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Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: paladinpew on February 03, 2007, 09:58:10 PM
I figured the forum was needing this thread..... and I might as well start it.

This is the place to post your favourite links of  rhodes footage from youtube- particularly if it features some the great rhodes artists we all love.

Here's a starter (and can it be better than Herbie anyway? so far i've not tracked any stevie footage).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXurhDMrdzs&mode=related&search=

(rhodes solo starts 4mins in)


Bonus supersite geek points if you can identify the model and effects used in any clip, naturally....

have fun!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Steven K on February 09, 2007, 07:26:52 PM
Here's my first Youtube tryout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoGHVte7fic

It's a bit soft and the timing isn't great, but it was more a technical test anyway :-)

James, if you're reading this, there's a phpBB mod that allows for Youtube videos to be embedded into topics directly. Might be fun to implement here. Here's more info: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=375183
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Pale on February 10, 2007, 05:39:31 AM
I like the sound of your Rhodes! What phaser are you using? Nice chords :) The clip is too short though, I woul like to hear a bit more.


Here's a clip I recorded a few weeks ago, the video is of bad quality since I used my mobile phone to record it, but it is what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0A5dBKrbqo
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Steven K on February 10, 2007, 06:37:35 AM
It's the Scarbee Vintage Keyboard FX phaser. You can download a demo here:
http://scarbee.com/products/vkfx/download_demo.php
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: goldphinga on February 10, 2007, 07:11:50 AM
ok check my myspace link theres a video of me playing my suitcase 73....

myspace.com/jazzdoctor73

ps new rhodes heavy album and single coming soon. :O)
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Steven K on February 10, 2007, 10:01:19 AM
Hey goldphinga,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdk8-nF_KGs  <-- AWESOME!

Always great to see 'ridiculously virtuoso' Rhodes playing like that. I especially like the two-handed riffs you pull off. Did you have have to time stretch Hanc**k and/or Duke solos in order to reverse engineer those? :-)

Looking forward to checking out your album!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Orion on April 15, 2007, 11:07:58 AM
Pale! Oh, yesss! Your playing (imro in D-minor) is exactly what i like! I've just listened to your recording 10 times or more. What amp do you use?  Haha, may be a mobile phone sometimes can be proper sound processor. Well, Mark II really can sound perfect. Sorry i'm not registered on youtube and couldnt leave my completely positive comments there.

Does anybody have Mark V recordings?
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Pale on April 15, 2007, 03:54:21 PM
Quote from: "Orion"
Pale! Oh, yesss! Your playing (imro in D-minor) is exactly what i like! I've just listened to your recording 10 times or more. What amp do you use?  Haha, may be a mobile phone sometimes can be proper sound processor. Well, Mark II really can sound perfect. Sorry i'm not registered on youtube and couldnt leave my completely positive comments there.

Does anybody have Mark V recordings?


I'm glad you liked it, thank you very much :). Positive feedback motivates me to record something else ( and maybe put a little more effort to record something more  than just impro-jamming clip ).

 Believe it or not, there is no amp, at least not a guitar/bass/keyboard amp present. I'm way playing through my "house rig", which consist of a 1985-1984, Grundig home HI-FI system. I just plugged in my Mark II and cranked up the amp all they way ( cos otherwise the rhodes is to quiet ). And it really sounds good ( live, not over mobile phone :) so I play through it when I'm at home. At gigs I use 100W KMD hybrid head and Marshall 212 box,or a 50W tube Vox, or a small Carvin 15W tube amp,  ( depends on what kind of gig I have ).
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Quatschmacher on April 15, 2007, 06:14:36 PM
Quote from: "Orion"
Does anybody have Mark V recordings?
#

User name Swatkins of this very forum posted so clips of his Mark V in another thread (if you use the search function I'm sure you'll find them) - they sound great.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Swatkins on April 18, 2007, 09:16:18 PM
Hey all,

here's the thread with the Mark V recording, it's down near the bottom of the page

http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=2519
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: james on April 19, 2007, 03:42:42 PM
Here's another YouTube gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBVmfIUR1DA
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: paulb on April 19, 2007, 05:34:26 PM
James, I failed to find what part of that video had anything to do with a Rhodes.  Especially in the light of Virginia Tech, do I need to watch another angry kid trying to kill people in a video game?  I'd much rather watch him banging on an electric piano!  Paul
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: BJT3 on April 20, 2007, 01:29:28 AM
What the heck was that all about. That kids either got serious problems, or he's a great actor... Very strange...
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Orion on April 20, 2007, 04:59:29 AM
i would suggest to return to electropiano Music by the following clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_jsMPiTaqE

as far as i know Vangelis considered Rhodes to be one of the most expressive keyboards ever along with his favorites Yamaha CS80 and Yamaha CP70 which he plays in the clip (if i'm not mistaken)

it would be interesting to see the same approach for combining lovely Rhodes "chimes" and growl with synth or string machine lines or pads and played simultaneously. I dream one day i will have similar experience with my Rhodes Mark 1 still traveling to me from ebay. I think Vangelis way (such a symphony combination of different sounds in real time) has additional boost for musical creativity, and probably the clip is usefull for any Rhodes player.

Respectfully yours.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on April 22, 2007, 11:54:24 PM
Me and my new suitcase. I bought it today.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gdmoXPi4YEs

This is the condition I got the piano in. I am very excited to voice it.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on April 24, 2007, 12:01:46 AM
One more from me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VncGyapEUk0

 :twisted:
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: james on April 24, 2007, 01:24:08 PM
And one more from me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpV5InLw52U
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: SWANG on April 24, 2007, 02:52:24 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on April 25, 2007, 10:46:41 AM
Great to see some Dutch hero's from back in the day !!!
The guitarist ( Jan Akkerman) still performs and makes use of Rhodes in his band. Rob Coops did the tech work on these Rhodes piano's for the player in Jan Akkermans band.

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on April 25, 2007, 02:48:53 PM
Found this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htNTvg66i1A

Kitchen

This one is not bad also, Chick soloing on his Mk V. Notice the uneven level of his keys in the close ups around 0:50 and 2:05 ( is it really that important to have your keys perfectly levelled ?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOpsFPgJNYA
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rhodesman on April 25, 2007, 03:49:04 PM
eh, I can't stand the dyno rhodes sound, am I the only one?
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on April 25, 2007, 03:57:48 PM
Frankly, I cannot get used to it too.......I tried very hard though....

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Pale on April 25, 2007, 06:15:25 PM
Quote from: "kitchen"
is it really that important to have your keys perfectly levelled


Not if you play like Chick Corea :D
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on April 25, 2007, 08:28:09 PM
Quote from: "Rhodesman"
eh, I can't stand the dyno rhodes sound, am I the only one?

You aren't the only one.

The original concept of Dyno-My-Piano was great.  A nearly perfectly tuned, tweaked, and toned Rhodes with sustain for days, smooth action, and so forth.  In other words, how the Rhodes was supposed to come off the assembly line, but of course never did since you can't take the time in mass production to get everything just perfect.

However, I do NOT like the overly bright tone many Dyno Rhodes players choose on the preamp.  The thing I love about the Rhodes is that mid-range throaty growl behind that initial strike.  It's such a WARM sound.  The bright sound that many Dyno Rhodes owners go with is the exact opposite.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: robertgraff on April 29, 2007, 09:53:15 AM
This is my favourite Rhodes you tube clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgE_AuJzFRM

Also found this one today, some guy playing a rhodes outside on the street, it's a real battered rhodes from the looks of it but it sounds nice...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RufJLDI6KZU
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: robertgraff on May 06, 2007, 09:12:32 AM
This one's quite funny, it's Keith Jarrett going mental for Miles Davis


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNk2eP8AOm0&mode=related&search=
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: EightyEight on May 24, 2007, 03:52:13 AM
Yesterday some new footage of Les McCann was added on YouTube.

I've never heard of him, but it are high quality recordings
so you should check them out.

Very nice Rhodes sound from a Mark 1 suitcase with a flat top...:    *CLICK*  (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=les+mccann+rhodes+fender)
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: dnarkosis on May 24, 2007, 09:07:02 AM
EightyEight:

Quote
Very nice Rhodes sound from a Mark 1 suitcase with a flat top


Thanks so much for sharing this. Great, tasteful playing from everyone on this tune.

Note that the flat top has the logo on the right side -- this is the rare flat top made specifically for the Mark 1 Suitcase, not a flat top from a Mark 2 (without the logo).

Note also how his treble slider is set all the way to the right (high). Installing the "bright kit" tweeters genuinely addresses that issue.

But nice video, and great acoustics in the hall. Thanks again.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: EightyEight on May 24, 2007, 09:50:05 AM
I'm glad to hear I've made someone very happy  :wink:

But you're right, it is a nice band and they all play very good. However I'm not blown away bij McCann's playing.

I must say I haven't heard of any mark 1 suitcases made with a flat top... but well, i'm not the expert here  :roll:
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: dnarkosis on May 24, 2007, 10:46:19 AM
But you're right, it is a nice band and they all play very good. However I'm not blown away bij McCann's playing.

No, he's clearly not the straightahead jazz soloist the others are, but, then, that's never been his identity, and at the beginning of the concert (the Cold Duck clip) he graciously acknowledges the other musicians' proficiency.

I must say I haven't heard of any mark 1 suitcases made with a flat top... but well, i'm not the expert here

There's nothing different about the sound; it's just a normal silverface-slider Mark 1 Suitcase with a different harp cover.
You might want to have a look here:
http://kosis.blog4ever.com/blog/lirarticle-42357-123860.html
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Tranquil on June 14, 2007, 06:35:46 PM
Eighty Eight .I really enjoyed this. I like the setting the Rhodes was used in and the way les played, it seemed as though he was more concerned in creating a good support for the fine players on stage. Very often we see the rhodes in the Funk/ Fusion setting but seldom like this. Thanks man.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: MrDuke on June 16, 2007, 03:08:35 AM
goldphinga: "jd73 fender rhodes solo on "Ascension"

You, sir, definitely are one of those people who have nailed both Herbie's Rhodes sound and his rhythmic approach to it. Most people just "tickle the keys" or play lame blues licks... Well done. :)

Anyway, here's Chick's Elektrik Band in the 80's, playing an amazing , record perfect version of "King c**kroach". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztCczC3FhQk Features his controversial Dyno, as well as hawaii shirts and mullets ;) But listen to for instance Chick's Rhodes comping behind Scott "Screech" Henderson's solo - I mean you could write an instructional guide book on that, that's how perfect it is rhythmically!

Regarding the Mark V / Dyno sound... I kinda like it, especially when played in a Corea kind of style! Don't get me wrong, I love the Herbie / Suitcase sound too, I mean that was my "first love" so to speak...
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: joseph on June 20, 2007, 08:09:24 AM
that's me,
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vb0S93_9AvM

after all those great performances posted here i rather feel like not posting mine though.


 :shock:
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on June 20, 2007, 12:17:03 PM
Hey Joseph,

I really enjoyed that !! Well played ! Debussy on a Rhodes works very well I think. Thanks

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: joseph on June 20, 2007, 12:47:23 PM
thank you very much, kitchen!
i agree, debussy works well on rhodes.
all dreamy stuff works anyway, i believe.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on July 03, 2007, 10:37:18 PM
A little modified blues for you all.  To go along with a discussion on a Steely Dan forum about the song "Josie," I have posted a video clip of me playing along to it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTzj8QeOz-4
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on July 29, 2007, 08:19:31 AM
Found a nice one :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X8gvr1UowY&mode=related&search=

Dutch band Gatecrash. The Rhodes is a Mk1 Rhodes pretty beat up by the looks of it. I like the effects used on this.

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on July 29, 2007, 08:24:38 AM
Another one,..same band...dig the effects !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSPdRzbCPlA&mode=related&search=

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on August 05, 2007, 01:34:10 PM
As posted in the Bob James thread in the main forum, I did a quick video of me playing "Angela" (the theme from the TV show Taxi)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odafbnR4E6Q

Enjoy!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Mark II on August 05, 2007, 03:27:29 PM
nice socks  8)

emmmh, yeah, your piano playing aswell.
good job, keep going.

greetings from Hamburg
Mark II
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on August 05, 2007, 03:35:58 PM
:lol: Thanks
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on September 13, 2007, 10:39:05 AM
Check it !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMb8BhCXNs4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeoQlUA6cV0&mode=related&search=

Kitchen.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on October 23, 2007, 03:06:46 PM
Uri Caine on a MkII.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4IRAriH9f4
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on November 16, 2007, 07:47:29 AM
Stereo:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XNcu-rrHpjo

Direct off the suitcase as described in my recording techniques thread.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on December 11, 2007, 10:27:40 PM
Here's a quick video for you to enjoy, if you can tolerate my singing that is.  :twisted:  I got a video of me playing a stanza and chorus of the great Bee Gees song "How Deep is Your Love."  I'm pretty good at the stanzas, but still need some work on singing and playing at the same time in the chorus...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUOubWQFsDI

Enjoy!  :)

And if anyone is curious, the phaser effect is done through an MXR Phase 90.  Sound is from my camera mic, the piano is played through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with the treble turned down a bit.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Loucas on December 14, 2007, 11:44:08 AM
INTRESTING EFFECT AND NICE PLAYING.
ALL IS ABOUT ENJOYING MUSIC ! DON'T FORGET IT !
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on December 31, 2007, 06:07:21 AM
Nice clip of Zawinul playing Mercy,mercy,mercy on a silvertop live back in the sixties.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4cFi4bqq1E&feature=related

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: kitchen on January 01, 2008, 09:08:12 AM
Italian vintage keyboard madness !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDYeNhq3nR4

Kitchen
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Jordy on February 22, 2008, 09:28:34 AM
Quote from: "kitchen"
Frankly, I cannot get used to it too.......I tried very hard though....

Kitchen

Quote from: "Rhodesman"
eh, I can't stand the dyno rhodes sound, am I the only one?


Don't like it too, can't stand George Duke's sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79VpnWJa36w
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Miguel Tuna on February 22, 2008, 07:55:52 PM
Try this one with George Duke and Billy Cobham, wait for the rhodes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ikhatPxNE
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Jordy on February 23, 2008, 05:31:51 AM
Quote from: "miguel_tuna"
Try this one with George Duke and Billy Cobham, wait for the rhodes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ikhatPxNE


Liked it better when I heard it.
It has no bright dyno sound but it sounds it's been played true crappy computerspeakers. (I've got my PC true two floormonitors so that isn't the problem) And I don't think it's the recording/compression too cause the digital pianos sound quite good. He plays very nice though.
Title: The monkees with a Rhodes suitcase
Post by: pianodano on April 06, 2008, 05:03:52 PM
One of the Monkees best tunes and they have a Rhodes on stage. But it's lipsync.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9IzVbuGHXY&feature=related

Danny
Title: Re: The monkees with a Rhodes suitcase
Post by: Jordy on April 07, 2008, 10:13:43 AM
Quote from: "pianodano"
One of the Monkees best tunes and they have a Rhodes on stage. But it's lipsync.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9IzVbuGHXY&feature=related

Danny


COOL! silvertop! That's a pretty d*mn early Rhodes-record.
Title: Re: The monkees with a Rhodes suitcase
Post by: pianodano on April 07, 2008, 10:40:39 AM
Quote from: "Jordy"
Quote from: "pianodano"
One of the Monkees best tunes and they have a Rhodes on stage. But it's lipsync.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9IzVbuGHXY&feature=related

Danny


COOL! silvertop! That's a pretty d*mn early Rhodes-record.


Well, maybe a pretty early Rhodes video. If I had to make a guess, I would say the piano used on the record was a RMI. I had one of those for sometime and the piano used sounds very much like it.

Regards,

Danny
Title: Re: The monkees with a Rhodes suitcase
Post by: Jordy on April 07, 2008, 10:57:35 AM
Quote from: "pianodano"
Quote from: "Jordy"
Quote from: "pianodano"
One of the Monkees best tunes and they have a Rhodes on stage. But it's lipsync.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9IzVbuGHXY&feature=related

Danny


COOL! silvertop! That's a pretty d*mn early Rhodes-record.


Well, maybe a pretty early Rhodes video. If I had to make a guess, I would say the piano used on the record was a RMI. I had one of those for sometime and the piano used sounds very much like it.

Regards,

Danny


Didn't 'look' at the sound that much. I was fascinated by the beauty of the silverharpcover.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Loucas on May 07, 2008, 01:34:32 PM
The one who posted this on youtube says that is a September 1967 broadcasting on NBC!
Rhodes historians must do a  search here!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: 3bergen on May 26, 2008, 07:20:41 PM
since I don't own one myself (yet), here some classic clips for those who haven't seen these before....

Stevie's Sesame Street > makes me happy every day, so cool! Nice setup..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q-GX2hOlNk&feature=related

here not a video, but Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin doing Love & Happiness with a lot of rhodes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cDmmONZBk

And Billy Preston rehearsing with the Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-61AgGvWSA&feature=related
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: 3bergen on May 26, 2008, 07:27:32 PM
also cool, Dr. John, The Meters and Professor Longhair on 1 stage... (though bit messy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IOyBwrvOKA
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Ak_attack on June 15, 2008, 09:51:09 PM
Probably been posted already, but if not, here's Ray Manzarek with the Doors playing a Fender Rhodes suitcase:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4uvNe3wgQ&feature=related
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on July 05, 2008, 09:22:18 PM
1979 Herbie doing Hang Up Your Hangups. You gotta wait for the Rhodes solo.

I'm kinda curious who's the second keyboard player in this video.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pYN1bT7U0tI
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: MikeMalone on July 06, 2008, 09:04:29 AM
Billy Preston with the Beatles...aww man....no words for that....his licks and solos were so damn tasteful and restrained...what a musician...that is a shining example of the beauty of the Rhodes...
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Jordy on July 06, 2008, 10:00:58 AM
Quote from: "kitchen"
Found a nice one :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X8gvr1UowY&mode=related&search=

Dutch band Gatecrash. The Rhodes is a Mk1 Rhodes pretty beat up by the looks of it. I like the effects used on this.

Kitchen

Quote from: "kitchen"
Another one,..same band...dig the effects !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSPdRzbCPlA&mode=related&search=

Kitchen


Can someone identify the effect(s) used?
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: MikeMalone on July 06, 2008, 08:17:54 PM
There's definitely some kind of rotary thing happenning...either a Leslie or a pedal....and maybe some wah in parts...
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on July 13, 2008, 10:18:17 PM
1969 Chick playing Bitches Brew topless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5HGH4lcDXQ
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Mark II on July 14, 2008, 02:38:56 AM
Quote from: "Rob A"
1969 Chick playing Bitches Brew topless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5HGH4lcDXQ


sorry, but I dont want to see Chick playing topless.

Mark II
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on July 14, 2008, 09:05:30 AM
His tonebars look quite nice.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Mark II on July 14, 2008, 09:21:01 AM
Quote from: "Rob A"
His tonebars look quite nice.


 :D
that made me curious, and yes, they are shiny and indeed look georgous.
but anything will look good in black and white.
on topic, I am missing one gene, the one responsible for dealing with fusion.

Mark II
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rune W on July 31, 2008, 05:06:02 AM
Here's a clip of Steely Dan performing Black Cow. Ted Baker plays the Rhodes solo. Usually Fagen uses a MXR phaser on his Rhodes, but in this clip the sound seems to be clean. I think the original solo was performed by Michael Omartian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_FI9J1poQ
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on July 31, 2008, 07:57:31 AM
Quote from: "Rune W"
Here's a clip of Steely Dan performing Black Cow. Ted Baker plays the Rhodes solo. Usually Fagen uses a MXR phaser on his Rhodes, but in this clip the sound seems to be clean. I think the original solo was performed by Michael Omartian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_FI9J1poQ
Actually, if you listen closely, Baker uses the MXR Phase 90 on the Rhodes in the stanzas before turning it off for the choruses and solo.

(Interesting side note: I don't think Fagen used his MXR Phase 90 during his solo tour back in March '06.  However, he started using it again during the summer when he toured with Steely Dan.)

Watching this clip reminded me of the ONE thing missing from the current tour:  Cornelius Bumpus on tenor sax.  Man, I miss that guy.  I'm glad I got the opportunity to see him perform live on the '03 tour, the last one he did with Steely Dan before he passed away.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Ben Bove on July 31, 2008, 01:54:14 PM
I just saw the Herbie clip at the bottom of page 4 - for all you guys looking for the Herbie Rhodes sound, he's still using a 75-76 maybe 77 suitcase in 79, not the newest tines/amp.  :)
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: 3bergen on August 26, 2008, 02:40:57 AM
The Beach Boys Wild Honey (with Elton John)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbBPhodF4Q
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on August 28, 2008, 08:58:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g62k40OTIvE

Herbie and Chick Rhodes and clav duet on Someday My Prince Will Come.

Try the undocumented high quality hack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g62k40OTIvE&fmt=18

Top stuff!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: matt.musicman on August 29, 2008, 12:15:56 AM
Rob!

Thank you for posting that link, it was fantastic!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: 3bergen on August 29, 2008, 05:27:57 AM
very nice Rob! Now wouldn't that be a nice set up for at home   :wink:
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on August 29, 2008, 09:43:48 AM
George Duke with Zappa.

Cozmik Debris starts up at about 5:00, GD hits it at about 8:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gduwdyfaj3c

Continues to this segment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxugDMFU7PA

Anyone want to identify the board he's playing with his right hand (under the clavinet)?

Hear Zappa ask the musical question:
Quote
Is that a real poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?

at 3:10 in the second video.

Also, Ruth Underwood features in this one.

James, I believe that's Tommy Mars in the 1979 clip after the 1974 clip in the second video, right?
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: james on August 29, 2008, 12:25:03 PM
Yeah, that's from '77 (it's the City of Tiny Lites segment from the Baby Snakes movie) where Mars had just joined the band with Ed Mann.  Adrian Belew is on vocals, and this was his only tour with FZ.  BTW, at some point in the film you see all the guys with frizzy hair using afro picks to make their do's look as huge as possible.  The other keyboard player is Peter Wolf taking the synth solos.

And in the other clip, George's right hand keyboard is the Wurly...that way he could stretch out and play both at once!
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Rob A on August 29, 2008, 01:39:48 PM
I thought it was a wurly from the tremolo sound, but it looked too big.
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on September 01, 2008, 02:21:52 PM
Alright guys, I finally posted a new video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4PCh3zItBU&fmt=18

To answer any questions, the Rhodes was run straight from harp to the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.  Amp out was run directly to USB audio interface, slight EQ to reduce bass and amp noise, then mix vocal and Rhodes tracks.
Vocal microphone:  MXL 2001 condenser
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on September 21, 2008, 07:21:09 PM
Another new video from me, this time showing off my sweet Boss CE-5 chorus.  Unfortunately, Youtube no longer lets you hack videos into Stereo audio, it now converts everything to mono.  Therefore, the Youtube video is in mono, but I've provided a link on there to download the original stereo MP3 if you want to hear the nice, high quality sweeping chorus effect.  The song is "I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles.  I don't have the vocal talent to do this song justice, so I tried to keep it simple and unobtrusive and let the Rhodes speak for itself mostly.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cQW2MYI12g&fmt=18

Enjoy!
Title: Modification on george duk rhodes
Post by: acusonic24 on October 26, 2008, 02:50:50 AM
Hey does any one know what mod george has on his rhodes and what that big knob is between the vibrato box and the name plate on the rail? that rhode has lots of bite. I wonder if its a different preamp, don't sound dynoish but gritty.
Title: My first Rhodes Mark II videos.
Post by: kjellg on August 11, 2009, 04:31:19 PM
I love the effect with the Electro-harmonix smallstone phaser on the Rhodes piano.
I make some examples here(recommend to use headphones for better soundquality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTmm1JIqog&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhCmvvIwcfo&feature=channel
Title: Re: My first Rhodes Mark II videos.
Post by: Dan Belcher on August 11, 2009, 08:53:42 PM
Quote from: "kjellg"
I love the effect with the Electro-harmonix smallstone phaser on the Rhodes piano.
I make some examples here(recommend to use headphones for better soundquality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTmm1JIqog&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhCmvvIwcfo&feature=channel
I too love the Small Stone phaser (I finally had to break down and buy one a few months ago, went ahead and got the older model like it appears you have as well).  That sound is so creamy and swirling!!  Nice song choice on the second clip by the way.  Minute By Minute just wouldn't be the same with a dry Rhodes tone!!
Title: Re: My first Rhodes Mark II videos.
Post by: kjellg on August 13, 2009, 10:07:44 AM
Quote from: "Dan Belcher"
Quote from: "kjellg"
I love the effect with the Electro-harmonix smallstone phaser on the Rhodes piano.
I make some examples here(recommend to use headphones for better soundquality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTmm1JIqog&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhCmvvIwcfo&feature=channel
I too love the Small Stone phaser (I finally had to break down and buy one a few months ago, went ahead and got the older model like it appears you have as well).  That sound is so creamy and swirling!!  Nice song choice on the second clip by the way.  Minute By Minute just wouldn't be the same with a dry Rhodes tone!!


Thanks for your reply!
Yes the minute by minute intro needs a smallstone or something similar.
The second clip is based on the "Body and Soul" standard tune.
Have you, by the way tried the MXR-90 on a Rhodes? I had one, but it made a lot of noise so I bought the smallstone instead. I belive Donald Fagen use the MXR-perhaps it was something wrong with mine?
Title: Re: My first Rhodes Mark II videos.
Post by: Dan Belcher on August 16, 2009, 07:11:28 PM
Quote from: "kjellg"
Have you, by the way tried the MXR-90 on a Rhodes? I had one, but it made a lot of noise so I bought the smallstone instead. I belive Donald Fagen use the MXR-perhaps it was something wrong with mine?
I actually have both.  I had to mod the MXR to get the tone I wanted, since I have the newer block face model that overdrives easily in its stock configuration.  Once I modded it, the tone became much more mellow and thick.  They're both good pedals, though I prefer the Small Stone.

Here's a quick comparison recording I did.  The first clip is dry tone the second is Small Stone, and the third is MXR Phase 90.  http://www.mediafire.com/?xgz3zznjmg1
Title: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: funkin on September 30, 2009, 11:31:25 PM
funky theme from old movie feat rhodes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEdR0C03HdM
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: sledge-mk1 on February 14, 2012, 05:17:16 AM
Stumbled upon this the other week. This guy is too good, pretty much leaves me speechless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34kfOMZ536U&feature=related

My fave bit is when he plays that Bill Evans tune.

I love the barky tone he's got too - I raised my harp a bit the other day to get a bit of that (also after having seen this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBMXJNqiv7o&feature=related). Whaddayaknow it worked! :)

Myself personally I really don't prefer the superclean+bellish sound on a lot of youtube vids have (and unfortunately the new VV piano in stock settings and the model I won't mention) especially when it's combined with that lush stereo vibrato.. Sounds sorta cheesy and "plastic" so I'm very glad to learn just how much these babies can be tweaked to suit personal preference.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: leon- on February 14, 2012, 07:18:35 AM
I love the barky tone he's got too - I raised my harp a bit the other day to get a bit of that (also after having seen this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBMXJNqiv7o&feature=related). Whaddayaknow it worked! :)

Good stuff.
I've got a Mark I as well and would like to try this. May I ask: is there anywhere that describes step by step how you raised the harp ?
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Tim Hodges on February 14, 2012, 11:32:55 AM
Looked like a flatheaded screwdriver being rammed in the MK1 suitcase.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: leon- on February 14, 2012, 12:21:09 PM
thanks - I was at work so couldn't check out the You Tube video...
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: The Real MC on February 14, 2012, 12:25:43 PM
You just insert a shim between the harp support and the harp.  Too much and your escapement and strike point changes.

There's a tradeoff though.  By raising the harp, you increase the blow force when the hammer strikes the tine.  This shortens the life of the tine.  The Rhodes factory discovered that years ago, that's one way they made good on warantees by lowering the harp.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: leon- on February 14, 2012, 02:08:34 PM
Appreciate that Real MC. Will give it a try (and read up how to replace tines)  8)
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: sledge-mk1 on February 15, 2012, 02:24:09 PM
is there anywhere that describes step by step how you raised the harp ?

You just insert a shim between the harp support and the harp.

I inserted these metal bits shown in the pics below (sort of square shaped washers, with a little ramp at each end) originally from an Ikea shelf wall mount - it was supposed to be a temporary solution to just quickly try it out, but they seem to do their simple job very well and the height seems to be about right - so at least for now I'm sticking with it.

Unless there is a specific reason for me to make brand new wooden shims?

(http://s17.postimage.org/3zm77i233/raise_harp1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/7x9gwwowf/raise_harp2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

First I tried putting them just on the left side, but ended up putting them on both sides cause I preferred the sound that way. Another tradeoff to mention is that the lightest key strokes produce no sound, as the hammer doesn't quite reach the tine. But this only happens with Very light key strokes and overall I prefer it this way, I really love the barkier early Mk1 sound..
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: The Real MC on February 18, 2012, 08:36:24 PM
I just tried this on my sparkletop.

I have a damper/hammer assembly and harp supports scavenged from a Mark I.  I measured the height of the harp supports and found that the bass end was 1/4" taller.

On the sparkletop there was only a 1/8" height difference on the harp supports.  So I experimented with shims on the bass end only.

First try was a 9.5mm shim and hammers would not strike the tines.

I then tried a 6mm and the hammers worked although the dampers need to be adjusted.  It did have a positive impact on the sound.  It resolved one of my complaints about sparkletops - the bass notes don't have the "furry" tone of the later pianos.  This shim brought out that "furry" sound - I *LOVE* it.

One big improvement is I don't have to play very hard to get that furry sound, so a lighter touch means a lower risk of breaking the unobtainium Raymac tines, especially the longer ones for bass notes.  The other improvement is it eliminated the "wolfy" tone of some of the bass notes, now they ring pure.

The middle notes had a slight change in sound, the top notes sounded no different.  The top 2/3 was my favorite area on the sparkletop, now with the shim the entire range is optimal.

I'm making this shim permanent.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: The Real MC on February 21, 2012, 09:28:05 AM
Finished the work this weekend.

Adjusted the dampers and one of the bridle straps came off a hammer.  Much cussing and whining of teeth followed.  Took out the hammer and damper arm (both are secured with a single phillips screw, easy to remove) and it was a simple fix - the folded part of the bridle strap still had the super glue intact and I was able to slip that fold back into the groove in the hammer.  BE CAREFUL when adjusting dampers on a sparkletop!

Big improvement in the bottom half of the piano, the tone is much better.  The bass notes have that furry tone and the middle notes have more bark.  Highly recommended for 1960s sparkletop and "jetsons" student pianos.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Freddan on August 29, 2012, 02:57:59 PM
Finally! A clip from 1965. Dave Rowberry of the Animals plays a Rhodes on American TV!Check it out!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=UuzFkQlpCyE&fb_source=message&gl=US
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Loukas on August 29, 2012, 03:30:07 PM
What a find again Freddan ! Very important ! Thanks!
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Christian Clarke on April 08, 2014, 07:22:01 AM
It appears that no-one has posted any videos of Cinematic Orchestra, so I'm happy to be the first.

Great Rhodes sound, great everything!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcjmR0bk5wI
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: b2112g on May 28, 2016, 05:10:42 PM
Some great examples of Mark V playing are by Marcin Grochowina. He's a German pro who goes by jazzijazzful on YouTube. He has several solo jams of the highest order: rhodesfive ver. 1,2,3 and Rhodes Mark V.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: rhodesjuzz on May 29, 2016, 06:39:42 AM
The link is missing....
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: goldphinga on November 06, 2016, 04:17:36 AM
Hey folks, here's a little clip of my space-funk-fusion trio The ElecTrio. Playing my custom Mk2 Rhodes. Hope you dig!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGF8M94QHNU
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Alan Lenhoff on November 06, 2016, 06:02:47 AM
Really nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

Alan
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: FantomXR on November 11, 2016, 09:54:14 AM
A few years ago I made a comparison between a real rhodes and some plugins. Check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKtVSJsem_I

Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: goldphinga on November 11, 2016, 01:49:45 PM
Rhodes wins every time. I don't think anyone in here would disagree!
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: rhodesjuzz on November 11, 2016, 03:38:49 PM
I certainly agree with goldphinga. Allthough there are some nice plugins like keyscape, premiumsoundfactory and e-instrument and scarbee will be releasing their new 88 big ep/Rhodes. They put a demo on their channel this afternoon. Sometimes it is really fun to play their old NI mk1 and wurly.

But even though my Rhodes has some flaws (which I cannot fix myself) it beats every plugin when it comes to sound, feel and the total experience of the instrument. Let's say the virtual instruments are a nice add-on  ;)
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on November 12, 2016, 06:08:57 PM
Here's something I recorded recently. A cover of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" featuring my Rhodes. I played Rhodes, guitar, bass, drums, and sang on this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MztfOemNZ6M
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: 73 in the Rockies on February 22, 2017, 02:53:23 PM
Hi.  New to the site.  Been playing a Fender Rhodes since I was five.  Thought a few people might be interested in some sound recordings?

Great site!

BTW - posting here, because the thread for people to discuss strictly MP3s/audio hasn't had a new post in 10 years???

chaswilder.com

Recorded with a 1976 Suitcase 73 (use to be owned by Christine Mcvie)
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: George Freeman on September 08, 2017, 08:27:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qbB98hSB5I Hi, here's a video of playing a really professional electric piano solo on a simple 8-bar loop. This Ukrainian guy starts playing from 2:05. The most amazing thing is the way in which he rhytmically combines the left-hand chords and right-hand lines in each 7th and 8th bar of the loop. Could you please tell me, as Western musicians who know the styles of electric piano playing, who of the great American or British or maybe other performers played in a style comparable to his? What are the most probable artists who influenced this guy, in particular, in this solo? It seems like the solo has some Latin vibe in it, hasn't it? He uses syncopation, varies the rhythm a lot, which makes the solo groove. Where do the roots of this solo come from?
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Tim Hodges on October 30, 2017, 12:30:29 PM
This track from 1973 on a library LP called "Beats and Ballads" by Projection

The Honourable Mr Ling - Projection (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMdRMBrsy1E)

The Fender Rhodes solo at 2:10 is great, absolutely love how well it was recorded. Really nice bell tones and funky rhythmic guitar underneath.
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: Dan Belcher on December 25, 2017, 10:10:13 AM
Here's my latest song I've recorded and put on Youtube. So, this one is actually a guitar-centered blues, Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign, but it does have Rhodes throughout. (I basically replaced the horn parts with Rhodes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6HuV8O__ts
Title: Re: The Youtube Rhodes thread
Post by: karlitospiano on April 01, 2019, 10:40:09 PM
Playing a Beatles song on a Mark I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4F_5uvgdNc

I also have a 54 and a Mark V

I hope to record something with them soon!