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Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus 766, 1968)

Location:

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
S. 4320 Conklin
Spokane, WA 99203 US
Organ ID: 26096

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 12 ranks. 792 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 11, 2017:

Updated by Sean Haley, who maintains the organ.
The organ has undergone a number of alterations. The original combination action has been replaced with a multilevel solid state system, ca. 2005. At some point the swell key action cable was severed by a careless party and spliced back together with numerous color coded wires and tape creating reliability problems with the original B&V. Ca. 2015 computer technician and organ enthusiast, Robert Collins of Spokane installed additional separate key contacts, expression control, and Midi interfaces to allow the organ to utilize Hauptwerk via equipment and an audio system placed on a platform behind the exposed great installed by Collins. A touch screen placed in the left of the console provides access to the Hauptwerk voices. The Hauptwerk installation cost $5,000 and was carried out in this fashion due to inadequate funding to hire a name brand digital company to create a hybrid instrument, according to the present church organist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 16, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is located on the central axis at the rear of the room. The Swell is a free-standing chamber with the Great and Pedal exposed on top.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console December 12, 1991
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ gallery: Photograph by William J. Bunch; digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1975-06-06

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