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On Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 2:45pm, my wife of 34 years, Rebecca, died in my arms in an emergency room.

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Vibrato Scanner - Line Box Rebuild


Does ProKeys really rebuild scanners?  You decide.  Complete disassembly, clean, sandblast if needed.  Some scanners are power polished, some are clear coated, others receive several coats of automotive metallic paint, and some get the paint treatment followed by several coats of hard clear finish.  We then rebuild, adjust, and tweak, including colorful new NYLON oil wicks.  (Nylon is far stronger than the original cotton threads.)  A dozen or so top secret modifications are included, which permanently end the zinc whiskers and oil problems.    

If your eyes are really sharp, you'll pick up on at least one or two of our ProKeys secrets.  Please don't tell anyone.

There are plenty of secrets in the "ProKeys Secrets and Tricks" box. 

Now read this ....


At 06:49 PM 5/18/2002 -0700, you wrote:

Hey Steve,

When I got home I fired up the TWG. Your right. I held START for about 2 seconds, let off of it for about a second or so and hit RUN. Man it just kicked right in.

It's also more quiet and takes more time to spin down.  All those things point to a lot less friction.


Right ON!
Here's a good one. 
I did a generator rebuild on one of my own organs a few years back.  Oiled it, it was good.
Took the organ to Memphis in February.  Far below freezing outside.  Organ was in my trailer, and I parked the trailer and left it for 2 days.  So you know, everything inside was at about 32 degrees or less.  Air temp in Memphis was about 22-24 at noontime!  Nights it went WAY down.

Took the organ out and it started in like 2 seconds.  This really amazed me.  Usually, at those low temps, the generator isn't quite so willing to start like that.  This is another reason why I like that clear Alpha or Singer oil so much.  It doesn't seem to be affected by anything. 

Here's another good one.
Lately, I've taken to spinning the scanner as I'm rebuilding it.  I get the rotor on, and shoot compressed air at it.  This gets it up to several *thousand* RPM.  I'm talking *SPINNING*.  (Normal rotation speed is probably under 100 RPM - it's actually very slow.)   Well, as it spins, it starts to get air under the rotor, and the thing wants to literally "lift off" - like a helicopter.  It, too, takes forever to spin down to stop. 

Steve Leigh

We also rebuild vibrato line boxes, exclusively using GOFF Professional's excellent vibrato line recap kit.

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