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Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Yamaha Motif Review
« on: April 10, 2009, 02:44:09 PM »
Yea i just saw the group play in miami this past week. The rhodes sound on the motif was just not happening. Kind of really took away from the music in a sense but that's subjective and just my opinion. He was awesome on piano but i just wish he would find a way to play a real rhodes on his shows because it would be awesome and i've seen him before with his tripped out MK V.

Also I don't think he's pushing the envelope anymore and he's so awsome and wish he would just do something that made everyone go OHHHHHH.

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / Anyone listen to Robert Walter????
« on: February 23, 2008, 12:21:02 PM »
He's freaken awsome!! i like his organ intro on one song i have of his not sure what it is but it's pretty awsome.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Custom felts under the keys bad?
« on: January 27, 2008, 10:15:07 PM »
Hmmm very interesting. So would it be a good idea to flip it upside down so that the punchings are on the bottom and the  felts are on top, and is it okay to still keep the punchings i made with the notecards or should i try and buy some replacement punchings?

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Custom felts under the keys bad?
« on: January 27, 2008, 04:33:13 PM »
So I took out all of the keys on my rhodes (mk II 1980 - wooden keys) and basicallly cleaned out all of the dust around and found some spare parts such as 2 hammer tips in good condition and a tine. I also noticed that all of the metal rods where the key goes into had felts but then on top of that they had 1-3 paper felt shaped things on top of the felts . Some of these papers were missing and some only had 1 paper felt on top of the real felt so i cut out some duplicates of the paper  felt using notecards and replaced some of the ones that had 1 or no paper felts. It seams to be playing fine but was this not a good idea? Should i take these off and find a place to buy replacement paper felts or use a different paper substance to make my own paper felts?

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / The Little Blue Keyboard that could
« on: January 05, 2008, 10:51:59 PM »
alright i tried plugging in new batteries and it still is the same out of tuneness. It's small. The keys are like your average small casio keyboard if not smaller and the whole keyboard is probably about hte size of those old school casio keyboards but maybe a little wider. I took some pictures but how do i post them here? sorry for this keyboard small side project just wanna know what kind of pottential my keyboard has to be "pimped".

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / The Little Blue Keyboard that could
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:28:27 AM »
I know we all had that toy keyboard back in the day that was so cool it didn't even have a brand name on it. Well i have one of those now and am spending all my time just playing it. The only problem is it can only play 2 notes at a time, it's kind a sharp the whole thing but it's not a quarter tone sharp it's like a little under that and it has internal speakrs. IS there a way to change the tuning of it and install a quarter inch output so i can run it through effects and such?


Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Suitcase speaker muddy
« on: November 20, 2007, 11:21:26 AM »
sorry you have to go into product search and type in bright kit and it will be the first example on the top.


Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Suitcase speaker muddy
« on: November 20, 2007, 11:20:30 AM »
speakeasy vintage music has a kit i think so i might try that out. a little pricey but pretty easy to setup though.;jsessionid=15474317379331a/shopdata/index.shopscript

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / How much weight can the cover hold?
« on: November 17, 2007, 09:49:31 PM »
ribbed on both ends so i guess that would be ribbed. How many pounds would you say is too much for it to handle?

Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Suitcase speaker muddy
« on: November 17, 2007, 02:59:29 PM »
I'm sure there's a post about this but has anyone dealt with a muddy sounding suitcase speaker cabinent? Mine just sounds muddy but when i plugged it straight from the accessory jack 1 into a fender twin reverb reissue, it sounds like the most amazing thing ever. are all the suitcases like this or is it just mine and can i do any mods on the eq rail so it could sound better?


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / How much weight can the cover hold?
« on: November 17, 2007, 02:40:33 PM »
Hey guys,

I have a mark II suitcase from 1980 and am thinking about purchasing a synth to sit atop of the rhodes. I was wondering how much weight is safe to put on the rhodes Mk II cover and if maybe getting a mk i cover could be good as a backup to hold more weight? I was thinking about getting either a moog Little phatty or a moog voyager so those keyboards have some weight to them.


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Craig Taborn sound idea
« on: September 23, 2007, 02:04:43 PM »
Hey guys.

I was just listening to the new chris potter album live at the village vanguard with craig taborn on rhodes but there is no bass player on the record. as i was listening, it sounded like there was a definent bass player so i think maybe he's got a keyboard he's playing bass on but it's all on the rhodes. So this is what  i think h'es doing and what i might try doing myself. oh and he's using a suitcase. He's running out of channel A into his more rhodes/lead sounds and back into A input. Then he's running channel B into an EQ where he turns all the high's and mids off, and an octave pedal so since the high's and mids or gone, it wont' mistake his high notes and not make the octave sound on the lower notes you dig. So this way he can basically mold his bass tone to whatever he wants wihtough affecting the chords and soloing lines. Maybe he uses an eq on channel A and turns all the bass off. I heard in an interview that he just uses pedals as he gets them and then gives them off to the next person so he could have just been experimenting but i think it could be really cool to almost split your rhodes into two channells kind of. Oh and if it works, try running the bass channel through envelope filter could sound really cool. Let me know what you guys  think.

p.s. sorry this was soooooooo loooooonnngggg.


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / when is plaing hard is too hard?
« on: September 05, 2007, 04:40:14 PM »
i am not one to play piano and especially my rhodes too hard. I actually have a lighter touch compared to some people i've seen play. The action on rhodes is pretty light. I have a friend who we sometimes jam in my room me on sax and him on my rhodes. His playing style is the kind where he really digs mostly every time he  plays and he can dig hard. Should i only jam with him in this situation occasionally to make sure he doesn't break any of my tines or should i not be too worried about it.

and i'm not one wanting to replace tines when there's no tech's around.


Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / Let´s post our MP3´s! :)
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:11:23 PM »
sax, rhodes & clavinet, electric bass, drums.


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / How do you cope with the weight?
« on: August 24, 2007, 06:48:16 PM »
Yea it fits i think. I measured the 73 and it's 45" and the dolly's 51 i think so yea.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / How do you cope with the weight?
« on: August 24, 2007, 07:42:53 AM »
Oh and it's like building a rocket missle when they send you the stuff and i put the two parts you put on backwards twice for each so that was fun.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / How do you cope with the weight?
« on: August 24, 2007, 07:37:05 AM »
I just got a Rhodes Mark II suitcase and i put it in my dorm under my lofted bed but i wanted to take it out to practices and shows sometimes so i just got this intense heavy duty dolly. Haven't put it to the test yet but tell me what you guys thiink. Cause it can be a dolly with a leg extension but then can be a cart and switches between the 2 easily so you can put it up as the dolly and ancore down the suitcase and then put it down as a cart and lift with a budy to get the top on. Maybe i just spent to much cause it's looks to fancy but it seams great so far. Here's the link:


p.s. I thought the back pains wooood the ladies  8)

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Building a sustain pedal
« on: August 14, 2007, 09:07:55 AM »
I know that the original sustain pedals cost over $150 and the "ugly" pedals are $100. I don't like the ugly ones because where you would press down on the foot thing just doesn't seam natural because i'ts bar and not a grooved indent. Is there a way to build my own for a pretty cheap amount because it doesn't seam like that complex of an idea or a way to make the ugly one have a sustain foot for my foot to push down so it feels natural?


My funk/groove group is playing at this place called the Lily Pad this Wed. in cambridge from 7:30-9:30pm. Our group is called Funka-nima and you can check us out at . The only reason I'm posting it here is because our keyboard player plays a Mark I stage and a D6 clavinet. The address is 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA. So if any of you guys are around and want to see some sweet live funky music with the real deal instruments, then you should come on out to the show. I hope no one gets angry that I posted this here and if so let me know and it won't happen again. Just trying to give the word out about some live music to see with a rhodes and a clav. The band is:

Steve Brickman - Sax
Jake Sherman - Rhodes & Clav
Kyle Miles - Bass
Sheldon Thwaites - Drums

Buying / Important Considerations for Purchasing
« on: June 12, 2007, 11:48:49 PM »
Not that much of top dollar, more like a little over $1000. I dunno about the smell but it is defintnly coming from inside the keyboard and i dunno what could be causing it. If the action is good in the middle, does that mean the rest of it can be tweaked to be like that?

Buying / Important Considerations for Purchasing
« on: June 12, 2007, 08:47:57 AM »
Well I am in the hunt of the great fender rhodes. I'm currently looking to buy a Mark II suitcase from this guy. This is what I noticed when i played it, mind you no tines are broken and he is going to have a tech come in and even everything out.
The middle of the keyboard feels great and sounds great too. The high and lower parts of hte keyboard are weeker than the middle which might be a pickup distance thing or not i dunno. When i turned up the treble the high was almost as equal as the middle but you shouldn't have to do that. Also the keyboard just feels really uneven in general and it doesn't feel comfortable to play YET. but maybe that's all going to change once the tech looks at it hopefully. Should I wait it out if the middle feels good than the rest will feel good in the end too? I'm looking to spend almost top dollar for a really good conditioned one so should i stick out this one or also search elseware? OH and it has a pretty bad smell of maybe mildew or mustard kind of smell coming from it when the top is off and the tolex on the back has some wear in tear but all the speakers work really great.


Other Keyboards & Software Synths / waldorf zarenbourg
« on: April 17, 2007, 10:06:17 AM »
Just saw a clip from the miskmesse on the gearwire site about this thing. Is is digital, analog, metal tines? It looks kinda big so maybe it has real electronics inside i dunno. Would you choose it over the nord stage? What do you guys think

I tried the nord stage and electro. The feel for the electro is god awfull if you want to try playing piano its a joke. But the stage is pretty good. But if your only wanting keyboard sounds and you have a small synth then whats the point of spending the extra 2k. I think either the MO8 which is still kinda heavy or the Nord electro rack with a good midi controller would be the best in my mind.

We've all been on the look for a good gigging keyboard yet with the classic sounds and  the right feel. If you could choose 1 keyboard (Nord electro/stage, motif, triton, ect...) to be the perfect gigging keyboard, what would it be or would do you already have that you would call the perfect gigging keyboard if there is one?

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / $12,000 for a Mark V in the box?
« on: February 22, 2007, 11:56:01 AM »
Does this seam a little ridiculous or more of a collectors thing or i guess all the cosmetics would be perfect too. Let me know what you guys think.

Well then maybe it's time we put this idea into action. The thing this industry needs isn't additional mark V's packaged to look new and a different name, it needs a new keyboard like the rhodes. You and I should combine our ideas and really think about making this happen for real and not just talk. Maybe we need to email so no one else can read our inventive ideas but i like the way you think. Send me an email my email is and we'l'll let the rest of you rhodester's know when this new keyboard will be out.

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / New Clavinet F8?
« on: January 23, 2007, 08:01:04 PM »
Do you know of his email or any one he worked with emails?

Alright this post is for all of those who have ideas and want to put them into creating a new type of keyboard. It can be very similar to a rhodes, clavinet, moog or it can be the most opposite form those. So post some ideas on what you have about keyboards and enough of the people on this sight are good with electronics and building stuff maybe with some other help we can create the next wave of keyboards. And lets not be jerks and go stealing other peoples ideas, this is a team effort.

My idea is to use gutt strings like on a cello or a violla in the mechanism of the clavinet but a different striking method to the key so that instead of a punchy sound it gives it a more warm rhodes sound but not tiney and more fuzzy and warm sorta like a warm guitar sound.

Let's hear what you think about that and your own ideas, pictures, diagrams, tangents, ect...

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / New Clavinet F8?
« on: January 20, 2007, 04:44:29 PM »
It's probably just my imagination but i thought i read somewhere about a new clavinet F8 or something along those lines? Probably not but with the new rhodes coming out, isn't it time for the clavinet to make its reappearance also? (lighter rhodes + lighter Clav =  :D  :D  :D)

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