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« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2008, 09:04:29 AM »
Billy Preston with the Beatles...aww man....no words for that....his licks and solos were so damn tasteful and restrained...what a musician...that is a shining example of the beauty of the Rhodes...
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« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2008, 10:00:58 AM »
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Found a nice one :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X8gvr1UowY&mode=related&search=

Dutch band Gatecrash. The Rhodes is a Mk1 Rhodes pretty beat up by the looks of it. I like the effects used on this.

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Another one,..same band...dig the effects !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSPdRzbCPlA&mode=related&search=

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Can someone identify the effect(s) used?
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« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2008, 08:17:54 PM »
There's definitely some kind of rotary thing happenning...either a Leslie or a pedal....and maybe some wah in parts...
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« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2008, 10:18:17 PM »
1969 Chick playing Bitches Brew topless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5HGH4lcDXQ

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« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2008, 02:38:56 AM »
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1969 Chick playing Bitches Brew topless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5HGH4lcDXQ


sorry, but I dont want to see Chick playing topless.

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« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2008, 09:05:30 AM »
His tonebars look quite nice.

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« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2008, 09:21:01 AM »
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His tonebars look quite nice.


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that made me curious, and yes, they are shiny and indeed look georgous.
but anything will look good in black and white.
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« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2008, 05:06:02 AM »
Here's a clip of Steely Dan performing Black Cow. Ted Baker plays the Rhodes solo. Usually Fagen uses a MXR phaser on his Rhodes, but in this clip the sound seems to be clean. I think the original solo was performed by Michael Omartian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_FI9J1poQ
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« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2008, 07:57:31 AM »
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Here's a clip of Steely Dan performing Black Cow. Ted Baker plays the Rhodes solo. Usually Fagen uses a MXR phaser on his Rhodes, but in this clip the sound seems to be clean. I think the original solo was performed by Michael Omartian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_FI9J1poQ
Actually, if you listen closely, Baker uses the MXR Phase 90 on the Rhodes in the stanzas before turning it off for the choruses and solo.

(Interesting side note: I don't think Fagen used his MXR Phase 90 during his solo tour back in March '06.  However, he started using it again during the summer when he toured with Steely Dan.)

Watching this clip reminded me of the ONE thing missing from the current tour:  Cornelius Bumpus on tenor sax.  Man, I miss that guy.  I'm glad I got the opportunity to see him perform live on the '03 tour, the last one he did with Steely Dan before he passed away.
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« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2008, 01:54:14 PM »
I just saw the Herbie clip at the bottom of page 4 - for all you guys looking for the Herbie Rhodes sound, he's still using a 75-76 maybe 77 suitcase in 79, not the newest tines/amp.  :)
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« Reply #70 on: August 26, 2008, 02:40:57 AM »
The Beach Boys Wild Honey (with Elton John)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbBPhodF4Q
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« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2008, 08:58:48 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g62k40OTIvE

Herbie and Chick Rhodes and clav duet on Someday My Prince Will Come.

Try the undocumented high quality hack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g62k40OTIvE&fmt=18

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« Reply #72 on: August 29, 2008, 12:15:56 AM »
Rob!

Thank you for posting that link, it was fantastic!
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« Reply #73 on: August 29, 2008, 05:27:57 AM »
very nice Rob! Now wouldn't that be a nice set up for at home   :wink:
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« Reply #74 on: August 29, 2008, 09:43:48 AM »
George Duke with Zappa.

Cozmik Debris starts up at about 5:00, GD hits it at about 8:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gduwdyfaj3c

Continues to this segment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxugDMFU7PA

Anyone want to identify the board he's playing with his right hand (under the clavinet)?

Hear Zappa ask the musical question:
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Is that a real poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?

at 3:10 in the second video.

Also, Ruth Underwood features in this one.

James, I believe that's Tommy Mars in the 1979 clip after the 1974 clip in the second video, right?

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« Reply #75 on: August 29, 2008, 12:25:03 PM »
Yeah, that's from '77 (it's the City of Tiny Lites segment from the Baby Snakes movie) where Mars had just joined the band with Ed Mann.  Adrian Belew is on vocals, and this was his only tour with FZ.  BTW, at some point in the film you see all the guys with frizzy hair using afro picks to make their do's look as huge as possible.  The other keyboard player is Peter Wolf taking the synth solos.

And in the other clip, George's right hand keyboard is the Wurly...that way he could stretch out and play both at once!
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« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2008, 01:39:48 PM »
I thought it was a wurly from the tremolo sound, but it looked too big.

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« Reply #77 on: September 01, 2008, 02:21:52 PM »
Alright guys, I finally posted a new video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4PCh3zItBU&fmt=18

To answer any questions, the Rhodes was run straight from harp to the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.  Amp out was run directly to USB audio interface, slight EQ to reduce bass and amp noise, then mix vocal and Rhodes tracks.
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« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2008, 07:21:09 PM »
Another new video from me, this time showing off my sweet Boss CE-5 chorus.  Unfortunately, Youtube no longer lets you hack videos into Stereo audio, it now converts everything to mono.  Therefore, the Youtube video is in mono, but I've provided a link on there to download the original stereo MP3 if you want to hear the nice, high quality sweeping chorus effect.  The song is "I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles.  I don't have the vocal talent to do this song justice, so I tried to keep it simple and unobtrusive and let the Rhodes speak for itself mostly.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cQW2MYI12g&fmt=18

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« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2008, 02:50:50 AM »
Hey does any one know what mod george has on his rhodes and what that big knob is between the vibrato box and the name plate on the rail? that rhode has lots of bite. I wonder if its a different preamp, don't sound dynoish but gritty.
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« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »
I love the effect with the Electro-harmonix smallstone phaser on the Rhodes piano.
I make some examples here(recommend to use headphones for better soundquality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTmm1JIqog&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhCmvvIwcfo&feature=channel

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« Reply #81 on: August 11, 2009, 08:53:42 PM »
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I love the effect with the Electro-harmonix smallstone phaser on the Rhodes piano.
I make some examples here(recommend to use headphones for better soundquality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTmm1JIqog&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhCmvvIwcfo&feature=channel
I too love the Small Stone phaser (I finally had to break down and buy one a few months ago, went ahead and got the older model like it appears you have as well).  That sound is so creamy and swirling!!  Nice song choice on the second clip by the way.  Minute By Minute just wouldn't be the same with a dry Rhodes tone!!
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« Reply #82 on: August 13, 2009, 10:07:44 AM »
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I love the effect with the Electro-harmonix smallstone phaser on the Rhodes piano.
I make some examples here(recommend to use headphones for better soundquality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTmm1JIqog&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhCmvvIwcfo&feature=channel
I too love the Small Stone phaser (I finally had to break down and buy one a few months ago, went ahead and got the older model like it appears you have as well).  That sound is so creamy and swirling!!  Nice song choice on the second clip by the way.  Minute By Minute just wouldn't be the same with a dry Rhodes tone!!


Thanks for your reply!
Yes the minute by minute intro needs a smallstone or something similar.
The second clip is based on the "Body and Soul" standard tune.
Have you, by the way tried the MXR-90 on a Rhodes? I had one, but it made a lot of noise so I bought the smallstone instead. I belive Donald Fagen use the MXR-perhaps it was something wrong with mine?

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« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2009, 07:11:28 PM »
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Have you, by the way tried the MXR-90 on a Rhodes? I had one, but it made a lot of noise so I bought the smallstone instead. I belive Donald Fagen use the MXR-perhaps it was something wrong with mine?
I actually have both.  I had to mod the MXR to get the tone I wanted, since I have the newer block face model that overdrives easily in its stock configuration.  Once I modded it, the tone became much more mellow and thick.  They're both good pedals, though I prefer the Small Stone.

Here's a quick comparison recording I did.  The first clip is dry tone the second is Small Stone, and the third is MXR Phase 90.  http://www.mediafire.com/?xgz3zznjmg1
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« Reply #84 on: September 30, 2009, 11:31:25 PM »
funky theme from old movie feat rhodes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEdR0C03HdM

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« Reply #85 on: February 14, 2012, 05:17:16 AM »
Stumbled upon this the other week. This guy is too good, pretty much leaves me speechless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34kfOMZ536U&feature=related

My fave bit is when he plays that Bill Evans tune.

I love the barky tone he's got too - I raised my harp a bit the other day to get a bit of that (also after having seen this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBMXJNqiv7o&feature=related). Whaddayaknow it worked! :)

Myself personally I really don't prefer the superclean+bellish sound on a lot of youtube vids have (and unfortunately the new VV piano in stock settings and the model I won't mention) especially when it's combined with that lush stereo vibrato.. Sounds sorta cheesy and "plastic" so I'm very glad to learn just how much these babies can be tweaked to suit personal preference.

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« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2012, 07:18:35 AM »
I love the barky tone he's got too - I raised my harp a bit the other day to get a bit of that (also after having seen this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBMXJNqiv7o&feature=related). Whaddayaknow it worked! :)

Good stuff.
I've got a Mark I as well and would like to try this. May I ask: is there anywhere that describes step by step how you raised the harp ?

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« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2012, 11:32:55 AM »
Looked like a flatheaded screwdriver being rammed in the MK1 suitcase.
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« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2012, 12:21:09 PM »
thanks - I was at work so couldn't check out the You Tube video...

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« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2012, 12:25:43 PM »
You just insert a shim between the harp support and the harp.  Too much and your escapement and strike point changes.

There's a tradeoff though.  By raising the harp, you increase the blow force when the hammer strikes the tine.  This shortens the life of the tine.  The Rhodes factory discovered that years ago, that's one way they made good on warantees by lowering the harp.