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Offline jwb1231970

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paper band around sustain pedal? What is this?
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:30:17 PM »
I am looking to buy a Rhodes with a broken sustain pedal, actually some paper that wrapped around the base broke...I don't know much about the mechanism so a couple of questions I'm asking to try to figure what/how I would need to fix this.

Why was there a band around it?  Should there be a cover on that or something else or is the tape band come stock on Rhodes?  What do you think is wrong with it and how can I fix it in order for it to work properly/
Thanks
Sorry I'm trying to upload a pic but can't do it on here for some reason.

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Re: paper band around sustain pedal? What is this?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 07:51:54 PM »
The pedal for a Stage model was cast aluminum, with rubber feet, and a plastic ring around the hole that push rod went through.
I don't know what kind of paper band you're talking about. 
A pic or two would be of much help.
Either way, should you need a new pedal, they can be had for $100-$125 or so.
There are plastic repros out there, but you may just want to get in touch with Custom Vintage Keyboards to get a new, very nice aluminum reproduction.
https://www.cvkeyboards.com/collections/accessories/products/fender-rhodes-rhodes-sustain-pedal-and-rod-set
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Re: paper band around sustain pedal? What is this?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 06:51:26 AM »
You can send pictures to Cormac Long (moderator) and he can post them for you. I can’t picture it in my mind...
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...