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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: Pianet T reed out of tune
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:10:55 AM »
Where on the reed did you apply the solder? How much solder did you use?

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Great that your tech was able to cure the tremolo tick. I'm still attempting to address that issue on my old Twin. I'm about to change the tube ground and hopefully that will solve it.

Good that you slowed the tremolo down. That's definitely a mod I would recommend.

Yeah, it's a heavy amp but it's worth it for all that clean headroom and amazing bass response. I like having the bass, mid and treble controls for the Rhodes.

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One thing you may want to check is your harp mounting screws. If you have aluminum harp supports this can be a problem. If I'm working on things and forget to screw down the harp I'll hear a bit of a staticky crackle when playing notes. Tightening down the harp mounting screws can fix this issue. Next time you have the harp off give those screws a cleaning. Clean the threads and the flat part below the screw's top. Also clean the metal they come in contact with. You can use a bit of rubbing alchohol or deoxit. This should improve the ground connection. You might as well clean the harp pivot links as well.   

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Glad you've got some good electrolytic caps in there. Definitely worth having on an amp of this vintage.

Love playing the Rhodes through the tremolo effect on this amp. How are you finding the quality of the tremolo? If you play a sustained bass note with the tremolo intensity cranked, do you hear a slight chopping or ticking sound?

The Rolas aren't bad but you might get a wider more Rhodes friendly range with a pair of JBLs or EVs in the Twin.

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Congratulations on the Twin! Hope you're still enjoying it. The Rhodes/Twin combo is a match made in heaven. Buckets of clean sound at any volume. The Twin can easily showcase all the extreme lows and highs your electric piano is capable of.

Glad you got the tremolo problem solved. The Twin's opto tremolo is well suited for the Rhodes.

Have you had a look inside of your Twin yet? I would highly recommend getting a cap job if it hasn't already been done. It will definitely breath some new life into it.

When you're ready for new tubes check out the Tubestore; http://www.thetubestore.com/ I've had good experiences dealing with them. They are very professional. I've rolled a lot of tubes and my favorite of the "affordable" power tubes are the Tung-Sol 6L6GC-STR. They are very well suited for the Twin.


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I picked up what I believe to be a 1975 Stage Mark I Rhodes a few months ago for a steal. Only catch was that it was in really rough shape. Always up for a challenge I've taken the last three months to restore it.
Great job! Congratulations. I can tell you put a lot of love into it. Very much enjoyed your Flickr series on the restoration. How do you find the final results in terms of sound and play?

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