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For Sale / Re: How much does a Fender Rhodes weigh? How big is it?
« Last post by vcf4012 on October 10, 2019, 12:26:16 AM »
Hi,

I know this thread is way old now, but when I was going through old photos from Fender catalogues, I found they had dimensions and weights if anyone is still interested.

These ones are from the 1972 Fender catalogue:

Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano
Size: 88 note: 53.5" L, 23" W, 9.5" D
        73 note: 45" L, 23" W, 9.5" D
Shipping Weight: 88 Note: 160lbs
                          73 Note: 140lbs

Fender Rhodes Suitcase Piano
Keyboard Section (Suitcase Top)
Size: 88 note: 53.5" L, 23" W, 9.5" D
        73 note: 45" L, 23" W, 9.5" D
Shipping Weight: 88 Note: 138lbs
                          73 Note: 130lbs
Amp/Speaker Section (88 or 73)
Size: 45" L, 25" H, 11.5" D
Shipping Weight: 115lbs

Satellite Speakers
Size (each enclosure) 29" L, 25" H, 14" D
Shipping Weight:
 With 73 Note: 297lbs
 With 88 Note: 317lbs

Piano Bass
Dimensions: 9" H, 22.75" W, 21.75" D
Shipping weight: 48lbs

Hope that helps if youve been looking for it.

Cheers,
Glen
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Wurlitzer Jack Springs and Front Rail Pins
« Last post by cinnanon on October 09, 2019, 07:20:13 PM »
Anyone have a source where I can get these items for a Wurlitzer EP (200 series)? I have some weak jack springs and rusty front rail pins.
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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Passive Electronics Fix
« Last post by sean on October 09, 2019, 05:39:29 PM »


Is the terminal on the volume pot that is soldered to the orange wire touching the back of the name rail?  That would kill it.
Similarly, is the uninsulated part of the green and yellow wire touching the name rail?

Also, there is a chance that your energetic soldering job on the volume pot ruined the pot.  You can check this by simply turning the pot to somewhere in the middle position (well away from the zero volume setting), and then using an aligator clip or pair of pliers to short the middle terminal to the terminal with the orange wire.  If this brings the piano alive, then the volume pot is fried.

This is how you have it wired right now:

Right?

Sean
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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Passive Electronics Fix
« Last post by Tim Hodges on October 09, 2019, 03:36:10 PM »
If you want Jack I have a spare original stage preamp you can have for £25 inc postage.

If you do I’ll give it a once over and clean the pots and re-solder it to be safe.
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Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: CP70 Chain lengths
« Last post by 4kinga on October 09, 2019, 08:41:49 AM »
Thanks!
I'll give that a try tonight.
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I really don't there is much of a weight difference. That came in with the plastic case on the Mark V
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All good to know, thanks.  Also is this a bit smaller and lighter than early 70's suitcases?  I was amazed how big and heavy mine is when I picked it up from my friend.
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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Passive Electronics Fix
« Last post by jack_givdog on October 08, 2019, 07:38:00 AM »
Yes it is.
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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Passive Electronics Fix
« Last post by Tim Hodges on October 08, 2019, 07:34:27 AM »
Is that orange lead spanning the end and middle terminal on the bass boost? (It's hidden by the cap)
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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Passive Electronics Fix
« Last post by jack_givdog on October 08, 2019, 07:09:34 AM »
Thanks for your response. I think the second photo in the imgur should show the current setup from the back (I have rearranged them now so it is the first photo). Sorry if I am misunderstanding you!

I am very familiar with that thread, I referenced it a lot whilst trying my fixes.
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