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Started by laurentdm, December 30, 2021, 11:45:03 AM
QuoteWhatever happens, I intend to install the bump mod if it can help with the action./quote]With a 1970 Rhodes there is a good chance you have Marcel pedestals on your keys that act like the bump mod already. Take one of them out and see if it has a subtle bump like this: https://www.vintagevibe.com/products/fender-rhodes-key-curved-marcel-pedestalIf it does, then you probably don't need the miracle mod. Putting the bump mod on the marcel pedestals have been discussed here over the years and most people agree that is that it is unnecessary.Also, your 1970 would have had all felt cubed hammer tips originally. It looks like someone put the early colored cubed ones on at some point. I would recommend getting a felt cubed set as your Rhodes's strike line is most likely optimized for them.2. QuoteI'd like to have :noiceless, trustful componentshave a FX loopno destructive changes The easiest way to get a non destructive effects loop would be to buy a new name rail with the extra holes drilled in. Aside from that, your other big challenge will be finding a working power supply for the suitcase.If you can find one then you can get new amps from Vintage Vibe or Borish electronics (probably high taxes though) https://www.vintagevibe.com/products/fender-rhodes-power-amp-modulehttps://reverb.com/item/13825644-custom-fender-rhodes-7054-peterson-amp-setCould you post some photos of the harp, harp stamps and the gold fender label? It is hard to tell in the pictures, but it looks like your tone bars might have been replated at some point.Hope this helps
QuoteI'd like to have :noiceless, trustful componentshave a FX loopno destructive changes
Quote from: spave on December 30, 2021, 02:21:40 PMWith a 1970 Rhodes there is a good chance you have Marcel pedestals on your keys that act like the bump mod already......
Quote from: spave on December 30, 2021, 02:21:40 PMAlso, your 1970 would have had all felt cubed hammer tips originally. It looks like someone put the early colored cubed ones on at some point. I would recommend getting a felt cubed set as your Rhodes's strike line is most likely optimized for them.
Quote from: Filmosound 621 on December 30, 2021, 03:08:33 PMhttps://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=5721.0
QuoteIn your opinion, will durability or sound would be equivalent to the plastic version?Don't know if useful, but I'd like to get the rhodes to be belly, barky but not emphase on the mellow part.
QuoteFor the suitcase power supply, I guess the follow will suit? : https://www.vintagevibe.com/products/4-pin-rhodes-suitcase-power-supply-rebuild-kit?variant=37907570229431
Quote from: Filmosound 621 on December 31, 2021, 04:10:51 PMhow 'bout "new tips" ?
Quote from: laurentdm on January 01, 2022, 05:16:55 AMConcerning the electronic part, I'm a bit lost on the power supply issue.
Quote from: spave on January 01, 2022, 11:16:18 AMIt looks like the previous owner might have removed it when they took out the electronics.
Quote from: laurentdm on January 10, 2022, 02:25:31 PMTBH I was pretty happy to get it cheaper and without the electronics (1900EUR which is a fair price in France I think). The idea was to buy reliable, noiseless hardware for praticable use rather than collection.Yet, how can I play on the cabinet of my suitcase???I'd like to use it completely and get the stereo tremolo
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