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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2011, 08:01:38 AM »
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2011, 01:16:31 AM »
Hey All,
I am new here, Vintage Vibe is my first choice, I am planning to purchase or design own custom one-of-a-kind  vintage Fender Rhodes piano or Wurlitzer electric piano then there is no one better qualified to help my achieve custom vintage keyboard design and fabrication..  :)

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2011, 05:27:28 PM »
Saw this today on Twitter..

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@vintagevibekeys tune in to Letterman tonight on CBS to see a Bright Eyes performance featuring a Vintage Vibe piano!

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2011, 06:27:48 AM »
And this would be the performance..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3eaO8ZWo0k

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2011, 03:37:17 PM »
Our "Television Debut"! You beat me to it, Cormac! =)
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2011, 07:00:18 PM »
It was really hard to pick it out of the mix :-( At least it looked cool, though.

Fred, I've been checking the epc site and haven't seen much more info about it yet. Any idea when we can learn more about it? I'm seriously contemplating buying one.

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Re: Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2011, 04:15:00 AM »
Still waiting for pictures of the inside..... come on guys put us out of our misery ;-)

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2011, 04:06:40 PM »
VV have uploaded a video of the new piano.. sounds real nice. Still no view inside :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSxU3HS7j2o

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2011, 02:18:21 PM »
Just put $1000 in the bank yesterday to start my vintage vibe fund.  Just wondering if anybody ordered one yet and if so which one?  what do we do about a Case? I plan on using mine on tour and I haven't heard or seen a top or case being advertised.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2011, 12:03:32 AM »
Flight cases can be made custom, but we are DEFINITELY looking into a soft case as well.
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2011, 04:45:21 AM »
A new video of the VV EP. I like this the best of all the demos so far. The tines are really well tested by the player and they sound absolutely wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfmVL2bipr0

The cool part is that there are two exposed harps and assemblies in the background.

You can see the harp is clearly reduced in size and weight as it contours with the reducing size of the tonebars. Its also vertically supported from the keybed assembly in line with the harp brackets. The side harp supports seem to be wood.

Here's a snapshot of the video at a point where it pans toward the exposed assemblies.



All in all these look to be very well thought out. Kudos to VV.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2011, 06:46:15 PM »
Any plans in the near or distant future to do a 32-key Piano Bass style? Or is the 44-key model that's upcoming more in that area?

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2011, 06:31:27 PM »
Flight cases can be made custom, but we are DEFINITELY looking into a soft case as well.

This is interesting. I have been wanting a flight case for my Wurlitzer, but I'm not satisfied with the options I've seen. Do you guys have one designed for them? I bet there would be a lot of interest.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2011, 01:30:26 PM »
...Now available at Miyaji, Tokyo!

http://www.miyaji.co.jp/vintagevibe/
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #74 on: August 20, 2011, 01:56:03 PM »
Fantastic news guys.. Lets hope there won't be any exploding TV sets this time around

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2011, 06:20:33 PM »
Ahh, the poor EK-10...
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2011, 10:29:45 PM »
Simon Beck has posted an interview with VV's Chris Carroll and Fred DiLeone....

Click Here
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #77 on: August 30, 2011, 08:06:03 AM »
Great interview.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #78 on: August 30, 2011, 12:02:58 PM »
This raises the question of whether a Corona edition VVEP is out there.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #79 on: August 30, 2011, 12:11:28 PM »
Also brings new meaning to the concept of a well lit workplace

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #80 on: March 01, 2012, 01:48:39 PM »
Well... they can be midi enabled now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2viDPr330O8

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2012, 06:37:09 AM »
For any UK buyers- Klassic Keys are now selling VVs
I priced up a 73 active with MIDI. £5000  :o best get saving!!

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2013, 04:16:55 PM »
Just bumping this thread.
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2013, 01:16:45 PM »
I WAS so excited about buying a VV73 Midi but now the prices have gone up so much in the UK its impossible, id say for 9 out of 10 folks to buy one. I want to say to VV please please rethink the pricing strategy. A 73 with Midi now is a shade under £6000 (yes thats $9,400) in the UK. Theres is no way most musicians can afford that. Please rethink!!! (ps i know how much work goes into those pianos but even so, this is getting crazy.  :o
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #84 on: July 15, 2013, 02:36:45 AM »
If anyone wants to know about the VV ownership experience.  I've been playing a VV73 with midi and active electronics since late last year. I've probably played 40-50 shows with it (ranging in audience size from about 3 to 1000), have recorded a fair number of tracks with it, and mostly love it, but do have some reservations.


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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #85 on: July 15, 2013, 03:36:12 AM »
Yes would be very interested in your experiences. Please fill us in. Thanks!

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #86 on: August 20, 2013, 08:12:54 AM »
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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #87 on: July 12, 2015, 05:05:33 PM »
About to acquire one of these beautiful things... Anyone here have one? Looking for any pros and cons

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2016, 02:58:13 AM »
Hi .-)

This is my small setup since Nov. 2015... and lovin' it for sound and portabiity .-)

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2017, 04:49:46 PM »
Old thread, but there isn't much info out there from regular owners so I thought I'd offer my experience FWIW.

I bought a VV64 Deluxe used, but it was basically unplayed. The original buyer had to flip it for financial reasons. For reference, my other rhodes are Mark V's and a Mark I.

My main takeaways so far:

-the VV is ridiculously light and portable. not just a little better like the 54's and the Mark V's.  way way better. like, carry it under one arm with something in the other hand, better. for some gigs that might make the difference in whether i would bring a EP or something like a Nord.

-the action is excellent. nothing at all like the Mark I (mine is pretty much stock, and very spongy). the VV is super fast and snappy, with a very defined stop at the bottom of the key travel. it feels like the overall key travel is shorter than the mark V's, though I haven't measured. i'm pretty used to the mark V as my reference for good rhodes action, so i wouldn't necessarily say the VV is "better", but it's certainly not worse. excellent, but a different feel.

-very clean sound (little/no hum)

-i had a bad pickup when i opened it. maybe that was just a fluke or it happened during shipping. but i've had a lot of rhodes shipped to me and never had one arrive with a broken pickup. again could be a fluke, and VV sent me a replacement very quickly. it was easy to install and has been fine since.

-the sound is a little tamer than my mark V's. when i just play it by itself, it sounds beautiful and I have no complaints. but when i've had it side by side with the mark V's, the VV's high end seems almost dull by comparison.  I spent a little time trying some different pickup placements and adjustments to the tines but couldn't capture that extreme clarity I get from the V's. but that's not to say it might not be possible. and again, when i just sit down and play it i never feel like it is lacking anything at all. so it's very much a taste thing.

-i'm interested to see how it holds up physically. i'm pretty careful with my gear. other than the pickup it has been fine. but there's that ironic suspicion of whether something so much lighter will hold up as well.

-i wish the lid were flat, as (just like the mark I's) it makes putting other boards/effects/etc on top tricky. maybe they make a flat option? i've seen some comments about the lids not holding as much weight as the rhodes (introducing buzz on keys), and the VV material does seem to have more give. i usually stack a D6 on my rhodes without any issues, but i'm not sure i'd be comfortable doing that with the VV. but lighter stuff seems fine.

Finally, FWIW, here is a recent set where i used the VV. it's a more experimental set overall, but there is some cleaner playing in the middle and towards the end

https://youtu.be/0NffbWrxtLU?t=14m30s
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