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Wicks (Opus 3450, 2008)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3450, 1954)

Location:

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
1600 S. Main Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54937 US
Organ ID: 51285

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • 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
  • 34 ranks. 1,753 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 49 stops.
All:
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 49
  • 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: 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 meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 August 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- Original organ as installed at 1st & Marr location was approximately 26 Ranks and with extensions and had 1692 pipes. In 2008 the organ was sent back to Wicks to have the console refinished and rebuilt with new keyboards and stop mechanisms installed. Another rank of pipes were added for a Geigen Principal to be visible as facade pipes. At this same time ten digital voices supplied by Walker Technologies were added. This brought the organ up to approximately 34 ranks plus electronic sounds. The installation of all the components was sub-contracted to Fabry Organs, Inc. of Antioch, IL. The total cost of the project was approximately $198,000.00. There have been no alterations to the organ since it was installed in 2008 in the new church at 1600 S. Main Street.

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

Database Manager on August 07, 2014:

Updated through information from Rodney J. Weed -- At the time of this relocation to the new church, the console was sent back to the Wicks Factory where it was refinished. New keyboards and stop mechanisms were installed. The electromechanical switching was replaced with solid state switching. The installation of all the components was sub-contracted to Fabry Organs, Inc of Antioch, IL. The total cost of the project was approximately $198.000.00. This information is courtesy of David Zarbock, Chairman of the Organ Committee.

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

Database Manager on May 07, 2013:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Ryan Mueller, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from console September 28, 2008
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Organ Case and Swell Shades: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Nave, Choir Area, and Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Swell Pedals: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Rebuilding Nameplate: Taken on 2014-07-31

Pedal Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Swell Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Choir Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Great Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Pipework (bottom octave of Great Trumpet): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Great Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Great Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Great Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Choir Pipework and Walker Speakers: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-07-31

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