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FS: Book "How to Build An Electronic Band Organ"
By Vic Searle

Hi MMD'ers,  Recently a coffee-stained copy of my 1986 book appeared
on eBay.  I don't know if it has been sold, but in the past few days
I've had five requests for it.

Of course it is long out of print, but I have a complete copy on PDF
and will gladly send it to anyone who will fork over $15 to me at
PayPal.  Or for $25 I'll print out a complete copy on very thick paper
and have it spiral bound, all for $25.  Air-mail postage would be extra,
so PDF is the cheapest and quickest way.

I must warn you that the Devtronix electronic units are no longer
available, but I an negotiating with a fellow who can make clones.
I'm also working on a revision with pipes instead of the electronics.
I think I can fit two or three ranks in the present case dimensions,
and the revision would include the plans and drawings for the pipes.

But here I must make a request.  I lost all my tools and documents
while I was in the hospital.  Would anybody make me a PDF of Doyle
Lane's Wurlitzer pipe scales book?  If someone can come up with a PDF
of this, I'll exchange it for my book.

If one didn't want to go along with pipes, I believe a MIDI tone
generator could be hooked up to the pneumatic stack.  Unfortunately
I'm still recuperating in a nursing home so I can't give any advice,
but surely it will work okay if you are knowledgeable about MIDI.

Hope to be able to help out.  The MMD Pictures archives has shots of
some of the organs I built when I was mobile, and perhaps they might
inspire someone to start their own project.

I know there is a Yahoo site for people building Wurlitzer 105s, but
my book is for a Wurlitzer 125 with bells.  I'm thrilled that there is
still so much interest in my book.

Vic Searle in Tokyo

 [ See "Mikune Band Organs" at
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(Message sent Fri 23 Feb 2007, 09:13:08 GMT, from time zone GMT+0900.)

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