Eminent Grand Theatre Organ

At almost any single period during the years 1970-1985 there were over 45 brands of new electronic organs on the UK market: Between them they managed to produce, 183 models under £1000, 137 models between £1000 & £2000 and 201 models over £2000+

Eminent Grand Theatre Organ

Postby papadeedee » 28 Aug 2015 14:59

Greetings fellow organ fans,
It looks the business but have never heard one. Does anyone have a decent demo of an Eminent Theatre Organ. I see various organs on Ebay and often wonder how they sound. I usually check out our TDP or head to Youtube and see if I can find a decent demo but can't find much on this one.
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Re: Eminent Grand Theatre Organ

Postby andyg » 28 Aug 2015 17:31

Type 'john mann organist' into youtube you'll find a couple of clips but I can't find much else. Maybe someone has one of John's many LPs ready to upload.....

As for a proper demo of this (for its time) amazing organ, the tube had only the usual rubbish from people who know nothing about it or how to use it.
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Re: Eminent Grand Theatre Organ

Postby Mike Bracchi » 28 Aug 2015 22:31

Hi Brian,

You can get a good idea what the Grand Theatre sounds like from this recording ... the 1500/1600 and 2000 had very similar sounds - of course the 2000/2500 Grand Theatre organs had drawbars, which did make the bigger models more versatile and gave it a somewhat richer sound ....

All the best,

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