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For Sale / Re: 1966 piano bass silver sparkle harp cover
« Last post by frankieblue on April 11, 2019, 09:57:39 PM »
Do you still have any of the rhodes bass knobs for sale? I could really use a pair! Mine is early 60s. Desiring white knobs. Thnx!
Buying / Re: Clean Rhodes 78 or ugly 72?
« Last post by guizmo on April 10, 2019, 04:03:17 PM »
Cool ! When you’re home, send us some pictures ;)
Buying / Re: Clean Rhodes 78 or ugly 72?
« Last post by eddie_bowers on April 10, 2019, 03:51:34 PM »
Finally. It's loaded up in my little car now and I'm headed home. Yay!
Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: my rhodes lack legs :(
« Last post by sean on April 09, 2019, 01:59:08 PM »


Vintage vibe has the legs for $175, but is out of stock on the crossbars.  Hmmm...

You can make cheap and nastly legs (emphasis on nasty) using 3/4" threaded rod, total cost $50.

OK, so here's a video of the issue as requested:

I tried to show it on a number of keys. I hit the keys at a fast pace, since it shows the frequency of muted notes. I should note in that regard, that if i let the tines ring for a time the muted notes are still as frequent. The very upper register seems OK, but the further down I play, the more noticeable the muted notes are. I tried to show it the best I could, but if you have any specific request for video or audio I will be happy to record more. I recorded the audio directly from my audio interface to get the clearest possible sound.

BTW sorry for the "Video edit redux" text on the video. Used a crappy lite video editor.
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Last post by DocWurly on April 09, 2019, 09:32:55 AM »
The thing about those is that they are SO big.  Functionally, there is NO reason for them to take up so much space--it's just a nice piece of furniture.  (I guess maybe the huge speakers?)  I live in New York City where floor space is everything, and people live in shoe box sized apartments, so they'd be a liability around here.  Your mileage may well vary.

Personally, if I were gonna try to find a non-portable that "looked really nice", and maybe had some of the bass response of a 270, I'd try to find a post-recall 720A, a 720B, or a 726(B). 

If I wasn't obsessed with having a wood-bodied Wurly, I'd get one of the 4-speaker consoles: a 214A, maybe, or a 203W.

I guess my point is... I wonder if the size is enough of a liability that it would make these worth less than a smaller and/or more portable model. On the other hand, there's the rarity. 

It's pretty much whatever the market will bear.
A video would be very helpful. Your harp may need shimming, but again, a video would be helpful.

All right.
Will record one as soon as I get home today!
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: 140b spruce up
« Last post by Student Rhodes on April 08, 2019, 11:45:10 PM »
This is gonna look great when it's done.
Nice work.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Hammer tip replacement/pickups
« Last post by WilliamUhre on April 08, 2019, 02:14:53 PM »
Have you tried very carefully heating the base of the stubborn tips with a hairdryer? You may need to keep the pliers in one hand and the hairdryer in the other. Just be careful not to warp or melt the hammers.
I tried, but the hammer was beginning the melt before I could do much. I will try again with just a pair of pliers, last time I just felt like I were gonna breake the hammer if I put more pressure on the pliers.
Thanks for the input!

pno- do you mean like Kapton tape?

This is the kind of tape I was referring to .

Here's another one, but Teflon instead of polyester.

Note that the description for both tapes indicates that they are used for wrapping coils and capacitors.

Thanks pnoboy, that was exactly what i was looking for!
Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Mark I yellowing keys
« Last post by pushingbuttons on April 08, 2019, 01:22:55 PM »
What is the best method to whiten yellowed keys? So far I have found the retr0brite method:
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