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Repairs, Maintenance & Upgrades => Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs => Topic started by: steste on September 14, 2021, 03:30:17 AM

Title: Felt glued over the other felt on backrail
Post by: steste on September 14, 2021, 03:30:17 AM
Hi,
i have since few weeks a Rhodes MK1 '77 and i'm doing some maintenance in simply way, just experimenting and having fun.
I'm doing some improvemet on key bushing on some bad key and now i see that the backrail felt is hard, maybe due to time.
What you think if i glue another thin felt over the old felt without removing it?
This because i shloud so without removing the action rail just removing the name rail and the keys...
Its really a blasphemy or somebody have tried to glue a felt over nother?
The new felt that i have is thin,  1mm thick so i suppose that doing this i will adjust also the key dip that now is 10-11mm.
Thanks ciao from Italy
Title: Re: Felt glued over the other felt on backrail
Post by: Tines&Reeds on September 14, 2021, 02:01:10 PM
Disassembly of the whole action is done in 5min....

So if you want to improve your instrument, take your time. I'd not glue a felt over another. This would lead to inconsistent key dip.
Title: Re: Felt glued over the other felt on backrail
Post by: steste on September 15, 2021, 04:00:13 AM
Thanks for your answer.
I will do the proper job in the future...