Rodgers 577 without a pedalboard. Any solutions?
Hi all, I’m hoping someone more knowledgeable than me can help me find a solution to this...
I really need an organ at home to practice on and I have the opportunity to purchase a Rodgers Insignia 577 without a pedalboard from someone. It is a really good deal; however, I don’t want to buy it unless I know I can somehow get a pedalboard to work on it. Long story short...I’ve contacted several organ technicians in both the US and Canada, and it looks like it’ll be nearly impossible to find a pedalboard match with this particular organ that will connect and function with the rest of the organ console. Apparently, what I’ve been told is that this organ was made at a time when Rodgers was affiliated with Roland, so it actually uses a Roland pedalboard, and from what I understand, these function differently and were only made during this time period. Here’s a pdf of the details of the pedalboard if that helps: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L1mFws7N9h0R-EsiZwuMox1yH1joNJUt/view?usp=drivesdk
So I was thinking of an alternative to make this organ console work for me: Perhaps I could connect the organ console to Hauptwerk with a midi cable and buy a separate midi pedalboard that will not connect/work with the organ console, but instead, connect that separately and directly to Hauptwerk? Can anyone tell me if this solution would probably work?
I am not very knowledgeable in this area but I’d really like to somehow make this organ work, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.