Refurbishing a Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo.
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.
A closeup of the old yarn and strings.
You can see some corrosion where the hammers strike the strings.
Cutting away the old strings.
Removing the old yarn.
Removing the old strings.
Vacuuming debris away.
I decided to go with Clavigel rather than yarn.
A Clavigel strip is placed over the strings and held in place by clips.
Ready for the trash can.
Aligning all the tuner holes for easier restringing.
Closeup of Clavigel and clips.
Removing corrosion with a Scotch-brite pad.
Using a power screw driver makes restringing a lot easier.
I also replaced the sticky pads for the Pianet section.
A wire wheel helped too.
Note the added RFI shielding, not present in earlier clavinet models.
The bridge end of the new strings.
New sticky pads on key ends for Pianet section.
Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo reassembled and ready to jam.