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Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Orange amp ?
« Last post by Billthechief on Today at 04:33:51 AM »
i'm looking for my new amp (i own a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, quite good but with a few problems : loudness, 1x12 (I'd prefer 2x12), reverb just ok).

So, it's difficult to find on the web informations about the couple Orange and Rhodes.
I'm in love with those amps for guitar.
i'm listening to Stevie Wonder in 1972 in NYC on YTube, he's playing his Rhodes thru an Orange amp. A bit crunchy, but what a sound ! (even if the sound of the vid is not perfect).

The Thunderverb 50 seems to be perfect on the paper : reverb, quality, attenuator (!), eq...
Paired with a 2x12 like PPC212 should be great.
But I can't hear it...

Did you ? (or an other Orange amp)

Thx a lot !
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: FRX 7710 power transistors
« Last post by bloke66 on Today at 04:23:28 AM »
Just thought I'd let you guys know the end result of this one.
I had a closer look at the output transistor sockets and found 2 of them had a transistor leg stuckin them.
I'd assume at some stage the output transistors needed to be replaced and the transistor legs broke off when trying to seperate the transistor from the socket. I couldn't remove the legs so had to buy 4 x new sockets.
The ones I found on ebay are plated connectors....silicon insulators....mounting screws....all for about $10 US delivered to Oz. You have to be very careful that no part of the output transistors touch the metal case.
The DC Offset and Bias current adjustments are easy to do with a digital multi-metre.
Just follow the dude on the VV youtube clip.....
So the end result has been a much louder and better sounding Rhodes....I'm still astounded at the volume level the amp produced without the output transistors....but it was definitely not a clean sound.
Hi there,
newbie on this forum, I'm french and own a Fender Rhodes stage mk1 73, 1971. Quite glad with it !

My amp is at the moment a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. It's ok, nice warm sound, but I'd prefer a 2x12 (just 1x12 in this combo). The Hot Rod is also a bit too loud (never up to 3/10). The reverb is ok, no more.
I'm looking for another solution, with tubes but way to play at home and for little gigs.

Ok to share with someone who'd like to know more about the Hot Rod.
Bringing back an old topic...

Right now I'm running a single Roland KC-150 that I'm borrowing from work.  Sounds incredible.  Definitely too much sound for our small apartment and I don't gig.

Assuming I stick with Roland, does anyone have experience with KC60, 80, 110, or 220?  They have smaller speakers and I'm wondering if they can handle the bass of my 73.
Due to unfortunate life circumstances, i am selling my 1973 suitcase-88. It’s the one in my profile picture. See below for the link on It plays, looks and sounds perfect- classic ‘73 tone. All new electronics, hardware, tolex , etc are new, as well as the full Vintage Vibe restoration treatment, and the result is amazing.  If you are interested, please PM me.

Just saw the ad, looked great.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Suitcase Cabinet Project
« Last post by pnoboy on Yesterday at 03:56:09 PM »
For the speaker cutouts, refer to the dimensions for the speakers you plan to install
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Post your Rhodes pics and its story
« Last post by EvanBingham on November 16, 2017, 06:02:18 PM »
Thank you!  I'll keep tech questions over if that section of the forum from now on too.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Post your Rhodes pics and its story
« Last post by sean on November 16, 2017, 04:55:15 PM »

The hard hammer tips on the treble end of the piano make the collision between the tine and hammer tip exceptionally percussive.
That is just the nature of a Rhodes.  You will get used to it.

Take a look at the Service Manual, and work on your escapement, pickup positioning, and timbre adjustment (voicing).

Pickup volume adjustment:
Timbre Adjustment:

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Yamaha P255 digital piano vs P115
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on November 16, 2017, 04:13:31 PM »
I successfully sold my P-115 and got the slightly used P-255. I have to really get into testing it, but so far, so good, and yes, there are enough differences to make the price double. I got very lucky by buying a used one and getting top dollar for my P-115. I loved the 115, but just needed a couple of more features.  Unfortunately, the Wurlitzer sample is still sucky, but I do have 4 real ones...
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