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Welcome, Emerson. Probably the best solution is to replace all of the Westminster rods. Finding rods that match the ones you have is almost impossible. If you find rods, they will not be tuned to the proper pitch. You can order complete sets from suppliers such as Timesavers, Merritts, and others.Dear all,
I need to restore a westminster Mauthe clock. Two rod chime are broken.
I need to know the material that these iron 3,2mm rods are made.
All the best,
They are not all tuned to the same key. You will need to listen to the ones left and figure out what note is missing. Have you checked the pitches of the remaining rods and found their names? If you know the other notes, I can tell you what the missing one is.Good idea. The rod that is missing is the one closest to the movement. What note will that be? Is it G#4 or B3 or another?
Dan, the length will probably not be the same as the original broken rod due to the composition of the metal in the new one being different. And, yes, you start gradually cutting or grinding the end off until you get it exact. Tiny cuts at a time are necessary because if you get it too short, you went too far. Get a tuner or a keyboard and use that to guide you.Ok, I finally got the new chime rod and I'm attempting to get it tuned. It's 3" longer than the original one. Do I just keep nipping the end off until it sounds right? What about tone versus pitch? I'm not sure how to start.
I can make a video if needed. Thanks, Danny