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Wurlitzer Band Organ 165 Tracker Bar

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Converted to HTML by David Back January 2013

PLAYER SYSTEM:
medium: Wurlitzer Style 165 duplex punched paper roll
transport: paper is pulled by take-up spool,
at constant revolutions per minute.
initial paper speed: typical 8.3 feet per minute, adjustable.
reader: pneumatic, suction, rectangular hole, hole height = ?
diameter of punched hole: 0.073 inch (1.85 mm), round.
width of paper: 9.6250 inches.
take-up spool diameter: 3.0 inches.
supply spool core: 2.00 inches inside diam., 2.25 inches outside diam.
channel spacing: 0.1227 inch per key (20 inches per 163 keys).
distance, bass edge to center of channel #1: 0.218 inch.
total quantity of possible channels: 75.
total quantity of active channels: 69 (W165), 75 (W166).

W165 W166 Division
6 6 keys bass
10 10 keys accompaniment
22 22 keys melody
14 14 keys trumpet (counter-melody)
7 5 keys percussion
2 2 keys swell shades
14 10 keys controls

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Tracker Bar Assignments

chan type div name

1 - ACCOMPANIMENT bass bells on (W166 only)
2 - TRUMPET & BASS Brass Trombone on (W166 only)
3 - MELODY Una-Fon bells on (W166 only)
4 - PERCUSSION Triangle
5 - Swells Off (closed)
6 - MELODY Bells on
7 - PERCUSSION Crash Cymbal
8 - TRUMPET Wood Trumpet on
9 - MELODY Violin 1 on
10 - MELODY Octave Piccolo & Flageolet on
11 - PERCUSSION Snare Drum (reiterating)
12 - BASS C
13 - BASS D
14 - BASS E
15 - BASS F
16 - BASS G
17 - BASS A
18 - COIN TRIP (optional motor shut-off, after each song)
19 - ACCOMPANIMENT G
20 - ACCOMPANIMENT A
21 - ACCOMPANIMENT A#
22 - ACCOMPANIMENT B
23 - ACCOMPANIMENT C
24 - ACCOMPANIMENT C#
25 - ACCOMPANIMENT D
26 - ACCOMPANIMENT E
27 - ACCOMPANIMENT F
28 - ACCOMPANIMENT F#
29 - REWIND (appears only at the end of roll)
30 - MELODY G
31 - MELODY G#
32 - MELODY A
33 - MELODY A#
34 - MELODY B
35 - MELODY C
36 - MELODY C#
37 - MELODY D
38 - MELODY D#
39 - MELODY E
40 - MELODY F
41 - MELODY F#
42 - MELODY G
43 - MELODY G#
44 - MELODY A
45 - MELODY A#
46 - MELODY B
47 - MELODY C
48 - MELODY C#
49 - MELODY D
50 - MELODY E
51 - MELODY F
52 - CANCEL (Declenche)
53 - TRUMPET F
54 - TRUMPET F#
55 - TRUMPET G
56 - TRUMPET G#
57 - TRUMPET A
58 - TRUMPET A#
59 - TRUMPET B
60 - TRUMPET C
61 - TRUMPET C#
62 - TRUMPET D
63 - TRUMPET E
64 - TRUMPET F
65 - TRUMPET F#
66 - TRUMPET G
67 - PERCUSSION bass Drum
68 - MELODY Flute and piccolo on
69 - MELODY Violin 2 (celeste) on
70 - BASS Wood reed Trombone on
71 - Swells Open
72 - PERCUSSION Castanets
73 - PERCUSSION Snares FF (loud) (W166 only) [roll coding indicates also for bass drum]
74 - PERCUSSION Kettle drum (W166 only) tympani [tympani added later on many 165's]
75 - MELODY Prestant & Violin on (W166 only)

INSTRUMENTATION. (Applies to Style No. 165-Duplex Orchestral Organ)

PITCH TRANSPOSED: no.

BASS div, 6 keys (span: 36C1 - 45A1)
6 8' stopped flute (always playing)
6 8' open  flute (always playing)
6 8' Wood reed Trombone

ACCOMPANIMENT div, 10 keys (span: 55G2 - 66F#3)
10 2' (8'?) stopped flute (always playing)
10 2' (8'?) open flute

MELODY div, 22 keys (span: 67G3 - 89F5)
22 wood violin 2 (#69)
22 wood violin 2 (#69)
22 wood violin 1 (#9)
22 wood violin 1 (#9)
22 wood flageolet (#10)
22 wood piccolo (#10)
22 stopped flute (#68)
22 fl. octave (picc) (#68)
22 glockenspiel (#6)
22 bells

TRUMPET div, 14 keys (span: 53F2 - 67G3)
14 wood bassoon (always playing)
14 wood viola (always playing)
14 wood trumpet (#8)

PERCUSSION 5 keys
bass drum & cymbal (#67)
crash cymbal (#7)
triangle (#4)
snare drum, reiterating (#11)
castanets (#72)

CONTROLS & STOPS 13 keys

Control precedence:
Stop "on" always takes precedence over Declenche (cancel/release).

TIME DELAYS
Bass drum: delay = 85 millisecond (msec) from key "on",
duration 106 msec typ.
Snare drum: delay = 37 msec from key "on",
charging duration 50 msec typical.
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