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Dear forum moderator,

I believe our sire has been taken over by international conspirators speaking in code to one another.

My classic 30 was only 1x10

The Peavey classic 30 can't do the low end at all.  

I thought that was all I was really missing, but once I put through the 4x10 cabinet with the right power the whole instrument came alive.

Now I just need stereo and a phaser:)

As with all Rhodes parts these differ from year to year.

My late 74 has a difference from this.  The smooth diagonal shown here from front to back is not smooth on mine.  Rather it flattens out about 2 inches from the front.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / new to Rhodes
« on: August 18, 2009, 10:03:58 PM »
darryll is right.

I have had 2, one from 73 and one from 74/75 and they sounded/felt totally different.  Not better or worse....just different.  Each one really does have some personality.

My advice, assuming you live near a populated area, is to keep the price around 800 or less.

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / craigslist CP-20
« on: August 14, 2009, 10:41:26 AM »

Search for the "dyno" case mod.  Essentially cut the hard case top in 1/2 just behind the keys.  Leaves a nice hard top you can use.

I did this for one, but actually just built a new top rather that cut one.

There are pics on this forum somewhere.


Michael's career  was probably overrated.  I mean good grief he is considered the "King" and really only had 2-3 solo albums worth buying.  But that said he was an amazing talent and I don't see how anyone can deny what a monumental album Thriller was.  Opinions are just that, and opinions about tastes and talent are the least valuable of any type.  But for my 2 cents Michael was an incredible gift to the world and it is sad what he and the world did to himself what they did.

I will personally miss John Lennon more.  Oh who am I kidding I miss Ronny Van Zant more (hey I'm a poor boy from the south), but Michael is missed and I hope his tattered soul can find rest now that it did not find here.

I think I'll go and try to work out Billy Jean on the Rhodes.

You mention wanting a "compressed" sound.  This head has a "boost" knob that seems to be compression.  When I crank that up a bit I get really really sharp punch from the mid to lower range.

I know this isn't the least bit vintage but it works great.

I've been playing through a peavey claccic 30 tweed guitar amp.  Wonderful amp for a guitar but crapola for a rhodes.  Hey sue me...its all I had.

After a couple of craig's list trades I ended up with a galien kruger backline 600 bass amp head and a 4x10 cabinet.  I'm amazed at what this did for the sound.  The bottom end is scary it is so thumpin and the top end is better also.  Several keys that I was never able to get good volume out of suddenly just sound fine.

I'll certainly give this ago at some point.

Right now I'm all bent on Long Tall Sally and I generally obsess over only one song at a time.

By all it.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Why do you play a rhodes?
« on: March 01, 2009, 06:53:16 PM »
Queen  You're My Best Friend

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Fender Rhodes Celeste
« on: February 12, 2009, 09:17:34 PM »

For Sale / I am very interested in buying a RHODES!
« on: January 11, 2009, 06:27:28 PM »
I don't know.  The biggest thing that keeps from getting serious about selling is the headache of shipping such a HUGE item.

I was hoping you would be in north FLA and thus a drive to say Macon would be doable.

For Sale / I am very interested in buying a RHODES!
« on: January 11, 2009, 05:53:50 PM »
I have one I might let go for a grand.  Are you willing to pick it up in the Atlanta area?

Fender 88 from 1973, new grommets, new Tolex.  It has a really grunt bark heavy sound.

I don't really want to part with it, but I have 2 and would like a Clavinet so something has to go.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Corrosion on the tines -
« on: January 10, 2009, 09:11:26 AM »
While doing a grommet replacement I used a rag and WD-40 to give each tine a good wipe down.  

It's safe, cleaned off surface rust and such and leave a mild oil coating behind to protect them.

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / What is Jerry playing?
« on: December 30, 2008, 08:49:44 PM »
Yeah sorry in the still pic shown at the 1:51 mark.

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / What is Jerry playing?
« on: December 29, 2008, 08:37:46 PM »

At 1:51 what is he playing?  It is a Rhodes?

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Newbie - Looking for Advice
« on: December 29, 2008, 07:34:40 AM »
You can do it on a $800 budget I think assuming 2 things.

1) You already have an amp

2) You be patient and wait to find one on Craig's list for around $500-$600 that you can drive to pickup.

This will leave you $200 to fix up what ever needs it.  I've got 2 and have less than a $1000 in each.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / where can i get a new case?
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:16:03 PM »
I had the same issue and just built one.

Pretty easy IF you have the tools.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / re-tolex
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:14:14 PM »
I used the stuff from and was very happy.

Don't know if they ship international.

I don't think that is it, I tried to move the pickups with my fingers and they are quite tight.

Very odd.

I sat down to play one day this week and notices one of my tines it too close to its pickup...odd but oh well.  Then I sat down again tonight and noticed another doing the same thing.

Now I did have some of them pretty close trying to get decent volume.

I haven't move the piano.

Any thoughts of this?

I was wondering if perhaps the winter air all dry and hot in the house actually caused the wood the shift enough to do this?

what a tune, like it more each time

Wow what caused that?  It looks burnt.

Did you accidently feed power back through the pickups?

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