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Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... #2842456
04/25/19 08:29 PM
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Just what is says. Never any weight up there. Just showing a little age. One day, I will remove it and put a nice strip of rock maple across the bottom and, never look back ...


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Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: McBuster] #2842463
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Do you have a picture of the sag you could show us?


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Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: Gombessa] #2842475
04/25/19 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Gombessa
Do you have a picture of the sag you could show us?


Not necessary. It is even across the top with about 3/8 - 1/2" in the middle. Kinda funny actually. Will correct it and post pix in a while ...


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Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: McBuster] #2842478
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Yep, had that problem with my first CA-95. I couldn't close the keyboard cover without it dragging. That and two blown amps 5 days after delivery had the dealer get me a new one. New one is better, but still sags a little. A very poor design - needs some perf angle steel or something sturdy to brace it. Pic of my first one - note the middle resting on the top of the keyboard cover.

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Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: McBuster] #2842480
04/25/19 10:20 PM
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The topboard is a a long, heavy piece. As such, it's possible for the wood to sag slightly over time.

To prevent this, additional reinforcement was added, starting with the CAx8 series (possibly earlier i.e. mid-production of the CAx8).
I don't believe this is an issue on CAx8 and later instruments.

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Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: McBuster] #2842491
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Bsntn99, wow, thanks for the pics. Sounds like Kawai recognized this as a problem and addressed it moving forward, but I don't know whether existing owners get the benefit of that.

McBuster, I'm not quite sure why you say pics of the issue are "not necessary"? In any case, bsntn99's pics demonstrate the issue pretty clearly, and I personally think the pics necessarily help illustrate the issue smile


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Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: McBuster] #2842533
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"The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging" ... that sounds like the inspiration for a blues song.
Get to it, McBuster! smile

Re: Help - The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging ... Tee Hee ... [Re: MacMacMac] #2842668
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
"The Top Of My CA67 Is Sagging" ... that sounds like the inspiration for a blues song.
Get to it, McBuster! smile


Great
Set to a Southern Negro Spiritual tune ...


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