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« on: September 18, 2004, 02:18:53 AM »
can anyone give me any information on wether it's possible to cut into the bottum of a suitcase rhodes in order to put the sockets in for the legs??
someone has put them on inside out and it cuts the buggery out of my car boot, and i noticed that the real stage models have the leg holes going in, but the manual says the wood is thicker on the stage so will i reck the workings of my piano?
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2004, 06:40:11 PM »
I don't think the wood would be thin enough to warp or crack, but just incase, drill the holes for the mounting flanges closer to the edged so more weight bears down on the walls and sides rather than the undercairrage.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2004, 12:51:59 PM »
I would not recommend mounting leg flanges in a suitcase bottom. The plywood on the bottom of a suitcase is less than half the thickness of a stage. Not only is the wood too thin to support the strain of legs at a mere 1/4" thick, you will also probably have a problem with the flange extending into the case too far obstructing the proper mounting of the keybed. (probably why they are mounted "inside out") Your best bet is to use a heavy duty double x stand, buy a stage piano shell to mount the action assembly in, or of course use it as a suitcase with the original speaker cab...you'll have a smaller stage footprint than that of a stage and amp, a quicker setup and a unit that sounds incredible, provided you have the capability of fitting a complete suitcase in your vehicle.

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005, 09:13:51 PM »
I just picked up a stand from musicians friend called the 'pro platform' for thirty bucks to use with my suitcase. It's supposed to hold up to 395 pounds, and it works pretty well. I don't think i'd use it on stage, because it's a bit wobbly, but for home or studio it works fine. Looks good, too.

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2005, 08:04:24 AM »
Get a keyboard-table, like for instance the K├Ânig & Meyer 18950. You'll hurtyour knees on a X-stand at it may not even carry the weight of your Rhodes. K&M sais that their table takes up to 80kg. It probably takes even more, but watch for the weight if you have an 88 key Suitcase it's probably about 70kg.