[sdiy] Upper felt stopper for Roland RS-202
steve at bendentech.co.uk
Thu Apr 15 17:06:36 CEST 2021
Sorry to hijack this slightly, but I have been meaning to ask for a
while: does anyone know whether/where it is possible to get similar
replacement felts for Fatar mechanisms?
I have a lovely GEM Promega3 e-piano with a weighted Fatar mechanism. It
was heavily used by its previous owner and the keys dropping sound like
hailstones on a corrugated bitumen roof ;-)
Yamaha DO sell replacement felts - I refurbished the keybed in my
previous Yamaha digital piano with new felts (made by Yamaha but bought
off eBay) and it made a huge difference. But the Fatar ones are slightly
different, of course.
Benden Sound Technology
On 15/04/2021 15:34, Benjamín Velasco via Synth-diy wrote:
> Hi Kenny, thanks for the quick answer. I meant the felt that goes
> attached to the keyboard frame. Actually there are two strips that
> perform this function (upper stop). One goes on top of a metal bar
> attached to the frame, facing downwards and damps and stops the vertical
> movement of the white keys (contacting a flap at the end of each white
> key). This is 2.5mm thick and 7mm wide. The other one is beneath the
> frame, also facing downwards and stops the vertical movement of the
> black keys. This one is 1.5mm thick.
> Here is a picture of the white felt i need to replace (the black is fine).
> I'll check the felt you mentioned. Thanks for the answer
> El mié, 14 abr 2021 a las 20:57, Kenny Balys (<kenny at beatkamp.com
> <mailto:kenny at beatkamp.com>>) escribió:
> Do you mean that felt strip that goes over top of the beginning of
> the metal bars attached to the plastic keys?
> If so, I have cut those strips out from felt cloth from the local
> cloth / leather supplier. This works ok.
> You can also get the piano muting felt but I find most of
> that stuff is either too thick or too short.
> I recently made a felt strip for my Jupiter-4 from felt cloth cut
> to be "Beinwicklung" from the medieval clothing supplier:
> This felt is perfect for the task. That is, perfect if I
> have understood your need correctly.
> On 15.04.21 24:39 , Benjamín Velasco via Synth-diy wrote:
> > Sorry! I meant 2.5 mm thick and 7mm wide. These are the actual
> > I believe it could be the same keybed as the SH series synths
> > El mié, 14 abr 2021 a las 20:20, Benjamín Velasco
> (<guatis at gmail.com <mailto:guatis at gmail.com>
> > <mailto:guatis at gmail.com <mailto:guatis at gmail.com>>>) escribió:
> > Hi guys
> > Anyone could point me to where I could get a replacement for
> the upper felt
> > stopper of my Roland RS202 string machine? The strings are
> very clacky when
> > released (not when pressed) The felt seems like 2mm thick and
> 5mm wide.
> > thanks!
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