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Offline Tim Hodges

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Electric Piano Identification
« on: June 25, 2010, 05:41:03 AM »
Ok this question has been on my mind for about a week or so, what is the main instrument being played in the track? Initially I thought it was a harpsichord, but then I realised it must be electronic from it's sustain. Any clues?

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 12:17:28 PM »
Ive heard that sound a million times but im not 100% sure

It could be an RMI, a Gulbrannsen, or even a lowrey organ

Those are my guesses
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 08:31:55 PM »
I remember my uncle having an early roland electric piano, which i recall sounding similar, it had clav and piano sounds,
this sound is definitely not electromechanical I reckon.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 10:13:51 PM »
It reminds me of some of the epianos on late 60's Miles Davis recordings.

Check out the tune "Frelon Brun" on Filles De Kilimanjaro, and I think it's the same as that.

Let me dig out the liner notes from the box set (Bob Belden reissue) and see if it calls it out.

Added: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMQIxw0xwgc to listen

The liner notes mention Chick's Fender Rhodes sound, which I don't know if I agree with. I'm thinking RMI, but I've never really spent a lot of time with an RMI.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 10:25:46 AM »
The RMI and Gulbrannsen sounded about the same. I believe that sound is what is used on the intro to  "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by the real Genesis. Also that sound is in "You've Made Me so Very Happy" by BS& T,most notably in the very end. These sound closer to Rob's Miles clip.

I can even get my Gibson organ ( made by Lowrey) to sound similiar...
Think of the intro to "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"..... That was a Lowrey organ
This sound is closer to the clip in question, almost like a combination of organ and harpsichord (also similar to "Touch Me" by The Doors,which is The Gibson)


I can tell you that it is NOT the Kustom keyboard from late 70's/ early 80's...i have a friend tnat has one of those.

Oh,btw, my korg SV 1 has the RMI sample in it, ill mess around with it later and compare....
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 11:47:38 AM »
Sounds a lot like an RMI ElectraPiano with the Harpsichord and Piano settings blended...  A local guitar shop has an ElectraPiano, it was $99, but then I complained it was out of tune to the owner, so he had it serviced.  Now it's $399 :(~
Rhodes, Clav, Hammond, Pianet, still waiting for my Wurly.