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.
All parts of this kit are custom manufactured by Vintage Vibe. These are not bought at any supply parts store nor will you find them anywhere but Vintage Vibe and official Parts Distributors around the world.
The need for new grommets, tone bar screws and washers is paramount to voicing and the proper sustain and tone of your piano. Grommets are at the heart of the sustain and vibration of the tine and tone bar. When a grommet becomes old shrunken and hard it loses it's natural ability to enhance vibration of the tine. In actuality, it starts to choke out the vibrations resulting in a short ring time and or a dull tone. To aid in functionality tone bar screws must be absolutely straight for voicing articulately. Not only must tone bar screws be straight, they must also be designed to fit correctly. Vintage Vibe is the only company that ensures a proper mating of tone bar screws and grommets. This correct fit is paramount to functionality. Just like an old grommet will interfere with function, so will a new grommet that does not fit the screws properly. Anyone one who thinks they do not need to change the screws is mistaken, anyone who tells you that you do not need to change screws, technician or not is mistaken.
We've manufactured our own custom nickel chrome plated screws and original Fender Rhodes style Tone Bar Grommets. The tolerances of mating these two together are very tight and we ensure that. Vintage Vibe is the only company that cares enough to sell you the correct parts. Our kit is simply the best and the only kit available that is manufactured together as a pair, screw, and grommet.
It is a good idea to keep the tone bar springs separated into the 3 different sizes when installing the grommets to make the job easier and so not to mix up the sections.
All kits come with enough Tone Bar Screws, washers and grommets for your choice of a 73 or 88 note piano.