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Buying / Re: Clean Rhodes 78 or ugly 72?
« Last post by guizmo on March 17, 2019, 01:29:37 PM »
but in a large corner they literally had piles of interesting vintage stuff in really rough shape.

God bless America  8)

This kind of stores are pretty rare in Europe ! Some in Paris or London...

Keep us in touch ;)
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Buying / Re: Clean Rhodes 78 or ugly 72?
« Last post by eddie_bowers on March 17, 2019, 11:31:48 AM »
It's not super close to my house. I'm back over there on Tuesday and will take a headphone amp to connect to the harp of the 72 to check the pickups. Then I will make an offer.

I happened on another one in really terrible shape the other day (76 maybe). It's keys where not straight (all over the place) and it had tons of stuff piled on it. The guy at the shop wouldn't even bother letting me dig it out. He said his boss is the only one that could tell me what he would sell it for anyway. This was a music store with pretty typical low end new instruments, but in a large corner they literally had piles of interesting vintage stuff in really rough shape. That's the stuff I want to see, but that guy wouldn't let me. Weird.


I will post back after my visit on Tuesday.
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Buying / Re: Clean Rhodes 78 or ugly 72?
« Last post by guizmo on March 17, 2019, 05:58:29 AM »
Tell us, have you bought the Rhodes ?
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Buying / Re: WTB: Vintage 70’s or 80’s synthesizers
« Last post by guizmo on March 17, 2019, 05:57:35 AM »
I sent you a PM
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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: How to save a bad tine?
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on March 16, 2019, 05:09:21 PM »
That sounds right...
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Ultrasonic cleaning of reeds
« Last post by cinnanon on March 16, 2019, 03:00:49 AM »
I have some sort of residue on the reedbar around some of the bolts and some reeds. Looks like someone wiped oil on the whole things at one point also. I’m probably better off taking all the reeds off and running them through the sonics that way. I think the entire reedbar assembly would attenuate too much. Plus the sonic would have to be large.
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: 206A general rebuild questions and advice
« Last post by beginnersluke on March 15, 2019, 09:24:59 PM »
That certainly makes sense and I agree with the principle for sure. Part of the reason I asked is just that I don't have enough experience to know "this is good, but could be much better". In other words, it's fine, but what could I be missing out on. (I was also influenced by the fact that VV sells the whole set.)

To be honest, I've been surprised how good things have looked once taking the thing apart. It's been great fun too (so far, since I haven't broken anything yet. He he!)

I replaced one jack spring (key 64) to see how much more tension the new spring would have compared to the old one. There's a bit of a difference, but it's minimal. I really can't see a wholesale replacement being worth it, because it would be a huge pain as you've said. It does seem like just shrinking/lubricating those action parts is the way to go unless there's a big issue.

Thanks very much for the advice!


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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Torn out wood around t-nuts
« Last post by sean on March 15, 2019, 07:49:43 PM »


Chapter three of the service manual is called Instructions for Disassembly:
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/org/manual/ch3.html

It is posted on the Super Site: http://www.fenderrhodes.com/

Sean
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The only concern I have with leaving vintage keys plugged in all the time, (and modern digital too) are power surges. Especially during storms.
I always unplug my keyboards when not in use. My sister lost her digital piano to a power surge last year and has to buy a new one.
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I agree 1000%
Don't replace parts that are working fine. Replacing jack springs ( a whole set) would be a royal pain in the arse!
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