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Old 9th Jul 2024, 1:11 pm   #1
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Default Lucien Nunes' Compton starts a new life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcbkyYdV2kE
courtesy of Look Mum No Computer
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 1:23 pm   #2
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Fascinating!

Who is this guy? More brash and blokey than our Lucien, and presumably lacking L's encyclopaedic knowledge, but the enthusiasm is contagious! Loads of comments, many very recent.

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Old 9th Jul 2024, 2:29 pm   #3
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Yes I agree Nick, fascinating, and how good it is to see a your chap so full of enthusiasm.
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 3:09 pm   #4
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I've been watching his stuff for years. His adrenaline is always high, and he's always on the go with projects. I got hooked when he extracted a pipe organ from a house - sort of similar to Luciens famous organ resurrection, but so different as well. Thumbs up from me, and just skip the synth music posts if that isn't your cup of tea.
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 3:16 pm   #5
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First time I've seen the innards of an electrostatic tonewheel organ. Ingenious technology.
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 3:54 pm   #6
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I wonder how many are still working?
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 4:08 pm   #7
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K I S S comes to mind when I saw this, think Styophone! Only joking I wish him luck,,, He will need it!

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Oh BTW, great video.
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 4:23 pm   #8
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It will be interesting to hear what it sounds like once he's added computer control and MIDI to it.

Lucien would be pleased I think.
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Old 9th Jul 2024, 5:42 pm   #9
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I played one of these Compton organs last year, there was one in a museum, & my wife asked if I could be allowed to play it. She's always doing that.

This particular Compton was in a very bad sate of repair, & some of the belts were slipping, thus causing dreadful cyclic 'de-tuning'! I quickly stopped playing it as it sounded dreadful, a bit like a Hammond Tone-wheel when its just starting up.

I did get to play a fairly good one in Jersey some years back, & they are fascinating to play.

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Old 10th Jul 2024, 11:18 am   #10
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In a previous life I've repaired many of these Compton organs also the Hammond tonewheel ones, but none of these would quite sound like some of the wonderful pipe organs. Lucien would certainly agree!
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Old 10th Jul 2024, 4:29 pm   #11
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This is going to sound right corny and to quote the film… I'll have what he's having

I’m finding there is enthusiasm in the ‘younger’ musical word for this old-school equipment, with enthusiasm for valves like the 6V6 and EL84, but its centred more on its use in guitar amplifiers etc., than old radios etc.

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Old 10th Jul 2024, 5:13 pm   #12
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The Youtube chap opened an actual museum a few years ago, dedicated to all the vintage and quirky electronics that is often overlooked in other museums etc. It's very hands on and you can play with many of these items.

https://this-museum-is-not-obsolete.com/

It's one on my must visit list.
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Old 12th Jul 2024, 12:18 am   #13
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I get the feeling Lucien had quite a few Compton Electrones knocking about. Years ago I was sent to look at one at a church a few miles away and ended up giving up as it was a very intermittent fault and I'd never even seen one before. (the same generator as on Sam's video). The church later closed. I was chatting to Lucien about electrones in general and mentioned the one I'd investigated at the church and he said not only did he know it, he'd rescued it! He also told me that the fault I'd been looking for was a common one - in typical Lucien fashion!
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Old 12th Jul 2024, 5:36 pm   #14
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I love the Compton Melotone as an organ stop; but replacing ALL of the organ with it must surely be a stop too far!
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