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#3168876 11/05/21 08:50 PM
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I’m replacing a set of ivory keytops with simulated ivory. They come in sets with one piece that covers the whole key (separate fronts) or with separate heads and tails. Is there a reason to get one over the other?

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Originally Posted by ThePianoTuna
I’m replacing a set of ivory keytops with simulated ivory. They come in sets with one piece that covers the whole key (separate fronts) or with separate heads and tails. Is there a reason to get one over the other?

May I ask why you're replacing the ivory? Just curious. I restore ivory keys.

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I prefer the one-piece tops, because the glue surface on the front holds the keytop on better than separate fronts. They are also easier to align.


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BDB I think he's referring to the tops only.

Go with the one piece tops. They are easier to install and will look better in the long run.


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My answer stands, though. Get one-piece tops and fronts.


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