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Roll Tracking Mechanisms
By Peter Neilson

My usual piano has a Standard "four-eyed monster" and I have no trouble
at all with any rolls, even those that were eaten by some other piano's
ears.  Why?  I leave the front of my piano open all the time.  (The top
and bottom front panels are in the attic, I think, maybe.)  I have easy
access to the automatic tracker, so I can see its mistakes and correct
them instantly.

Having the front open also allows me selective use of the rewind brake.
I've disabled the spring, of course.  I just push the brake against the
wheel when I need it.  It's a good idea to use the brake on new rolls if
they are rather long, especially if it tends to overflow the flanges.

Peter Neilson
Sanford NC

(Message sent Fri 19 Sep 1997, 10:53:10 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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