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Hello.
I have an issue with tines muting whenever i strike notes with the sustain down. It's always after the initial hit and occurs every 2. - 5. time I hit the key. it happens on every note. I've heard dull notes like this is relatively normal due to the swing of the tine, but the problem with mine seems to be out of the ordinary, while it does it so often. I recently installed the miracle mod, and before that, it was not an issue. Can anyone help me diagnose the issue so i can fix it?


Thanks in advance!

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:36:44 AM »
Hi

I'm about to install the miracle mod on my Fender Rhodes, and i'm not sure if you are supposed to use the glue that came with the miracle mod (VV) for glueing on the hammer felts, or if it's just for the bumps. the VV video on youtube mentions contact cement. is this another kind of glue more suited for glueing on the felts?

Sorry if its kind of a dump question, but can't seem to find out by searching

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / noisy tine problem
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:55:17 AM »
Hi Everybody.

Recently got my Rhodes, and its sounding wonderful, except there seem to be a problem with the tine on C (octave above middle C)
The tine makes a ringing/rattling noise when struck by the hammer. The sound is only heard acoustically, meaning when monitoring with headphones the pickup doesn't 'pick up' the noise. It's really annoying though, since i normally play the rhodes through an amp. i've checked the pickup-tine relationship, and the tine does not hit the pickup. It's also the only tine making this sort of noise. How can i remidy it?

I've linked a short video showing the issue:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjj4uaXEGAc&feature=youtu.be

Thanks in advance

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Hi Everybody

I’m considering buying either a Fender Rhodes Mark I 73 from 1973 that i’ve had my eyes on, or a Rhodes Mark II (don’t know which year) a friend of mine is selling. I’m looking to try them both ofcourse, but I want some outside opinions on which one you think would be better suited for more mellow stuff, such as R&B and Hip Hop? I’m really into artists like D’angelo, Jill Scot, Mac Ayres, J Dilla and Maxwell. I’ve read that the Mark II has a more bell’ish sound to it while the Mark I (at least the earlier ones) has more bark. Would it be easy to make a Mark I sound more smooth and buttery if that’s the case? I know there has been a lot of polls on this kinda topic of “Mark I vs Mark II” but there’s answars pulling in both directions, and it would like to make the right decision on this one!
Hope someone can point me in the right direction

By the way price on this is no issue. I’m really trying to invest in the one that would suite my purposes the best!

Thanks in advance!

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Hi everybody

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Rhodes Mark 1 73 from 1973 for sale online.
I've done quite a lot of research on the things to look for when inspecting it, so i kinda know what to look for in that regard.
The buyer says its in good condition (plays well, and in tune) although one leg is a little defect and the volume pot is crackly/noisy. he sells it for about 2100 dollars (located in Denmark)

The questions I have are the following:

Is it a fair price, given the info on the condition is true? I'm aware of the difference in price between US and Europe, so if any europeans have something to say about this, i would appreciate it!

Is there any specifics about the certain year that i should be aware of? i know there's been quite a lot of changes done to the product line througout the years, but have a hard time finding info about the 1973 models.

I've read the "Rhodes buyers guide" on this forum, but if anyone has anything to ad, shoot!!

I've attached a link to the advertisement and the translation of the info is following:

"Selling my old Fender piano has hardly been touched for 20 years - now it has to go. Got it up and set up - it still sounds good and still fine. However, the volume control needs some contact-spray. One leg must be repaired, as the height adjustment does not work. Some hinges in the lid on the box are slightly defective"

Link to advertisement:

https://www.dba.dk/elpiano-fender-rhodes-mark-i/id-1050103877/


Thanks in advance

Torsten


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