I have an Allen 301 I believe (it is 2 manual with 5 presents and 2 expression pedals) It also has 3 speaker cabinets with 4 speakers in each of 2 for a total of 8 and one cabinet (obviously not original) with 2 speakers. The organ sounds great, but there is no tremelo or vibrato - so I purchased a gyrophonic speaker cabinet in mint condition, and have not a clue if it can even be added to what I have? HELP!
Hi, thanks for your question! Usually there is a control on the organ that will activate the motors on this type of speaker to give it the tremolo sound--you can't just plug it in and fire up the motor without that control. Probably the easiest way to accomplish this would be with a simple toggle switch wired into it. You may also consider a Leslie speaker type control that would install easily onto your console. If you don't have experience working with electronics then strongly consider hiring a professional musical instrument tech from your area. Check www.mitatechs.org to find one. Best wishes!
I really want to wire this through the free-standing amplifier. Any further suggestions? There is a FLUTE GYRO OFF stop on the organ so it must be able to be wired somehow? Through the flute amp??Thanks,Rev. Jeff Mackey
Thanks for your reply. All of the stop tabs on the organ will almost definitely control digital or analog tremolo--whereas they won't be the same kind of control that would simply turn something on or off. There is probably a way to wire a power wire to your gyro speaker motor and connect it to one of the stop tabs internally where depressing the tab would also complete the circuit for the gyro motor. Again, you're looking for an on/off switch of some sort rather than dealing with an amplifier. The gyro motor will be separate from any amplifier, and your gyro speaker may or may not have an amplifier inside it. If not, the speaker would have to be amplified through the organ amps but that still would not turn on the gyro motor without a power switch. Best wishes!