M. L. Bigelow & Co. (Opus 13, 1986)

Originally E.F. Walcker & Cie.

Location:

LDS Eugene Stake Center - 2nd Ward
1155 President Street
Eugene, OR 97401 US
Organ ID: 7496

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
  • The organ has been altered 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
  • 16 ranks. 843 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
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
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Joe O'Donnell on February 21, 2022:

The stoplist below appears to show the original Walcker specification. Here is a link to the spec on the builder's website: https://www.bigeloworgans.com/opus/13-stop-list/

An inscription by the builder on the back of the case reads as follows:

This organ was reconditioned in 1986 including the following work: -Electro pneumatic stop action and combination action removed and replaced by totally mechanical linkages. -The following stops were added: Pedal Principal 8' (12 new wooden pipes) Pedal Trumpet 8' (32 new pipes) Swell Cornet III (from old pipes) Swell Dulcian 8' (61 new pipes) -Wind pressures were raised and all old pipes thoroughly revoiced. -Organ tuned March 1986 - M.L. Bigelow Temperament - Fisk I

The Great Praestant 8' has 29 pipes in the display. It's unclear if these were new pipes or a reworking of the original 8' Flute. 22 pipes of the Pedal Subbass are also in the display; most have considerable over-length with windows cut in the back of the pipes for access to the stoppers. The balance of the Pedal 8' Principal was taken from the 4' Choral Bass, which was itself replaced by the 8' Trumpet. The Swell Cornet is a Tenor C stop, with a slide switch just above the music rack to disable the tenor octave if desired.

We received the most recent update for this note from Joe O'Donnell on February 21, 2022.

Database Manager on September 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from David Chamberlin.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was E. F. Walcker & Co. (1966-67, Opus5344).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of 1969 Walcker. Originally with EP stop action, now all mechanical

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Case: Photograph by Lanny Hochhalter. Taken on 2017-11-27

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