Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

Our End-Of-Year Fundraising Drive is in progress. Please visit out home page to see this and other announcements:     Thank you. --Jody

MMD > Archives > February 2001 > 2001.02.13 > 12Prev  Next

Nelson-Wiggen vs. Seeburg
By Don Teach

I have several examples of both Seeburg KT and Nelson-Wiggen
instruments (17 Seeburg machines, of which seven are KT style machines,
and three Nelson-Wiggen machines).  The KT xylophone model can play
with as much expression as the Nelson-Wiggen.

It would be unfair to say that the Nelson-Wiggen outplays a Seeburg.
They do not sound the same.  I personally prefer the Seeburg KT with
the single-stroke xylophone over the Nelson-Wiggen.  The KT regulates
the loud and soft of the xylophone with the vacuum supply, and the
Nelson-Wiggen regulates by moving the beaters closer to the bars.
The expressive capabilities of the Seeburg depend on the technician
that restored the machine.

The Seeburg KT Special verses the Nelson-Wiggen Style 6 could also be
debated for hours on end.  Both companies made a great product and each
should be judged on its own merits.  By the way, it was Oscar Nelson
and Peter Wiggen that originally designed many of the early Seeburg

Don Teach

(Message sent Tue 13 Feb 2001, 16:33:25 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

Key Words in Subject:  Nelson-Wiggen, Seeburg, vs

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .