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list                           Tue, 29 Dec 1998           Volume 1 : Number 67

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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 16:26:45 -0800
From: "Rick Izumi" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: Re: tarragotto

Can you email me the particulars (make model description of wood etc) about
the tarogatos for sale and the price for each.

-----Original Message-----
To: <>
Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: tarragotto

>I have four tarogatos.  Three are for sale.
>Robert Howe
>M Rubin wrote:
>> If anybody happens to be looking for one, a friend of mine just happens to
>> have one possibly for sale. Lemme know if anybody's interested.


Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 02:03:21 EST
Subject: Re: tarragotto

In a message dated 12/27/98 4:06:49 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I have four tarogatos.  Three are for sale.
>  Robert Howe

I might be able to send a buyer your way. Send me your email address off list.

Happy New Year!


Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 01:05:05 EST
Subject: Re: REALLY Low tones

In a message dated 12/25/98 6:24:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

>  >"Sensurround" was done by the movie
>  >triggering an oscillator that played a 12Hz tone at a fairly loud volume
>  >through a bunch of Cerwin Vega 30 inch woofers. The effect was that of the
>  >building rumbling like an earthquake and can be felt in your whole body but
>  >not your ears (unless you're a whale! or an elephant).
>  Is it true that that scene rumbled some people's bowels so violently
>  that they had to go to the bathroom?
>   I want to hear the 64' Diaphone pipe in the organ in the Atlantic City
>  Convention Hall.  It is about 8 Hz.  There is a stoptab on the console
>  that engages the fifth in that rank of pipes to sound simultaneously to
>  give a 128' resultant, which would be down to 4 Hz.  I plan to design an
>  organ which has a true 128' pipe.  However, Since 128' is so tall, and I
>  don't want to miter any pipes, I guess I'll just have the 128' rank be
>  stopped pipes.  I also will have a 128' Clarinet rank, since it, too,
>  would be half-length.  I will refuse to have half-length conical
>  resonators, because that is a false tone with no reinforcement in the
>  fundamental.
>   One girl online claims she got naucious when she activated the 64'
>  Diaphone at ACCH.  I'll have to find the URL for that webpage, and I'll
>  post it to the list!
>   Also, there is a picture somewhere online of the lowest pipe in the 64'
>  Contra Trombone rank in the organ in Sydney, Australia.  If I find it
>  again I'll post it, too.  Ever since I had Mac OS put on this computer,
>  I lost those past bookmarks.   :(
>   Gregg
I never got to see/hear/feel "Earthquake in the theatre, but I imagine that at
the frequency of 12HZ at the considerable volume that was being discussed, the
feeling must have been similar to the concert where I sat immediately in front
of the 32 foot pipes during the final bars of the Toccata from the Suite
Gothique by Boellman. My loins quivvered, my belly felt as if it were being
drummed upon and the empty metal folding chairs on stage skated just a tad. I
think we're talking about lower frequencies for Sensurround. I can only
imagine! Of course, the lowest organ pipes were audible and were accompanied
by several ranks of voluminous pipes. The organ in Memorial Hall in Melrose,
MA has a spike under the volume pedal which serves to limit ear and window
damage. They say in the first days after installation, there was quite a bit
of glass to replace, due to damage caused by sound pressure and perhaps a bit
due to low frequency. An impressive sound! I'm now reminded of the history of
the pipe organ at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA which was so awfully loud
that it could be heard several miles out to sea! Mr. Hammond built the organ
with an automatic player which he designed and built, complete with a timer
which would allow him to escape the completely deafening volume inside the
castle, which he had built around the pipe organ of sections of buildings from
all over Europe. Mr Hammond was a prolific inventor. Among his inventions are
the radio guided missile and I believe the Hammond electronic organ. I saw a
Hammond typewriter the other day which may have been one of his thousand odd
patents. Circular keyboard! Oh, by the way...Hammond didn't play the keyboards
at all. Needless to say, his neighbors didn't like him very much! At least
that's the way the tour guide tells it at the castle/museum. A unique and
fascinating place to visit! The walls are covered with art and the building
has lots of winding passages and towers and even a dungeon and an indoor pool
that can be filled with fresh water or, with the flip of a lever, be filled
with sea water from below the cliff on which the castle sits. Still haven't
heard the organ, as it was under renovation when I was there a couple of years
ago. They have frequent public concerts. Must go one day soon. >>RUMBLE<<


Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 14:36:20 EST
Subject: Re:  Re: tarragotto
Message-ID: <>

I'd be interested in  a tarragoto, but I'd like to know some history and prices etc.

Vinny Golia


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