Hi Robbie, In the article I wrote, it is the Wurlitzer 165 band organs
that I believe are messed up. I am looking at a scale chart for 165,
and a pipe chart for the same. The 165 organs do not have brass
trombones and trumpets, so therefore, why did Wurlitzer have a general
fault on for wood trumpets?
Furthermore, if they would have tubed the organs like the Mortier,
using registers in the counter-melody, the way they should be used,
the Wurlitzer 165 organs would perform like an actual orchestra would
I am in the process of taking the Mortier to the next level. I got
a set of xylophone bars from an actual Mortier organ and they are going
on the top of the organ.
It has a glockenspiel on it already, so now we are adding the xylophone
to it and tubing it to the Unafon bells hole on the roll frame. This
will be very interesting to hear, wouldn't you agree?
[ You betcha! We'd better engage Marc Elbasani and his recorder right
[ away, to make a CD for us! Could you adapt this organ to play the
[ B.A.B. organ rolls? The Mortier-style drums should work correctly.
[ -- Robbie