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Seek Ampico Ampichron Installation Information
By Berco Landman

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I'm a relatively young piano enthusiast, currently rebuilding a Knabe
Ampico B with believed factory installed Ampichron.  I'm located in
the Netherlands and some months ago I purchased the Knabe in the US,
in Florida.  I'm desperately looking for the tubing diagram and layout
of the Ampichron.

Also I would like to know the function of two extra small pneumatics
located at the back-side of the drawer; these pneumatics are not
present in Ampico B's without the Ampichron.

The Knabe is also equipped with a Capehart switch, that is to say, the
Capehart knob is there but the actual switch and wires are scavenged
out the piano.

Also this I would like to bring it back to as original as possible.
Would anyone have available this Capehart switch, and/or would you have
any ideas or information of how to get this switch or a replacement?
Is there any info how the wiring was routed into the piano?

Some months ago a new Ampichron kit with instructions was put for sale
on this forum by Jim Moore.  I contacted Jim, but the kit was already
gone.  Could the new owner possibly make a copy of the documents for
me?  Please contact me at my email address below.  Any information
would be highly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Berco Landman
Netherlands [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

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