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Accuracy of Recut Music Rolls
By Larry Toto

I have found that my expectations for recuts have evolved over the
years.  The more recut rolls that I have acquired, the less enthusiastic
I have become about recuts.

How is it that 80 years ago we had the technology to make such
wonderfully precise punch holes, and today, I sometimes have to toss
the recut into a box labeled, "Don't _ever_ play this one again --
too agonizing."  The box could also be named, "Don't sell this or
your conscience will bother you."

Recuts are entirely hit-or-miss, in my opinion.  The worst offenders
are the Ampico recuts.  I have one roll that plays nicely until 2/3
into the roll, then breaks down into what sounds like two different
rolls playing at the same time, with different signatures.

If I want accurately cut rolls, I buy the old stuff.

Larry Toto

(Message sent Thu 7 Jun 2001, 14:36:45 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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