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200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:37 pm
by engrssc
Seller has more. Just passing this on, nothing further to do with it. Most likely from the recent Rodgers auction.

Check out:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11021.m43.l3160/7?euid=ac2e3a4fdda64c57bd97ae32488f7be2&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D401112043977

Rgds,
Ed

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:40 pm
by polikimre
Looks like someone got lucky at those auctions a few days ago.

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:11 am
by jkinkennon
I see someone snapped them up already.

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:58 am
by engrssc
No longer available. Looks as if 23 groups of 200 were sold - quickly. Hopefully some of them will be used on Hauptwerk instruments . (Imagine an organ with 200 thumb pistons?) :shock: Either that, or sold in smaller lots something like re-gifting maybe? :roll:

Rgds,
Ed

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:30 am
by burtonwurli
I bought the first box. Hopefully they will be winging their way across the pond real soon. Can't imagine that I will use all 200 so some will reappear sometime in the future.. My project is coming along slowly as a kit of parts. Rodgers trio stripped out, new purpose built PC, 4 Launchpads, Hauptwerk basic and Paramount 341.

Too many other projects on the bench plus I have to get some practice in on the Burton Wurlitzer ready for my trip to Blackpool Tower later in the year. £275 per hour on the Wurlitzer, but hell it's worth it. The sound is simply awesome.

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100es

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:57 pm
by engrssc
Hopefully you can record your experience both with pictures and with sound.

Rgds,
Ed

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:58 pm
by ChangedForever
I saw some sets of 10 from the auction a while ago on eBay (while still looking for an empty organ cabinet near Georgia)....about $60.00 some dollars. I guess they're the highest quality there is....

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:42 pm
by TheOrganDoc
Note, Complete Rogers 3 Man, Roll top classic organ with speaker cab. at "$400.00" Starting price ! :D
on ebay same address as pistons !

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:27 pm
by engrssc
ChangedForever wrote:I saw some sets of 10 from the auction a while ago on eBay about $60.00 some dollars.


There's a listing for 10 pistons at $90. And considering the above (lighted pistons) are/were at $ .50 each tho not engraved. I would consider that to be an advantage.

I know several organ supply companies offer engraving services. Anyone have a suggestion which one to use (for engraving that is.)

Rgds,
Ed

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:31 pm
by johnh
engrssc wrote:I know several organ supply companies offer engraving services. Anyone have a suggestion which one to use (for engraving that is.)


I'd recommend HESCO for all your engraving needs.

---john.

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:57 pm
by burtonwurli
Ed.
Yes I hope to video whilst I am playing
I will say though that I am only a rank amateur and rarely get through a number without a mistake.

But just to play in Blackpool Tower is an experience not to be missed, especially for an amateur.

Whilst we have a magnificently maintained Wurlitzer in our local Town Hall with all the necessary sounds, the acoustics are nothing like Blackpool. One of the differences is due to a level of amplification at Blackpool

It is interesting to stay in the ballroom and then listen to the resident for the day playing all the tunes that you yourself have played earlier even though the management do not like the public recording when the resident is playing

Derek

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:06 pm
by engrssc
burtonwurli wrote:Whilst we have a magnificently maintained Wurlitzer in our local Town Hall with all the necessary sounds, the acoustics are nothing like Blackpool.


I've been told that the room is one half of the organ (sound). Tend to agree.

Rgds,
Ed

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:09 pm
by engrssc
johnh wrote:I'd recommend HESCO for all your engraving needs.


Thanks, John. I've heard good things about them as well.

Rgds,
Ed

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:39 am
by magnaton
engrssc wrote:I know several organ supply companies offer engraving services. Anyone have a suggestion which one to use (for engraving that is.)


I can recommend Arndt Organ Supply Company. Give them a call for comparison. They do both rotary and laser engraving.

Danny B.

Re: 200 new lighted thumb pistons for $100

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:48 pm
by macpianoman
I just ordered the 10 thumb pistons and also 4 of the of toe pistons. It said it went through. Actually I bought another set of 10. I figure I can always sell what I don't use. At $9 a piston that's pretty cheap.