Available now!.. "Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story" (book & documentary) More...
Started by jeff da rhode, July 24, 2008, 10:48:06 PM
Quote from: "jeff da rhode"I've had a Rhodes for about a year and have had it working satisfactory for several months. Nice and easy, I turn on the amp (peavey classic 30) and just play.So this morning I was doing my 30 min at the keys before work and about 1/2 way thru I was just sitting there thinking, not playing, and an elevated bit of background static started coming over the amp. Then when I did play it got worse. Directly related to how hard I hit the keys.I got out a guitar to see if it was the amp or cord and the guitar doesn't seem to have the same issue.It was still that way tonight and I think getting worse.Any thoughts why/what this electric crackle/static would be caused by?
Quote from: "james"This is similar to what I'm working on with a guy right now, with the difference being that he's got a Suitcase. The static crackle is heard when he plays and is even worse when he hits the sustain pedal! He says it's one of those things where everything was fine, then he moved the piano a few hundred miles and weird stuff happened.
Quote from: bjammerz on July 28, 2008, 02:25:56 PMHahah wow Jeff! you have the 74th piano that had plastic hammers. The earliest I've seen to date.That would mean plastic hammers were just starting to be installed right around 32nd or 33rd week of 1975. Pretty cool thanks!This also means plastic hammers started 2nd week of August, and not September as the user manual says (I'm sure it was general).http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/index.html?year=1975&country=1P.S., the serial numbering system is all over the place and doesn't go in sequential order. There are a number of 73s with 50,000 serials, but yours in that era would correctly represent.