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Subject: Piano fixed and some thanks and info

Bruce Martin
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Date Posted: 10:18:23 11/22/07 Thu

My Father left me a pianocorder in a Mason Hamlin Piano after he passed away. It was not working when I received it and have just completed a project restoring it. Special thanks to Mark and this site. While my father in law replaced the tape player we also installed the win amp wireless solution. It works wonderfully and helps when the tapes themselves are going bad. I only wish I could use both without have to switch the plug. (I also want to keep the record function for kids learning to play, because they think it is real cool) This site has been a great resource for helping fix the piano. Thanks Mark!!

Also thanks to Nick with Majestic piano for info and parts help. He was very knowledgeable and his prices are reasonable.

The other point I want to make is if anyone needs board level repair or advice on fixing the electronics side of the Pianocorder system my father in law can help. He is a retired electronics person who performed numerous board repairs in the process of fixing the piano. Repairing the piano was not nearly daunting as I thought it would be and it plays incredibly well for 70s technology. If you want help email me at r bru ce ma rtin (at) a o l dot c om (fixing the address of course with no spaces and the like, I get enough spam as it is) I live in CO and he lives in Texas. I am sure he would be reasonable if you need to send him a board to him to be fixed.

A good example of this work is if a single key does not play there is a good chance besides replacing the solenoid that the board transistors need to be replaced as well. Anyone can replace the solenoid and take the driver board in and out. Fixing the board is the hard part and Roger ( my father in law) can do that. You can also buy a whole new board, but that is more expensive and I have to think at some point those parts are going to run out.

Anyway mainly wanted to say thanks, it has been incredibly satisfying restoring the piano from my childhood and a link to my father that passed away.

Bruce Martin

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Re: Piano fixed and some thanks and infoRoger Dalziel08:32:28 11/23/07 Fri

Need repairsL. Adams21:16:25 07/17/08 Thu

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