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Started by tempesax, August 21, 2022, 03:18:48 PM
Quote from: DAtkinson on August 22, 2022, 08:22:35 PMI definitely prefer VV's damper felts, and have experience with both. The Avion kit has extras, yes, but it's unlikely you have any need to replace bridle straps, for example. I agree with Alan - determine what would actually benefit from being replaced. e.g. Check: are the grommets pancaked and squashed, or crumbling? Are the damper felts floppy and falling off? Are the hammer tips badly beat up? (minor grooves don't count - new hammer tips begin to develop grooves almost immediately.) The attention you pay to optimizing the escapement and then the strikeline are the biggest variables by far, much more than replacing any parts.David
Quote from: Alan Lenhoff on August 22, 2022, 08:31:34 PMA case in point: https://reverb.com/item/59682940-1974-fender-rhodes-mark-i-stage-73-electric-pianoRetrolinear, the seller, does amazing, fussy restorations of vintage keyboard instruments, often for top artists. But if you read the description of this Rhodes, it's clear that they've examined and decided to leave in place many of the original parts that are included in those refurb kits.
Quote from: Tines&Reeds on August 25, 2022, 04:04:23 PMMay I throw in these as well :-)https://shop.tinesandreeds.com/en/product/tone-bar-grommet-kit/
Quote from: mvanmanen on August 27, 2022, 11:40:59 PMQuote from: Tines&Reeds on August 25, 2022, 04:04:23 PMMay I throw in these as well :-)https://shop.tinesandreeds.com/en/product/tone-bar-grommet-kit/Gosh. It sure is nice to have so many options when it comes to replacement parts.You're preamp looks and sound fabulous BTW!