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Hi All,

Like Don Barton, I have also filed down numerous drive chucks on the modern Aeolian players. However, what I found is that old music rolls played fine on the machine. The ones that I had a problem with were the new QRS rolls. So, I measured the inside diameter of the hole on the slotted end and found it to be 0.395". Problem is, the drive chuck is 0.440". Checking a variety of other rolls, including old QRS rolls, I found them all to be a relatively consistent 0.441". Some were right at 0.440", which is Okay!

Point is, it's much easier to file the chuck 0.005"-0.007" than it is to scrape away some of the plastic on the inside of the hole in the flange...

(I smell another new web page about modern Aeolian players..... )


John A Tuttle
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