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Can anyone help me find was is causing this one button to twang while playing both in or out? Is it an easy fix? Any suggestions would be aprreciated........ gracias!
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The note plays correctly in & out, but it is accompanied along with this twang sound (you can hear it better towards the end)..............
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I didn't hear a twang on your video, it was more like a tapping -- but I am familiar with a twang sound on my Panther. I believe (though I haven't confirmed) that it may be a spring. You could remove the grill and have a closer look. 

It may go away with time with a lot of use, as the one on my Panther has but it may be something mechanical that needs to be tweaked. Again, I have no expertise, so hopefully someone else on the forum will chime in. Otherwise, I would contact Hohner directly for assistance.
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Thanks Neil, yeah its hard to describe the exact sound, but its almost like a streched rubberband being pulled back and let go of (but with more of a tinny vibration/echo to it).  I thought it actually did go away for a bit, but it did return.  It's just that one button, and the correct note plays, but I can still hear that 'ping' sound simultaneously as well.  Thanks for your input........
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I took the grill off and found nothing this evening.  Then I removed the back plate of the button board and found two small plastic pegs along the grill side, coming up from the face of the button board, about center wise & 3" apart.  The arm of that particular button was rubbing up against that peg and causing it to vibrate.  I adjusted the arm away from it best I could with needle-nosed pliers (and also pushed the plastic peg away from the arm).......problem fixed!  Thanks........
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Here's is a pic of what I was talking about.  I think these pegs help to keep the back plate in place.  I couldn't move the arm away from it that much, but I did move it a little.  I also pushed/forced the plastic peg away from the arm (without breaking it off), and it stayed that way.  I'm always hesitant to open up my box, but I'm glad I did this time.  I no longer hear that vibration.  Thanks..........

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Good catch! I could hear it, my first instinct was that the palled was actually "rebounding" or "bouncing" off the soundboard and that you were hearing the key arm resonate, but I think you nailed it with the keyboard support. Good troubleshooting!
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Thanks Tim, yeah it bothered me for quite awhile since when I brought it, and was thinking of selling it, but I really should've of just opened it up to begin with.  It's definitely a keeper now!.......
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Nice follow up -- especially with the photo. I went back and heard the twang on the video -- it's most obvious to me between 0:23 and 0:25. Glad you managed to fix it.
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