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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:44:29 PM »
Just downloaded and saw it. Awesome job!  :)

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / shipping a rhodes from mayraland
« on: October 08, 2006, 09:21:25 PM »
mayraland?? lol u mean maryland, my home state. How bout to avoid shipping costs jus tell ur friend to give me the rhodes and wen i come by florida sometime ill drop it off  :lol:

Yea man, i agree that speakeasy has some bad customer service. I called them to ask if they lubricated their pedestal felts and what kind of lube they used (silicone, or teflon).  First thing they said was "Well you dont sound like you know what your doing so if I were you I wouldnt touch your rhodes." So looks like if I want an opinion I suddenly dont know anything.  They deliver fast but their customer service is the worst ever. Steve is someone you wouldnt really wanna have a conversation with because he tends to be a little cocky, at least that was my first impression.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / First Time Post...
« on: October 05, 2006, 07:56:39 PM »
Ive heard good things about the clarifier and the mp3's ive heard are nice proof. I just emailed major key a few days to order one. So hopefully ill have a reply in two weeks or so. You can replace any keys on any rhodes as long as theyre the same model keys. Your problem seems to be the key cap that cracked. You can replace the key cap without replacing the keys. A local piano shop might have key caps to match yours or ebay but they usually sell large numbers of key caps not individual ones. Go and check. Hope this helps.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Rust on pick ups
« on: October 02, 2006, 07:10:23 PM »
so i searched the forum to find out how to get rid of the rust on the tines and pick ups and found the answer for tines (wenol metal polish for me). But couldnt find much of an answer on the pick ups. What should i use for rust on the pick ups that wont damage it. Does the rust affect the sound at all, i think it might, but i dunno. Any response is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Best Fuzz wah pedal for rhodes
« on: September 26, 2006, 08:44:16 PM »
So guys, in your opinions and experiences, what do u think is the best fuzz wah pedal for a rhodes, or jus a wah wah, you know. How bout the best distortion pedal. Thanks in advance.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Felt bushings
« on: September 22, 2006, 11:07:54 AM »
Possible to put felt bushing in plastic keys? outta curiosity, is it possible? if yes or no, then y?

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / What kind of metal is the hardware?
« on: September 12, 2006, 07:31:41 PM »
What kind of the metal is the hardware? is it aluminum (i dont think so, but am not sure)? would it be ok to use CLR on it (CLR=Calcium, Lime, Rust, remover...u cant use CLR on aluminum) it can be used for chrome and other metals. so im guessing most of the outer hardware is chrome which is wat i need to clean. are any of the pieces metallic glazed..thats also a no use with CLR.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Mark II adjustable balance rail
« on: September 12, 2006, 02:10:45 PM »
ok so as i was dissassembling my mark II for the retolexing i noticed the adjustable balance rail. i searched the board and it seems it changes the keys action to lighter or heavier. I never really looked into changing my key action cuz the feel was never like a digital piano (maybe the previous owner is to thank for this and yes i know theyre plastic keys). Ive played my friends fender rhodes mark 1 with wooden keys and the difference in feel is minimal and i mean minimal. and not like his is better, theyre jus barely different. ok well i was jus wondering which notch in the case is heavy feel and which notch is light feel and if u have tried this, which do u prefer. I'll probably keep it on the back notch since its always been there but im jus curious.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Weldwood conact cement
« on: September 10, 2006, 09:07:12 PM »
this is a random question, i went to buy some stuff for my restoration, and i noticed theres different kinds of weldwood contact cement...theres original, non flammable, and gel...i bought the non flammable cuz on the back it said on applications: cloth backed vinyl to itself or board. Any1 had experience with this. Any useful feedback is welcome.

i think miguel is right, 50th week of 1980, 52 weeks in a year so right at the end.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Black Tolex or Cream Tolex with MarkII
« on: September 03, 2006, 10:50:52 AM »
Hey guys im restoring my Mark II and need some opinions. I'm doing a silver sparkle top and wanted to know if u guys think black tolex or cream tolex would look better with it. It needs retolexing so I'm wondering wat u guys think. Remember its a mark II that will have a silver sparkle top. Think about it, thanks guys.

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Retolexed my Janus Cab
« on: September 01, 2006, 04:17:26 PM »
Cool, that price sounds fair, i only need to do the bottom cuz i have no top, and since ive never really needed one, i never looked into it. anyway u think 1 yard or two of the cream tolex is good for just the bottom. (do u happen to know wat kind of vinyl to use and how much it cost, jus thought id ask, if u know) lol sry if its alot of quesitons, im in the process of restoring my rhodes and id like to know from some1 who has experience.

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / nice
« on: September 01, 2006, 01:43:29 PM »
thats a nice job man, how much that cream tolex run you?? im gonna retolex my mark II, do u think vinyl is a good cheaper subsititute? anyway i really like the job,

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Sparkle finish for top
« on: August 31, 2006, 01:50:42 PM »
ok so the rhodes top is made of fiberglass, after i sand, repair cracks with fiberglass jelly, clean with soap and water, prime it, and lay down two coats of silver, you want me to wet it with water? then sand it, then buff it? i get everything after that, but i dont get the part of wetting and sanding after putting on the coats of silver..I appreciate any response. Thanks in advance.

-Juan Z.

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Sparkle finish for top
« on: August 30, 2006, 05:58:47 PM »
Hey guys, I have a Fender Rhodes Mark II, its in pretty nice shape, i havent gotten it tuned in a while so I think im gonna go do that this week or next. Anyway Im posting because ever since i got the Rhodes (for free, can you believe that??) the top always seemed kind of beat. Its in one piece but like its not completely black, it looks like the colors fading. I wanna get it to look like the silver sparkle top in the pictue on the super site. You know the Rhodes 54 that John Mclaren from major key built. I think that silver sparkle finish looks great. Does any1 know how i can paint the lid to make it look like that and not have it chip off later?

P.S. at speakeasy it said Boston Rhodes tech John Della Vecchia sent in instructions for it and that speakeasy would send em to whoever requested them. Ted Thompson wont give them to me because he says there is a flaw in the process.

I hope some1 has a good idea as to wat to do. Thanks in advance.

-Juan Z.

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