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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3048, 1953)

Location:

First Baptist Church
215 South Andrews St.
Scottsboro, AL 35768 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 70014

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 15 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.
Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ; based upon the Wicks opus list and the extant, enlarged organ. It was enlarged by Wicks in 1985 as their Opus 3048A - now 3/27.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior; facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-04-05

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