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« on: June 06, 2007, 08:55:59 AM »
hi, i'm gonna try and post some pics of my rhodes  i've been working on.(i'm an inexperienced pic poster, so apologies for any stuff ups)
still not fully complete, needs new key caps and things.
 please tell me you love it!!!


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/jpatt78/redrhodes001.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/jpatt78/redrhodes002.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/jpatt78/redrhodes003.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/jpatt78/redrhodes004.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 12:21:35 PM »
love the red. I would have kept the case color black instead of cream, but that's just me.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 09:49:22 PM »
I think it rocks. Didn't Ray Charles have a read and cream one like this?

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 02:53:53 AM »
congratulations , it's very fine .
about the tolex , is it the "fender smooth blonde" model ?
please send more pics !

about Ray Charles , you can see him playing a red one in the movie " Ray",
who knows if it's a real vintage one or a fake ?

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 12:59:06 AM »
Wow, that is really cool.  I love the red cheekblocks.  My Rhodes tolex is red but the harpcover is still black.  Red would look awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 03:48:28 AM »
Very nice! And look at the tonebars, perfectly straight..!
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 04:19:15 AM »
picassoface, have you put pics on the forum anywhere of your red tolex rhodes? i'd like to see it.

polyvocs, the weird thing about the tolex is that when i bought it, (over the internet) i wanted cream colour, but they only had white, and i thought, white would be cool, so i ordered white , and they sent me cream!  which was an awesome stuff up i guess.
so yeah i think it's smooth blonde. it's the fender stuff and it's not the one they call rough i don't think.
 It's the same consistency as the original black tolex, only it's blonde/cream.


when i get to borrow a better camera and when i get the new key caps on, i'll get some more pics up, including the inside, (i've rebushed all the keys and put on new action felt)

i heard that that ray charles rhodes in the film was a fake, i can't remember where i read it.. one of the many forums.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 10:39:46 AM »
Yeah, Jim- it's at the end of the "post your Rhodes" thread.  Man, I'm really loving the cream and red.  What does it remind me of?  Some kind of ice cream bar.

Look forward to your pics.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2007, 08:47:32 PM »
I´m just starting to restore my second Mark I 73 stage and my idea is to change de tolex color to red. I´m very interesting in red piano pics, to imagine how my rhodes will be in next months.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 09:33:59 AM »
I don't know if it sounds better when it's red (like the instruments from Clavia) but your Rhodes looks absolutely amazing.

Is it a model from 1975, like mine ? The Harp looks the same way.  :oops:

Congratulations for the work. Looks vintage, and it seems that the inside (mechanic) is also in top notch conditions.
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 08:56:18 PM »
Looks really nice.  I was thinking of re-tolexing my Rhodes in a reddish colour (when I get it, that is, just bought it yesterday... oh, the excitement!).  You should post some higher resolution pictures if you have any.

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2007, 09:05:50 PM »
1975 yes it is i think, although for some reason i used to think it was from 74. i can't remember what made me think that. the date is hard to see. i should just look at the key dates.

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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2007, 01:25:49 PM »
this has got to be the prettiest rhodes i ever did see. R U gonna sell it? or keep it? stupid ? i know. just curious just in case. 8)

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2007, 07:02:08 PM »
the plan is to sell it.
it still has some work to be done, it's getting a dyno split lit configuration (off a real dyno rhodes who's insides were destroyed)
plus keycaps and more nice things.