Author Topic: Fender Rhodes MK I Stage 73 Missing Sustain Rod Piece  (Read 103 times)

Offline Arcadian

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Fender Rhodes MK I Stage 73 Missing Sustain Rod Piece
« on: May 28, 2020, 01:09:30 PM »
Hi All,

       Somewhere along the road the locking washer for the sustain rod of my Fender Rhodes went missing.  This is the piece that is tightened by the wing-nut which holds the internal rod in place.  I'm also not sure if there is an additional washer needed.  If anyone could take a look at their sustain rod and tell me what exact washers I need to replace that would be greatly appreciated!  ;D Hate to keep playing such a beautiful instrument with no sustain!

Thanks,
Eamon

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Re: Fender Rhodes MK I Stage 73 Missing Sustain Rod Piece
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 03:06:46 PM »

The little collet?  I haven't seen a replacement part available.

I have search for "collet", "locking collar", "turreted grommet" - no luck. 

Try calling Chris and Fred at Vintage Vibe, and ask if they have one sitting in the junk drawer.

You could easily install a locking collar on top of the clutch, like a Rogers Memriloc. But you would have to adjust it with an allen wrench.
1/4" stop collar - https://www.mcmaster.com/6462K12

Sean