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Offline folkswaggin

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Clavinet Springs
« on: March 04, 2021, 12:21:00 AM »
Curious what the difference between the color springs that go to natural keys and black keys on a Clavinet (E7).  I recall that on my D6 & E7 the white key channels had dark springs and black keys a lighter metal spring.  I ordered new springs from Vintage Vibe and in the video the website references I noticed the opposite being done by the tech.  Made me question if theirs are different or what the difference between springs is anyway.  Thanks if you have any ideas.

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Offline JDB3

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Re: Clavinet Springs
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 11:58:10 AM »

That's to make up the difference in key length leverage. White keys need a bit more tension to create a balanced "feel" between those and the black keys.

If you have a look at Vintage Vibe or - I believe both sell a "naturals" vs "sharps" vs full set.