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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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2017-02-19 Gulbransen M-5 Organ:

Hello Jerry,  The goal here is to determine whether the sound you are hearing is musical, ie., from a ciphering oscillator, or an oscillation caused from something awry elsewhere in the circuitry.  When

2017-01-13 buying a piano:

Hello Hank!  The best way to shop for the perfect piano is to start playing pianos...all kind of pianos.  Forget the name on the fallboard.  Forget the technology.  In doing so, you will eventually begin

2016-12-29 Cordovox CDX-0652:

The major concern is with the electrolytic filter capacitors.  They are the most likely to fail because they utilize a gel electrolytic that can eventually deteriorate.  The other "dry" capacitors such

2016-12-20 Cordovox CDX-0652:

Hello Mark,  I suggest you don't replace the disk caps. I'm assuming they are mica because of their high voltage rating which are typically very stable. The "8200" probably means 8200 pico farad (pF) at

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

 

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