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G.M. Buck Pipe Organs (2003)

Location:

First Christian Reformed Church
2450 85th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 45726

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Builder's Shops: Storage, display, etc.
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 45 stops.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 45
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb 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 January 11, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- All of the pipes from the church's previous Wangerin organ were used in this instrument, but additional pipes and digital stops were also added. The console is a used Möller Artiste console, although the pedal board is from a different used instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (December 22, 2009)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-12-22

Sanctuary from Corner Balcony: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-12-22

Sanctuary from Corner Balcony: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-12-22

Building Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-12-22

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

Console, Pulpit, Nave, and Balcony: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-03-15

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