Fender Rhodes piano maintenance and repair

 

Chances are great your Fender Rhodes piano is 30 years or older by now. Possibly it’s operating fine and it could produce a sound you think is also fine. But if your Fender Rhodes never or hardly had any maintenance, it’s safe to say it doesn’t perform like it once did. Known symptoms are:
 
– Not in tune anymore

– Keyplay

– Uneven dynamic responce and volume troughout the keyboard

– Loud en heavy action

– Notes sounding differend from each other

– Notes that do not get damped properly

– No sustain on some notes

– After transporting some notes sound different than before

 

All these symptoms can be fixed by Vintage Instrument Service.  Three standard service packages are offered. All rates are including materials and VAT. Scroll further below to check the most common services for a Fender Rhodes piano.

 

Fender Rhodes package 1

Fifty Four: €120,- incl vat

Seventy Three: €150,- incl vat

Eighty Eight: €180,-  incl vat

 

– Tuning

– Voicing

 

Fender Rhodes package 2

Fifty Four: €430,-  incl vat

Seventy Three: €520,-  incl vat

Eighty Eight: €635,-  incl vat

 

       – Tuning

        – Voicing

        – Replacing tonebar grommets incl. screws and washers

        – Aligning ans shaping tines

        – Repositioning harp

        – Adjusting dampers

        – Minimalize keyplay (front and center pins) and lubing all keypins

        – Leveling keys

        – Cleaning mechanics and inside case

 

   

Fender Rhodes package 3

Fifty Four: €600,-  incl vat

Seventy Three: €725,-  incl vat

Eighty Eight: €900,-  incl vat

 

        – Tuning

        – Voicing

        – Replacing tonebar grommets incl. screws and washers

        – Aligning ans shaping tines

        – Repositioning harp

        – Adjusting dampers

        – Minimalize keyplay (front and center pins) and lubing all keypins

        – Leveling keys

        – Cleaning mechanics and inside case

        – Replacing rubber hammertips

 

 

Fender Rhodes package 4

Seventy Three: €725,-  incl vat

Seventy Tree: €870,-  incl vat

Eighty Eight: €1060,–  incl vat

        – Tuning

        – Voicing

        – Replacing tonebar grommets incl. screws and washers

        – Aligning ans shaping tines

        – Repositioning harp

        – Adjusting dampers

        – Minimalize keyplay (front and center pins) and lubing all keypins

        – Leveling keys

        – Cleaning mechanics and inside case

        – Replacing rubber hammertips

        – Replacing and adjusting damperfelts

 

Repair and modifications

At Vintage Instrument Service its also possible to have repairs or modifications done. See below a list with prices. Prices are with materials and VAT.

 

Onderhoud en reparatie  SeventyThree    EightyEight
Tuning € 60 € 72,50
Voicing € 90 € 110
Replacing grommets plus screws and washers (incl voicing) € 305 €375
Minimalize keyplay (center pins only) € 50 €60
Minimalize keyplay (front pins only) € 750 €95
Replacing pedestalfelts 1970-1975 en 78< € 150 € 182,50
Replacing pedestalfelts 1976-1978 € 300 €365
Replacing hammertips € 210 € 240
Replacing damperfelts € 150 € 182,50
Replacing damperarms incl demperfelts <1975 € 485 € 600
Replacing damperstrips incl dempersfelts 1975< € 365 € 455
Replacing tine long € 40 € 40
Replacing tine medium € 32 € 32
Replacing tine short € 25 € 25
Replacing pickup  € 21 € 21
     
Inside and key cleaning service € 60 € 72,50
Chrome legs and pedal cleaning service € 35 €35
     
Modificaties    
Repositioning harp (always combined with voicing) €35 € 35
Action mod  years 75-78 (bumps only) € 120 € 150
Action mod years 70-75 (bumps and felts) € 182,50 € 225
Action mod years 70-75 (bumps and felts) € 300 €365
Back check mod € 195 € 230
Plastic key noise reduction € 120 € 150
Stage to suitcase conversion (pre-amp and power supply only)  €650  € 650

 

Other repair or modification can be done for a rate of €70,- per hour includig VAT but excluding materials. Contact us for more info.
 
Vintage Instrument Service does work on location. See the costs here.