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Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« on: June 22, 2018, 03:55:14 AM »
I'm mid restoration of an early 1973 Fender Rhodes which has had a pretty chequered past.

It was involved in an argument between a husband and wife and the wife decided to use a claw hammer on the keys  ::) I was then given it from a friend of the owner.

As it stands its missing one key (B flat), 14 sharp tops and 2 full skirted keycaps (A & an E) not to mention that someone used powered black graphite on the pedestals so they're looking quite dirty.

The rest of the piano is perfectly fine (luckily) and over in the UK early Fender Rhodes are seldom seen so rather than part it I want to get these keys sorted.

I have a 1975 keybed which I could modify to accept the action of the piano but I'd rather not do that and instead keep it with a skirted key set.

So does anyone have preferably a 1973 keybed with skirted keys which they'd be willing to sell? I noticed that one sold on eBay only recently, I wish I managed to get it in time!

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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 06:36:09 AM »
I believe I have a set. 73 or 88?

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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 07:20:08 AM »
Hi Peter,

73  :D

(Fingers Crossed!)
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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 07:24:05 AM »
I'll be back in the shop later this afternoon and report back.
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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 07:26:54 AM »
Thanks Peter, much appreciated.

This is what I'm dealing with:
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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 08:27:49 AM »
Yikes.
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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 06:40:31 PM »
Yes, I gots.

Drop me a note offline and we'll get this going tomorrow.

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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2018, 02:02:02 AM »
Thanks Peter, just sent you an email.
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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 10:58:23 AM »
Thanks to Peter, he managed to help sort me out with a perfect set of 1973 keys.
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Re: Pratt Reed - Skirted Keys - Looking For a Set
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 10:45:14 PM »
Thanks to Peter, he managed to help sort me out with a perfect set of 1973 keys.

Did the pivot holes match the pin block?

They varied over the years and I found out the hard way.