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Offline solyaris

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my rhodes lack legs :(
« on: May 18, 2010, 03:59:19 AM »
Hi all
I got a rhodes Mark I stage piano to repair (SERIAL NO. K 744529 UPPER LEFT 010254-TBJ 1079)

Unfortunately I do not have legs (and sustain leg).. .:(
Here in Italy is very difficult to got repair and because I found too expensive legs repair found on web, I decided to ask to a blacksmith shop to build 4 legs;

there are someone so kind to post some (detailed) photos of legs ?

Do you think the 4 legs are sufficient (or are essential also the 2 cross legs) ?

What the lenght of legs ?

here some photos:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2042940&id=1169037408&l=e46cea71c5

BTW, any suggestion welcome.
thanks
giorgio

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my rhodes lack legs :(
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 07:45:10 PM »
Nice and crusty inside...huh?

The sustain pedal is a bigger problem, but there is a thread active right next to this one at the moment with some good comments.

Regarding legs, I personally believe the Rhodes legs are over-rated and I use one of these and it's far superior in many ways:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MUPKS7350
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my rhodes lack legs :(
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 03:08:53 AM »
Quote from: "shmuelyosef"
Nice and crusty inside...huh?

The sustain pedal is a bigger problem, but there is a thread active right next to this one at the moment with some good comments.

Regarding legs, I personally believe the Rhodes legs are over-rated and I use one of these and it's far superior in many ways:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MUPKS7350


thanks for your answer.
yes, inside I found the hell :(
yesterday, a ta a first analysis, I unfortunately realized that Ihave many dead pick-ups [I presume because the piano have been leaved in a humid place for years ?! ...]
I postopone the census of deads after I will have done a tempt to wash away the rust from pick-ups and tines ...

Regarding sustain pedal ... I have teh pedal but I do not have his leg ...
in sincerity I postponed the sustain problem because before I have to solve the problem of emitting sounds ... :)
Nevertheless, I confess my dream is to realize these rhoides open-sustain clusters drift long chords sounds ... even iif at the moment that seem an utopia (considering the conditions of the piano)


Regarding legs, I have mee to a similar system, a double X keyboard stand, something like that:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--WORSXKS

your choice is a bit better because maybe the instrument  ROLL / move a bit less when playing  ... but I hate that these 70 kg of stuff rolls ... ;-)

so the reasons I'd prefere the 4 indipendent legs are:
1) STABILITY
2) SPACE: yes: I'd like to maintain the "free" space below the piano, for putting here some stuff ... furinture ...

cheers
giorgio

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Re: my rhodes lack legs :(
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 11:09:32 AM »
hey giorgio, I'm in a similar problem as you were in 2010 ;)

how did you solve the leg problem? did you build them yourself?

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Re: my rhodes lack legs :(
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 01:59:08 PM »

Don,

Vintage vibe has the legs for $175, but is out of stock on the crossbars.  Hmmm...
https://www.vintagevibe.com/collections/fender-rhodes-legs/products/fender-rhodes-stage-reproduction-legs


You can make cheap and nastly legs (emphasis on nasty) using 3/4" threaded rod, total cost $50.
https://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=6226.msg30513#msg30513


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Re: my rhodes lack legs :(
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 01:26:07 PM »
Regarding crossbars, I see lots of people who don't use them, but I consider them essential (if using original style legs) for two reasons:
1) They stabalize the isntrument when you are rocking out...much more solid feeling. I can't stand wobble!
2) This for me is the big one, and one I learned relatively recently. When setting up the rhodes by yourself, you can screw the legs on while the rhodes is propped up on it's "back" (where the big logo is), then you can set it upright by using the rear two legs as a pivot. I would never do this without the support braces, but with them it is quite stable when doing this and I don't worry about damaging the joints where the legs screw in.

If I didnt have the original legs, I'd go for one of these if you can find it in Italy:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1416679-REG/k_m_18953_017_55_table_style_digital_piano_stand.html/?ap=y&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6MC2zpXL4QIVdBh9Ch0nmwq2EAQYAyABEgIZy_D_BwE&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y
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