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Offline 4kinga

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Mute Slider
« on: March 16, 2018, 12:59:39 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has any of these for sale.  Or, has anyone created a CAD/maker file for 3D printing?

Or, if you have a mute slider, would you give me the dimensions?  I'll create the CAD file from there.

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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 12:01:29 AM »
A Mute Slider for what?
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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 05:30:06 PM »
Presumably for a Clavinet.

VintageVibe have originals for sale.
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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 10:54:38 AM »
Yup, I forgot to verbalize the intended device.  A Clavinet D6 mute slider.

I checked VintageVibe's site and didn't see it.  I'll contact them.

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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 06:46:19 PM »
Are you looking for the whole internal assembly or just the knob?
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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 02:28:06 PM »
I made the model from pictures (I think dimensions are not 100% accurate), then printed it! But my mute bracket is crooked, so I made it custom for my clavinet (Will not work on other).
It's a pretty basic shape, not that hard to modelize.

If anybody can give me good dimensions, I could modelize a standard one !

The look is not really good, but better than nothing :P


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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 09:04:48 PM »
A related issue I'm curious about: Does anyone actually use the mute on a Clavinet?  Maybe for quiet practice?  I can't say I've ever used mine, except to test whether it worked.

(That said, I can certainly relate to occasionally restoring features on vintage keys that I will never use. Don't ask me how much time and money I spent getting the percussion working on my Gibson G101 organ, when I really have little or no use for the percussion.  It just seemed like the right thing to do.) ;-)

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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
When playing in a live situation, I don't really use the mute.

When playing at home or recording, I do end up using it to a degree.

I guess this could also be akin to "why do we keep the Bass controller on the face plate of a Stage Rhodes"!

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Re: Mute Slider
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 04:17:19 PM »
Sometimes the mute about halfway down reduces the brashness of the Clav.  The full-mute position is maybe only for a muted guitar sound, but it really kills all the treble strings.  So I'd agree.
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