MADE IN USA. Our Premium Clavinet Hammer Tip Set is molded using the highest quality Buna Nitrile, an industry-standard rubber compound known for its durability and strength. Shaped with a one degree taper for smooth insertion, do-it-yourself installation is easy. They were designed from original specifications for proper dimensions and hardness, making them the most authentic O.E.M. reproductions available since their introduction in 1999.
These are sold in sets of 62 (60 + 2 spares) and backed by our 30 day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
The Clavinet produces sound by the mechanical action of hammer tips striking down onto a set of strings when the keys are depressed. The hammers were made of an orange substance known as "Urepan", a European rubber compound made by Bayer in the 1970's. Unfortunately, time, heat and moisture caused these tips to deteriorate, making them soft and mushy. Even in the most well-cared for Clavinets, the deterioration of the hammer tips caused the strings to notch a "groove" into them, causing the keys to stick and make an unpleasant "popping sound". By the 1990's, many clavinets were rendered useless by this phenomena and the instrument had sunken into obscurity, with no support or parts available anywhere.
In 1999, Clavinet.Com "came to the rescue" and invented the FIRST after-market molded clavinet hammer tip set, which literally brought clavinets everywhere back to life. This sparked a renewed interest in the instrument and led to the development of Clavinet.Com's extensive product line.