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#1991861 - 11/28/12 08:28 AM earliest soundboard replacement?
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Who did the first sounboard replacement outside a factory setting? The earliest I know of is Steve Jellen, and he did his work in the Fifties. Cliff Geers, maybe? though I don't know his timeline.
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#1991878 - 11/28/12 09:27 AM Re: earliest soundboard replacement? [Re: Craig Hair]
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Trefz in Philly was doing it in the 60s and probably much earlier.
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#1991945 - 11/28/12 12:55 PM Re: earliest soundboard replacement? [Re: Craig Hair]
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Wasn't it Barnard in the mid 1960s? wink
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#1991947 - 11/28/12 01:01 PM Re: earliest soundboard replacement? [Re: Craig Hair]
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Soundboards were replaced on harpsichords, particularly when Flemish instruments were reconstructed in France.
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