Clear bumpers on Pratt Read keyboards

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Guizmo
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Clear bumpers on Pratt Read keyboards

Post by Guizmo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm

Hi!

Is there anyone who could tell me what’s the name of those clear bumpers located below the keys on Pratt Read keyboards ? (Picture on attachment).

I miss 4 on my Arp Odyssey and I’d like to buy some, do you know where? I searched everywhere, but nothing...

Thanks
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synthguy
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Re: Clear bumpers on Pratt Read keyboards

Post by synthguy » Fri May 03, 2019 7:51 pm

These are getting hard to find.

They are called bellcrank caps, and for what it's worth, someone has 4 available to sell currently on EBay.
Not cheap, but at least available.

Another source might be to scour local thrift stores or the Goodwill for a cast off 60s-70s home organ (Lowrey, Baldwin, etc). These often had similar keybeds that you could plunder for parts, and can sometimes be had very cheaply.

Hope this helps!
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Ledbetter
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Re: Clear bumpers on Pratt Read keyboards

Post by Ledbetter » Sat May 04, 2019 11:15 pm

I have used silicon fuel lines for RC plane engines to replace one or two of these and it worked fine. Get the right size at your local hobby shop.
Former owner of Prodigy #2845 (purchased new, long ago), Animoog, Voyager Select (Fire & Maple), Little and Slim Phatties, Nord Electro 4D, 5D and Lead 2X, Roland AX-9.

Guizmo
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Re: Clear bumpers on Pratt Read keyboards

Post by Guizmo » Sat May 25, 2019 8:04 am

Thanks for your answers !
I used a hot glue gun and it worked fine, there’s no difference, except the color...
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