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Robert Feenstra
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Robert Feenstra's Discussions

Masterpiece VI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron on Sunday. 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

Scott SLRM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Ramirez Jun 20, 2019. 9 Replies

Purchased this radio from the Philco guru, Ron, and have been playing with it a bit.  I studied the parts list and discovered that all of the coupling caps are Mica, and the bypass caps are bathtub…Continue

Scott 16A capacitors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Jun 9, 2018. 17 Replies

While I wait for some re-chroming to get finished on my Scott 16, I decided to start on my 16A.Question: There are a LOT of Tobe and Sangamo molded capacitors in this thing.  What are they, Mica or…Continue

New member - Scott 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Dec 11, 2018. 109 Replies

 I just got into this fascinating hobby.  Just redid a couple of radios I grew up with - a Majestic 1941, and Philco Model14 - 1933, chassis only. Now working on a Philco 96, 1930.  I decided I…Continue

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Jon Ketron replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Glad to help Rob.  Good luck on your rebuild! Jon"
Sunday
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Thank you Jon.  Your pics are helpful as they confirm a couple of components that are there but don't appear on the schematic.  The schematic and parts list calls the one a 1 meg pot not a 500k.  But, my testing would say that aq…"
Sunday
Jon Ketron replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Rob, After plotting values on a chart, my findings indicate the pot is indeed linear.  Original control within the Masterpiece VI I am servicing appears to utilize two separate pots sandwiched together.  Front section 500K ohm Back…"
Feb 2
Bill Liers and Robert Feenstra are now friends
Jan 29
Robert Feenstra replied to Dave's discussion High Fidelity System
"Thanks Tom.  Friend request sent to Bill!  I have a couple of the TV tuner subbers that some have converted to an FM converter.  I was planning on going that route, but if Bill has a better way, I'd love to hear about it."
Jan 29
Robert Feenstra replied to Dave's discussion High Fidelity System
"Is Bill still making the converter?  I'm going to need one when I get my FM Philharmonic going."
Jan 28
Jon Ketron replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Hi Rob, I received your voice message, apologies for not returning your call sooner.  Dave had also contacted me mentioning your question here on the forum.  I still have the customers Masterpiece VI here at the house.  Let me…"
Jan 26
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Robert - interesting resolution on the bass control. Kudos, especially that you like the result. * In a related vain, E H Scott seemed to shy away from bass emphasis, as reflected in the mid 1930's Scott radios in my collection. I find I have…"
Jan 25
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"I have emailed Jon but have not received a response as yet.  I also have a MP V that I purchased from him and have met him. I've been playing/experimenting with the bass control system.  The 100K control is, as Kent said, connected…"
Jan 24
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"I also asked a friend (Jon) who is a very experienced high end radio restorer and has restored McMurdo Silver models, including recently an MP6, to see what he can add. Meanwhile I think Kent's suggestion is on point."
Jan 24
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Thanks Kent.  I have a control on order.  I was playing with it using a 300K audio for the 1meg.  Most of the bass control happened in the last 1/4 of the travel.  Not sure what a 1 meg will do."
Jan 24
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"I suspect (but don't know for sure) that you'd want an audio (log) taper for the bass control. A linear control is going to change very rapidly - the "useable" control range will be very limited. On the schematic for the MP VI,…"
Jan 24
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"You might try a search on this site for McMurdo Silver. May be helpful. There have been some MS threads."
Jan 20
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Masterpiece VI

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 or audio taper.  Does anyone know?  The parts list does not say, nor does the schematic.  Mark Oppat will make a new control but needs to know the taper.Thanks in advance for any expert knowledge!RobSee More
Jan 20
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"James sent the same message to me.  I won't respond. Rob"
Jan 3
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Dec 16, 2019

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 47 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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Comment Wall (5 comments)

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

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 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 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 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.

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