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Vanceinatlance : You're right, just check up the pictures more closely, seems to have a active system in this one (With the pickup on both side of the reeds). Weird, really want to know what's the model number!

Mine also said ''Denon'' and it made in japan, so maybe there was some options for pickups systems!

Thanks for flagging that,


I think the Maestro is similar in exterior, but the amp and pickup sytem is different, much like a Wurlitzer 200a, with active pickup bar. The Elepian got individual passive pickup on each reed, like a Rhodes.

I got a Elepian and a 3D printer, could be a cool project. But i didn't figure out how to remove the hammers safetly (Want to be sure how to put it back before take it off)


Nice find,

Hope that the reeds are not too rusty!
Are the keys stucks? the hammers move freely?

You can easily test the piano in a passive way, by picking a 1/4 jack out of the knob on the ''harp'' direct to the pickup output (Like a Rhodes Stage) and test out the pickups if the electronic isn't working.

Those missing hammers could be 3d printed i think, dunno if they are hard to remove, never done it!

Good luck, more pictures could be interesting!


Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: "Player" Elepian
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:02:57 AM »
I didn't realize that this was an analog piano instead of an actual Electric Piano with reed and pickups! That's weird, the case, the keys and mecanism seems to be the same, just without hammers and reeds.
Thanks for the video, pretty interesting to see that kind of oddity!

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: "Player" Elepian
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:59:23 PM »
Woah, that's a beast, so much stuffs in!
I also got a ''Normal'' Elepian, the cabinet looks like yours, but brown.
I really dig this piano, love the sound and the flexibility, the keys are all plastic tho.

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Mute Slider
« on: March 19, 2018, 02:28:06 PM »
I made the model from pictures (I think dimensions are not 100% accurate), then printed it! But my mute bracket is crooked, so I made it custom for my clavinet (Will not work on other).
It's a pretty basic shape, not that hard to modelize.

If anybody can give me good dimensions, I could modelize a standard one !

The look is not really good, but better than nothing :P

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: found a yamaha cp60 for 300$
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:29:31 AM »
Not so far from my home!

Here a shot of the inside of the power supply

I have the chance to have a near mint Suitcase preamp in my 88 Rhodes and it work really great!


Just to tell that we successfully built a nice power 25V power supply for my 4 Pins Peterson Pre-77,
Here a few shots, and thanks for all the great info on this board!

We decide not to use de 4pin DIN, but we let it on the piano, in case of a retrofit. We use a std RCA attached on the preamp chassis, discrete, hide inside the piano. Then I wanted the stereo output to be on the piano, so we drill 2 holes for the jack just at the left of the send/return.

I would like to thanks Johnny Illdigger for making the power supply from scratch

I found the info searching

+25V DC for the power supply

4pin layout:
1- +25V DC
2- Channel 1
3- Channel 2
4- Ground

The preamp is 24V DC

Is there anything else that I need to know? Or any concern?


I'm in the project of making my own power supply for my Suitcase top 88 1977 (0277). It have the 4 pins connector with the 3 concentric pots.
Is there somebody with information about voltage of that preamp, or schematic that could help me find out what power I need?
I found schematic for the late version, 5 pins Janus, but not for the 4 pins peterson.

Thanks in advance!


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: How to assemble a Rhodes in 5 minutes
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:43:45 PM »
Wow, really interesting (and funny!)


For Sale / Re: chorus / flange Rhodes
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:24:36 PM »
It seems to be a DIY kit from Paia, mainly design to fit in standard rackmount, but without the case (Just the front), the electronic don't take a lot of space, so perfect to fit in a Rhodes!

I think its a student model with biuld in Fender Twin reverb silverface!

More pics please,
I'm curious to see the preamp/amp section! ;)

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Re: EL POTATOR pre amp
« on: August 09, 2012, 02:20:07 PM »
I just want to know where the ''El potator'' is available?


For Sale / Re: Les Paul's Suitcase Seventy Three
« on: July 16, 2012, 07:45:34 AM »
My friend got a 1973 Stage, without faceplate.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Flexible Keybed?
« on: July 10, 2012, 06:48:04 AM »
I have the same issue with my 1976 MkI, but not with my 80 MkII
When i press a key harder, the keybed bend a little, i checked for an issus, but i don't find any.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Rhodes Mark 1 from 1980
« on: July 10, 2012, 06:45:31 AM »
Mine had these knobs when i brought it, changed since for fender knobs

Old topic,
But i actually own a Baldwin electropiano (bought last year as a ''practice piano'' 80$can)
1 string per note (Except for the higher octave, Unlike the picture that seems to only have the lower registrer)
Mine have the electronic below the keyboard, unlike the picture
Sound not very constant, poor quality speaker and amp (bit noisy)... better with headphone.
The bass registrer is nice, but the middle is awful and high registrer sound more like a electric harp than a piano (Insterresting sound)

I don't play anymore with this, i'll give it to a friend.

I made multiple photos for people interrested to see, and i can make audio demos for people who want to hear.


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: custom miracle mod amazing !!
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:22:33 AM »
I would like to have more informations about the product for making the bump, the link is erased.
I have a 76Mark 1 and I want want to try this custom miracle mod!


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Rhodes Mark 1 from 1980
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:52:01 PM »
Cool thanks for the help!
When i bought it, it have the late mark I black knob for the Volume/Bass Boost, i don't know where the guy could have a late mark 1 namerail/round top! Maybe the dealer had some extra parts!

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Rhodes Mark 1 from 1980
« on: May 31, 2012, 05:35:31 PM »
I checked and found the sticker you are talking about, and it match with my serial # on the harp!
Found it too on my 1976 stage! Thanks for the info, now i can figure whats happen!

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Rhodes Mark 1 from 1980
« on: May 31, 2012, 04:02:18 PM »
Yeah, i'll check it out tonight,
But I removed the harp 2 or 3 times in the past... maybe I made some of the marks!

Thanks again!


The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Rhodes Mark 1 from 1980
« on: May 31, 2012, 12:08:47 PM »
Thanks a lot for the comments!!
Yes, mark 1 round lid, maybe the guys didn't like the look of the Mark II and switched the top and namerail!
But they really look as ''new'' as the other parts of the piano!

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Rhodes Mark 1 from 1980
« on: May 31, 2012, 08:15:00 AM »
Since a brought my Rhodes 6 years ago, I'm questionning myself about the 2 date codes.
Here some picture of the harp, showing the date code on the pick up rail (2480, 24th week of 1980) and on the tonebar rail (2605, 26th week of 1980, 5th buisness day)
I don't think the harp was swaped from a Mark II, maybe a transition model.
He got the bump miracle mod from factory,
I would like to see if there some people here with a Mark II dated before mine, it could answer my question.
Here's the pictures:

Thanks a lot!

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