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Materials
We are always careful to use the finest raw materials in our organs. This is the way we best ensure the quality of the completed instrument.

Our chests and supports are made only from Sitka Spruce, a light wood with a dense, straight grain and few knots, kiln dried to a 6%-8% moisture content to prevent cracking or splitting. The same wood is used as structural components in airplanes, due to it's strength and light weight, and in the sounding boards of the finest pianos.

We cast our own pipe metal from ingots of pure tin and lead, mixed in specific proportions, usually 50% tin and 50% lead, or 60% tin and 40% lead. Our Direct-Electric® units are made from a special stainless steel alloy that resists corrosion and residual magnetization. The windings of each unit are carefully counted, and each unit is tested several times before it ever goes into an organ, including a test under high wind pressure and low DC voltage to simulate an adverse condition.

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Recent News:
Dec 20
Wicks announces Holiday Break
May 2
"Party on the Pipes" visits Wicks
Apr 5
Guest AGO Members Treated to Opus 6436 Ready for Installation
Nov 9
Wicks announces Tom Briggs as management consultant
Oct 12
Organ Dedication, October 15th
Recent Installations & Rebuilds:
6434 First United Methodist Church, Hampton, Virginia
6430 St. Cecilia's Convent, Nashville, Tennesee
6428 First Methodist Church, Waxahachie, Texas
6427 Holy Child Parish, Bridgeville, PA
6426 Church of St. Gabriel, Cincinnati, Ohio