Rhodes Neoprene Tips
At the end of each hammer in a Rhodes,
there is a specially designed neoprene tip, or a wrapped wood-core tip as seen
above. After striking it's corresponding tine several thousand times, or in compromising
atmoshperic conditions, these tips begin to crystallize and break down. Eventually,
a groove is worn into the strking surface of the tip. Excessive tip wear yields
inconsistent tone, damping, and potential tine damage. About half of the Rhodes
we service get a complete re-tipping.
A freshly tipped Rhodes is a joy to play.
At Mad Scientist, the condition of your tips is one of the first things we
inspect. We have a huge supply of tips in various styles, so we can exactly
original tips that were installed in your rhodes on the production line.