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R.M. Ballantyne Pipe Organs (2012)

Originally Steiner-Reck Organ Co. (Opus 93, 1991)

Location:

California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 US
Organ ID: 51227

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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: Slider
  • 42 ranks. 2,109 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 28, 2013:

Identified through online information from Kyle Johnson. -- Rebuild with additions to existing Steiner-Reck organ of 1991: -- We undertook a judicious renovation of this instrument in 2012. This is a summary of the work done by R.M. Ballantyne Pipe Organs:
The failing lighted push button stop system and stop jambs were replaced with custom traditional style jambs with new Harris Precision Products draw knobs.
The outdated and failing combination action was replaced with a Peterson system. This provided for 128 memory levels, and a piston sequencer. Piston rails and pedal piston were changed to allow for 10 general pistons and Next and Previous pistons/studs.
Only judicious, corrective voicing was undertaken for regulation only.
The following stops were added: Pedal 32' Resultant (taken from Pedal Principal), unification of the Solo Trumpet in the Pedal at 4', a Tremulant for the Great (prepared), the Pedal Principal unit rank was brought into the Great manual (with additional needed pipes on their own new chest) as "16' Ped Principal" and "8' Ped Open Diapason", and two blank draw knobs in each division allowing for future additions.
A wind leak was repaired between the Great main chest and its attached main regulator.
A missing walkboard was replaced.
Dents in the Pedal 8' Bourdon were repaired, and the stop was refelted as needed.
Sky racking was improved. Also note that the dedication programs lists the number of ranks as 39. This number is derived from including the lowest Roman numeral numbers from the Mixture stops. The number of 42 ranks included in this database entry is derived by including the highest Roman numeral numbers from the Mixture stops.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 19, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- The university will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organ by holding a series of concerts in 2011/2012 (per on-line article in Ventura County Star dated 9/13/2011)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console April 24, 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ and organ case: Photograph by Daryl Robinson, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-03-12

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