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I have some. Drop me a line.
Move the string.
I do.

drop me a line at
So, who knows anything about this?

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Many years ago I needed some. I googled the part number on the part and found that they were originally made for the boating industry for tie downs (or something). I then found a marine parts supplier who had them. Wish I had better info, but it might get you heading in the right direction.
Anybody got a source for this little male snap for the lid compartment strap. Just looking for the male snap, I got plenty of straps.

Here's a link to the interview Alan did with WYSO Radio's The Book Nook. Full disclosure - my day job is at WYSO.
I know of one in S. W. Ohio. Drop me an email offline and I'd be happy to put you in touch with the owner.

Update on this one. Truly a Frankenrhodes. Check the dampers.
Buying / Re: Looking for Rhodes Suitcase MI
June 21, 2020, 12:25:47 PM
I've got a couple. Drop me a line off list and we can talk.
I've got a complete one in the shop. Drop me an email and I'll send a photo.
2 of the photos appear to have been lifted from Vintage Vibe's site and the others are a completely different vintage.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / 1970 Suitcase 73
June 09, 2020, 05:17:26 PM
Just got this and was happy to see the signature on the harp.
Thanks and thanks. But, I have to fess up. My dear wife (and boss) Mary Sue Campbell, with her background in graphic design, scanned and created the .pdf of the Clavinet logo.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Keely Dyno My Roto
August 27, 2019, 01:21:16 PM
Anyone try this pedal with a Rhodes?

I have a Korg Poly Ensemble S in need of a home. Needs some work. Contact me off list if interested.
Just got this link from a friend. What's the strangest thing you've found inside a vintage keyboard?

Send them to Mike Kurta who has done many keytop replacements for me.

I had heard a couple of players talking about car gaskets being used for hammer tips on Clavinets back in the day, but until now, I had never seen it. Now I have....
Yes, I gots.

Drop me a note offline and we'll get this going tomorrow.
I'll be back in the shop later this afternoon and report back.
I believe I have a set. 73 or 88?
Looking for one in good shape. Anyone have one to sell?
I have always used 3 pieces for the lower section. Bear in mind that the Marshall levant will be thicker than the original covering on the D6.
I have a scan of the D6 logo (in pdf format) that you can have a vinyl sticker made from. Drop me a line offline and I'll get it out later today.
I've been using the 490-ST for years and am very happy with it.

Seems to me that acoustic pianos are fetching negative selling prices these days. That is, you've got to pay people to take them away.

This is sad.
I don't think this is limited to Rhodes. I go to a lot of estate sales and garage sales where truly crappy LPs have a really high price. I've asked several sellers who tell me that one just like this is for sale on Ebay right now for $XXXX. I think the general public uses Ebay current asking prices (not completed sales) for what they are trying to sell, no matter what it a like item actually sells for.
I think this is what you're looking for.
Here's a detail loaded piece on this subject.
This was a preamp made and sold by Major Key. Not sure if they are still in business. All links at MajorKey.Com are dead.

Get a Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe.
Cool. Thanks.
I've got a Speakeasy Vintage Tube preamp with it's version of the Dyno filter for sale. Let me know if you have any interest.
Interesting. You could find the "sweet spot" for the magnets, and, if they wander, hit them with a drop of glue to assist in keeping them where they need to be.
Dead pickups? Bad switches?
Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Foamy clavinet?
December 08, 2016, 05:07:52 PM
That's the ticket...

You just never know what you'll find inside a vintage keyboard.
The hammer tips are in the wrong place, for starters. The wood core tips should be in the upper register, not the lower.
For Sale / Re: Speakeasy Vintage Tube Preamp
November 02, 2016, 02:30:40 PM
One last bump for this. If no one is interested I'll have the boss put this on Ebay.
She's in Jazz Times as well with a picture of the RR Rhodes.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / 1973 Suitcase 88
August 15, 2016, 04:43:39 PM
Working on a 1973 Suitcase 88 and noticed that there never was a rear logo on this one. Only the logo on the amp / speaker cab (and the small one on the name rail). Anyone else ever see this?