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 you're piano. Grommets are at the heart of the sustain and vibration of your tine and tone bar. When a grommet becomes old shrunken and hard it loses it's natural ability to increase vibration of the tine. In actuality, it starts to choke out the free vibrations causing a short ring time and dull tone. On the other hand the tone bar screws are an absolute must to have straight for voicing articulately. Slightly bent screws cause voicing nightmares. We change these on all of our repairs and restorations. Anyone one who thinks they do not need to change the screws is mistaken, anyone who tells you you do not need to change screws, technician or not is mistaken.
For proper voicing you need to be positive all screws are perfectly straight. We have manufactured our own custom Nickel plated Screws and original style Tone Bar Grommets. We were tired of the lack of control you could get out of the "off the shelf" grommets and screws when voicing pianos, particularly in the treble area. The grommets tended tear on install and also do not let the tone bar flex or pop properly when a hard note is struck, until now this was all we and the world had to choose from. This kit is the best opportunity to regain the original integrity and tone structure of your Fender Rhodes Piano.
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.
All kits come with enough Tone Bar Screws, washers and grommets for your choice of a 73 or 88 note piano.