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Destruction of Piano Rolls Due To Over-playing
By Steve Marx

Hi Gang,  I'm a little concerned about the myth that over-playing
rolls destroys rolls!  If a player system is rebuilt correctly there
is no reason for this.  Rebuilding a player is a lot more than just
doing a set of pneumatics and valves and exhauster bellows.  The spool
box has to be rebuilt, too.

Rebuilding a player takes a lot more skill now than it did 50 years
ago.  If the spool box is rebuilt correctly you can play the same roll
a thousand times, and I stand firm on that!

Thanks, gang,
Steve Marx - Australian Piano & Pianola Factory 

(Message sent Mon 27 Aug 2012, 22:19:44 GMT, from time zone GMT+1000.)

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