Jim and Dee Ryan's home 4/30 hybrid Theatre Organ.

The organ started as a dream when I was introduced to my first George Wright recording. In those days the person with the largest and best HI-FI system had to have records to make "the system" sound good. Then I learned about Stan Kann and the Fox Theatre. Many days were spent at the Fabulous Fox just to hear Stan. Then Stan left town, and the theatre was closed. When the Fox reopened and the organ had been repaired, they started "Monday Night at the Movies, and the organ was used before classic movies. My kids were impressed and decided they wanted to take organ lessons. The owner of the music store gave me 5 ranks of pipes. As time went on, I gathered parts from local organ builders and even from a dumpster. The console was built by combining two Wicks, 2 manual consoles by Joe Barnes. When Joe passed away, he willed me the console. I built a new stop rail with magnetic actions, and added a Uniflex relay system. The organ does have some electronic voices, and low-end extensions.

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Above some of the pipework.

 

  Stops
SOLO

8' POST HORN 8' TUBA 8' TRUMP 8' DIAPASON 8' TIBIA 8' BOURDON 8' CONCERT FLUTE 8' VDO 8' GAMBA 8' SAL 8' CELESTE 8' KIN 8' VOX (W) 5 1/3 TIBIA 4' TUBA 4' TRUMP 4' DIAP 4' TIBIA 4' BOURD 4' CON. FLUTE 4' VDO 4' GAMBA 4' CELESTE 2 2/3 TIBIA 2' TIBIA 8' PIANO 4' PIANO 8' CHRYS 8' BGLOCK 8' XYLO 8' CHIME 8' ORCH BELLS 16' S. TO SOLO 4' SOLO TO SOLO

BOMBARDE 16' BOURDON 8' POST HORN 8' TUBA 8' TRUMPET 8' DIAPASON 8' TIBIA 8' DOPPLE 8' BOURDON 8' VDO 8' GAMBA 8' SAL 8' CELESTE 8' SAX  8' OBOE 8' CLAR 8' VOX (W) 8' VOX (K) 4' TUBA 4' TRUMP 4' OBOE 4' DIAPASON 4' TIBIA 4' BOURDON 4' HAR FLUTE 4' VDO 4' GAMBA 4' CEL 2 2/3 TIBIA 2' TIBIA 2' BOURDON 8' CHRYS 8' GLOCK 8' XYLO16' GT TO  B 8' GT TO B. 4'  GT TO B. 16' B. TO B. 4' B. TO B.
GREAT

16' BOURDON 16' VDO 8' TUBA 8' TRUMPET 8' DIAP 8' TIBIA 8' DOPPLE Fl. 8' BOURDON 8' C. FLUTE 8' VDO 8' SAL 8' CELESTE      8' SAX 8' OBOE 8' CLAR 8' KIN 8' W. VOX 8' K. VOX 5 1/3 TIBIA 4' TUBA 4' TRUMPET 4' OBOE 4' DIAP 4' TIBIA  4' BOURD 4' C.  FLUTE  4' HAR FLUTE 4' VDO 4' GAMBA 4' CELESTE 2 2/3 TIBIA 2' TIBIA 2' BOURDON 1 3/5 TIBIA 8' PIANO 4' PIANO 8' CHRYS 8' GLOCK 8' XYLO 8' CHIME 8' ORCH BELLS 16' GT TO GT 4' GT TO GT 16' B TO GT 8' B. TO GT 4' B. TO GT 8' S. TO GT 4' S. TO GT

Accompaniment 

8 TUBA 8 TRUMPET 8' DIAP 8' TIBIA 8' BOURDON 8' C. FLUTE 8' VDO 8' GAMBA 8' SAL 8' CELESTE 8' OBOE 8' CLAR 8' KIN 8' W-VOX 4' DIAP 4' TIBIA 4' BOURDON 4' VDO 4' GAMBA 4' SAL 4' CELESTE 2' TIBIA 8' PIANO 4' PIANO CHRIS GLOCK XYLO       4'ACC COUP 8' S. TO ACC

PEDAL 32' FLUTE 16' ENG HORN 16' TUBA 16' TIBIA 16' BOURDON 16' FLUTE 16' VDO 8' ENG HORN 8' TUBA 8' TRUMPET 8' DIAP 8' TIBIA 8' BOURDON  8' VDO 8' SAL 8' CLAR 4' TUBA 4' TRUMPET 4' DIAP 4' TIBIA 4' BOURDON 4' VDO 4' SAL 16' PIANO 8' PIANO 8' GT TO PED 4' GT TO PED 8' SOLO _PED BLANK 1 BLANK 2 BLANK 3 BASS DRUM TYMP SNARE TOM-TOM CRASH TAP TAMB TRI CASTA BLOCK BELLS
 straight bolster

ACC. TYMP ACC. TOM-TOM ACC. CRASH ACC. TAP ACC. SLEIGH BELL ACC. TRAP SPARE ACC. SNARE ACC. TRI ACC.BLOCK ACC. TAMB ACC. CASTA ACC. BASS DRUM GT MARIMBA GT VIBRAHARP GT HUM. VOICE GT MIDI PROG 8 GT HORN DIAP SOLO MARIMBA SOLO VIBRAHRP SOLO H. VOICE S. MIDI PROG 8' S. HORN DIAP ACC UNISON GT. UNISON  B. TO GT PIZZ BOMB UNISON SOLO UNISON SPARE TREM 1 SPARE TREM 2 SPARE TREM 3 MAIN TREM TIBIA TREM SOLO TREM VOX TREMS TUBA TREM

 

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