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Buying & Selling => Buying => Topic started by: FrankP91 on February 18, 2021, 07:45:53 AM

Title: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
Post by: FrankP91 on February 18, 2021, 07:45:53 AM
Hello :)

As the title says, I'm looking for a Pre Cbs Rhodes bass and happy to consider!
If you have other rhodes bass models potentially for sale, I'll be happy as well to take a look!

pm me!

Thanks

Frank-
Title: Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
Post by: sean on February 18, 2021, 08:25:46 PM

...crickets...
Title: Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
Post by: sean on February 18, 2021, 08:32:13 PM

Pre-CBS means pre-1965.  Hmmm...  Before goldtop before sparkletop...  I cannot imagine how rare this piano bass would be.

(https://www.fenderrhodes.com/img/models/pianobass/catalog.jpg)

From https://www.fenderrhodes.com/pianos/early.html

Did you recently win the lottery?

Sean
Title: Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
Post by: The Real MC on February 18, 2021, 10:33:08 PM
Prepare to be disappointed.

Those pre-CBS piano basses used an integrated one piece resonator/tine assembly that had short life.  You will have a very very hard time replacing any broken ones.

And they did not sound very good.
Title: Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
Post by: FrankP91 on February 20, 2021, 04:57:13 AM

...crickets...

you would be surprised to know that I've recently handled much rarer instruments :)
moreover, you never know. Maybe an owner sees this posts in a year and thinks about it...should I have posted this on lasagna forum? :D

No, I've not won the lottery.  :D I never said I won't say "no" to an offer  ;D



Title: Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
Post by: FrankP91 on February 20, 2021, 04:58:50 AM
Prepare to be disappointed.

Those pre-CBS piano basses used an integrated one piece resonator/tine assembly that had short life.  You will have a very very hard time replacing any broken ones.

And they did not sound very good.


thank you for the advice! I have a friend who has one and imo it sounds amazing.

If the right occasion comes, I'll gladly purchase it.
I've also said I'm open for other bass offers! :)