[sdiy] Where to get *new* keyboard assemblies?
gatkins at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jul 2 10:44:27 CEST 2009
In the late 70's / early 80's there were 2 companies making good
Pratt-Read in the US and Kimber-Allen in the UK. Both made good quality
plastic organ / synth types. In the UK Maplin Electronics supplied a
Kimber-Allen keyboards with traditional key contact blocks for their
suppose the far east manufacturers took away most of the business. I
Pratt-Read name still exists, but making screwdrivers these days.
still make traditional organ electrics including wooden keybeds, but
still make the contact blocks. Here is a link to their site :-
I believe Fatar are the only european manufacturer of synth keybeds
guess the likes of Roland / Korg / Yamaha etc source their parts in
It may be worth asking Moog where they get their
the east as well.
The only other way is to watch Ebay for things like Yamaha porta
going cheap but in fair condition, then strip the keyboard out. Bob
another man to talk to. He has been working on a practical repair
for used keybeds with bubble contact problems.
Look at the Kimber-Allen contact blocks, they are very nice.
On 2 Jul 2009, at 05:58, Karl Ekdahl wrote:
> Hi list
> Does anyone know where to get *new* keyboard assemblies? I'm just
> wondering, is this something you've got to fabricate to get a hold
> of - is there no supplier somewhere? I was hoping for something with
> mini-keys, but anything will do..
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