Do You Own a Wersi? Any Model / Vintage?

So, do you own a Wersi instrument? John posted a great question on our Facebook page this morning:

Hi, I’m John from the Netherlands, I have a question, why only OAX and not OAS or analog organ subjects on the WERSIClubUSA?

Some of you already know that we currently own a Sonic. When we were considering that purchase we found basically nothing online to let us “see” the organ. A few pictures on the MusicStore and Wersi.net sites but really not much detail about OAX. So we started our site. Having said that we are certainly not limited to OAX and we welcome owners of all Wersi instruments to join in on the discussions.

Granted we are not set up as a “bulletin board” site so you can’t actually start your own thread. Certainly something we can consider if there is enough interest from others? Let me suggest that anyone that would like to start a conversation on any thing Wersi related comment on this post and I’ll at least start a new post to keep that conversation going.

Thoughts?

20 thoughts on “Do You Own a Wersi? Any Model / Vintage?

  • 07/26/2018 at 18:24
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    I’ve just bought a wersi wega… with external speakers… big wooden things… with slats at the front and light up when plugged in. Two input ports per speaker… not sure why.
    They sound great… but I’ve no idea what DMS box on right hand side is for. The reverb… base and treble etc… not sure how to make these work. Wondering if they are only used when using headphones… as the headphone socket is in that same area.
    Wega cost me £ 250 and spent £300 fo fix a sound problem as sound was intermittent. Lots of little clicking coming from inside and the rhythm sounded like a battleship firing it’s guns rather than a rhythmic drum pattern.
    I’ve never seen a wersi before so finding the whole thing quite strange. It has no internal speakers. Power supply runs in from the base pedal section and up through the legs. I’d really like to keep the Wega running too… but I’ve no idea how easy It is to replace parts inside. The batteries need soldering in… I’d hoped that parts could be unplugged and fresh ones plugged in. I live in Derby so any support on keeping this thing alive would be appreciated.
    Dave from Derby

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    • 07/28/2018 at 07:01
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      Hi David

      Probably the best person for advice/support is Peter Armitage he specialises in the older Wersi organs and is based in Halifax contact details from website below.
      http://www.wersi.uk.com/

      Chris

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  • 06/08/2018 at 15:31
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    1990 built a CD Gala upgraded to Golden Gate in 1995; 2006 bought a used Floridian Classic, converted two years later into an up-to-date OAS Scala with a number of extra activations; presently have the Scala with the 4th generation OAX upgrade kit installed, but not working well enough to play. Shipper advised that Germany is ready to send a new Sonic 800 when some customs paperwork is completed.

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    • 06/08/2018 at 16:32
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      Can’t wait to see that new “800” Spike. Let me know once it has arrived and you have had some time on it, and I’ll swing by to admire it!

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  • 06/06/2018 at 15:58
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    My comment is elsewhere on this page.

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    • 06/06/2018 at 16:39
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      Hey Karl!

      Wow – Last time I talked to you was probably 20 years ago at either a Bill Horn show or a show that Ralph hosted. Glad to see you found us. Both Ric and I are still plugging along doing the “music thing”

      Welcome!

      Curt

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      • 06/07/2018 at 10:52
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        You are the Curt I thought you are! The last time I was in WERSI country was 1991-92–when I got the GALA. My math says that’s 27 years ago. Look forward to some sort of communication thread with you!

        OK Houck (been OK all my life

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  • 06/06/2018 at 15:40
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    I have a GALA CD series model with kit-built circuitry. It is mounted into a VEGA console, courtesy of Ralph Conti who sold the kit/console to me 1991 (or 92). A Golden Gate add-on compliments the original configuration as does a Memory Tower. To my regret and sorrow, The Golden Gate portion of the instrument failed several years ago, disabling the complete instrument. Wishing to purposely live out my remaining years, I’m attempting to give new life to my WERSI. Thus, I want to obtain the Golden Gate hard drive and circuit board, or a complete Golden Gate add on replacement. With this comment, I’m entering a worldwide search for functional Golden Gate components or assembly. Any information posted here leading to my goal will be met with gratitude and appreciation

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  • 12/10/2017 at 15:17
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    I own a Wersi MK-1 Stage Performer, an earlier version of the DMS (Digital Music System), A Wersi Prisma DX-5 L (DMS technology), a Wersi CX-5 drum Composer, a wonderful Wersi Pegasus (Plus version) with great orchestrated background styles and a Wersi Pegasus Wing Professional. I would love to own a Wersi OAX-1 or a Wersi Sonic OAX 500LS, but too expensive. I would love to find a Wersi Helios W2T or a Wersi Saturn W3T, or maybe a classic Wersi Galaxy W4SKT. Wersi had a few classical organ models, but I would love to find the church model the Classica.

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  • 12/10/2017 at 06:20
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    I have been using the TS 2000 Speakers for years, first for my Wersi Helios, later for my Wersi Wega that I still own. And for my Wersi Verona use the Wersi Vocalis Active Speakers. I can not imagine that I would rather use the internal speakers of the Wega or Verona, instead of external speakers.

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    • 12/10/2017 at 08:26
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      I would have to agree with you John. Even though I’m sadly still using the internal speakers I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone. About all they are good for is a simple test that the organ is up and running and making sound. I’m sure I wouldn’t even recognize my organ if I connected it to a set of externals… One of these days.

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      • 12/10/2017 at 09:29
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        I have friends who play their organ through Hifi speakers, they do not notice that they miss 50% of the sounds that their organ plays.

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        • 06/09/2018 at 04:48
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          Hi John

          Proper Hi-Fi speakers are designed to reproduce as accurately as possible what is input into them, (They sound like you are listening to real music and sound) so why would they be missing 50% of the sound if they connected them to an organ. (Unless of course they are small bookshelf speakers which would mean a sub would need to be added just like as with pro music monitors)

          Bill

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      • 06/09/2018 at 05:22
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        HI Curt

        Drop this http://mathaudio.com/room-eq.htm into the OAX VST Host, run it (You will need a mike) and you will be surprised how good the internal speakers can sound.
        If you have room for external speakers then go for them (You can still run the link above) as they will always be better, but not everyone has the room.

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        • 06/09/2018 at 06:29
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          Thanks Bill – I’ve bookmarked that site ( think you might have sent that in the past) for future reference. It would be interesting to hear the difference with and without.

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  • 12/08/2017 at 10:14
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    I have a Pegasus Plus with a screen with very fading contrast.
    Also a Scala that generates static. I’m told that it may need a new processor.
    Lastly an Ikarus that so far is doing great.
    In the past, I had a Saturn, Spectra, and EX-1 expander.

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  • 12/08/2017 at 05:04
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    Yes, I currently have a Sonic OAX700ls, previously I owned a 700 with TS9000 external speakers (awesome sound quality ) and prior to that I had a Scala, prior to that I owned another Scalia before that? An Orla ! (& many more )

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    • 12/08/2017 at 07:52
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      Barry, since we also have a 700LS I’m curious why you switched from external speakers to internals – or did you? Are you only using the speakers in your “LS” or is it connected to your TS9000’s or something else?

      We have had a few discussions on various sound system options over the past year here on the site. Don’t think we found any fans of the internal speakers on any OAX model.

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