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« Reply #120 on: August 07, 2007, 01:59:41 AM »
Your Rhodes seems to be in very good condition too.

And the Voyager... :D  I'm loving it ! Nice set-up man.
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« Reply #121 on: August 08, 2007, 02:48:07 AM »
Here's my set up: Rhodes - Boss Tremelo - MicroKorg - Zoom Drum machine - Yamaha 4-track recorder - Monacor Reverb

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« Reply #122 on: August 08, 2007, 09:23:43 AM »
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hmm it sounds good ! thanks for your response.
I'd like to see his royal blue - gold sparkle colors...
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Here you can see a little bit the colour in the day light :



Very, very cool gold sparkle and royal blue treatment, Spookyman!  Did you do the finishes yourself?  Looks like you stripped off the tolex and found a durable spray enamel for the blue part.  Nice new hardware, too!  Any tips you can share on how to do the sparkle and blue finishes?  My "road Rhodes" could use a makeover like that!

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« Reply #123 on: August 08, 2007, 08:28:25 PM »
Hi there!!

There is my lil story, first im from Canada and originaly speak french, so sorry if sometime im hard to read :P

Im a vintage Piano-Organ collector now i count 8 pieces on my collection
- Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Seventy Three
- Fender RHodes Mark II Fifty Four
- Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
- Gibson G101 organ
- Vox Continental MK I organ
- Vox Super Continental
- Wurlitzer 200A
- Korg BX3

So im first a big fan of the doors, and my first goal was to get the famous Piano bass and the gibson and Vox organ, so i found someone around here who was selling a RHodes Seventy three at a really fair price, my 1st idea at this time was to buy the rhodes to trade it for a Gibson/Pbass/vox after that... But after played a few min on it i decide to keep this baby forever :P a year or 2 after i found someone who was sellling a part of the Satellite amp and i bought it, the Rhodes sound totally amazing in it, really smooth, but i only have the slave unite, so i cant buy the preamps with the vibrato... After that...

I reach my goal to get my other babies... a 1971 Silver Sparkle Piano bass proudly sit on the top of my Gibson G101

After getting some other organ i discover a friend of mine was the owner of a Rhodes 54, he was sleeping since a lot of year, i bough him and when i open it i discover it was totally brand new, the hammer look like they never play

Ill maybe be interested to trade it for a Clavinet D7 or a Minimoog but i really love it.

Thats my lil story, ill try to keep get m,y collection bigger but im a non proffessional musician, i play for fun! ill join the rest of my collection for those interested by those oldies :)





P.S The BX3 stand was made by myself and a friend to made him look like a real B3,

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« Reply #124 on: August 09, 2007, 01:47:08 AM »
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Very, very cool gold sparkle and royal blue treatment, Spookyman!  Did you do the finishes yourself?  Looks like you stripped off the tolex and found a durable spray enamel for the blue part.  Nice new hardware, too!  Any tips you can share on how to do the sparkle and blue finishes?  My "road Rhodes" could use a makeover like that!

  -- Todd


Yes, the tolex was stripped away. The Hardware is brand new. For the case, i took a car colour, and applied it with the help of a friend. The top, i gave it to a friend that also make Drum Set Finish.

So if you are interested, there is a post in the Archive Part of this site :

http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=2352

Thanks for your comment Todd  :wink:
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« Reply #125 on: August 10, 2007, 11:59:55 AM »
love the collection manzarek!
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« Reply #126 on: August 19, 2007, 03:56:49 PM »
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P.S The BX3 stand was made by myself and a friend to made him look like a real B3,


/e drools

I heard the old ones have a more "dirty" sound than the new ones.  True/False?
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« Reply #127 on: August 20, 2007, 09:40:41 PM »
i never try a new one, but i heard the news one are way smoother than the early version, better/badder? ill need to try one! :)

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« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2007, 02:56:57 PM »
Hey Manzarek, are you from québec?

amazing collection you have here!!!
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« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2007, 03:00:06 PM »
Here my new Setup






just brough the Wurly 2 month ago! Great sound!
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« Reply #130 on: September 21, 2007, 12:50:54 AM »
Ok here's my Rhodes stuff:

My baseball jacket:

My poster:


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« Reply #131 on: September 21, 2007, 07:31:50 AM »
that's awesome!

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« Reply #132 on: September 25, 2007, 10:29:13 AM »
I love the cabinet rhodes!!
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« Reply #133 on: September 27, 2007, 11:24:04 PM »
Apparently there were only 25 made.  At least that's what it says on this site.   Dave has one and I have one.  Both of which were built from the "stuff" my brother recovered from my dad's "shed" when he moved from Fullerton hills when he and Delores (wife #3 and Harold Jr's mom ) got divorced.
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« Reply #134 on: September 30, 2007, 07:31:01 AM »
Hello, i am Orestes From Greece. Sorry for bad english.
This is my lovely Rhodes piano. I bought it from ebay, a guy from italy.
The model is mark1 1976



The keyboard is in good working condition. Has many scratches but i love the sound.
I did a jamming party with some friends when rhodes arrived and this is my first jam with the piano... The recording is Home made...

http://us.share.geocities.com/benekas/JamOstl.mp3

You can listen a hammond sound from the motif es keyboard.[/img]

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« Reply #135 on: October 04, 2007, 10:53:28 AM »
I will use this thread as the original one is closed since the relaunch of this site. I promised some pictures, so there u go

Meet my new modified Peterson 4 Pin Suitcase Preamp with custom made faceplate.



about the modification: I drilled some holes and installed 2 LEDs indicating the vibrato and 2 switches. one switch is for varying the speed aswell (actually halving the speed), the other switches from stereo panning to mono tremolo on both channels.

I installed it all on a second namerail I got from musicpartsguru. I removed the long black sticker. I like the recent design.

comments are welcome.

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« Reply #136 on: October 04, 2007, 01:13:24 PM »
very cool on the custom preamp!  great work!
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« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2007, 01:14:47 PM »
Carol, a quick question for you about your wood cabinet Rhodes - What does the left pedal do?  I assume the right pedal sustains, does the left Dampen?  or hold down certain sustained notes like a grand piano?
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« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2007, 01:40:47 PM »
Hi Bjammerz,

I just went and turned mine on, played a few notes and noticed no difference in the sound from holding the pedal down or not.  The Supersite has some info on the student model here:
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/models/student.php

I guess the left pedal is supposed to handle volume, but mine doesn't do anything it seems.

I'll ask Dave about it.

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« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2007, 05:13:49 PM »
The left pedal on a console style Wurlitzer cut the volume down, I would assume that this is what the pedal on Carol's originally did too. I don't see how it can act as a sostenuto in a Rhodes....that would be very difficult to do.

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« Reply #140 on: October 28, 2007, 05:53:04 PM »
Here's a few shots of my KMC I:


This is how it looked when I picked it up.  Got if off craigslist here in Nashville for $350.  Most of the plastic trim was cracked and peeling, and the walnut veneer on the sides was torn and chipped.  The grille cloth was frayed and stained, and somebody had duct-taped the metronome knob to keep it from being turned on, which left a bunch of residue.

I thought about leaving the outside alone and just fixing the guts, but decided that if I'm going to have it sitting out in my home and studio, then I want it to be functional AND look nice.

I completely dismantled it and filled in as many cracks and chips as I could.  Then I sanded and painted it, and replaced the plastic trim.



I pulled out the action, and found that it had plastic/wood hammers with the original square felt tips on most of them.  Some in the middle octave had been replaced with neoprene years ago.  I replaced all the damper felts, all the pedestal felts, and the namerail felt.  I also found a small stamped date code on the bottom of the harp:





Then I moved and it sat for about 6 months before I could get back to it.  Last week I replaced the tonebar grommets, screws, and washers, and fixed some of the upper damper felts (thanks to this board)  that I had installed wrong.  It plays great now, except I think I need new bridle straps on about 3 notes.

Oh, here's what it looks like now:



I added a parallel direct out from the harp in place of the mic input and replaced the orange neon bulb with a bright red LED.  I also replaced the rotary power switch/source selector with a giant toggle switch and put new knobs on it.  I also had to order a new "Seventy-Three" logo.

Here's it's cousins, my chopped/modded Wurli 206A:



And my refinished M3:


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« Reply #141 on: October 28, 2007, 06:31:12 PM »
holy smoke, the KMC looks amazing. well done.
a little redish, :wink:  but I like it.

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« Reply #142 on: October 28, 2007, 06:42:03 PM »
Real nice job on the Wurli and Hammond too! Real nice Hammond!
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« Reply #143 on: November 07, 2007, 11:51:58 PM »
The Hammond looks good! Need to fix that F key, though.
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« Reply #144 on: November 08, 2007, 12:05:04 AM »
Doh! I forgot to mention that the Rhodes is gorgeous! I saw it, and suddenly went  :D
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« Reply #145 on: November 08, 2007, 03:44:31 PM »
Funny story about that F key on my mom's Hammond. When I was a little kid, I somehow pulled up on that same key and busted it off. I freakin panicked and didn't know what to do. I quickly chewed some gum, and stuck it under there and "glued" the key back on. My mother NEVER noticed it- it held until 15 or more years later,when my little nephew broke the same key off and got blamed for it-that's when I fessed up! 15 years (or more) later and the gum still held!!!! At this point I was a tech, so I repaired it the right way..it's still in the family today.
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« Reply #146 on: November 08, 2007, 04:24:16 PM »
haha wow!  now that's amazing
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« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2007, 08:38:45 AM »
Good story.  :lol:
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« Reply #148 on: November 11, 2007, 10:52:15 AM »
Here's my rhodes, mk 1 88 suitcase.

I had been looking for a rhodes for a looooong time, probably 6 months or so. Could never find one in my budget, or most importantly, within driving distance. So I check out ebay one day, search keyboards by distance, and lo and behold, there's a mk 1 88 key suitcase in the next county. Damn, I thought. So I spent a week getting the money together (and went into debt in the process - hey, I'm a student, I'm allowed to have no money) and two days before the auction ended, emailed the seller and asked if she would sell it locally. She did.

It's a real nice piano, miles beyond the Rhodes settings on my e-mu Vintage Keys. The seller got it from a school auction, and it looks like it had hardly been used. The tolex is scuffed up, but that's to be expected. This thing is immaculate. I think it's the closest anyone's ever gotten to getting a virgin rhodes used.

The seller also had a piano bass, but I didn't have the cash, as well as the fact that I already play bass, and I sorta kinda think the piano bass is a bit of a novelty. Anyway..... Here is a pic of my baby.


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« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2007, 02:55:46 PM »
Looks great!
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