Author Topic: Helpinstill or Roadmaster  (Read 90 times)

Offline steveskates

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Helpinstill or Roadmaster
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:00:24 AM »
Hello, I just recently bought a Helpinstill.  This is kind of my second one.  I have been using a different one that belongs to a good friend.  I just noticed that his says Helpinstill right above the keys, but the one I just bought says roadmaster in that same spot...  anyone know the difference?  Was it based on when they were made?  They both have 64 keys...
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Re: Helpinstill or Roadmaster
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 07:28:03 PM »
My guess would be that this is only a branding change.
Helpinstill started by selling pick-up systems to install in the buyer's own piano and then moved on to modify acoustic pianos that they bought from a supplier themselves.
At some point they coined and started advertising the Roadmaster product name - easier to say that Helpinstill.
You could possibly track down the start point of this in ads placed in Contemporary Keyboard.

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Re: Helpinstill or Roadmaster
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 07:18:35 AM »
Thanks- I’m sure that’s right.