ARP Odyssey Bushing Replacement Tutorial
install new bushings on an Odyssey
installed new bushings on an Odyssey and thought we would share our
experience with everyone here in pictures. The process took roughly 1-2
hours, but was well worth it!
You'll likely need to remove the keybed from the instrument.
Pratt Read keyboard assembly side
Pratt Read keyboard assembly back corner view. Notice the springs in
back. You may need to pull this off in order to remove the key. Again,
not difficult, just takes a little patience.
Removing the keys is fairly
straightforward, just remove the screw at the top of the key and lift
In order to get to the bushings on
most Pratt Read keyboards, it is necessary to pop the keys off the
assembly. Not difficult, all you need is a screwdriver.
This is what a 20+ year old bushing looks like. Hard, crusted, warped,
and ready to crumble off at any time. The keys move from side to side
and CLICK when you play them. NOT GOOD!
Here is another picture of the
old, worn out bushing.
To remove the old worn out
bushing, you can use an exacto knife to cut them off. Often times they
will literally crumble off by themselves if they are really old.
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