US made by VV
from key 5 and up
tell us the note and keynumber at " customers note" and we cut it for you in the right length
Incl tuning springFender Rhodes tines
new made, for all models from 1970
These brand new tines are available in 4 standard lengths. We also offer pre-cut tines for an extra fee. Tuning spring not included. All tines are sold individually. - See more at: http://www.vintagevibe.com/shop/vintage-fender-rhodes-tines-reproduction/#sthash.Zz3u5XLW.dpuf
Fender Rhodes tines
For all models after 1970, not tuned means un cut, but long enough.
For 73 key pianos, some models start at 1 and some at 8
Piano Bass E1 - B3
Rhodes 54 C2 - E6
VVP 64 A1 - G6
Rhodes 73 E1 - E7
Rhodes 88 A0 - C8
TUNING SPRINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED!
replace a tine video
My tone bars say one number and my keys another, how do I know which number tine I need?
Disregard both of those numbers and use the chart provided by clicking on the "size guide" link above. You can also count keys starting at the left end of the piano and moving to the right.
I've heard that Rhodes tines have had different tapers throughout the years due to different manufacturers and this could affect strike line, is this true?
Yes, this is accurate. Original 1960's tines are called Raymacs. They were manufactured with a center-less grind technique which resulted in a gradual taper. Then came the Torrington tine (the most common tine) which was manufactured by a process called swaging that resulted in a shorter taper than that of Raymacs. The Singer tine, manufactured by the Singer Sewing company followed the Torrington and was very close in specifications. Finally, the last tine, the Schaller, is rumored to be the worst tine ever made and had a shorter and steeper taper than the rest.
Our tines are made to the same specifications as the Torringtons and, in fact, even utilize some of the exact same equipment used by Torrington. Although our tines offer the least similarity to Schallar and Raymacs, they can still be used as replacements to blend or feather-in in the case of a bad or missing tine. In our shop we use Vintage Vibe tines as replacements in every piano that comes through the door from 60's models to mid 80's Rhodes.