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« on: January 18, 2006, 03:29:12 PM »
Hey everybody, noticed there wasn't one here or maybe there is an old one, but starting a thread - post a picture of your Rhodes, and how you came into it ~

my 79 Suitcase88


I bought it locally on ebay here in Los Angeles, from an antiques dealer (mainly in dolls and toys.)  A friend of his found this old keyboard in a theatre that closed, and he was selling it for him online.  I went by to take a look at it, and it was horrendously dirty, but not a mark anywhere on the tolex after 25 years.  Opened it up, out came the original packet with tines, registration card, manual, and cutting guide.  Bought it for $900 US, and just cleaned the tolex with a brush.  Maybe I'll send in the limited warranty card :)
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 04:02:01 PM »
is there a wurlitzer 200A on de left side?
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 05:44:17 PM »
yeah, with a Hohner E-7 on top
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 06:55:32 PM »
and is that a lamp on the honer?

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 06:55:58 PM »
hohner i mean.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006, 08:53:40 PM »
yes its pretty dark over there... hey cmon someone else post their baby hahaha.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 02:13:51 AM »
I'm new to this "posting" thing.

How do you go about adding an image to your post?
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006, 10:54:48 AM »
is that hohner pianet T? Well equiped!! what kind of sound it makes? (like rhodes i think, but what are the major differences with these two keyboards?!) i'm interest to get one one day!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2006, 02:13:38 AM »
how to post a picture:

sign up for an account at www.photobucket.com  you can upload pictures from your computer there, its free.

For every picture, once uploaded, they give you 3 possible links below it.  Highlight and copy/paste the one that starts with    [img].  Just paste that line in your posts here and it will link it to the picture you uploaded on the site.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006, 11:28:15 AM »
There's my 1980(?) Rhodes Mark 1 Stage Piano(lot of work to do), i paid 200$CAN for it 1 months ago. i'll make restoration inside(tuning, adjust..) then outside (brand news hardware, logos etc..) for now he didn't get the perfect sound, but it'll come!! in 4-5 month i'll post other pictures to show  all the work!
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2006, 12:18:34 PM »
my baby:
stage 1976 with a hammond xb-2 on top. got it in good and working condition, only some adjustment and tuning was necessary. maybe i'll make set pickups the pickups in a bit closer during the semester break...but it sounds great already thanks to the yellow channel of my fender hotrod.



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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2006, 12:19:24 PM »
the xb-2 is getting new verneer. definitely. the plastic is all gone :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2006, 12:45:04 PM »
did your rhodes top is a round one? and how many pound is your XB-2 ? 'cause i want to put an other keyboard on the top, but it didn't seems to be really ''tough''!
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2006, 01:44:25 PM »
The Rhodes look great!  Keep them coming!
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2006, 02:50:46 PM »
Here are some crummy pics of my piano.  I had better ones but I lost my camera before I could download them.  Sometimes, when God opens a window, he slams door.  Anyway, this is my new baby, and I can't play it enough.


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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2006, 05:38:54 AM »
yes, it´s the round top.
the xb-2 is about 15kg (30 pounds??) - no problems at all.
even my roland rd-150 with 22,5kg (45 pounds??) stays where it should, but i´m a bit anxious if the cover itself survives that.

i bought a rubber pad at ikea, which was originally designed for preventing things to move in a drawer. it´s not the stickiest pad on this planet but it helps a bit and protects the cover from scratches.


the student rhodes looks great. ha!
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2006, 05:53:52 PM »
This is my Mk1 Stage with VK-8 on top :D The organ's 4 rubber feet straddle the slight bend in the case making it a very solid rig!


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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2006, 01:23:42 AM »
clean looking rhodes!
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2006, 03:12:39 AM »
ha! looks great.
is that a quik lok double-x steel stand?
i have the same - solid as a rock :)
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2006, 05:32:11 AM »




Heres my 1978 Mark I 73, after longing for a while and bidding on ebay I found this one only 15mins up the round from me. I went along and it was all complete, lid, legs & braces, sustain, original cable, handbook and vinyl case for the legs .......RESULT

I then ripped the hell out of it and made it like new inside and out just for the love of it. hehe

see the restoration gallery here http://www.backroomsounds.com/gallery/rhodes/

Heres a clip from a new track of mine featuring this Rhodes http://www.backroomsounds.com/audio/too_late_classic_brs_mix.mp3

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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2006, 07:20:02 AM »
Yep it's a Quiklok -- one of the four original legs was broken so I had no choice. It can hold something like 120kg (2 people!!)

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2006, 12:18:14 PM »
here comes the funky red tolex again...hey it looks so great, man. incredible.


yeah, the quiklok is great, only damn heavy and fumbly for gigging - that´s why i have another double-x from k&m, which is an alloy model and much lighter, but a bit less stable. anyway, still far from shaky...
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2006, 03:27:58 PM »
just picked this 1975 Mk-I up a week ago and it's gorgeous.

got it locally (yay! no shipping) on craigslist for a great deal.

everything looks and works great.


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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2006, 07:47:00 AM »
ha! nice light in that room. and a nice piano. have fun with it!!
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2006, 02:51:05 PM »


Here is my 1975 Mk1 Rhodes and just for kicks my Whurly to boot.  I got this through a friend that was a teacher.  He said that his school had two Rhodes and that he would just give it to me.  Crazy huh!!!  I got lucky.  Although the Rhodes was in good shape inside, I had to add alot of stuff to the outside.

It only came with three legs so I had a friend make me a leg for it.  I then had to recap two keys because the plastic was gouged off from retarted high school punks.  Finally, I had to buy a sustain pedal for it.  Now it works 100%.
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2006, 07:06:15 PM »
nice rhodes and a nice wurlitzer.

some day i'll get a clav, a wurly and a real hammond with tonewheels.





some day...:)
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2006, 07:52:40 PM »
What is it with Americans GIVING AWAY Rhodes pianos......

It makes me sick.......

Enlgish people would rather give their own mother away than a MK1  :shock:

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2006, 06:56:13 AM »
German people, too.
When I see that some people pay 800$ for a good suitcase I just want to cry...
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2006, 07:51:42 AM »
So, don't beat me, but I bought one of my Stage MkII on a garage sale and payed 100 Euro in 2001... here in germany. The second was an old, not working liverhodes... I think, I will repair it when I have the time for this.

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2006, 11:23:05 AM »
Don't you just love the action on those old student models??  I just sold one that was 1968, so it was after they took out the vibrato (damnit)....but the action is so much nicer on the student models than any other Rhodes or Fender Rhodes I've played.  Just simple felt hammers.  Sounds great.

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