (one with second touch), realignment of the stop list, a few more tuned percussions and one more rank of pipes.

Rank List

18 Ranks

Rank Pitch Maker
Vox Humana 8 Kilgen
Vox Humana 8 Wurlitzer
Cornopion (Tuba) 16, 8, 4 Kilgen
Gamba 8, 4 Kilgen
Gamba Celeste 8, 4, T.C. Moeller
Viole d’Orchestre 16, 8, 4 Unknown
Viole d’Orchestre Celeste 8, T.C. Unknown
Harmonic Flute 4 Uun
Dopple Flute 8, 4 Kilgen
Tibia 16, 8, 4, 2, 1 Felgemaker
Kinura 8 Kimball
Open Diapason 8, 4 Unknown
Melodia 8, 4 Unknown
Trav Flute 8, T.C. Auston
Salicional 8, 4 Unknown
Salicional Celeste 8, 4, T.C. Unknown
Viole d’Orchestre 8, 4 Morton
Viole d’Orchestre Celeste 8, 4, T.C. Wicks
Sax 8 Unknown
Trumpet 16, 8, 4 Unknown
Oboe 8, 4 Unknown
Clarinet 8, 4 Gotfried
Bourdon 16, 8, 4, 2, 1 Unknown
Chimes
Xylophone
Metal Bar Harp
Glockenspiel
Orchestral Bells
Tuned Sleigh Bells
Electronic Post Horn 16, 8
Electronic Flute 32, 16, 8
Electronic Marimba
Electronic Vibraharp
Electronic Diapason

Snare Drum, Wood Block, Tambourine, Castanets, Bird Whistle, Fire Gong, Train Whistle, Boat Whistle, Triangle, Gong, Bass Drum, Tympani, Siren, and Aoogah Horn