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Source of gold wire for keyboard contacts
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ejr27233



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Source of gold wire for keyboard contacts Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Does anyone know where I can by springy gold wire to make keyboard contacts? UK preferably.....
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Quintus



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I posted this in your other thread but more appropriate here.

Kimber Allen (Swanley UK) organ suppliers have gold contact wire on page 50 of part 2 of the pdf catalogue:

Gold Clad Wire .015" dia code GS109/02

I bought some bus bars from them a couple of years ago certainly worth giving them a ring if you are still looking.

http://www.kimberallen.8m.net/contact.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I replaced all the contacts in my ARP Odyssey with gold plated guitar strings.

Get a multipack of B strings 0.016 (nickel plated) and a gold plating pen or kit, you may think its expensive, but I'm lucky as my sister makes jewellery, so I borrowed hers.

I've no idea how much Kimber Allen charge for their wire, so you'll need to decide if the cost is worth it.

But plated strings work a treat.
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