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Seeburg 'G' Tracker Scale for '4X' and 'G' Rolls
By Jack M. Conway

[ Ref. 050205 MMDigest, Seek Tubing Schematic for Nelson-Wiggen 5X

Hi Group,  "Treasures of Mechanical Music," by Arthur A. Reblitz and
Q. David Bowers (1981), shows the following tracker scale for style
'4X' and 'G' orchestrion rolls as tubed on the Seeburg G orchestrion:

 1 Hammer rail
 2 Sustaining pedal
 3 to 14, notes in order G# to G, octave coupled
15 to 26, continuation of note scale, G# to G
27 Flutes off
28 Rewind
29 Flutes on
30 Snare drum
31 Normal vacuum for piano and drums
32 Low vacuum for piano and drums
33 Shutoff
34 Tympani
36 Bass drum and cymbal
37 Violin pipes off
38 Play
39 Violin pipes on
40 to 63, treble notes in order G# to G
64 Mandolin
65 Triangle

The Nelson Wiggen 5X has 20 large marimba bars from G to D, playing the
same pitch as the piano.

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA

(Message sent Sun 6 Feb 2005, 21:04:48 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  4X, G, Rolls, Scale, Seeburg, Tracker

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