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Homebrew pipe organ Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Friday, 16 April 2010 12:27

The dream of having your own pipe organ at home seems to be utopia for most persons. And it certainly is, at least if we're talking about a huge organ with thousands of pipes. The cost is way too huge for John Average, and few have the necessary space in their home.

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Last Updated on Friday, 16 April 2010 22:09
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Organ bench Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Monday, 20 July 2009 20:48

Today I started on the organ bench. I needed a break from the pedal board anyway - I'm letting some ideas mature while I'm working on the bench.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 May 2010 16:53
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Building a pedal board Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 21:10

To play organ music, a pedal board is pretty much required. Without a strong bass line, the organ will sound weak. And you can't add 16 foot ranks to the manuals - that produces an awful growling.

There are some alternatives out there. But just a few companies makes pedal boards suited for a huge pipe organ. Depending on which standard you'll shoot for, pedal boards usually has 30 or 32 notes. As far as I know, the european standard is 30 notes, while US standard dictates 32. Personally, I went with 32 notes. I believe that it is better to do it now, than to be sorry later for not having the full compass.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:15
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