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Platic keys on wooden keys Rhodes
« on: February 06, 2007, 08:18:14 AM »
Hi, I would like to know if the two sets of keys (plastic and Wood) can be switch, i would like to put plastic keys on a Wooden key Rhodes?
The keys im looking for are wood color (not the black one)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Set-Of-73-Plastic-Keys-For-Fender-Rhodes-Piano-NICE_W0QQitemZ270087047066QQihZ017QQcategoryZ16220QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'll like to have better action on my wooden key rhodes, it seems that the keys take humidity and they touch (lightly) each other...

thanks in advance!

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Platic keys on wooden keys Rhodes
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 08:58:46 AM »
The keys are *NOT* interchangeable.  The guidepins on the balance rail and the front guide are not in the same positions and will not fit.

I learned this the hard way when I bought a set of wood keys to replace the plastic ones.

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Platic keys on wooden keys Rhodes
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 12:22:28 PM »
Thanks a lot!!
i was very close to buy these keys for my rhodes!
i'll check for wooden keys, mine allways frustrated me!
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