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 Post subject: Bing Pigmyphone Reproducer question
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:58 pm 
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I recently purchased a Bing Pigmyphone. It's in really good condition but sounds terrible. Can the reproducer be rebuilt?


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 Post subject: Re: Bing Pigmyphone Reproducer question
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:05 pm 
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That is a very nice machine... Congratulations. The reproducer can probably be rebuilt, but I have never disassembled a Pygmyphone reproducer, so I'll leave that answer to others...
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 Post subject: Re: Bing Pigmyphone Reproducer question
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am 
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Congratulations, I love this version of the Pigmyphone with the graphics on the side. I have the more boring yellow version and it's always one of the most popular systems to demonstrate to visitors. Unfortunately the sound quality is poor and I don't think it ever was much better. At least on my Pigmyphone I have not found a way to dismantle the reproducer without destroying it, so I do not think that it can be rebuilt. If there is a way I would be happy to be proven wrong.

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Bing Pigmyphone Reproducer question
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:43 pm 
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It’s pressed together. Make a tool, and pop off the face ring. :)
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