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Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Re: Bass Amp Theories
« on: October 30, 2011, 05:00:34 AM »

Also keep in mind that the highest note on a Rhodes is not that high of a frequency, but the low end is very low. The low A on an 88 is roughly 27.5 hz but the highest C is well under 5khz

(I just looked it up, high C  is 4,186 hz)

Hi.
But keep the overtones in mind. depending on your voicing (pure fundamental vs overtones) 4kHz as upper limit has to be extended.

Mark II

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Hi.
nice piano.
basically those silver tops were made from 1965 to 1969
check this thread regarding age:
http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=4931

the missing speaker should be no problem, check ebay or the usual culprits.

the hole in the silver top is more difficult to fix.
kind regards

Mark II

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Ups, my bad.
Sorry Chris. Somehow I was mislead.
That was not my itention.

kind regards
Mark II

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Great work, Chris.
Sounds realy amazing and the price is fair, in my humble opinion.
I wish you would have brought that to the table 4 years ago when I was searching for a peterson preamp.
kind regards

Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Powers issues with mark II
« on: July 23, 2010, 09:47:53 AM »
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/service/rewinding-pickups.php
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/service/pickups.php

As those pickup bobbins dont like the heat produced by a solder iron too much I would concentrate on fixing the broken connections/ pickups.
Rewinding everything is too risky in my humble opinion.

kind regards
Mark II

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Hi Bing.
Check the grey RCA cable coming from the harp. Jiggle and twist it a bit.
kind regards

Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Tolex in Europe
« on: July 20, 2010, 03:07:56 AM »
Hi.
check this one:

http://www.fenderrhodes.com/service/parts.php

there is a Joao Coelho in portugal, but I dont know if he has tolex in stock.
Ep Service has it for sure. Any amp repair shop might do it aswell.

kind regards
Mark II

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Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / MXR Phase 90
« on: July 10, 2010, 09:51:17 AM »
True. And using the cutter is much faster.
I have bought mine last year and it's build up pretty much like the one on the foto linked above. No PCB mounted parts. Easy to mod.
I cut out R28 and both Cs and I like the new sound.
Much more less harsh, as you described.
Thanks for your advice, Rob.
kind regards

Mark II

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well, difficult issue.
I am no suitcase expert, but a suitcase bottom without preamp connected is without any input signal, so it could be quiet even if something is wrong there ?!?

Do you have a preamp outputs on your suitcase. some of the later suitcase cabinets have preamp output jacks where you could feed the preamp's signal to another amp in order to check if the preamp signal is clean.

I would blaim the suitcase amp for humming. bad/ old elcos in the power regulation, something like that.

good luck
Mark II

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Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / MXR Phase 90
« on: July 02, 2010, 11:22:19 AM »
Brilliant post, Rob.
I have a phase 90 aswell and heard about the R28 mod but didnt thaught that it would be that improving soundwise.

I have just checked if I have a SMD version.
It's not, I have to warm up the iron  :D

Cheers
Mark II

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hehehe Jim. :D
Well, actually it is still lying in my project box as the one I have built from scratch is working well.

regards
Mark II

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Dear Paul.
there are 3 possilbilties:
    buy one
    build one from scratch
    build one with parts

for solution 1 I made suggestion in one of the other threads
for solution 2: if you have technical skills: this is what you need. If you dont have technical skills forget it and buy one.
for solution 3: you could search for a 25 Volts regulated PSU with at least 250 Milliampere. some laptop PSUs might fit, I found a PSU from a handdriller with these specs. Be creative and google a bit. If you found one we will provede the information to finish your PSU.

kind regards
Mark II

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Quote from: "paulmulligan"
Read somewhere yesterday there are 3 possible sellers speakeasy, vintage vibe and cae Who are CA E? I am in Australia I   doubt if there is any supplier of power converter boxes here >Can Anyone please advise?"Also how much in Us dollars do they sell for ? :idea:


Dear Paul.
Now that you know the names of the parts supplier please visit their websites and check the prices. Keep in mind that you will need a PSU with the right primary voltage, US has 115 volts, Australia 240 volts, I think.

check this:
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/service/parts.php

kind regards
Mark II

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Buying / Recently bought a Stage 88 Rhodes for $400 but..
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:47:35 AM »
yes, absolutely. for us europeans you did make a great deal - rip off.
Buy a power supply for the preamp at the usual cuplrits: vintage vibe, CAE, speakeasy.
It's worth it. I am playing the same setup, 4 pin preamp with power supply right through studio monitors speakers, a dream soundwise.

kind regards
Mark II

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Quote from: "sunrunner"
... and purchased a new faceplace, knobs, and name rail felt from Vintage Vibe.  


kind regards
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Stuck key...
« on: June 16, 2010, 02:02:48 PM »
hi.
remove the front rail and take the key out.
check if there is something interfering with the key
kr
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Stuck key...
« on: June 16, 2010, 01:19:38 PM »
hi
take of the harp cover and see whether the hammer is caught between two tines ?
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Tone straight from the harp
« on: June 08, 2010, 10:06:37 AM »
yup.



or jump wire the tone pot in parallel with the capacitor which leads to the same result: harp output connected with the volume pot only

kind regards
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Preamp power supply pins
« on: June 06, 2010, 03:35:14 PM »
you are welcome

full schematics can be found here.
preamp with sliders = 100 watt suitcase:

preamp
power amp

good luck
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Preamp power supply pins
« on: June 06, 2010, 03:33:44 AM »
Hi.
check this technote to answer your question:

the later preamp uses a +-15 volts power supply. from pin 2 to pin 1(GND) you should measure -15 volts, from pin 5 to pin 1 +15 volts.

kind regards
Mark II

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indeed.
well done.

Mark II

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Buying / HELP! Pricing / Dating Fender Rhodes Sparkle Top
« on: April 26, 2010, 12:57:15 PM »
check this one for dating your rhodes

http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=4931

kind regards
Mark II

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hi.
did you search here as well ?
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/cgi-bin/service

kind regards
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Could it be the Power Amp?
« on: April 06, 2010, 12:09:05 PM »
Hi.
Did you check the sticky post in this section of the forum:

http://www.fenderrhodes.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

your description sounds like a bad cable or solder joint.

kind regards
Mark II

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Quote from: "watermelonman"
That looks like an ARP String Ensemble.


yes, 2nd vote for string ensemble.

kind regards
Mark II

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Quote from: "mirko"
Hello,

Well, I need explanation for two things, maybe better word is "clarifying" :)

1. When I use my mkI with janus system, I connect it with this 5 pin cable. But, that cable is really old, and it won't work sometimes.
Then I realized that I can have rhodes sound when picking up "send" signal (on rhodes, you have send and return right),and I can plug send signal to janus.BUT, then I can't have vibrato, right ? So, my question would be this : is this means that if something go wrong with my janus, I could not use my rhodes vibrato anymore?


Hi Mirko.
yes, the send signal is mono, right from the harp. the 5 pin cable supplies power to the active preamp with effect section. Without the janus you will loose the power and therefore the active preamp with tremolo.
you can buy power supply units from the usual cuplrits (CAE, vintage vibe, speakeasy, epianoservice.nl). Look at the service section of this site for further infos.

Quote from: "mirko"

2.Those facts leads me to think that rhodes is mono, right? But, Janus is stereo, and vibrato is stereo. So, when I use vibrato but want to use stereo effect with rhodes, how do I do this ? Because I used effects this way : from rhodes send - effect pedal- rhodes return, but this way it is mono.

Thanks

the signal become stereo due to the integrated tremolo or better panning effect in the active preamp of the rhodes piano. after that the signal is stereo, so the janus has two discreet audio amplifiers built in. if your janus has stereo sends you will be able to hook stereo effects. I dont know the janus system so I have no idea. some suitcase amps have stereo send and return (called "preamp outs" and "power amp input"), see this picture.
So, if your janus doesnt have those stereo sends and returns you will not be able to use stereo effects.

kind regards
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / 5 pin Chassis Connector question
« on: February 28, 2010, 04:06:01 AM »
Quote from: "shomyca"
... I don't want to touch ground on the preamp plate and preamp connector, however, shield is there for protection, probably radio protection...Any thoughts...

Milos


Hi Milos.
Yes, absolutely correct, shield is a protection for the inner cables against all kinds of interference.

kind regards
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / 5 pin Chassis Connector question
« on: February 27, 2010, 10:53:02 AM »
Milos,
yes, connect pin 1 for sure.
"pin6" is up to you, if you notice problems with hum or other interference it might be worth givin it a try.
kind regards
Mark II

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Restoration Thread
« on: February 15, 2010, 04:14:08 PM »
looks good.
what did you do against the rust ?
kind regards
Mark II

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