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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: Rhodes Help
« on: August 04, 2020, 06:06:17 AM »

When you say "feedback," do you actually mean buzzing noise? 

[Or do you mean "feedback" - an oscillating howl created by the amplified resonance between the speaker and a microphone?]

Look for obvious problems first (is there a short or broken wire at the RCA connector, does any wire look out of place or broken), but you should expect that it could be dead pickups. 

Get a cheap volt-ohm "multimeter" and check the harp for continuity. 
This cheapie multimeter will work fine:

and the links at the bottom of that post.

Come back at us with any new information or developments.

Is it a stage piano or a suitcase?


The type of "feedback" you get when you tap the tip of the cable with your finger. Not oscillating. The piano is a Stage Mark 1 from '79. Will purchase the multimeter and get to work following the post you provided. Taking a look, I don't see any wire that appears to be broken or out of place.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Rhodes Help
« on: August 03, 2020, 08:18:47 PM »
Hi, looking for some help in isolating the issue.

Currently, no sound from my Rhodes at all. Here's where I'm at: The amp and instrument cable are good. When I unplug the RCA, I get feedback from the amp when touch being touched. If I increase the volume, the feedback gets louder. When the RCA is plugged in, no sound at all. I'm assuming its from that point forward. What are some things I could be looking at? I don't know how long it's been an issue as I haven't plugged in my Rhodes for a few months. I moved last week, and while it was transported with care, perhaps something happened during then.

Thanks for any input you may have.

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