Greetings folks, I received the following note from a fellow in
Portugal. I don't know how to reply to him since this is not something
I would consider doing myself.
I don't know if or not he's an MMD subscriber, so if anyone can help
him, you might want to reply directly to him as well as to MMD.
[ Miguel receives MMDigest. -- Robbie
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Dear Mr. Dean Randall, Maybe you can help me on this 'odd task' of mine.
I'm a piano and a player piano rebuilder in Lisbon, capital city of
Portugal. I have a fantastic Canadian Williams (new scale) player
piano with a theme Otto Higel action (the wood model), very responsive
and one of the most well done actions I have ever seen. I'm very
pleased with it; with height 1.45m (57 inches) it gives an impressive
deep bass and a very nice 'singing' treble.
Well, I'd love to convert it into a Duo-Art. I know more or less the
theory, but so far I never restored one, so I know that it's going to
be tricky but not impossible. What I'd like to ask is to correct my
list of what I have to get and any comments about the best system that
I should get to this project of mine. Well, it doesn't matter if the
levers don't move or if the reroll/replay exists, I'd like just to walk
around in my place and listen some 'dynamic' music without pumping.
- Duo-Art bar
- Themodist cutoff device
- Themodist primary box
- Primary dynamic valves box
- (Full) Duo-Art expression box
- Duo-Art/88-note cutoff box or switch
- Electric motor with the bellows pump
Do you think that this is enough?
Miguel de Mattos <firstname.lastname@example.org>