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Electrified Pumpers
By Jon Miller

In Digest 96.12.12 Robbie Rhodes wrote

> Note that a pumper piano fitted with an electric pump is not in
> this category. In fact, the whole thing should be in the trash!
> (....More material needed.... and more-polite text! )

and, if said at *all*, should be noted as "personal opinion".

Although a "purist" might feel this way, I believe there are many circumstances where an electric pump will keep a piano playing which otherwise might just sit. For instance, from time to time I experience very painful lower back problems. Should I be denied the use of my piano simply because I am unable, physically, to pump it? I'm sure there are many who may fit this category.

Also, although not technically capable of making music by itself, I think that at least a passing mention could be made of the Pianocorder.

[ I'll find a category for the Pianocorder; it's too important to
[ overlook. -- Robbie

Jon Miller
Saint Paul MN

(Message sent Sat 14 Dec 1996, 11:15:47 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

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