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- n. Plural form of tonewheel.
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The use of mechanical tonewheels (in lieu of the prevailing pipe organ technology in use at churches) made for a new way for people to play the instrument when introduced in 1935 and - while it was heavy - it could be transported to public venues.
There are two tonewheels, four octaves apart, on each rotating shaft.
Condition Parameters Technical limitations of electro-mechanical drawbar organs with tonewheels cause some strange tonal artifacts, such as crosstalk.