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Re: Ampico Expression Springs
By Craig Brougher

Terry Smythe wrote:
> Hmmnnnn..... very interesting. Craig, is this something
> recent? I just received Durrell's current catalog a few days ago, and
> there is no mention of these springs in it. What is their part #?

Regarding the new Ampico expression springs now sold by Player Piano Co, I do not know what the part number is. They may not have been given one, yet. But if you tell them what you want, they will have it. Not to worry-- just tell him what you want and fork over --$9, I think.

By the way, I just got a preview of the newly coded Ampico B roll for the convention when Bob Taylor was in town. I can honestly say I have never heard anything else even remotely similar on any reproducer, and suggest that anyone who has an Ampico B should definitely have that roll. The copies will all sound exactly like the "master" which I heard. It is truly fantastic what these instruments can do when given a chance with the coding techniques used by Bob. I would hope that the selection of reproducers used for the convention this year will be thoroughly restored. If they belong to Bob, I know they will be. At times, I have been disappointed, especially the year I heard a Yamaha electric outplay and out-express a pneumatic reproducer! Not that I do not enjoy them, too, but the difference should be three more levels each of pianissimo and forte. Embarrassing.

Craig B.

(Message sent Fri 10 May 1996, 12:57:24 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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