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Thomas Britanyak

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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2016-11-29 Cordovox CDX-0652:

Hello Mark!  The 3AG refers to the series and physical size of the fuse.  The 2/10 refers to the amp rating (0.2 amps).  The 125V is the voltage rating.  You can use a fuse with a higher voltage rating

2016-11-21 Baldwin Fun Machine Model 127F - Repair:

Hello John!  I suspect you have at least two problems. One is with a transformer which is giving you the soft buzz and the other problem that is giving you the loud buzz is likely coming from either a

2016-11-15 Behringer Piano Trouble:

Hello Rosette!  I am not familiar with Behringer instruments.  In any case, make certain nothing is plugged into the piano that could be interfering with its function.  The normal troubleshooting sequence

2016-11-12 Thomas organ, model 250 l1:

Hello Al!  I cannot think of any reason for the organ to quit after tilting it.  We typically place organs on end to move them around tight corners with no problems.  Obviously, something electrical has

2016-11-05 Top keys not working:

Hello Mike,  This is a Kimball organ which, if I recall correctly, uses wire-wrap technology.  Over the years, wire-wrap connections can become intermittent.  Through various techniques, the actual problem

 

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