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Which Rhodes has the classic sound?... Help in buying..
« on: October 16, 2004, 02:56:55 PM »
I'm look to buy a Rhodes. I want to know which one will give me the most classic sound. I know i definity want a stage with wood keys, but what is the differece between the wood and plasic hammers?, which one has the more classic sound? I have played a 73-74ish Rhodes and I liked it alot. If you can provide me with any information at all, it would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2004, 08:26:31 PM »
Anyone? Information?

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004, 11:07:20 AM »
Difference between wood and plastic keys is the "feeling". The plastic
keys have a digital synth touch. The sound is the same because hammer tips and tines are the same material.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2004, 05:35:29 PM »
As far as i was aware, the Mark I and Mark II are very similar sounding, however the Mark V is different - it's a much brighter sound.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2004, 06:30:16 AM »
Ive never heard a real MKII but I have heard many sample cds and have compared it to a MKI. Seems that the MKII has a brighter sound and is more trebbly. Tines ring more or something. MK1 is more mellow.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2004, 11:56:04 AM »
You can get an early mk1 to sound bright and a mk2 to sound mellow. It all depends on the setup, preamp, amp, eq etc. That is the beauty of the rhodes.