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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Rhodes issue (with sound clip)
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:10:38 PM »
Hey all,

First off, I've learned so much from the years and years of posts in this forum, so thank you all for the education.  I've managed to get my 1972 Stage Mark 1 (with a 1980 harp) into much better shape with all the tips I've picked up here.   :)

Moving on, I have an issue with several of my lowest keys.  The tines respond with a kind of clang when struck.  It is particularly bad on a few keys.  I've adjusted escapement (via screw) and voicing, but not improved the sound.  I've even pulled the tine out and realigned them with the tone bars, which didn't help. 

Here is a recording:  -- the issue is more noticeable when I play softly, so that's mostly what is heard in this recording.

Is this a problem with tine oscillation which would be fixed by stronger springs under the escapement screw?  Or is this a damper issue?  Thanks in advance for any insight!

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