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Rhodes Stage Piano Seventy three made in 1980???
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:31:22 PM »
I Just Bought a Rhodes Stage Piano Seventy Three for 200$ CAN, and inside the manufacturing date is 1980.. and on the site they said that they was made between 1975-1979. anybody can answer me?! (sorry for my poor english, i'm a french.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2006, 02:40:09 PM »
well, seems you bought a mark II, right?
it shouldn't sound too different to a later mark I.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006, 03:35:04 PM »
Mark II  (1980-83)  Black face


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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006, 05:28:26 AM »
that's a nice one...i'd like to have my keys as straight and even as you.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006, 09:58:35 AM »
800 its yours lol :)
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2006, 11:45:40 AM »
No, it's a Mark 1 and i got pictures to show you and its write on the board MARK 1 STAGE PIANO . its funny because the number on my rhodes is 2480 (weeks 24 of the year 1980) near of you hehe

How can i post pictures of it on the forum?!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2006, 11:56:07 AM »
It sounds like this piano doesn't have all of the original parts...maybe the pickup rail from a Mark II was used as a replacement....
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2006, 12:01:56 PM »
i don't think so, but i dont know the story of my rhodes... everything is possible! thanks for the info!
i'll take other pictures(outside and inside), and i'll post them soon. Maybe we'll find that mystery answer
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2006, 12:15:10 PM »
You can also look for the 4-digit code on the tonebar rail (see the second picture on the FAQ page):

http://www.fenderrhodes.com/img/faq/date-code-tonebars.jpg

1581 reads as 15th week of 1978, 1st day (Monday).  This "finish date" should be later than the one found on your pickup rail.
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2006, 12:42:48 PM »
yea i know it, i dont know the number by heart, but its seem to be a zero (0) where the years is marked, can be 1970 or 1980.. i'll check it tonight and tomorow i'll post all the numbers..
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2006, 04:21:53 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2006, 05:21:32 AM »
Quote from: "bjammerz"
800 its yours lol :)


hehe would be cool - but my pockets are empty...
:)
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2006, 09:53:51 AM »
here is the numbers : the upper number is 2480(24th week of 1980), and the lower is 2605 (26th weeks of 1980(I supose), 5th day of the week =Friday)

its pretty strange
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2006, 11:58:57 PM »
lol how come yours started later than mine, and got finished much quicker than mine did??  They must have been trying to break the mold with mine.  muahaha.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2006, 09:37:00 AM »
The date codes do match up: are the keys made of wood or are they the all-plastic style?  Now I'm wondering if someone took the namerail & harp cover from a Mark I and replaced the originals...it wouldn't be hard to do if yours is really a Mark II from the very end of the wood-key era....
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2006, 10:40:19 AM »
My keys are made of wood
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2006, 08:06:44 AM »
My 1977 Stage 73 has a date stamped on the side of the bottom key. If yours does too it might give more of a clue to the history of your piano.

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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2006, 08:02:48 AM »
there's a stamp that says : 73 keys (plus 4 numbers) on my higher keys(inside), i dont know if its a date or a serail #.
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