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Repairs, Maintenance & Upgrades => Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs => Topic started by: jwc44 on September 15, 2020, 06:28:53 PM

Title: Effects of escapement height on tone and feel.
Post by: jwc44 on September 15, 2020, 06:28:53 PM
I have made pretty good progress on my 73 stage and am now in the escapement/voicing phase.  As it sits now I am seeing the escapement a little on the high side with 3/8 on the bass and 1/8 on the treble.  I am considering knocking off the factory wood shims and fabricating some thinner shims to get the escapement lower but unsure if it would be worth the effort as I dont have a good grasp on how it would effect the feel of the piano.  Any thoughts?    The clip below is what I am shooting for when voicing. 

https://www.fenderrhodesla.com/audio/1974-modified-73-suitcase-1.wav (https://www.fenderrhodesla.com/audio/1974-modified-73-suitcase-1.wav)