Somehow, after putting it back together I now have a ground issue. If I can't isolate it, I'll just have to ground the jack to the stainless steel plate with the chord buttons.
I'd post a picture, but my stupid camera likes to have dead batteries more often than not.
The sample above is, of course, the "Cocktail piano" disk. As you can hear, the Talentmaker holds a steady beat, and has a lot higher fidelity than the Optigan. The highs get a lot better as you slide the mixer toward the chords section. It actually surprised me how well this sounds on a lot of the disks.
Here's the list of disks I have:
- Hawaii 4/4
- Hawaii 3/4
- German Band
- Guitar Waltz
- Cocktail Piano
- Marching Band
- Rhumba Rhythm
- Skating Rink Waltz
- Talentmaker Contempo Hits
- Talentmaker Sacred Songs
- John M Williams Older Beginner's Piano Book (1946)
- The Chord Organ Library: Country Gold
- Chilton Talentmaker Optical Organ Manual
- Optigan Oldies and Evergreens