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Robert Feenstra
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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 commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Reassembly has begun.  I started with the RF section by riveting all of the tube sockets and terminal strips.  All resistors are outside of 10% so I'll replace all of them"
Sunday
Robert Feenstra replied to Karl Sherwin's discussion Will a Welllington cabinet fit a FM Philharmonic?
"I have a Philly in that cabinet and the chassis does stick out the back by about an inch.  Is it possible that my cabinet may have been intended for or robbed from a Phantom?"
Thursday
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"The cost to replate aluminum shield cans is much greater than the cost to replate zinc shield cans. Norman "
Thursday
Kent King commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"This is why I would only consider rechroming for historically significant sets - a Special, a Quaranta, etc. Anything more common is simply not worth it - if you are patient, there are some very nice examples of the regular production chassis out…"
Jan 13
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Thank you EPA!  Yes, there is no way I can get all such components re-chromed.  One gets way too many $$$ tied up that are unrecoverable.  It would only be for personal satisfaction.  I will have to live with some bubbles on the…"
Jan 13
Scott Seickel commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"So doing all the tube and coil covers plus tuning capacitor cover, eye brackets, bass boost box (if you have one)  plus the main chassis would end up being about $2300 or so assuming the tube covers are about $40 each.  I have had the…"
Jan 13
Scott Seickel commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Wow! that really went up in price!.  Kinda makes me wish I would have done a bunch of them back then. "
Jan 13
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Advanced Plating is recently moved and they are now in Portland, TN, a bit outside of Nashville.  The price on the covers is now $65 each - ouch!  I sent in the 2 that were bubbled the most.  I'm afraid if I don't do the…"
Jan 12
Scott Seickel commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Looks great Robert.  The extra thickness is the copper used to fill in the pits so they can make them smooth.  The thickness should be all on the outside.  Just be real careful cleaning out holes as sometimes it can cause the…"
Jan 12
Kent King commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Very nice - where is advanced plating? The one chassis I worked on after replating did require me to drill out and/or tap the holes, the chrome filled them in. How much were the coil covers? I didn't think most places could do those."
Jan 12
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"My tuner chassis came back from Advanced Plating today.  Looks fantastic!  However,  They sure added a lot of metal to things.  The coil covers look great, but compare the thickness with an un-plated original.  I hope…"
Jan 12
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"Mine is a 15U270.  I rebuilt the radio.  The cabinet was refinished by someone else.  It is quite nicely done except that there is a problem with the veneer on one side of the curved sections.  I understand this is a common…"
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"I have one those Zenith's you have in the background.  They are nice looking radios and perform ok."
Jan 12
Robert Feenstra commented on Greg Yeakle's status
"Welcome!  A lot of info and help here."
Jan 12
Robert Feenstra commented on Scott Dickson's status
"Congrats!  Looks great - nice chrome from what I can see."
Jan 9
Robert Feenstra replied to Norman S Braithwaite's discussion Toggle switches for Scott consoles
"Scott, I'll send you a couple for the Philly schematics you sent me!"
Jan 7

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 61 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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