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Offline siderealxxx

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MkI Damper felts not making contact after storage...
« on: November 01, 2021, 12:25:22 PM »
Hi, my MkI (1974) Rhodes has been in storage for about 3 years (unfortunately).

I now have space for it again and it mostly seems ok except that about 50% of the damper felts are not muting the tines. They do have grooves worn into them so I guess this is the problem?

I could bend the felts further to make contact with the tines but I might be pushing them too far. And I'm assuming the shims or anything like that isn't the issue (it was fine before).

Do I need to re-felt the dampers completely? Or at least on the problematic notes?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: MkI Damper felts not making contact after storage...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 08:59:37 AM »
Close up photos would help to determine the issue.
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