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Offline FrankP91

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Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« on: February 18, 2021, 07:45:53 AM »
Hello :)

As the title says, I'm looking for a Pre Cbs Rhodes bass and happy to consider!
If you have other rhodes bass models potentially for sale, I'll be happy as well to take a look!

pm me!

Thanks

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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 08:25:46 PM »

...crickets...

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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 08:32:13 PM »

Pre-CBS means pre-1965.  Hmmm...  Before goldtop before sparkletop...  I cannot imagine how rare this piano bass would be.



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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 10:33:08 PM »
Prepare to be disappointed.

Those pre-CBS piano basses used an integrated one piece resonator/tine assembly that had short life.  You will have a very very hard time replacing any broken ones.

And they did not sound very good.

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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 04:57:13 AM »

...crickets...

you would be surprised to know that I've recently handled much rarer instruments :)
moreover, you never know. Maybe an owner sees this posts in a year and thinks about it...should I have posted this on lasagna forum? :D

No, I've not won the lottery.  :D I never said I won't say "no" to an offer  ;D



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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 04:58:50 AM »
Prepare to be disappointed.

Those pre-CBS piano basses used an integrated one piece resonator/tine assembly that had short life.  You will have a very very hard time replacing any broken ones.

And they did not sound very good.


thank you for the advice! I have a friend who has one and imo it sounds amazing.

If the right occasion comes, I'll gladly purchase it.
I've also said I'm open for other bass offers! :)
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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 03:36:30 PM »
Hi!

I’m approaching the last legs of a 1972 piano bass restoration. It does not have a buyer yet. I am also waiting on a new sparkletop from VV. I bet I beat them to the finish line. If you’re interested, email me at capecodpiano@gmail.com.


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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 06:37:07 AM »
Hey there!

I already found my bass rig thanks, It's a wonderful Vintage Vibe prototype piano, light as a feather and incredibly sounding.
I'll post a demo soon


Still on the lookout for a potential 60's bass though

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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2021, 11:50:42 PM »
There's one on Facebook Marketplace in "country" Victoria, Australia...  It's been up there since, at least, August when I began looking for a Stage-73 in Australia!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327576412169747

My knowledge of it's year/make/model is limited, but it is a Piano Bass...

AUD$3000

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Re: Looking for Rhodes Bass Pre-Cbs!
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2021, 04:38:55 AM »
Thanks man, but that's a late model.

Btw, I was offered two pre-cbs since I posted this (both for way less than reverb prices), just to give some perspective to people who love to mock others.

I just love the VV bass too much and eventually decided I don't need two bass pianos.
I will post a youtube demo shortly!
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