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Post# 940376   5/26/2017 at 18:35 by Travis ()        

I succumbed today to another baby grand. This one is an Aeolian Duo Art.

I need to learn to play.

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Post# 940382 , Reply# 1   5/26/2017 at 18:55 by appnut (TX)        

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Absolutely beautiful!!!

Post# 940384 , Reply# 2   5/26/2017 at 19:05 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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"I need to learn to play."


Not if you come across an Ampico!

Post# 940391 , Reply# 3   5/26/2017 at 19:25 by Travis ()        



The Ampico is in the shop.  This is a Duo Art.  I felt sorry for it and figured I could have both in the living room.

Post# 940470 , Reply# 4   5/27/2017 at 00:49 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Very nice!


I used to play, actually quite well.  Have not touched the piano in decades, wish I had not stopped.

Post# 940486 , Reply# 5   5/27/2017 at 07:13 by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        
Reproducing Piano's are amazing

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The Duo Art system is designed to reproduce the dynamics of performance by using control punches on the side of the roll. Player piano's are really a digital form of recording. There are many video's on Youtube. Here is one of a Steinway with the Duo Art system. Another system was Welte.



Post# 940498 , Reply# 6   5/27/2017 at 09:35 by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        
A very indepth explanation of how the Duo Art systems workd

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Post# 940502 , Reply# 7   5/27/2017 at 09:56 by Travis ()        

I already have an Ampico baby grand and an Upright DuoArt pianola.  It's a cheaper model without electric.  A blower box was added much later.


In my warped little collector mind, I thought I needed two baby grands in the living room.  This one had been available for too long as was teasing me.  I have to not type player piano into a search box again.  This one is in great shape and I am praying that it's not mechanically a disaster, meaning I hope someone previously did some rebuilding.  The upright has to go away, but I had always intended it would for the Ampico.

Post# 941229 , Reply# 8   6/1/2017 at 01:02 by Travis ()        

I went out and picked up all the boxes of piano rolls to go with this new piano. I spent the better part of the day annoying the neighborhood.

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Post# 941230 , Reply# 9   6/1/2017 at 01:18 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Travis, be thankful you're not into pipe organs.

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