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B.A.B. Drum/Cymbal Pneumatics
By Will Eley

The B.A.B. band organ at the Buckroe Carousel uses separate
pneumatics for the cymbal and the bass drum, although both strike at
the same time.  This makes me wonder whether this organ originally
played the bass drum and the cymbal independent of one another.  Or
perhaps the cymbal is operated via a different tracker bar hole.

Most of you know how many different functions the Wurlitzer 165 has,
and since the 66-key B.A.B. scale is nearly identical, it would
certainly be possible to couple the pneumatics to a different tracker
bar hole.  Perhaps the band-leader?

Will Eley

(Message sent Wed 14 May 2014, 13:10:08 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  B.A.B, Cymbal, Drum, Pneumatics

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