earliest soundboard replacement?

Posted by: Craig Hair

earliest soundboard replacement? - 11/28/12 08:28 AM

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.
Posted by: kpembrook

Re: earliest soundboard replacement? - 11/28/12 09:27 AM

Trefz in Philly was doing it in the 60s and probably much earlier.
Posted by: Supply

Re: earliest soundboard replacement? - 11/28/12 12:55 PM

Wasn't it Barnard in the mid 1960s? wink
Posted by: BDB

Re: earliest soundboard replacement? - 11/28/12 01:01 PM

Soundboards were replaced on harpsichords, particularly when Flemish instruments were reconstructed in France.