Fender Rhodes Tone Bar Screws and Grommet Kit$46.00
New tone bar screws and grommets are essential for any properly voiced Fender Rhodes and Rhodes pianos.
Welcome to ground zero for Rhodes restoration! This is where promises of a better playing piano are met with proven facts. Rest assured you have made the right choice and you soon will be happily rewarded by your decision.
The need for new grommets and tone bar screws is paramount to voicing and achieving the proper sustain and tone of your Rhodes piano. Grommets are at the heart of vibration and sustain of the tine and tone bar. When a grommet becomes old shrunken and hard, it loses it's natural ability to allow vibrations of the tine. In actuality, it starts to choke out the vibrations, resulting in a short ring time and or a dull tone, not to mention sloppy tone bar sway.
To aid in functionality, tone bar screws must be absolutely straight for voicing accurately and articulately. Not only must tone bar screws be straight, they must also be designed to fit correctly with the grommet. This is where the tight tolerance is most important for a proper working pair. This is where Vintage Vibe grommets and screws differ from any others on the market. We have spent dozens of man hours on R&D to make the best possible combination available.
Just like an old grommet will interfere with function, so will a new grommet that does not fit the screws properly. Anyone who sells you only grommets or anyone who tells you that you do not need to change screws, be it a technician or not, is mistaken.
We've manufactured our own custom nickel chrome plated screws and original Fender Rhodes style Tone Bar Grommets as a pair with the tightest tolerances available. Know that you are getting the highest quality parts available.
All parts of this kit are custom manufactured by Vintage Vibe. You can find them at Vintage Vibe and official Parts Distributors around the world.
All kits come with enough Tone Bar Screws, washers and grommets for your choice of a 73 or 88 note piano.