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Voxceleste

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Compton Pedal Diaphone
« on: February 09, 2016, 07:52:00 PM »
Can anyone help me locate a redundant Compton Pedal Diaphone?

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 09:38:52 AM »
Possibly Worcester Cathedral? I thought there was one remaining there in the Transept case, just left when the new Harrison reed was installed.

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 05:47:58 PM »
Dear Terz,

Thank you very much for your suggestion. I wasn't aware the Worcester Diaphone was still there. I imagine it may be listed.

Not wishing to sound pedantic, I thought that rank was by Hope-Jones...? I'm particularly looking for a Compton Diaphone. Compton often put one on his theatre organs and there's one on his organ at Derby Cathedral too.

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Vox Celeste



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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 09:27:16 AM »
Hi

Try Kevin Grunhill for Compton parts (Google should find him & he's on Facebook)

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 09:32:13 AM »
Yes; you are correct.  I should have mentioned it was not Compton.  Sorry for misleading you but I thought there might not be many redundant Diaphones around these days.

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 02:43:51 PM »
There are probably various bits of ex-theatre organs available still.  I like diaphones - prompt, clear-speaking and effective.

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2016, 06:24:48 PM »
Thank you both for your information. I really appreciate your interest and useful comments. 

I have no idea how many redundant Compton Diaphones are out there. For all I know they may be as rare as hen's teeth. I suppose only time will tell.

I too have grown to like Diaphones, although I have only come across examples by Compton.  I rate his highly as a most useful pedal stop bringing great depth and richness to the pedal line.

Thank you.

VoxCeleste     


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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 08:53:46 AM »
There is one at St Lukes, Cradley Heath I know parts of the organ have been sold already but am not sure about the Diaphones.

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2016, 08:14:10 PM »
Thank you for your reply Mr Davis. Do you have contact details regarding the St Luke's organ? I contacted the Diocese of Worcester last year about this organ. They confirmed it had already been sold, but not to whom.

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Re: Compton Pedal Diaphone
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2016, 09:03:36 AM »
Sorry I cannot help you there, but after a conversation I had a few weeks ago I was told only parts of it had been sold.

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Barrie

 


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