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Re: Harmoniums

Post by commodorejohn » Wed May 20, 2020 6:46 pm

There's a pump organ in a thrift store near my house that's actual in semi-functional condition (leaky bellows, but enough to tell that the other bits seem to work,) but I have enough project keyboards in my house...
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Re: Harmoniums

Post by electricanada » Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:46 pm
There's a pump organ in a thrift store near my house that's actual in semi-functional condition (leaky bellows, but enough to tell that the other bits seem to work,) but I have enough project keyboards in my house...
How many of them play when the power is out though?
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Re: Harmoniums

Post by commodorejohn » Thu May 21, 2020 9:13 am

Admittedly!
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Re: Harmoniums

Post by JimY » Thu May 21, 2020 10:28 am

I have had an old Harmonium. It was an Estey. It had found it way to the middle of Wales somehow.
https://www.esteyorganmuseum.org/
Mine had to go - woodworm! but it was free and mostly working. It had had a turbine fan thing over the reed harp for a tremulant/chorus effect which was nice.
The casing did serve as my workstation desk for a while.
Doing some research discovered that Harmoniums are generally considered worthless - but I can remember that being said about analogue monosynths without midi or presets.

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