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Offline JanustheManus

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Uneven cheek blocks ?
« on: August 26, 2018, 09:55:21 PM »
Hello all on the forum!

I've been noticing that the two cheek blocks on my Rhodes are uneven. The right cheek block (by the treble keys) is at normal but the left cheek block which is  a Vintage Vibe cheek block power supply is abnormally high. I removed the left block and noticed that the "J" hooks underneath the 1/4 jacks did push the cheek block up a bit.

Is there any remedy too this? It's not a terrible problem, but is annoying cosmetically.

Thanks!

Patrick
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Offline Dan Belcher

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Re: Uneven cheek blocks ?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 06:53:24 AM »
When I installed a Vintage Vibe preamp on my Stage Rhodes, I used a wide drill bit to carve out an indentation in the wood block under the cheek block where the 1/4" jacks went. This worked like a charm and the cheek block sits down properly in place now.
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Offline JanustheManus

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Re: Uneven cheek blocks ?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 07:45:47 AM »
That's a genius idea! Thanks Dan
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