hosted on condor3913
 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 > August 2014 > 2014.08.14 > 06Prev  Next


Comparison of Ampico A and B in Concert Grands
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  In his most recent article, "Comparison of the Ampico A and B
in Concert Grands", Craig Brougher details the most basic differences
between the two systems, which are the crescendos, the crescendo
springs, and the pump spill.  While there are indeed many differences
between the systems, you will discover why the 'B' is actually limited
in its performance capabilities at the 'concert' level, whereas the 'A'
is not limited, and why the 'A' system was used instead of the 'B'
during the 'comparison performances' of the 1920's.

This is a very technical article which provides proof that the Ampico B
system was designed primarily for home use even when married with a
concert grand, and how the system was adapted to perform flawlessly in
smaller grands.  The article is located at

  http://www.player-care.com/comparison-a-b.pdf 

Musically,
John A Tuttle
Player-Care.com
Brick, New Jersey, USA


(Message sent Thu 14 Aug 2014, 15:09:19 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ampico, B, Comparison, Concert, Grands

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 1995-2022 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