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Offline chigalihape

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Late Mark II action figures
« on: June 14, 2021, 03:02:35 PM »
Hi everyone,

Here is the late MKII, with plastic keys, action figures : the single key view and the exploded one. I haven't find it on internet, so if it could interest/help anyone.

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Re: Late Mark II action figures
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 05:25:36 PM »

Very cool!   

Like https://www.fenderrhodes.com/org/manual/ch2.html but no keyframe.   Very neat to see the differences (the action rail aluminum extrusion is obviously very different, e.g.).

https://www.fenderrhodes.com/org/manual/fig2-3.gif is what I would compare to the second drawing.
The fig2-3 is obviously a Mark 1, because of the name rail, but has aluminum harp supports.  Your figure of the plastic-key Mark II shows the big hole in the side of the harp supports.  Really cool to see the differences.

Your images are much higher resolution than the other images I know of.  Pretty awesome to be able to zoom in to see the detail.

Thanks for posting.  I assume you found some awesome-quality brochure, and scanned these?  They look almost perfectly clean, with just a hint of yellow spots to make it clear that the sources was a paper manual.

Sean



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Re: Late Mark II action figures
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 10:00:27 AM »
Thank you Sean !

The link below contains :
- a PDF file of the manual
- 600dpi resolution scans for each pair of pages, in JPEG
- an extract of the two figures, single key view and exploded one, 600dpi JPEG

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18rKp6ZFcaGh0Fp_ovQ6vIkB3AeW_GVGS?usp=sharing

The content is exactly the same than the MKII manual on fenderrhodes.com, except the two figures shared in this topic (and one title :D) . I also sent them the link.

The manual was supplied with my MKII, acquired last summer, which is in the same very good condition, almost NOS (realy). I would have preferred one with wooden keys, but fate had it otherwise ... I was not so far away, the date of the stamp indicates April 1981 ... perhaps one of the first batches of plastic keys  ::)

Despite this, I am very happy with it, and "he" has become my best friend !

Patrick
(sorry for my google translate English...)