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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Zinc Plating On Tone Bars
« on: January 27, 2018, 06:10:44 PM »
I am in the process of cleaning some really oxicidized tone bars and I have a couple of questions:

1. In cleaning most of the tone bars, I am in turn removing the original zinc plating. What options (besides plating) do I have to keep them from oxidizing again?

2. Luckily, I have found a plater who does a electroless silver plating. Will this process work or would it hinder the sound?

He explained the following to me in an email:
“What I do is a three stage process that is very thin. It consist of a clear base then silver and then a DTM clear is applied on top to prevent tarnish. It will look like shiny silver metal like your example pretty much forever since the oxygen is locked out. So no oxidation.”

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Tone bar & Pick Up Rail Varnish
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:28:42 AM »
Odd question, but I am currently restoring a rhodes and both the tone bar rail and pick up rail were pretty dirty and stained. I’ve cleaned up both, but in doing so I’ve removed some of the original varnish. I’d like to protect the wood again, so I was wonder what they may have used to protect the wood? I’d like to keep that original look that they had.  Any help would be great!

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Help Dating My Rhodes Suitcase
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:56:58 AM »
Any help on dating my Rhodes Suitcase? The gold sticker looks as though it was ripped off and put back on which is odd, but the black ink above the sticker reads: 3071. The gold sticker reads: Ser- 50833 Mod- FR 7054 Amp- (blank). The stamp on the top right reads: 110254-TBJ

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Frame Mounting Screws
« on: February 28, 2009, 07:30:53 AM »
So I am placing an order at McMaster and thought while I was at it, I'd order some other stuff. I was wondering if anyone new the specs for the screws that affixes the entire frame of a Rhodes piano to the case itself? I have a suitcase. Was it different from year to year or did they stay the same?

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Does anyone know what this is and where I could get a new one? A wire has come off of it.



The wire that came off is pictured below:


When I pulled the two pieces (face & box) of the power supply apart to look inside I noticed that when I pulled them apart I also pulled something else apart by mistake.


I also added a picture to help anyone idenify the model. Any idea what year this may be?

Thanks for any light shed on the matter!

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Fuse question...
« on: January 16, 2009, 10:56:01 AM »
Anyone know where I can get a fuse cap/holder for a suitcase amp? (peterson)

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Ok, I recently got a Rhodes and there is a spring located on the key bed in the middle. I've looked around and I don't see any diagram or picture and I don't know where it hooks to? I'm assuming maybe it goes to the damper rail orr was this a self fix for some reason and someone put it on there? Any help in this matter would be appreciated greatly!!! I can provide pictures if need be.

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