While I don't like disagreeing with any author/member, I must say that
I have been purchasing and receiving parts for Universal type players
directly from Story & Clark (used to be Classic) for many years. Only
recently have the bills started arriving from Buffalo (although they
still arrive from Seneca too). S & C can be reached at 1-800-348-7340.
Also, there have been some changes in the player action. Namely, the
valve stems have been changed to plastic (or some such synthetic
material). The electronics have been redesigned to solve the overheating
problem with the power transistors and the power supply transformer is
now an integral part of the circuit board. Most recently, the roll/rewind
motor went through a minor change in the effort to increase it's life
span. The engineers are still pushing for more improvements to the
pouches which were tested under various environmental conditions for
at least two million times. There are more changes to the circuitry
which I can go into at length if someone needs the information.
I do agree that the stack is by far THE tightest I've ever encountered.
It actually makes controlling the expression a little difficult. One
quick pump will play up to ten notes in a row with very little change