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Buying / Re: RHODES 54 KEY
« on: October 01, 2010, 08:29:20 AM »
Also, in which country do you live?

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: August 14, 2010, 06:41:31 AM »
So today I found out where the double striking issues came from: the delay knob on the Micro Cube.

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Quote from: "Spookyman"
But the keyboard feeling is very good on the Korg !

I don't understand how people keep saying this. I've got a Korg piano with the same RH3 action and it's not really that good. I'd trade it for the Roland action any day.

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: August 06, 2010, 05:36:30 AM »
Thanks, Jim, I must get a solder, then. I'll report the results.  :)

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:58:02 PM »
Thank you bjammerz, I was testing it wrong. One of they keys doesn't produce the same sound as the others. I'm going to confirm it with a multimeter, if can figure out how it works. Can I just remove the pickup, cutting the wires but leaving the piano playing like it is supposed to? The other pickup works fine, though. I can't hear that tine ring, but it's the last one, maybe the pitch is to high, I don't know.

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Here's a Nord Electro played by an Australianmusician:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA2jNy3MHM0

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: August 04, 2010, 08:26:57 AM »
Thank you for your help, Jim.

I couldn't solve the problem. I swapped the wole tine assembly of this two notes with working notes' ones, adjusted the pickup position and still got no sound; the problem can't be in the tines. I think the hammer is hitting it right, from what I see. I can hear the G# ringing, but there's no sound. The pickup makes noise on both clips, though.

In spite of these minor problems, I'm very happy with the restoring. Cleaning made it look a lot nicer, and the voicing was very satisfying. I also had like 10 keys that didn't work and do now. :)

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: August 01, 2010, 05:13:54 PM »
Hi. I've finished the voicing. I had some keys that didn't produce much sound, but after voicing they're good. I also made the central octaves sound more dirty, in a Hancockish sound attempt; for now, I'm satisfied.

I had to replace a tine that was from another note (a higher one, so I had to cut a tine I had around). It works fine.

I now have two problems: two of the keys, the last G# and the last E (73 model) don't work. The G# pickups passes the screw driver test; I've also switched the tine from one next to it, adjusted the pickup position, but it doesn't work also. What can be the problem? It's the same thing with the E, but the pickup only produces noise on the front pin.

Thank you very much!

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: July 27, 2010, 05:21:09 AM »
Thank you, that's great news. I'll finish the repair sooner, then. ;)

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: July 26, 2010, 04:48:57 AM »
Here it is:


I'm sorry for the terrible drawing, but I think you can have an idea.

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Repair questions
« on: July 25, 2010, 10:21:00 AM »
I'm restoring my Rhodes and some questions are comming and will be comming along the way. I hope I can get some help on this thread.

Fisrt questions:
 - when should the hammer tips be replaced? Mine look like this.
 - how about hammer felts?

Thank you very much. :)

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Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / The Latin Rhodes Thread
« on: July 21, 2010, 09:54:24 AM »
You're welcome, Simon. Thank you for the great work you've been doing; your blog is a wonderful source for anyone interested in Rhodes pianos.

Haven't you had any problems with Google because of copyrights?

Keep on the good work. :)

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For Sale / Rhodes Stage 73 $100 - Titusville
« on: July 21, 2010, 09:51:15 AM »
All these cheap Rhodes in America seem like great opportunities for anyone with time and patience for restoring. You can't find this kind of things laying around in basements in Europe.

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Tolex in Europe
« on: July 20, 2010, 04:58:07 PM »
I want it black, as close as possible to the original. :)

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Tolex in Europe
« on: July 20, 2010, 01:37:49 PM »
Thank you very much, Ep Service seems very good.

João Coelho's site is not working, so I assume he doesn't sell parts anymore. I emailed Vintage Music Parts, located in Lisbon.

About the tolex, are all tolex the same? Should I look for anything specific?

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Tolex in Europe
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:35:07 AM »
Hi,

I want to restore my Rhodes this summer and I'm starting with the tolex; the lid and all the other parts look fine, it's just the tolex that needs to be replaced.

I've been reading around the forum and there are some tips on what glue to use and how to do it. I also read that the original tolex is not made.

I started this thread to ask you where should I buy tolex in EU. I want it to be the closest possible to the original one. It's for a MkII stage with wooden keys.

How much tolex do I need?

Thank you very much. :)

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / what year is my Rhodes?
« on: February 24, 2010, 01:30:31 PM »
My Mark II has a three digit code two. Thanks for the info. ;)

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / A problem with new posts
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:05:35 AM »
Thanks for the tip. I'm using Firefox 3.5.7, but I just updated to the 3.6 version. I didn't know there was a new one around. If the problem persists, I might try IE, Opera or the Google Chrome.

Thanks for the help. ;)

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / A problem with new posts
« on: February 16, 2010, 11:01:25 AM »
Thanks, Michael, but that's what I'm doing.

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / A problem with new posts
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:41:19 AM »
Hi,

Since there's no section dedicated to forum news and problems, I'm posting this here.

Here's the problem. When I enter the forum and there are new posts, I see a red sheet next to the title of the sub-forums and threads in wich there are new posts. However, when I'm finishing reading one of the threads with new posts and I come back to the sub-forum where that thread is, the other threads that have new posts don't have the "red sheet" icon any more, even though I haven't read them yet. This happens on the whole forum.

How can I solve this?

Thank you very much. :)

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Quote from: "tjh392"
Quote from: "kramer"
Still not working. If it's only for me that it's not working, then there's no problem, I'm not particularly interested in the model for the Mark I model, since mine is a Mark II. Let's wait for someone else to say something. Thanks! ;)


No problem I've also uploaded them on Flickr for you Kramer.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/85013700@N00/sets/72157623268039273/

Just click on the image then choose "All Sizes" and it should automatically show the largest option.

Tim

It's working now, thank you very much. ;)

A stereo tremolo must sound gorgeouson that setup.

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Rhodes in the studio
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:27:56 AM »
Nice setup! I wouldn't put my Rhodes in one of those weird keyboard stands, though; they don't seem capable of handling much weight.

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Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / The Jamiroquai thread
« on: February 10, 2010, 01:13:33 PM »
I recently got that DVD, but I haven't watched it yet. I'm excited about it, though.

That's a nice version, but it sounds a lot better on the Space Cowboy album.

Thanks for sharing. :)

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Still not working. If it's only for me that it's not working, then there's no problem, I'm not particularly interested in the model for the Mark I model, since mine is a Mark II. Let's wait for someone else to say something. Thanks! ;)

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Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / The Jamiroquai thread
« on: February 09, 2010, 04:18:50 PM »
Not much action around here. Most of us know Jamiroquai, I think. They were my first contact to the Rhodes piano. I didn't even know what it was when I started to listen to their music.

They have had at least two keyboardists (the first being Toby Smith), three bassists, etc. Their sound has changed. Lately, they don't seem very active. Their last album was released in 2005, and Jay Kay doesn't seem to be in very good shape.

Let's get started. Here's a link to watch one of their concerts. It occurred in 2008, at the Super Bock Super Rock music festival @ Porto, here in Portugal. It wasn't their best concert, but it's still very good.

I hope we can discuss the band and their music and post some reviews, or videos.

Cheers

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They're too small. Or is it necessary have a Photo Bucket account?

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Is this Rhodes Worth Buying?
« on: February 09, 2010, 02:46:09 PM »
Quote from: "pianotuner steveo"
That's nothing,Kramer... I have had TWO Rhodes given to me for free, and I bought another for $80 once.....3 total for $80.

You should get banned for saying things like that!

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Is this Rhodes Worth Buying?
« on: February 08, 2010, 04:27:05 PM »
You Americans and your amazing Rhodes bargains.  :)

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Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / The Latin Rhodes Thread
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:06:13 AM »
Ok, here we go again. This thread is dedicated to the Latin Rhodes players, that is, to the players that play a Latin kind of sound (bossa nova, cuban jazz, etc.), whether they're actually from South/Central America or not.

In the blue forum, we had quite a few names, already. I'll try to keep this first post updated with a list of the albums and Youtube videos suggested in this thread.

Let's have some fun. :)

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Latin Rhodes references and suggestions on this thread

Albums:
 - João Donato & Eumir Deodato - Donato Deodato (1969)
 - António Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina - Elis & Tom (1974)

Youtube videos/songs:
 - João Donato & Eumir Deodato - Batuque

Others:
 - The Latin and Brazil Rhodes compilations on the never enough rhodes blog.

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