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Corno Dolce
Mar-14-2009, 23:15
Some souls had been wondering if I knew where a description of Virgil's Royal V Organ was to be found - Maybe this link can help:

http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0903a&L=piporg-l&T=0&P=354

Krummhorn
Mar-14-2009, 23:37
Fascinating ...

Incidentally, the Royal V (used by Fox from 1975-76) was permanently installed in the Meishusama Hall in Minsono, Japan in 1983. The console was completely refinished from black to white, and the electronics side of the organ was updated to digital technology in 2004.

In 1977, Virgil bought an Allen to use as his touring instrument, one that he used until the mid 80's. I was the local technician for that organ when his tour went through Pasadena (CA).

Corno Dolce
Mar-15-2009, 00:53
Aloha GrandMaster Krummhorn,

You probably meant this edifice:

http://www.yamasakiinc.com/?navigation=projects&id=94&refreshed

Cheerio,

CD :tiphat::tiphat::tiphat:

Ps: That must have been quite an experience for you as an organ technician - Did you meet with Virgil during any phase of your work on that organ?

dll927
Mar-15-2009, 15:55
Krummhorn, would you mind explaining how he used the Allen "until the mid-80's" when he DIED on October 25, 1980? Virgil may have been good, but this is just a bit beyond the call of duty.

Corno Dolce
Mar-15-2009, 16:51
Aloha dll927,

Let me humbly ask that you may be just a pinch more charitable towards Krummhorn - He's a good bloke and allaround nice guy.

Cheerio,

CD :):):)

dll927
Mar-15-2009, 19:47
That I agree with. And my comment is meant as much humourously as anything. Maybe that Allen just kept going by habit.

Krummhorn
Mar-16-2009, 03:04
Krummhorn, would you mind explaining how he used the Allen "until the mid-80's" when he DIED on October 25, 1980? Virgil may have been good, but this is just a bit beyond the call of duty.

My bad :eek:

What I meant was up until about the middle of 1980. :p The month of May if I remember correctly.

No offense taken ... glad you caught the error ;)

Brother Corno Dolce, Thanks for the nice accolades ... :tiphat: