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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Rhodes MK V accurate weight
« on: June 09, 2013, 05:31:42 PM »
Can anyone tell me the accurate weight in lbs of a MK V with and without its transport lid on and excluding the pedal?
Im looking at purchasing a MK V but would like to know how much it really weighs. Ive seen the figure of 100lbs somewhere but i dont know if that is with the protective lid on and pedal or without...

Any MK V owners that could chime in?

Thanks! :)

I'm very Interested in people's thoughts on where's best to remove weight from a 73 stage Rhodes. I already have a plastic cased model that weighs in at 99lbs (45kg) and a Mk2 Janus but I'd like to get that down to somewhere around 60lbs ish.

Question is where to make the weight savings?  As the case is already plastic abs I can't save there. So weight has to be lost from the inside. Now this Rhodes has the metal support blocks and action rail. I'm thinking cut sections out of each harp support, then drill largeish holes in the action rail, damper bar, remove the front and rear portions of the harp frame leaving just the sides, contour the harp wood to the tonebars, then cut sections out of the rear part of the keybed that supports the action rail too. Maybe re make the harp frame sides from a lighter metal.

I'd be interested in your thoughts on this. Been on my mind for a long time!!

I'm tearing my hair out with one particular not on my Rhodes. Note #56. The 2nd E above middle C.
I've changed the hammer tip, tine twice, grommets and even different springs on the tine and grommets and I can't get decent attack or volume out if this note in particular. It's weirding me out!! The pickup checks out when tapped with a screwdriver too but not checked it with a voltmeter. Damper is operating correctly as well.

Any ideas? Could the tone bar be bad? As an aside note 57 sounds a little more dead as well so maybe there's an issue at this point in the keyboard. Any ideas what might be going on?


Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / JD73's ElecTrio
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:29:45 AM »

Dan 'JD73' Goldman - Rhodes
Kenny Higgins - bass
Gordon Kilroy - drums


Buying / Wtb Rhodes Mk V (UK)
« on: December 16, 2012, 12:31:05 PM »
Looking for a mk v in the uk- preferably with the lid pedal, rod and stand but will consider any mk v
Pls pm me or email jazzdoctor73@gmail dot com
Cheers d

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Modding Rhodes for weight saving
« on: December 10, 2012, 06:14:27 AM »
Im starting to look into ways to make Rhodes more portable.
Anyone successfully modded theirs to get the weight down? I know vintage vibe have saved a log of weight by cutting the amount of wood on their piano harps down, cutting the depth of the keybed, and using plastic cases. So, if i could get a case mould outta abs or fibreglass and then work out a way to reshape the harps that might be interesting!
If I could get a Rhodes down to 60lbs I'd be very happy and vv have shown its possible. Be interested to get your thoughts!

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Hammer tip ranges
« on: May 05, 2012, 01:20:58 PM »
Hey guys I have a new Rhodes. I'm just wondering if anyone else has found an ideal tip setup to use to get things even across the range. I'm presuming it would be the same ranges as used on a mkV so any mkV users that could tell me the tip ranges that are used would be a great help.

And... Now that RMC is up for sale plus the Rhodes trademark I think it would be a good time to reconsider the forums position in not allowing any talk about the new Rhodes. There are many new Rhodes users that need supportwith their pianos and are frustrated that nothing can be discussed.
Most people dont even know about all the shennanigans that went down and simply want to discuss getting the best from their new Rhodes..

thanks guys.

Just seen these
and wondering if anyone had installed them? If so do they change the feel much and are they any good?!

Thanks in advance

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / JD73
« on: December 20, 2007, 01:53:17 PM »
Shameless plug, but check this!

There are 2 videos of me jammin on my '72 suitcase 73 up on my myspace page or search jd73 on youtube,

l'll be touring with my electrofunk quartet in 2008 and my album 'Zeros and Ones' is dropping on Ropeadope Digital, March 4th 2008. Its an infectious blend of rhodes led tunes with lots of moogs, heavy beats and twisted funk!

Hope you like what you hear! Also im doing the UK exclusive review of the new Rhodes Mk7 when it comes out, cant wait for that!

Cheers, and long live the Rhodesists.... hope you all enjoy the vids and my tunes

 Dan G (JD73) :D

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