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sweet rug underneath that rhodes...

i finally received my sustain pedal. everything works wonderfully.
they sent it next day air. they must of ran out of them or just forgot to send it and felt bad. either way. yea waiting sucks but sadly they are the only place to buy parts (besides their distros but they charge a bit more).

Quote from: "MarvinGaye1978HereMyDear"
do you know if i can pay for major key parts
with my credit card without paypal?

but you can sign up for a paypal account in minutes so just do that.

it has been 12 days and i havent received any package and no contact from them.

it has been 8 days and i still havent received any email back from major keys..

hey i was messing with all the hammer tips last night and the guy who replaced them got two mixed up... a higher note had a softer hammer tip and my evil c and a harder one. switched the two and im golden.

Quote from: "blonde_b3"
The other thing to check is that the hammer tip is of the correct hardness = I have found 'soft' ones that have been incorrectly placed in middle octaves, which will not give the correct sound.  This happens when somebody 'fixes' the piano without reference to the service manual.  Dig your fingernail into the hammer tip to feel if it is the same hardness as its neighbours.

hey i am having the same problem... i looked and saw that the hammer tip was a differnt tipe than the others around it .... i am willing to bet this is your problem.

hey i was just wondering if other people have dealt with major keys.  i am kind of concerned because i placed an order for a sustain pedal and push rod
a couple days ago and they havent sent me anything back to confirm that they are sending it or what.  should i be worried yet? or do i need to give it more time? i figured since it was linked to the main site it would be a good site. any feed back would be nice

ps i am not writing them off just yet

haha well if that what it takes dude. hopefully mine will come soon

hey thanks. i just ordered some right now.

i read a while back about a dude who restored a silver top in austin and that he did repairs on rhodes...i am kinda hoping he sees this
but does anyone know any other person/place that would help me setup my rhodes.

also i read a post a while back about a really cheap way to buy grommets.
does anyone have that link

thank you


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / I have a Rhodes and a minimoog
« on: April 06, 2006, 09:51:36 AM »
i put my laptop and 49 key midi controller

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / clicking and deadened tines
« on: March 29, 2006, 10:59:20 AM »
i noticed that was happening on one of my notes when i pushed the pickup to close to the tine...
you should try turning the piano on. loosening the nut on the pickup and push it a back a little. play the note. and keep doing it. see if that helps.

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / How to learn to play rhodes?
« on: March 21, 2006, 02:27:14 PM »
try jamming with someone.
for me personally the best experience i have had with learning any instrument was with playing with other people.
it forces you to practice
helps you play by ear
and you will most likely learn a thing or two from the people you play with.

its also fun to write something on a program like reason or fruity loops and jam to it.

well id say tolex is the last of repair concerns.

take off the plastic harp cover and take a look inside.
one reason why the keys might be sticking is because when the hammer strikes it gets jammed in b/w the tine.

take a look.

if thats the case youll have to re align your whole harp (the thing that hold the tines)

being a poor college student who just wrecked his car i dont really have the money to buy one.
im really looking to make my own

does anyone have any information at all that could help?
has anyone else tried to do this?
any drawing or measurements i should take note?

thanks a lot

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Polishing keys
« on: January 17, 2006, 03:00:29 PM »
well right wooden keys with plastic caps. thats what i meant by plastic because the plastic caps are the only part you see.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Polishing keys
« on: January 17, 2006, 02:32:01 PM »
are you talking about the plastic keys??
wouldnt a waxy substance make it slippery?
try using just a damp cloth first. that solved most of my dirt problem

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Rodes Mark I Sustain Pedal
« on: January 16, 2006, 01:10:01 AM »
dude i was actually thinking of building my own.
if i was really worried about looks i wouldnt have purchase dthe rhodes i ahve now

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Rodes Mark I Sustain Pedal
« on: January 15, 2006, 07:02:49 PM »
Quote from: "LOUCAS"

cost lots and lots of money.

i remember reading something about this a while back but i cant seem to find the post again.

can someone explain these and possibly point me in the direction to buy some or see a picture of them.


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Using headphones with a stage MK 1
« on: December 25, 2005, 03:29:11 PM »
Quote from: "andi85"
Well, I could also imagine that you might like the Korg Ampworks. Here in Germany you can get it for 99€ and it gives you some amp and speaker models as well as a selection of effects.
i´m thinking of getting it for late evening use when my fender is too loud :)

good point..
also make sure to have some nice headphones.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Rhodesurrection
« on: December 10, 2005, 12:29:55 AM »
i dont use crossbars and mines fine.

velcro would work too. or if you wanted to get super craft cut some grooved pieces of wood.. and attach them to the keyboard on top..

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Plastic or Wood Hammers?
« on: November 26, 2005, 01:39:51 PM »
from what i hear wooden hammers have more of a
"bite" to them.
the plastic hammers gave a more mellow sound...

i agree... even if it does sound the same in the end it could feel two completely differnt ways to the player. also being that he is in an instrumental band he might not always be playing heavy.
bands like explosions in the sky go from soft to heavy all the time.

i saw a band use a marshall half stack with their rhodes.. worked well.

but on the other hand instrumental bands like explosions in the sky do use the twin reverb for their guessing you could get the otne your looking for out of that beast.


has anyony considered using a line 6 combo amp??

ive noticed an increase in threads about what amps to use for their rhodes in the past month, so i thought it would be nice if we started one big thread and everyone could put in their two cents.
the question to answer of course is
what amp (from experience) would you suggest for the rhodes?
this is excluding the twin.
keep in mind all info is helpful to a person

discontinued or still in production
so forth.

i think if we all work together we could get a pretty comprehensive(sp) thread about amps.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Recommendation for tuning software
« on: November 08, 2005, 09:14:23 AM »
i use the rackmount tuner on my bass rig. it works great.

Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / boss digital delay.
« on: October 27, 2005, 11:21:29 PM »
i must say the boss dd3 is amazing.
i am a "single analog pedal" man myself

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