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#1
Any active DI with minimum 1Mohm input impedance.  Plug the DI directly into the harp.  Rhodes pickups are sensitive to loading and if the input impedance of a DI is too low then the tone will change and/or noise will be louder.

My personal preference is the Countryman Type 10 DI, next best one is Radial J48.
#2
Hello
My name is Martin and I am new in this forum. Hope this thread is in the right category.
I am in the process of building my own Rhodes. I gathered lots of information from the internet and took lots of measurements from my brothers 73 stage piano. Dean Coyles (DrPepper) gave me the confidence that it could be possible and his videos provided me with lots of great tips and ideas.

At the moment I am finishing the keybed. I have already made some prototypes for the tines and tonebars which are working quite well. And I also build a winding machine with a stepper motor for the pickups. My problem is that I can't measure a bobbin since my brother doesn't have any spare parts and I can't unwind a pickup. At the moment my pickups have 0.1mm wire and 2900 wraps. but they have something like 220 Ohms and they are too wide to fit next to each other.

Could anyone help and measure a Pickup bobbin for me? I need to know the diameter and the length of the round part where the wire is wrapped around. That would be great.

And here are some pictures of my build for the ones who are interested.
Martin


#3
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / QUESTION: Need help deciding o...
Last post by arska29 - June 11, 2024, 05:38:21 PM
The title says it all pretty much. There seemed to be some discussion earlier on the topic, but it was a little while ago. Out of the options available today, if anybody has had experience and has had a chance to get to know different ones to decide on a go-to DI, I'd love to hear it. I currently don't have funds for the most expensive REDDIs or RNDIs so if there is a sub-300€/$ option preferably, please let me know. if something spectacular is a bit above that price, im still interested! Also a preamp is something I'm not completely against, but not sure if a good model is available at my price range... (and i need a DI anyways.. for bass etc) Any help is appreciated, even if you don't have experience with all of the different ones. Feel free to tell it here if you have something that works within my specifications.
#4
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Mk2 Suitcase Tremolo Issue
Last post by Noah Peterson - June 09, 2024, 06:25:08 PM
Ever since I got my Rhodes there has been an intermittent issue where the output of the headphone jack constantly has the tremolo on, even if it is switched off. If I turn on the tremolo, weirdly, it is *almost* normal with a slightly dip in volume when it would normally cycle. I thought it was a preamp issue so I recapped it and replaced the transistor, unfortunately this didn't really do anything about the weird tremolo. Has anyone had this issue before? A majority of my Rhodes usage is through the headphone jack whether it's just recreational playing or recording.

I remember this happening a few months ago but the problem seemingly resolved itself until recently. I opened up the power amp section to see if there was anything that looked out of place, I did find two black wires that weren't connected to anything but they looked like they had never been soldered to anything. Hoping someone on this forum has encountered this issue before so I can get back to playing like normal.

In case it's relevant to the particular model it's a 1980 MK2 Suitcase 88.
#5
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurli line out
Last post by Alan Lenhoff - June 08, 2024, 03:09:48 PM
That module does include a filter circuit, which may or may not be to your tastes. (It's described on the VV web page for it.) A friend who installed one ended up removing it.

Alan
#6
I would take one that you have to a hardware store and match it up. May be easiest and cheapest option.
#7
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurli line out
Last post by pianotuner steveo - June 08, 2024, 06:11:45 AM
Ok, it's called the Wurlitzer line out module under the Wurlitzer parts section. They have an internal version and the external box version. The external looks like it's white now and is about $20 more. I have the external version because I have more than one Wurli.
#8
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurli line out
Last post by pianotuner steveo - June 08, 2024, 06:02:09 AM
Vintage vibe has the passive box back in stock. I will look up exactly what they call it.
#9
And here is finally a video that covers that topic in very detail.

https://youtu.be/eQ0pxgEqUnA?si=R-pQKGT51cqHDNZp
#10
Hello Jean-Pascal,
I went to YouTube and Soundcloud.

I really liked...
- tunes/composition
- the style... original
- the playing

I have good headphones (actually the ones you use in the studio). The sound is good, even with the average streaming quality. The drums seem further away though, perhaps by choice.

Could you tell us about the effect pedals you use? And other sound modules ?

Keep up the good work.

Bill