Author Topic: Rhodes MKII 1981 Really Rusty Tines/Tonebar  (Read 5210 times)

Offline Student Rhodes

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Re: Rhodes MKII 1981 Really Rusty Tines/Tonebar
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2017, 01:05:32 AM »
Tehu,
I've been watching this resto since you started posting about it.  I want to offer you some encouragement, because you're doing a great job.  I love seeing people bring these old girls back to life as it's something I enjoy doing as well.
Keep it up.
Best,
Ray

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Re: Rhodes MKII 1981 Really Rusty Tines/Tonebar
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »
Good ideas... another one to free up rusted springs is to first remove the tonebar assembly from the piano.  Hit the spring with a bit of WD-40, and then grab the spring with a set of hand pliers.  You'll want to pull on the spring only in the direction away from the tine block, so that you're not flexing the tine at all.  Don't attempt to twist the spring with pliers or any side-to-side movement.  Like pulling a ring off a finger.
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