Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3932, 1958)

Location:

Bethel Christian Reformed Church
724 Shamrock SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 52846

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 24 ranks. 1,588 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 50 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 50
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 27, 2015:

Updated through online information from Shawn P. Keith. -- Organ has been sold and removed to storage with the hopes of future installation in an area church.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2014:

The organ likely replaced the church's previous Estey organ. Bethel CRC left this location and merged with Grandville Ave. Christian Reformed Church in 1994. A few different congregations have met in the facility since then. The status of the organ is unknown. The organ console was placed on a moveable platform and equipped with an additional cable so it could be moved for special occasions (information from the Wicks specifications).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of Wicks Organ Company
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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