Fender Rhodes Damper Felt Kit$36.00
Replace your old damper felts with a Vintage Vibe damper felt kit! Our felts have been redesigned for optimal performance and improved action.
If the damper felts on your piano have never been changed, don't even think it over, do it!
Trust us on this one; replacing damper felts is one of the "must-do" tasks when restoring a Fender Rhodes piano. By now, your electric piano is likely 40-50 years old and the original damper felts are, without a doubt, worn and deteriorating.
New felts are semi-rigid and able to absorb the swing of a large tine with ease. As they age, they soften. Add to this absorbing a tine's impact repeatedly over years of playing and you're left with a felt that no longer performs its job effectively. The symptoms can range from notes that ring longer than they should to felts that flop over and fail to dampen at all or even get in the way of adjacent dampers!
Vintage Vibe has carefully thought out the need for damper felts on the Fender Rhodes and Vintage Vibe pianos with a four part damper felt system - Bass, Pre-Mids, Mids, and Treble.
These custom-made damper felts are fine-tuned and engineered to last a decade. Our attention to detail has resulted in the best felts money can buy!
Kits available for 73 and 88 key pianos.
Glue is included.
We also recommend our damper arm kits to accompany your new felts!
About the Felts
Bass felts are 1/2" x 1/2" x 3/8" large sturdy soft wool felt and are able to absorb the swing of a full length of tine yet sturdy enough to never flop over.
Pre Mid Felts
Pre mid felts are used after the bass section of all pre mid 75 era Fender Rhodes pianos where the tines are still long yet a large bass felt us not needed. These felts are the same length and width of a bass felt but only half the height. At this point in the piano scale, a full Bass felt is not needed but a Mid felt is not enough large enough or does not offer appropriate cushion. On later Rhodes post early 75' pianos this section of felt may not be needed because of the fact that two octaves of bass damper arms are standard in this era of piano. The octave bass damper arms are shorter thus needing a taller felt as to not over extend damper arm to reach tines.
Mid felts were designed to allow for excellent tine cushion as well as giving plenty of room for tine clearance and any pick up adjustment.
These felts are 3/8th x 3 /16 x 3/8th and allow the ultimate clearance for any tine and pick up configuration.