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#1156592 - 03/03/09 03:29 PM Roll size/dimension question
TallYote Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: CA, USA
Hello all, I am new to the forums. I am actually in the process of making a player piano, mixed electronic and mechanical. I am going to use traditional player rolls, but replacing the vacuum valves with electronics.

My question is, how far apart are the holes/"notes" on a standard roll of music for a player piano? So far I have not uncovered any information on this thus far, and wanted to work on certain pieces revolving around that before I receive my rolls. Thank you all in advance!

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#1161226 - 03/11/09 11:52 AM Re: Roll size/dimension question [Re: TallYote]
Tom Tuner Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
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Standard 88-note rolls are perforated 9 to the inch. Older 65-note rolls are 6 to the inch. If you wand exact dimensions you will have to give me a little time to go measure a tracer-bar.

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#1168687 - 03/25/09 03:35 PM Re: Roll size/dimension question [Re: Tom Tuner]
Tom Tuner Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
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With very few exceptions piano rolls are 11 1/4" wide. Holes for 88-note rolls are spaced about 7/64" on center. The first note perforation on the left end is 11/16" from the edge. Anything further to the left is a control peroration.
I should point out that WurliTzer did this about 35 years ago using very small pistons behind the tracker-bar to operate switches. Worked fairly well, but the roll-tracking mechanism didn't quite cut it.

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