Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Need organ repair

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Are you in Colorado?  Our Erie United Methodist Church has a high pitch squeal, and we need help.  Itis a Lowrey organ, donated to the church about 30 years ago, and has been an excellent instrument.  

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Hello Alice!  Because of the age of the organ, the first suspect would be the electrolytic capacitors. They use a gel electrolyte which deteriorates over time. In any case, the organ will need an expert to troubleshoot the problem which could actually be a series of problems. Unfortunately, I am not in Colorado. I suggest you locate mitatechs on the internet. They are the music instrument technicians association. Click on "find a tech" and see if there are any local techs in your area.  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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