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Re: Thin Tape for Tracker Bar Modifications
By Dan Wilson

Karl Ellison wrote:

> asked about thin tape for masking end notes on 88-note trackers to
> enable foot playing of reproducing rolls.

For some time I used ordinary PVC carrier bag plastic strips four notes wide and anchored with Magic Tape above the tracker bar. A strip of cardboard was taped to the bottom end which on reroll tended to lock under the tracker bar and prevent the strip flying up and being sucked into the roll. This kind of plastic is too thick to stop the theme ports on a Themodist player being opened, though, so I have changed to black (garbage) bin bag plastic, without any cardboard on the bottom. The strip is anchored with Magic Tape far enough back on the top of the tracker cover to fold it back for 88n rolls, and is cut short enough not to be sucked up into rolls on re-roll. And it's thin enough for the roll to seal the theme ports and so enable the theme on Duo-Art rolls to work.

The advantage of a strip is that as you draw the roll down, you can skew the strips outwards to cover fewer end holes for Ampico and Licensee rolls - the roll holds it there. (On my 65/88n push-up it also does duty for nickelodeon A roll recuts.)

Dan Wilson

Key Words in Subject:  Bar, Modifications, Tape, Thin, Tracker

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