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Started by abelovesrhodes, February 04, 2022, 07:57:05 PM
Quote from: spave on February 05, 2022, 11:01:58 AMHi,Just to clarify, are you trying to build a new KMC body, stage case, suitcase top, or something custom?There is a chance that the early KMC internals won't fit into a stage/suitcase case so a custom case might be your safest bet. The dimensions changed over the years so you would need the measurements from a 1970 Rhodes if you were to make a reproduction one. If you go custom, you could ensure its a perfect fit and looks exactly like you want it to.Edit: Just looked at the photo again and it looks like you are missing the harp support bracket in the middle of the keyboard. I would recommend getting one ASAP as it is an integral part of the harp's structure.
QuoteForgive my ignorance about the harp support.The attached are the harp supports on the sides, correct?I couldn't find anything about installing a middle support on https://www.fenderrhodes.com/org/manual/ch3.html.Is it this part: https://www.vintagevibe.com/products/fender-rhodes-harp-side-brackets ?It says side support so I expect not.The second attachment is what mine looks like in more detail. It has metal on the sides, back and front.
QuoteOne other thing, your Rhodes appears to be missing the harp mounting screws. Unless you just have them out for the photos they are a crucial part of your Rhodes and should be installed any time you aren't actively working on it.