First United Methodist Church

Bakersfield, CA

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    The Rodgers Masterpiece 376 digital console interfaced with 21 ranks of Schantz pipework.
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    The installation team: Ryan Ballantyne, Ballantyne Pipe Organs; Stuart Goodwin, voicer; Nelson Dodge and Dr. Robert Tall, Church Keyboard Center.
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    Stuart Goodwin voicing pipes.
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    Schantz pipework in the Great division.
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    The new Rodgers digital pipe interface.
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    Installing cable for the antiphonal speakers.
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    The old pipe organ control cable on the left. The new Rodgers console cable on the right--the small grey cable replaces the entire bundle on the left, and the larger grey cable and two brown cables are the audio signal cables for the digital portion of the organ.
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    Ryan Ballantyne rewiring windchests.
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    The new windchest wiring.
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    Dr. Robert Tall voicing the digital portion of the organ.
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    Dr. Philip Dodson, organist, preparing for the first Sunday service where the new organ will be used, as Nelson Dodge (Church Keyboard Center) and Walter Grainger (organ committee chair) watch.