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Robert Feenstra
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Robert Feenstra's Discussions

Phantom Deluxe in NJ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Seickel Apr 19, 2020. 1 Reply

If you are interested:…Continue

Philly BOL Schematic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Nov 23, 2020. 65 Replies

What schematic best represents the BOL Philharmonic?  The schematics I find seem to be for the pointer dial.  How much difference is there?Also, my BOL has had roughly half of the capacitor changed…Continue

Cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Mar 10, 2020. 17 Replies

Does anyone recognize this cabinet?  Is it a Scott cabinet?  I can't find it in the archives.…Continue

Masterpiece VI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Feb 16, 2020. 10 Replies

The bass control on my MPVI is totally non-functional.  I can't even get resistance readings with contact directly to the resistance elements.  I can't determine if the 2 ganged controls are linear…Continue

 

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Robert Feenstra replied to Forrest Wagner's discussion Magic eyes
"On my AM/FM 1941 Philly, the left eye is for AM tuning and the right for FM, as you suspected.  On the AM only Philharmonics, the left is for AM tuning, the right is an indicator for the audio expander."
Saturday
Robert Feenstra replied to Jiri Placek's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI
"what condition is the cabinet and chrome in?"
Apr 26
Robert Feenstra replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Low voltage in Philharmonic power supply
"Troy, on the negative voltage divider, I've had to play with the resistances to get the voltages close to spec.  If the -27 volts is high ( as you indicated: -23.7), it will affect the bias on the output tubes causing them to conduct a bit…"
Mar 11
Robert Feenstra commented on Michael Lawton's photo
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2. Front 2 before work

"Great performer.  I love mine."
Feb 28
Robert Feenstra replied to Lance Hughes's discussion SCOTT NAPIER ALLWAVE 12
"Troy, I too used to play with player pianos.  Have an Ampico A and B and Steinway DuoArt.  All grands.  Is player piano co still in business?  where do most supplies come from these days.  I know this is off the subject but…"
Feb 24
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Now I need to find some tweeters for this thing.  The BOL sitting next to it definitely provides a more balanced high frequency response."
Feb 21
David C. Poland commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Robert, email me regarding a wood walnut "S" knob pinch style you seek."
Feb 21
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Still waiting for some new tubes for the FM but couldn't resist installing it in its rightful place. Sounds even better with the speaker in the cabinet. For the moment, I have the two Philharmonics side by side in the shop. The right one is the…"
Feb 21
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Karl, I don't have the equipment to do a scan.  But, if Scott can do that, great.  Otherwise, if I take my BOL apart, I could trace out a template."
Feb 20
Karl Sherwin commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Scott or Robert, if either of you could provide a scan or template for me that would be most appreciated. Karl"
Feb 20
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Thanks Scott.  If no one has a spare that they are willing to part with (and a bottom cover), the scan would be appreciated.  Tt would make matching up the holes a lot easier.  The alternative is to take my BOL apart and use that as…"
Feb 20
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"That shield, or the absence of it, would affect the alignment of the police band since the coils are just below it.  If the police band is tuned without the shield in place and then the bottom cover is installed, it could affect the alignment…"
Feb 20
Scott Seickel commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Robert, It is the same cover used on all Philharmonics, so no worry about what set it came from.  If you can't find one, I can scan one for reproduction. This is what it looks like Karl:"
Feb 20
David C. Poland commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"The bottom cover shielding the various coils on the right side of the Philly receiver. Not holes to access some of the padders and trimmers.  Remove this plate to get a couple of the caps for replacement. IMG_1216.JPG"
Feb 20
Karl Sherwin commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Thanks Robert, well then count me in as needing one also!"
Feb 20
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"In the photo, I drew a rectangle of where the shield should be.  It has holes in it to allow access to the trimmer capacitors.  My BOL Philly has it and I assume this radio should as well.  All of the holes for screws are threaded."
Feb 20

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 100 Comments

Ever since I first heard of EH Scott radios and joined this forum, I've been looking for a Philharmonic to "fall into my lap". Well, when Ron R. sold me his Marine SLRM I saw his AM/FM Philharmonic sitting in the corner.  When he offered it for sale, I knew I would own it, I just didn't know how soon.  Now, a couple of months later, it's here in my possession.  Thank you Ron!

This will be a major project including some re-chroming.  I want to do the radio and Ron proud!  I…

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At 2:53pm on September 17, 2020, Chuck Wolf said…

I just bought a E.H. Scott Philharmonic in a Warrington cabinet......I will go get it, as soon as, the fires in Oregon and California subside......I'm mostly a coin-op guy, jukeboxes, slot machines, etc., so I don't know if I'm going to keep the Scott radio or resell it?

At 4:44pm on August 29, 2019, Robert Feenstra said…

No, not yet.  I expect another 3 weeks or so.  If it looks good, I'm ready to send them the tuner chassis and parts.  I'll wait with the coil covers.

Yes, I've met Andy.  Joel and I are quite familiar with the Frauenthal, and Joel is very familiar with the organ.  Don't have anything to do with the restoration, however.  I'm not sure what sample set Joel has for his Hauptwerk in his house.  He's using an old 3 manual Allen console.

At 2:36pm on August 29, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: Have you gotten the chassis back yet? You mentioned a friend of yours that knows Dennis and I. Dennis is the 'house' organist for the Buster Keaton Society in Muskegon We meet the first weekend in October closest to Buster's birthday with conferences at the Museum and a silent at the Frauenthal theatre on Saturday night. Starts Friday and ends Sunday afternoon. The organ at the Frauenthal suffered water damage last year and is being rebuilt by Andy Struble with some additions from Hauptwerk and a Paramount sample set. It should be ready by the time of the convention.

  The Barton had been a composite of pipes and electronics for years, so this rebuild is replicating what was there with newer technology. Eight ranks of pipes in house left chamber and electronics in house right chamber, which is too small to house pipes. 

Thom

At 2:27pm on August 10, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: As far as we know the Allen is in storage at the theatre. The speakers are still in the chambers, but not being used with the Kimball. It has its own set of 20 Klipsch and 4 other speakers  located in the chambers. 10 on House left, main side and 14 on house right, solo side. The amplifiers are in the console and all new 4 conductor cable was run to the chambers. 12 4 conductor Neutrik plugs and sockets connect everything.

At 10:32pm on October 17, 2018, Todd Scrivens said…

Robert,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here.  Been here a short time and I've already learned a lot.

Todd 

At 7:10am on January 7, 2018, Joseph W Strickland said…

Robert;

You are doing a great job on your 16! I too am amazed at the reduction in size of modern electrolytics. Lately I have been working on some Fisher tuners from the early 1960s. I am able to find high voltage rated individual electrolytics that easily fit inside the typical size multi-section electrolytics used in those products. Mike Hadley has an excellent thread on making the dogbone resistors and also making replacement bezels. Of course if you can find someone who has already reproduced the one you need, go for it. It is encouraging to others to see how well many of these radios are being restored!

Keep us updated.

Joe

 
 
 

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