I am sorry for the suppliers of player piano materials. Personally
I have had an excellent business relationship with Schaff and Player
Piano Co. If I had a problem, they were always ready to take back or
replace the material.
There is only one supplier to them for cloth. If you were a
manufacturer today, would you want to gear up a plant for the small
player piano market? Even in the 'twenties there were few suppliers
of cloth -- I know of only two in the USA. Today there no suppliers
in the USA to my knowledge.
Antique radio collectors and vintage guitar amp collectors (me) have
a tough time finding tubes. No one makes them in the USA. As far as
everything one company sells is crap -- I disagree. I have been very
explicit in my needs and get what I want or I am told no one makes it.
We all have skeletons in the closet, or should I say "Don't cast that