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« on: May 08, 2006, 09:17:18 AM »
Hi, I Just play on my friend Rhodes (look like new) and then i go back to play with my own Rhodes (Look like is age hehe), and the key action is really not the same, because i think mine was stored in a place with a little bit of humidity, and my wooden keys (not all but half of them)rubs on each other more than a good condition Rhodes, its make the action more hard on some keys! I just want to know if I ''buf'' (little bit) the side of my keys, is theres a problem? Logicaly no, i think, but i want to know your point of view  (Sorry for my poor english, i'm French-Canadian)
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 09:54:26 AM »
Hi Xavier,
are you sure that the problem comes from the wood itself and not from the felts?
Tuning instruments makes the band sound thin!

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 10:03:49 AM »
witch felt? bottom of the keys? dont think so, but i'll check tonight!
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 12:35:14 PM »
The felts in the key bushings and the key pedestal felts. I don't think the ones underneath the keys can cause much friction.
Tuning instruments makes the band sound thin!

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 12:44:36 PM »
okai! i dont think so, all the felt are very clean! i really think that the key near the hammer are rubbing...  i'll check tonight!
Rhodes Mark 1 Suitcase 88 1977, Wurlitzer 200a, Columbia Elepian 713, Yamaha CP60M, Nord Electro 2 61, Korg MS20mini, Arturia Minibrute, Sequential Prophet 2002, Akai MPC2500, NI Maschine MKI&MK2, Ibanez UE-405