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Offline Monggee

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Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« on: December 17, 2013, 01:44:43 PM »
Preferably a 64 key model but I may be interested in the 88. I live in central Virginia, but would be willing to drive a couple hours to pick up.

Anyone out there ever own one and have a review?

Thanks!

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Re: Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 04:58:28 PM »
Never owned one, but I can tell you that tuning them is a pain, even for professional tuners. Also, they don't sound great, think of a Yamaha CP70. Very similar. I would take a good digital any day.
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Re: Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 10:42:28 PM »
And heavy.  There's no way to reduce the weight of them because of their iron frame and the wood key action.  Yamaha had to split the CP-70 into two parts - frame and keyset/hammer - and each split was STILL heavy!

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Re: Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 09:09:49 AM »
We gave one a full service overhaul last year for Jay Bennett's Pieholden Suite Sound... Definitely a fun rig but it's a serious beast to move around. As I recall we had four guys lifting it uncomfortably into the back of a van...

Tuning isn't necessarily difficult but they require more constant adjustments especially if you move them around frequently.
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Re: Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 03:06:15 PM »
It's missing a couple of bass strings.....
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
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2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
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Re: Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 01:31:23 PM »
hey there, i have a nice one for sale, if you're still interested...in northern va. $1,250.
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Re: Looking for a Helpinstill Roadmaster
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 01:38:59 PM »