Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > October 2007 > 2007.10.13 > 04Prev  Next


Seek Pianocorder and PowerRoll Repair
By Jack M. Conway

Hi Group,  In preparation for hosting the November meeting of the
MBSI Southern California Chapter I have been going over my instruments.
The Broadmoore PowerRoll has been getting sicker and sicker for some
time.  It is now skipping blocks of music as it plays.  Does anyone
know if Larry Broadmoore is in a position to service them anymore?
Does anyone have current contact information for Larry?  Does anyone
else have the knowledge and parts to service PowerRolls?

I had thought that I would put the Pianocorder Vorsetzer on the
Marshall & Wendell piano instead of the PowerRoll.  When I tried it
out, however, it did not work and there was a faint smell of unhappy
electronics.  It did not respond to the tape playing but after a while
two solenoids activated two notes and they stayed on.

Before his passing Carl Meyer checked the tape player and found it to
be in good shape.  He then gave me directions for removing and shipping
to program board to him.  He repaired it and I re-installed it.  The
Pianocorder has worked fine for several years.  Now that I would like
demonstrate it, it has failed.  Did anyone take over Carl's Pianocorder
repair business?  Does anyone else service Pianocorders?

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA


(Message sent Sat 13 Oct 2007, 15:12:54 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Pianocorder, PowerRoll, Repair, Seek

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                     
Translate This Page

. .