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Volume Two - Issue Two

Contributing Editors

The Control Room - Richard Mogridge - Webmaster
Console Up! - Tom Hoehn, Lead Editor
The Skandia WurliTzer - Per Olof Schultz, Associate Editor
MidiTzer Boot Camp - Russ Ashworth, Associate Editor
Mighty Hauptwerk - Jim Reid, Associate Editor
Desktop Goodies - Fred Willis
NYTOS Field Reporter - Eugene Hayek

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DAILY NEWS

02/20/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 845 visitors to our site this year. We are totalling 9,795 visitors so far!

The Conn 640 Theatre Organ gets its own page!

Download a x JPG picture looking down at the keydesk of the beautiful Conn 640 Theatre Organ.

The vintage 1964 Conn model 640 Vacuum Tube Theatre Organ at Walnut Hill Recording Studio now has its very own feature page located in the Bone Doctor's section.

Enjoy!

02/06/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 550 visitors to our site this year. We had 8,950 visitors in the nine months we ran the site in 2004. We look to break that record in 2005!

The Conn 640 Sings Again!

Download a 1600 x 1200 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the console of the vintage 1964 Conn 640 Theatre Organ.

The Bone Doctor. at the console of
the mighty the Conn 640 Theatre Organ at Walnut Hill.

As some of you may know (and for those of you who don't,) the Bone Doctor is the proud owner of a vintage 1964 Conn Model 640 vacuum tube theatre organ. This instrument was aquired last year from Rose Music Company of Lousville, Tennessee, where it had been sitting, languishing into the forgotten back room where organs go to be serviced. For twenty years it sat there, waiting on someone to love it enough to take it home. When the Bone Doctor found it, almost nothing worked on the console. Undaunted, he hauled it home.

The Bone Doctor installed it in the Walnut Hill Studio. There, it sat for several months, waiting on the hand of a technician who could fix it. That technician was a fine fellow from Newport, Tennessee named Bob "Finge" Burgess, fellow Walnut Hill VTPO member and a great friend of many years.

Bob, armed only with an oscilloscope and voltmeter, went in without schematics and found two defective components. One was a 50uF 25 working volt electrolytic capacitor at the Tibia mixer stage. A trip to Radio Shack replaced this. The other was a special resistor network called a PC pack that was located in the keyers for the 4 foot Tibia at high B on the Solo manual. This part was ordered from Organ Supply and arrived three days later, wherein Bob put in the new part and now, the instrument sounds the way it did when it was new.

In other news, the Bone Doctor now has a full-time job as a bench technician at Thasay Computer, Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee. He averages thirty computers per week on his bench, all leaving the shop in perfect working order. He also builds new ones. You can visit his team leader's website at:

http://www.thasay.com/

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