Allen Organs 14 Amery Street Como 9450 3322
Allen Organs 14 Amery Street Como 9450 3322
19 August 2017

LESSONS FROM BUILDING A HOSPITAL IN PERTH

Organ servicing

The recent debacle at the yet to be opened childrens hospital in Perth is another reminder about the necessity to know what you are going to get before you buy. In the case of the hospital, it is running months (years, actually) behind schedule and is plagued with problems including asbestos found in the building materials, lead in water supplies and most recently, below standard brass plumbing fittings. Is it different in the organ world?   Read more...


9 April 2017

ARE ALLEN STILL IN BUSINESS?

Organ servicing

A customer said to me the other day: "I heard the Allen Organ Company has gone out of business. Is that true?".

I had to reassure the person that nothing was further from the truth. The Allen Organ Company remains the one organ building company that has not been taken over, changed hands, been sold off or gone out of business since its inception.  Read more...


26 Jan 2017

SERVICING AN ALLEN ORGAN?

Organ servicing

I am often asked what maintenance is required on an Allen organ. Should an organ be inspected, checked and tuned on a regular basis?

Firstly, one of the advantages of a digital instrument is that it never needs tuning. Unlike a pipe organ which will vary in tuning with the temperature of the season, the digital organ remains in tune forever.

However, there are other items that wear and may need attention over time. In a nutshell, anything that moves will wear, and will eventually require service.   Read more...


2 Jan 2017

A KEYBOARD OR AN ORGAN?

Organ or Keyboard comparison

What is preferable? A keyboard or an organ? Is a keyboard just a small organ? What many people don't realise is just how versatile organs have become and the advantages they might have over keyboards.

Keyboards consist of one single keyboard. Some have weighted keys, and others do not. Weighted keys feel like a piano to play whereas non weighted keys feel more like an organ to play.    Read more...



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