Refurbishing a Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo.

Refurbishing a Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo.

 The old strings have lost their brightness and the old yarn isn't damping the strings properly.

The old strings have lost their brightness and the old yarn isn't damping the strings properly.

 The controls were scratchy and needed to be taken apart and cleaned and lubed.

The controls were scratchy and needed to be taken apart and cleaned and lubed.

 A closeup of the old yarn and strings.

A closeup of the old yarn and strings.

 You can see some corrosion where the hammers strike the strings.

You can see some corrosion where the hammers strike the strings.

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 Cutting away the old strings.

Cutting away the old strings.

 Removing the old yarn.

Removing the old yarn.

 Removing the old strings.

Removing the old strings.

 Vacuuming debris away.

Vacuuming debris away.

 I decided to go with Clavigel rather than yarn.

I decided to go with Clavigel rather than yarn.

 A  Clavigel strip is placed over the strings and held in place by clips.

A  Clavigel strip is placed over the strings and held in place by clips.

 Ready for the trash can.

Ready for the trash can.

 Aligning all the tuner holes for easier restringing.

Aligning all the tuner holes for easier restringing.

 New strings.

New strings.

 Closeup of Clavigel and clips.

Closeup of Clavigel and clips.

 Removing corrosion with a Scotch-brite pad.

Removing corrosion with a Scotch-brite pad.

 General cleanup.

General cleanup.

 Using a power screw driver makes restringing a lot easier.

Using a power screw driver makes restringing a lot easier.

 I also replaced the sticky pads for the Pianet section.

I also replaced the sticky pads for the Pianet section.

 A wire wheel helped too.

A wire wheel helped too.

 Note the added RFI shielding, not present in earlier clavinet models.

Note the added RFI shielding, not present in earlier clavinet models.

 The bridge end of the new strings.

The bridge end of the new strings.

 New sticky pads on key ends for Pianet section.

New sticky pads on key ends for Pianet section.

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Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo reassembled and ready to jam.