Philicorda organ

ward

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Maybe it's off-topic , I don't know ... but

I'm trying to repair an old Philicorda organ.

Some of the key mechanisms are broken,
is that the right word ??? The thing that switches between note on - off.
( I'll post some pictures tomorrow to clearify what I mean.)

Anyone knows a good place to look for replacement parts.
 

clintrubber

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[quote author="ward"]Anyone knows a good place to look for replacement parts.[/quote]
I guess it's best to find a complete but broken one (fleamarkets, www.marktplaats.nl, ...) and use it for parts. I'm not sure about prices but maybe they've gone up a bit in price since Drums&Bass? No, Drums&Philicorda!

Bye,

Peter
 

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I may have replacements, if you can post a picture of an entire key, preferably removed from the mechanism I can let you know.

adam
 

ward

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Thanks for the replys,
http://groupdiy.twin-x.com/displayimage.php?pos=-1198
This is what I'm talking about ...

And here's a close up
http://groupdiy.twin-x.com/displayimage.php?pos=-1197

The organ has seen some repair, in the close up is a key mechanism that was replaced ... but not with the right part.
The first 15 keys (the discant side) can be played as chords.
They have a fourth leg that is 'I assume' used for playing chords.
http://groupdiy.twin-x.com/displayimage.php?pos=-1196
In this picture you can see the four legs, it's blurred but visible.
The replaced mechanism only has three legs.
Ofcourse I can leave the chord-modus out ...
 

ward

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I guess it's best to find a complete but broken one (fleamarkets, www.marktplaats.nl, ...) and use it for parts.
Peter, I followed your advice, bought me a second philicorda.
And took some parts of it.
Now I have an allmost working philicorda but with a few quirks,

G#1 sounds like E1
B1 makes a droning disconant sound
G#2 sounds like B2
G#3 sounds like B2
G#4 : * in the 2' register gives no sound
* 4' register sounds like B3
* 8' register sounds like B4
So the G# is overall a little confused.

If someone would want to give a peek at the manual and maybe give some ideas for faultfinding, that would be great.

And on what principle do these keys work ?
Can someone explain that ?

The service manual can be found here:
http://egrefin.free.fr/images/Philicorda/PhilicordaGM751.pdf751.pdf
 
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